ONWARD Summit

Innovation & Global Trends Conference

BMO Centre

Welcome to Day 1 of the ONWARD Summit. See you at 1:00 pm!

Challenge assumptions. Challenge thinking. Challenge everything at ONWARD.

ONWARD is two half-days that bring together some of the smartest minds in business, innovation, technology and global trends.

Gain insight into the direction our world is going and be inspired.

From new modes of transportation that will change the way we live, to self-learning computers that mimic the human brain, to disruptive marketing and emerging technology that is transforming economies on a global scale, you will learn about cutting edge ideas that will keep you one step ahead.

Meet some of today’s most innovative thinkers and challenge the way you do business.

 

 

Salim Ismail

Chairman, ExO Works / Board Member, X Prize / Founding Executive Director, Singularity University / Author

Salim Ismail is a sought-after technology strategist, a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University, and the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations. He knows breakthrough technologies, and how organizations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers.

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Dirk Ahlborn

CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Dirk Ahlborn is the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) and the Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. Founded in 2013, HTT designs and builds the most highly profitable, fastest, safest, and environmentally friendly transportation system for passengers and goods.

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Debbie Landers

VP Cognitive Solutions, IBM Canada

Debbie Landers is the Vice President, Cognitive Solutions at IBM Canada. In this role, she a large cross-country team focused on working with our clients to find innovative new ways to grow and transform their businesses by leveraging IBM’s investments in Cognitive Computing (Watson) and Cloud as well as our legacy of excellence in Consulting and Delivery Services, Analytics, Cybersecurity, Systems and Software.

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Ryan Holiday

International Marketing Juggernaut / Best-Selling Author

Called “a sought-after guru to NFL coaches, Olympians, hip-hop stars and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs” by the New York Times, Ryan Holiday shows how great minds have embraced the timeless power of stoicism to overcome obstacles and lead with integrity.

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Dave Masson

Country Manager for Canada, Darktrace

With over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and world-wide, Dave Masson knows what it takes to resolve national cyber security issues.

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Judy Fairburn

Judy Fairburn is at the leading edge of forging a new path of collaborative innovation in Alberta's resource industry. She understands first-hand the challenges facing Alberta and how investment in technology and innovation across all sectors will provide greater economic diversity, environmental and social progress.

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Linda Coady

Chief Sustainability Officer, Enbridge

Linda Coady is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Enbridge, and oversees the company’s social and environmental performance at an enterprise-wide level.

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Arlene Strom

VP Sustainability & Communications, Suncor Energy

In addition to Stakeholder and Aboriginal relations, reputation and brand, communications and issues management, Arlene Strom is also responsible for Suncor’s sustainability and outreach strategy, climate change strategy, environmental excellence support.

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Carlo Montemagno

Ingenuity Lab

Driven by the principles of excellence, honor and responsibility and an unwavering commitment to education as an engine of economic prosperity, Carlo Montemagno, PhD has become a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology and is responsible for creating groundbreaking innovations which solve complex challenges in the areas of informatics, agriculture, chemical refining, transportation, energy, and healthcare.

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Ray DePaul

Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MRU

Ray has spent twenty-five years successfully bringing high technology products to market.

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Diane Francis

Award-winning writer, journalist, author

Diane Francis is an award-winning columnist, bestselling author, investigative journalist, television commentator and screenplay writer. She writes pieces for many newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Politico, the World Post, Miami Herald and is a regular contributor to the New York Post and The Guardian. She is Editor-at-Large at Canada’s National Post and writes for the US Edition of the Huffington Post.

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Simon Raby

Director, Think BIG / Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Bissett School of Business / Author

Simon Raby is an academic and active practitioner in innovation and entrepreneurship. In his 10-minute presentation, he'll distill all the learnings he's gathered at ONWARD, and share how executives can find ways to successfully apply this knowledge to their own business, right on the spot.

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Wellington Holbrook

Chief Transformation Officer, ATB Financial

As the Chief Transformation Officer, Wellington Holbrook is responsible for setting ATB Financial on a course of rapid technological change and digital innovation while creating out of this world customer experiences.

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Jackie McAtee

VP of Marketing & Patient Experience, Mayfair

With creativity, passion and award-winning know-how, Jackie supports service orientated organizations improve their guest experience through innovation, engagement, and empowerment.

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Iggy Domagalski

CEO, Tundra Process Solutions

Over the last decade Iggy has helped transform Tundra into an innovative $140-million industrial equipment integrator, that has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

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Suzanne West

President & CEO, Imaginea Energy

She’s the President and CEO of Imaginea Energy. A Fearless leader. A Visionary. She is going to change the world. And she's going to do it by getting other people to change the world with her.

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Marco Hunstad

Chief Revenue Officer, LendingArch

With 15 years of senior leadership experience, Marco knows what it takes to transform international businesses, take on market expansion, and spur product innovation.

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Adam Legge

President & CEO, Calgary Chamber

Adam is a strong believer in a vibrant and healthy business community and the role that it plays in the overall prosperity of the city. His focus at the Calgary Chamber is to ensure that the environment exists for all businesses to be successful.

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REGISTRATION

  • Entry portal
  • 13:00 - 13:30
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OPENING KEYNOTE: Ryan Holiday

  • Main Stage
  • 13:30 - 14:50
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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

  • Main Stage
  • 14:50 - 15:00
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CONNECT LOUNGE

  • Shaw Business Lounge
  • 15:05 - 15:45
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CALGARY SUCCESS STORY: LendingArch

  • Main Stage
  • 15:00 - 15:05
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VANTAGE POINT: Energy innovation

  • Main Stage
  • 15:45 - 16:15
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NANOSCALE

  • Main Stage
  • 16:15 - 16:30
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COFFEE TALK: The future of food

  • Main Stage
  • 16:30 - 16:50
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ACCELERATION: Hyperloop

  • Main Stage
  • 16:50 - 17:30
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SIPS ‘N’ SUCH

  • Shaw Business Lounge
  • 17:30 - 18:30
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REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

  • Entry portal
  • 07:15 - 08:00
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VANTAGE POINT: Fintech

  • Main Stage
  • 08:10 - 08:50
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Cyber Security

  • Main Stage
  • 08:50 - 09:00
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CALGARY SUCCESS STORY: Imaginea Energy

  • Main Stage
  • 09:00 - 09:10
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IGNITE

  • Main Stage
  • 09:10 - 09:25
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CALGARY SUCCESS STORY: Mayfair

  • Main Stage
  • 09:25 - 09:35
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Watson

  • Main Stage
  • 09:35 - 09:50
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CONTEXTUALIZATION

  • Main Stage
  • 09:50 - 10:00
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CONNECT LOUNGE

  • Shaw Business Lounge
  • 10:00 - 10:40
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CLOSING KEYNOTE: Salim Ismail

  • Main Stage
  • 10:40 - 12:00
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