Speakers 2019

C2 Montréal leaves no stone unturned in the search for those fascinating folks who are breaking down barriers and transforming their fields, in many cases opening up whole new frontiers. Speakers are an engaging mix of global trailblazers, business innovators, entrepreneurial icons, social game changers and world-class experts representing a diverse array of industries. Their talks are an open doorway into a deeper exploration of the topics raised and share one common goal: to inspire creative solutions for commercial problems.

And we’re only getting started. Stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the weeks to come.

Dr. Foteini Agrafioti, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
47598 Dr. Foteini Agrafioti

Chief Science Officer, RBC & Head, Borealis AI

Angela Ahrendts, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49170 Angela Ahrendts

Former Senior Vice President, Apple Retail

Samarth Athreya, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47536 Samarth Athreya

Co-Founder, Genis & Innovator, The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Cam Battley, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
47602 Cam Battley

Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Conn Bertish, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46936 Conn Bertish

Founder and Creative Director, Cancer Dojo

Carolina Bessega, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48336 Carolina Bessega

Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Stradigi AI

Marc Blanchard
45294 Marc Blanchard

Global Head of Experience Design, Havas Worldwide

Daniela Bohlinger, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
47914 Daniela Bohlinger

Head of Sustainability Design, BMW Group

Tom Brunet and Yoan Prat, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46521 Tom Brunet and Yoan Prat

Co-Founders and Co-Managing Directors, YARD

Jessica Brillhart, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48833 Jessica Brillhart

Immersive Director and Founder, Vrai Pictures

Bertrand Cesvet, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49158 Bertrand Cesvet

CEO and Senior Partner, Sid Lee

Jason Chen, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48904 Jason Chen

Chairman and CEO, Acer

Sarah Cooper, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46098 Sarah Cooper

Author and comedian

Jacomo Corbo, speaker at C2 Montréal
47856 Jacomo Corbo

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, QuantumBlack

Hope Cowana, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49384 Hope Cowan

Director of Creative Agency Partnerships, Facebook

David Cox
48196 David Cox

Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research

Gordon Coxa, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49366 Gordon Cox

Contributing Theater Editor, Variety

Jon C. Flint, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
48397 Jon C. Flint

Designer, Cached Collective and Hiver #02

Ian Daly, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49461 Ian Daly

Head of Brand Strategy, Live Nation

Isabelle Depatie, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49181 Isabelle Depatie

Director of Applied Research, Element AI

Pedro Domingos, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48332 Pedro Domingos

Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington

Emily Eisen, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48209 Emily Eisen

Creative Strategist

Steve Ellis, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46811 Steve Ellis

Executive Vice President for Ad Strategy and Business Development, Viacom

Ian Ernzer, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49660 Ian Ernzer

Global Brand Director, Butchershop

Ayaan Esmail, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47464 Ayaan Esmail

Co-Founder, Genis & Innovator, The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Pauline Gagnon | Conférencière à C2 Montréal 2019
47861 Dr. Pauline Gagnon

Retired Senior Research Scientist, Indiana University

Piera Luisa Gelardi, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47048 Piera Luisa Gelardi

Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder, Refinery29

Sabrina Geremia, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
47898 Sabrina Geremia

Country Director, Google Canada

Katherine Graham, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49667 Katherine Graham

Global Communications Manager, Nespresso

Sophie Grégoire, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49641 Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Gender equality activist

Loren Grush, Interviewer at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
48359 Loren Grush

Senior Science Reporter, The Verge

Sarah Jenna, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49329 Sarah Jenna

Co-Founder and CEO, MIMs

Michael Junga, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49362 Michael Jung

Creative Executive, Theatrical Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Prof. David Keith, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46316 Prof. David Keith

Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School & Founder of Carbon Engineering

Pierre Laraméea, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49405 Pierre Laramée

Business Strategy Consultant, Lafond & Associates

Shira Lazar, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48402 Shira Lazar

On-air personality, storyteller and media entrepreneur

Speaker 2019, Spike Lee
45030 Spike Lee

Film director, producer, actor and author

Génifère Legrand
48826 Génifère Legrand

Chief Creative Officer, C2

Jean-François Lépine, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
47593 Jean-François Lépine

Directeur des Représentations du Gouvernement du Québec en Chine

Lisa Lindström, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46817 Lisa Lindström

Co-Founder and CEO, Doberman

Selena Lu, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49454 Selena Lu

President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal and Lawyer at Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon

Shagun Maheshwari, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47554 Shagun Maheshwari

Machine Learning Developer, Innovator at  The Knowledge Society

Jamie Margolin, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47461 Jamie Margolin

Founder and Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour

Samaira Mehta, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47453 Samaira Mehta

Kid entrepreneur, CEO CoderBunnyz

Estelle Métayer, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48202 Estelle Métayer

President and Founder, Competia

Dr. Luke McKay, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46822 Dr. Luke McKay

Assistant Research Professor, Montana State University

Rob McLaughlin, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48135 Rob McLaughlin

Executive Producer, Digital Content and Strategy, National Film Board of Canada

David McMillan, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46993 David McMillan

Chef and restaurateur, Joe Beef

Debbie Millman, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46525 Debbie Millman

Writer, designer, educator, artist and brand consultant

Amanda Parris, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48746 Amanda Parris

Host and columnist, CBC

Elizabeth Planka, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49357 Elizabeth Plank

Executive Producer, Divided States of Women, Vox Media

Paul Propster, Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
47915 Paul Propster

Senior Strategic Planner and Story Architect, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Jui Ramaprasad, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48754 Jui Ramaprasad

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

49635 Sandrine Rastello

Business Reporter and Bureau Chief, Bloomberg LP

Jacy Reese, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46063 Jacy Reese Anthis

Co-Founder and Research Director, Sentience Institute

Jenny Rooney, Interviewer at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
48355 Jenny Rooney

Editor of the CMO Network, Forbes

Michael Sabia, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48961 Michael Sabia

President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Richard St-Pierre
48811 Richard St-Pierre

President and Chief Executive Officer, C2

Bozoma Saint John, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47039 Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor

Bekah Sirrine, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49448 Bekah Sirrine

Head of Global Creative, Instagram

Marcus Samuelsson , Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47014 Marcus Samuelsson

Chef, restaurateur and author

Dr. Justin Sanchez, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46109 Dr. Justin Sanchez

Director, Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

John Stackhouse, Speaker at C2 Montreal 2019
47737 John Stackhouse

Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO, RBC

Elissa Strome, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47581 Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, CIFAR

Tom Standage, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47373 Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The EconomistThe World In…, Digital Strategy

Sean Stanleigh, Moderator at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
48344 Sean Stanleigh

Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio, The Globe and Mail

Humza Teherany, Moderator at the C2 Montréal 2019 business conference
48363 Humza Teherany

Chief Technology and Digital Officer, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Valentine Thomas, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
47585 Valentine Thomas

Spearfisher woman

Manish Vora, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46977 Manish Vora

Co-Founder and President, Museum of Ice Cream

Jameson Wetmore, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
46321 Jameson Wetmore

Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

will.i.am, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
48348 will.i.am

Founder and CEO, I.AM+

Dave Williams, Speaker at C2 Montréal 2019
49035 Dave Williams

Canadian astronaut & President and CEO, Exploration Incorporated