Natalie Cartwright

Co-founder

Finn.ai

Nat is a co-founder of Finn.ai, a white-label virtual banking assistance, powered by artificial intelligence. Nat holds a Master of Public Health from Lund University and a Masters of Business Administration from IE Business School.

Before founding Finn.ai in 2014, Nat worked at the Global Fund, the largest global financing institution for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs, where she managed $250 million USD in investment to countries like Djibouti, South Sudan and Tajikistan.

Whether working in international development or in financial technology, Nat likes to act on the potential she sees for improvement and innovation.

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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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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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Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics & Assistant Professor

Simon Fraser University

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Honourable Amrik Virk

Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

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Beth Smith

General Manager

IBM Watson Platform

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Tanmay Bakshi

Honourary IBM Cloud Adviser, Author, YouTuber

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Ben Parr

Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer & Author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention

Octane AI

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Aaron McHardy

Senior Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA

Electronic Arts

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Adrian Corless

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Carbon Engineering

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Afzal Suleman

Professor & Canada Research Chair in Aerospace Systems

University of Victoria

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Alexander Harmsen

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Iris Automation

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Wattpad

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MIDAS Project Director

Kootenay Association for Science & Technology

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Andre Marziali

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University of British Columbia

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Apple, MobileFirst for iOS Apps

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Arek Sredzki

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University of British Columbia

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Sierra Wireless

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MashUp Machine

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Plotly Inc.

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Neil Squire Society & Makers Making Change

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Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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Operations & Project Manager

High Angle UAV

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Hemmera

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Deb Frodl

Global Executive Director, Ecomagination

General Electric

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CEO

Forest Product Association of Canada

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Dermot Kelleher

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia

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Diane Gromala

Professor & Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain

Simon Fraser University

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Don Mattrick

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FortisBC

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Edward Park

Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering & Director, Biomechatronic Systems Laboratory

Simon Fraser University

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

Simon Fraser University

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BC Stats

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Founder & CEO

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Director of Business Strategy, HoloLens

Microsoft

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Managing Partner, British Columbia & Chief Inclusiveness Officer

Ernst & Young

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Vice-President, Innovation

Royal Bank of Canada

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Rio Tinto

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Province of British Columbia

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CEO

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Kindred AI

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General Fusion

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Plot + Scatter

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Government of British Columbia

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Software Developer

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Minister of Advanced Education

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Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Government of Canada

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Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy

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Senior Director, Product Management

Fathom Systems Inc.

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Altmerge LLC

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Co-founder & CEO

CleanO2 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc.

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DigiBC

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The Centre for Drug Research and Development

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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HBS Angels - Northern California

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MineSense Technologies Ltd.

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Founder, President & CEO

Defyrus Inc.

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Vice-President, Policy & External Affairs

Merck Canada

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Atomic Cartoons

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Senior Vice-President, Systems

D-Wave Systems Inc.

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CTO

City of Vancouver

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Director, Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy

Absolute Software

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Founder

Cactus Studios

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Regional Innovation Chair in Cattle Industry Sustainability

Thompson Rivers University

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Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

Left

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Principal & Wold Family Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability

PetraScience Consultants Inc. & Cornell University

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MistyWest

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CEO

Copperleaf Technologies Inc.

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TerraTap Technologies Inc.

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Julian Felix

Student

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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Retired Canadian Goalkeeper & UNICEF Ambassador

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Founder & CEO

Terramera

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President

British Columbia Institute of Technology

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Conquer Mobile

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Chief Scientist

UrtheCast

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Chief Technology Officer

ACL

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Keith Doyle

Assistant Professor Industry Design

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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Co-Founder

Makers Consulting Group

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Kip Morison

Chief Information Officer

BC Hydro

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Kirsten Sutton

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

SAP

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Co-founder

FreshGrade

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Lauchlan Fraser

Professor

Thompson Rivers University

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President

LifeSciences BC

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Researcher & Designer

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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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 Padda

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

Senior Vice-President, Private Equity

PenderFund Capital Management

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Marija Radulovic-Nastic

Vice-President, Central Development Services

Electronic Arts

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Mark Collins

Vice-President, Strategic Planning and Community Engagement

BC Ferries

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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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Chairman

GeoSim Cities

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Director, IoT Products

TELUS

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Ayogo

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Senior Lecturer, School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Simon Fraser University

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President

Rainmaker & Mainframe Studios

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Veterinarian & Graduate Student, School of Population and Public Health

University of British Columbia

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Senior Vice-President, Production

Sony Pictures Imageworks

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Michelle Malpass

Director, Community Performance

Traction on Demand

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Host & CEO

GetConnectedTV & Blink Media

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Executive in Residence

SRCTec

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Vancity

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Minerva Tantoco

Senior Advisor

Future Perfect Ventures

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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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Director

Keboola

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Neil Huff

Managing Director

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

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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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Lead Planner, Transportation Plan Team

City of Vancouver

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Senior Vice-President, Redevelopment & Chief Project Officer, St. Paul's Redevelopment Project

Providence Health Care

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Chief Financial Officer

Blackbird Interactive

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President & CEO

Innovation Boulevard

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Peter Watkins

Executive Director, Tech and Innovation, Commercialization Initiatives

Government of British Columbia

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InDro Robotics Inc.

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Associate

OMERS Ventures

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CEO

Creative BC

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Executive Vice-President, Business Systems

UBM

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Founder & Executive Director

PeaceGeeks

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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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Rickey Yada

Dean of Land and Food Systems

University of British Columbia

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Manager, Engineering Operations

City of Surrey

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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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Co-founder & CEO

Hummingbird Drones

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Chief Operating Officer

Streamline Transportation Technologies Inc.

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Director, Growth & Transition Capital

BDC Capital

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Principal

WET Energy Inc.

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Principal

Acton Ostry Architects Inc.

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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, Pangaea Spark

Pangaea Ventures

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Sarah Lubik

Director of Entrepreneurship

Simon Fraser University

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Director, Business and Legal Affairs

DHX Studios

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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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CEO

Visualping

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President & Chief Legal Officer

Global Relay

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Serial Entrepreneur & Author

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Executive Vice-President & General Manager

Animal Logic

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Co-founder

NextBillion.org

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Enterprise Account Executive

QuickMobile

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Anchor

Global BC

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Director, Analytics

Boeing Commercial Aviation Services

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Sue Wheatley

Executive Project Director, Centre for Data Innovation

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

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Susan Martyn

Senior Lawyer

PwC LLP

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Senior Director, Finance Transformation

BlackLine

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Suzanne Gildert

Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Kindred AI

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Co-founder, President & CEO

Aspect Biosystems

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Terry Thomas

Chief Scientific Officer

STEMCELL Technologies

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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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Executive Vice-President

FPInnovations

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Chief Technology Officer

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

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Medical Wearable Solutions Ltd.

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CEO

D-Wave Systems Inc.

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Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion

Microsoft

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Vice President, Engineering

Robert Allan Ltd.

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Director, Clean Energy Research Centre

University of British Columbia

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Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation

Queen's University

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Director, Business Development

MDA

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Executive Lead, Member Experience & Community Engagement

Vancity

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Author of The Business Blockchain

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CEO & Co-Founder

HRx Technology Inc.

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