Speakers 2018

C2 Montréal unites global trailblazers, business innovators, entrepreneurial icons, social game changers and a host of other engaging thought provocateurs at the top of their creative game. In taking the C2 stage, these world-renowned speakers representing a diverse array of industries have a common goal: to inspire creative solutions for commercial problems.

We’re not done yet. Even more exciting speakers are on tap to be announced in coming weeks, so keep your antennae tuned.

Speaker snoop dogg
37884 Snoop Dogg

International entertainment icon, Co-Founder of MERRY JANE, and Chairman of Leafs By Snoop

Speaker, Chelsea Manning
40384 Chelsea Manning

LGBTQ+ activist

Interviewer, Noelle Acheson
39039 Noelle Acheson

Editorial Producer, CoinDesk

Speaker, Foteini Agrafioti
39383 Dr. Foteini Agrafioti

Chief Science Officer, RBC, Head, Borealis AI

Speaker, Dominique Anglade
42202 The Honourable Dominique Anglade

Deputy Premier & Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, Gouvernement du Québec

Speaker dan ariely
36808 Dan Ariely

Co-Founder and Chief Behavioural Scientist, BEworks

Speaker, Katie Bardaro
41744 Katie Bardaro

VP of Data Analytics and Chief Economist, Payscale 

Speaker, Christopher Benek
40126 Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek

Pastor, CEO of The CoCreators Network and Founding Chair of the Christian Transhumanist Association

Speaker, Sakchin Bessette
40141 Sakchin Bessette

Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Moment Factory

Speaker, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama
41706 His Excellency Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates

Speaker Alex Bodman
38356 Alex Bodman

Global Creative Director, Spotify

Speaker, Jean-François Bouchard
40189 Jean-François Bouchard

Founder and Chairman, C2 and Co-Founder and Chairman, Sid Lee

Speaker, Diane Brady
40323 Diane Brady

Journalist, author and media executive

Speaker, Mark Brand
40491 Mark Brand

CEO at MB Inc., Professor of Innovation at USC and Executive Chef at Laudato Si Challenge

Speaker, Emma Carrasco
40818 Emma Carrasco

Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, National Geographic Society

Speaker, Buffy Childerhose
41669 Buffy Childerhose

Writer, performer and director

Speaker, Louis-Yves Cloutier
39025 Louis-Yves Cloutier

President and Co-Founder, 360.Agency

speaker, Kim Cope
40703 Kim Cope

Product Lead and Blockchain Specialist, AxiomZen

Speaker Frank Cooper III
37067 Frank Cooper III

Senior Managing Director and Global CMO, BlackRock

Speaker jim coulter
36328 Jim Coulter

Co-CEO and Founding Partner, TPG

Speaker, Harley Finkelstein
40821 Harley Finkelstein

Chief Operating Officer, Shopify

Speaker, Jean-Martin Fortier
38984 Jean-Martin Fortier

Farmer, educator and author

speaker Ping Fu
38360 Ping Fu

Executive Chairman, GelSight

Speaker Erik Gatenholm
36628 Erik Gatenholm

Co-Founder and CEO, CELLINK

Speaker, Timnit Grebru
41816 Timnit Gebru

Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research

Speaker, Alan Gertner
38968 Alan Gertner

Co-Founder, Tokyo Smoke & CEO, Hiku Brands

Speaker, Suzanne Gibbs Howard
38972 Suzanne Gibbs Howard

Partner, IDEO; Founder and Dean, IDEO U

Speaker, Adam Greenblatt
38963 Adam Greenblatt

Québec Brand Manager

Speaker, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
42035 Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Gender equality activist

Speaker, Kelsey Halling
39030 Kelsey Halling

Director of Sales, Thread

Speaker, Arlan Hamilton
40708 Arlan Hamilton

Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

Speaker, Kyle J.J. Kemper
39024 Kyle J.J. Kemper

Technologist, Strategist, Executive Director, Blockchain Association of Canada

Speaker David Jones
38357 David Jones

Publications Manager, John Deere

Speaker Tunde Kehinde
36243 Tunde Kehinde

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Lidya

Speaker, Justin Kingsley
40232 Justin Kingsley

Creative strategist and writer

Speaker Tom Klein
38352 Tom Klein

Chief Marketing Officer, MailChimp

Speaker Tim Kobe
36634 Tim Kobe

Founder and CEO, Eight Inc.

Speaker, Shira Lazar
41972 Shira Lazar

Co-Founder, Host and Executive Producer, What’s Trending

Speaker, Dominique Leclerc
39013 Dominique Leclerc

Playwright, director and actor, Post Humains

Speaker, Eamon Leonard
40152 Eamon Leonard

VP Marketing, Leadweb & VP Marketing, Timechain

Speaker, Bruce Linton
40404 Bruce Linton

Chairman and CEO

Speaker Dr. Carl Marci
36877 Dr. Carl Marci

Chief Neuroscientist, Nielsen

Speaker, Philippe Meunier
39150 Philippe Meunier

Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, Sid Lee

Speaker, Jessica Neal
40705 Jessica Neal

Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

Speaker, Marie-Joëlle Parent
39043 Marie-Joëlle Parent

Executive Producer, Journalist and Author

Joëlle Pineau
40707 Dr. Joëlle Pineau

Head, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) & Co-Director of the Reasoning and Learning Lab, School of Computer Science, McGill University

Speaker, Jean Raby
41662 Jean Raby

CEO, Natixis Investment Managers

Speaker Dr. Noah Raford
36620 Dr. Noah Raford

Chief Operating Officer, Futurist-in-Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

Speaker guto requena
38345 Guto Requena

Founder and Creative Director, Estudio Guto Requena

Speaker, Andrew Revkin
40356 Andrew Revkin

Strategic Advisor for Environmental and Science Journalism, National Geographic Society

Speaker, Katerine-Lune Rollet
41083 Katerine-Lune Rollet

Culinary columnist

Martine St-Victor
42016 Martine St-Victor

Founder and Communications Strategist, Milagro Public Relations Atelier 

Speaker, Siim Sikkut
39032 Siim Sikkut

Government Chief Information Officer, Estonia

Speaker, Jordan Soles
40533 Jordan Soles

VP Development & Technology, Rodeo FX

Speaker, John Stackhouse
39017 John Stackhouse

Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC

Speaker, Sean Stanleigh
39153 Sean Stanleigh

‎Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio at The Globe and Mail

Dr. Robert Sutor
37052 Dr. Robert Sutor

VP, IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem, IBM Research

Speaker, Dawn Taketa Riordan
38991 Dawn Taketa Riordan

Product Marketing Director,

Speaker, Ciara Trinidad
41810 Ciara Trinidad

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend

Speaker, Iliana Oris Valiente
39001 Iliana Oris Valiente

Managing Director and Global Blockchain Innovation Lead, Accenture & Founder, ColliderX

Speaker, Austin Wang
40337 Austin Wang

Student and researcher