Exploring Possibilities | Expanding Potential

How is technology impacting the sporting world from fan experience to performance wear? Curious how genomics is transforming our largest industry sectors? How are big agencies acting like startups and meeting demands?

The Conference features dynamic speakers, interactive sessions and sector-specific deep dives covering the most important topics impacting business technology decisions today. From innovations in clean tech, agritech and digital health to emerging ideas in IoT, AI and quantum computing, the #BCTECH Summit will bring to the forefront entrepreneurs, leaders and experts who will share real life experiences, pivotal business decisions and lessons learned – and how technology is changing the way they operate and moving their businesses forward.

Speakers

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Honourable Christy Clark

Premier of British Columbia

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Julia White

Corporate Vice-President

Microsoft

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JB Straubel

CTO & Co-Founder

Tesla

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Shahrzad Rafati

Founder & CEO

BroadbandTV

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Andrea Damascelli

Scientific Director & Professor

Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute and the University of British Columbia

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Stephanie Simmons

Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics & Assistant Professor

Simon Fraser University

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Beth Smith

General Manager

IBM Watson Platform

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Honourable Amrik Virk

Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

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Tanmay Bakshi

Honourary IBM Cloud Adviser, Author, YouTuber

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Charlie Wade

Senior Vice-President, Products & Solutions

Rogers Communications

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Ben Parr

Best-Selling Author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

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Adrian Corless

CEO

Carbon Engineering

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Adrian McCardle

President

3v Geomatics

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Afzal Suleman

Professor & Canada Research Chair in Aerospace Systems

University of Victoria

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Alexander Harmsen

CEO & Co-founder

Iris Automation

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Allen Lau

CEO & Co-Founder

Wattpad

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Amber Hayes

MIDAS Project Director

Kootenay Association for Science & Technology

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Andre Marziali

Director & Professor, Engineering Physics

University of British Columbia

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Andrea Palmer

Founder & CEO

Awake Labs

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Andrew Fursman

Co-founder & CEO

1QBit

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Andrew Morden

President & CEO

Corvus Energy

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Angela Robert

CEO & Co-founder

Conquer Mobile

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Anne-Marie Enns

Event Producer & Director of VRAR Association

Archiact & CVR 2017

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Apple, MobileFirst for iOS Apps

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Arek Sredzki

Software Lead, UBC Sailbot

University of British Columbia

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Ben Cole

Chief Technology Officer

MashUp Machine

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Ben Kerr

CEO & Senior Water Scientist

Foundry Spatial

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Benjamin Britton

Co-founder & CEO

Ionomr

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Benjamin Sparrow

CEO & Co-founder

Saltworks Technologies

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Betsabeh Madani

Vice-President, Strategy and Business Development

Equicare Health

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Bill Downing

President

Structurlam Products

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Bonnie Gray

Professor

Simon Fraser University

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Brooke Hayes

Executive Director, Procurement Transformation

Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

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Bruce Madu

Vice-President, Minerals and Mining

Geoscience BC

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Bryan Statham

CEO & Co-Founder

LifeBooster Inc.

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Bryce Evans

Founder

The One Project

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Cam Langs

Computer Graphics Technical Supervisor

Industrial Light and Magic

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Campbell MacDonald

CEO

Proxxi

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Carol Kulesha

Chair

GwaiiTel

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Catherine Roome

President & CEO

BC Safety Authority

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Chris Dulny

Partner, National Technology Sector Leader

PwC Canada

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Chris Hobbs

President

Two Tall Totems

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Christine Bergeron

Vice President, Community Business Banking

Vancity

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Cindy Gu

CEO

Vitali Wear

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Colleen Hardwick

CEO

PlaceSpeak

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Daniel Dubois

Founder

Shareshed

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Dave Smardon

President & CEO

Bioenterprise Corporation

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Deb Frodl

Global Executive Director, Ecomagination

General Electric

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Derek Nighbor

CEO

Forest Product Association of Canada

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Dermot Kelleher

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia

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Don Mattrick

Industry Chair & Co-Chair

#BCTECH Summit & Premier's Technology Council (Zynga, Microsoft, EA)

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Doug Sage

Director, Marketing

TELUS

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Elicia Maine

Academic Director, Science and Technology Commercialization, Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University

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Elizabeth Vickery

Executive Director

BC Stats

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Eugene Suyu

Founder & CEO

Tinkerine Studios

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Evangeline Marzec

Director of Business Strategy, HoloLens

Microsoft

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Fiona Macfarlane

Managing Partner, British Columbia & Chief Inclusiveness Officer

Ernst & Young

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Gabriel Woo

Vice-President, Innovation

Royal Bank of Canada

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Gareth Manderson

General Manager, BC Works

Rio Tinto

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Gary Perkins

Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer

Province of British Columbia

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Geoff Fawkes

CEO

Vancosys Data Security

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Geordie Rose

CEO & Co-founder

Kindred AI

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George Rubin

Vice-President, Business Development

General Fusion

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Ginette Law

Co-founder & Principal

Plot + Scatter

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Gonzalo Tudela

CEO & Co-Founder

Vandrico Solutions

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Gordon McCauley

President & CEO

The Centre for Drug Research and Development

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Greg Caws

President

Premier's Technology Council

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Greg D'Avignon

President & CEO

Business Council of British Columbia

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Greg Malpass

CEO

Traction on Demand

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Ho Seok Oh

Software Developer

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Honourable Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Government of Canada

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James Hursthouse

Board Chair

DigiBC

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Janice Cheam

Co-founder, President & CEO

Neurio Technology Inc.

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Jaymes Williams

Product Designer & Researcher

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Jean Kovacs

Co-President

HBS Angels - Northern California

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Jeff More

President & CEO

MineSense Technologies Ltd.

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Jeff Turner

Founder, President & CEO

Defyrus Inc.

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Jennifer Chan

Vice-President, Policy & External Affairs

Merck Canada

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Jessica McDonald

President & CEO

BC Hydro

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Jessie Adcock

CTO

City of Vancouver

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Jo-Ann Smith

Director, Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy

Absolute Software

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John Biehler

Founder

Cactus Studios

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John Church

Regional Innovation Chair in Cattle Industry Sustainability

Thompson Rivers University

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John Lyotier

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Left

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John Thompson

Principal & Wold Family Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability

PetraScience Consultants Inc. & Cornell University

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Josh Usher

Co-founder & Senior Engineer

MistyWest

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Judi Hess

CEO

Copperleaf Technologies Inc.

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Julian Felix

Student

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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Kathy Kinloch

President

British Columbia Institute of Technology

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Kathy O'Donoghue

Managing Director

Conquer Mobile

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Keith Beckett

Chief Scientist

UrtheCast

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Keith Cerny

Chief Technology Officer

ACL

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Keith Doyle

Assistant Professor Industry Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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Kelsey Breakey

Co-Founder

Makers Consulting Group

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Kirsten Sutton

Vice-President and Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada & Global Head, SAP Jam Engineering

SAP

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Lane Merrifield

Co-founder

FreshGrade

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Lauchlan Fraser

Professor

Thompson Rivers University

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Loc Dao

Chief Digital Officer

National Film Board of Canada

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Lyn Anglin

Chief Scientific Officer

Imperial Metals Corporation

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Lynette DuJohn

Vice-President, Information Technology & Chief Digital Officer

Vancouver Airport Authority

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Manny Pada

Founder

New Avenue Capital

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Marco Marra

Canada Research Chair in Genome Science & Director, Genome Science Centre

University of British Columbia & BC Cancer Agency

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Maria Pacella

Director

Shoreline Ventures

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Martin Monkman

Provincial Statistician & Director, BC Stats

Province of British Columbia

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Martin Pudlas

Vice-President, Operations

Canfor Pulp Products Inc.

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Mia Kesselring

Director, IoT Products

TELUS

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Michael Fergusson

Founder & CEO

Ayogo

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Michael Filimowicz

Senior Lecturer, School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Simon Fraser University

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Michael Hefferon

President

Rainmaker & Mainframe Studios

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Michelle Coombe

Veterinarian & Graduate Student, School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia

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Michelle Grady

Senior Vice-President, Production

Sony Pictures Imageworks

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Michelle Malpass

Director, Community Performance

Traction on Demand

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Mike Manion

CEO

Agrisco Supplies Corp.

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Minerva Tantoco

Senior Advisor

Future Perfect Ventures

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Molly Mason Boulé

Vice-President, Content Production

Electronic Arts Worldwide Studios

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Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick

President & Founder

Beehive Holdings

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Natalie Cartwright

Co-founder

Finn.ai

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Naveed Hajee

Director

Keebola

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Neil Huff

Managing Director

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

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Nicole Tapscott

General Manager

Casper Canada

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Patrick Shannon

Owner

InnoNative

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Paul Grundy

Chief Medical Officer and Director, Healthcare Transformation

IBM Corporation

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Paul Krueger

Lead Planner, Transportation Plan Team

City of Vancouver

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Peter Greenwood

Chief Financial Officer

Blackbird Interactive

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Peter Payne

President & CEO

Health Tech Innovation Foundation

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Philip Reece

Founder, President & CEO

InDro Robotics Inc.

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Prashant Matta

Associate

OMERS Ventures

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Rebecca Evangelou

Executive Vice-President, Business Systems

UBM

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Rhonda Wideman

Senior Manager, External Research and Development & Alliances

Zymeworks Inc.

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Richard Smith

Director, Masters of Digital Media & Professor, School of Communication

The Centre for Digital Media & Simon Fraser University

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Richard Wilding

Director, New Ventures

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Rickey Yada

Dean of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia

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Rob Mingay

Assistant Deputy Minister, Workforce Development and Immigration, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Development and Ministry Responsible for Labour & Executive Director, Premier's LNG Working Group

Province of British Columbia

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Rob Simmons

Vice-President, Finance & Business Affairs

Atomic Cartoons

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Rosanne Horner

Director, Growth & Transition Capital

BDC Capital

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Ryan Peterson

CEO

Finger Food Studios

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Ryan Storgaard

Senior Director, Worldwide Partner Group

Microsoft

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Sam Fisher

President & CFO

Hyper Hippo Games

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Santa Ono

President, Vice-Chancellor & Professor

University of British Columbia

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Sarah Applebaum

Director, Pangea Spark

Pangea Ventures

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Sarah Lubik

Director of Entrepreneurship

Simon Fraser University

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Sarah Nathanson

Director, Business and Legal Affairs

DHX Studios

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Sasa Bogdanovic

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer & Data Scientist

Ruby Industries Inc.

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Sean Silcoff

Journalist, Author & Communications Professional

The Globe and Mail

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Serge Salager

CEO

Visualping

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Shannon Rogers

President & Chief Legal Officer

Global Relay

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Shannon Susko

Serial Entrepreneur & Author

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Siddhant Mehta

Co-founder

NextBillion.org

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Sophie Collins

Enterprise Account Executive

QuickMobile

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Sophie Lui

Anchor

Global BC

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Susan Parcells

Senior Director, Finance Transformation

BlackLine

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Tamer Mohamed

Co-founder, President & CEO

Aspect Biosystems

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Terry Thomas

Chief Scientific Officer

STEMCELL Technologies

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Thierry Hay-Sabourin

Senior Vice-President, eCommerce

Best Buy Canada Ltd.

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Thomas Tannert

BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood Construction

University of Northern British Columbia

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Trevor Stuthridge

Executive Vice-President

FPInnovations

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Tyson Macaulay

Chief Technology Officer

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Vahid Sahiholnasab

Co-Founder

Medical Wearable Solutions Ltd.

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Vern Brownell

CEO

D-Wave Systems Inc.

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Veronica Finch

Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion

Microsoft

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Vince den Hertog

Vice President, Engineering

Robert Allan Ltd.

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Walter Mérida

Director, Clean Energy Research Centre

University of British Columbia

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Warren Mabee

Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation

Queen's University

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William Azaroff

Executive Lead, Member Experience & Community Engagement

Vancity

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William Mougayar

Author of The Business Blockchain

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Wyle Baoween

CEO & Co-Founder

HRx Technology Inc.

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Zoya Jiwa

Founder

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