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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Judy Fairburn

Executive Vice-President of Business Innovation, Cenovus

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ray DePaul

Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MRU

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

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.

Registration & networking

  • BMO Centre
  • 13:00 - 13:30

Opening keynote: Ryan Holiday

  • BMO Centre
  • 13:30 - 14:45

Disruption IRL: What’s happening, right now

  • BMO Centre
  • 08:00 - 09:45

Refresh & Energize Break

  • BMO Centre
  • 15:00 - 15:40

Power hour: Thought download

  • BMO Centre
  • 17:30 - 18:30

Registration & networking

  • BMO Centre
  • 07:15 - 08:00

The pure potential of alternative futures

  • BMO Centre
  • 15:40 - 17:30

Refresh & Energize Break

  • BMO Centre
  • 09:45 - 10:30

The final keynote: Salim Ismail

  • BMO Centre
  • 10:30 - 12:00
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