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Ask an Expert



OCE is pleased to announce our first ever Ask an Expert event. It allows you to connect with experts in the areas of investing, entrepreneurship, support for innovation, professional services, and corporate leadership. 

This event is intended to foster business connections between experienced captains of industry and small- to medium-sized businesses looking to expand their companies, launch their idea/product or individuals seeking corporate advice. 

At Ask an Expert, you will find experienced and well-known mentors who are volunteering two hours of their time, one for booked meetings and another for informal networking. The Ask an Expert meetings will occur throughout Discovery.

To meet an Expert please fill out the “Ask an Expert” section during registration.

 

For questions regarding Ask an Expert, please contact Evan Wiseman.



Experts

Ali Asaria

Founder, Well.ca
CEO, Tulip Retail
Entrepreneur

George Babu

Director
OMERS Ventures
Entrepreneur

John Baker

CEO
Desire2Learn

Chad Bayne

Partner
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Professional Services

Michael Betts

President and Founder
Castlegar Management Ltd.
Entrepreneur

Paul Bottero

President and CEO
inMotive
Entrepreneur

Lloyd Bryant

Vice President & General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems and Environmental Programs
...

Gerard Buckley

Founder and CEO
Jaguar Capital
Investor

Indy Chakraborty

Consultant

Laura Chan

Business Development Officer
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)

John Connolly

Founder and VP, Corporate Development - Rna Diagnostics Inc.
Managing Director - York Medte ...

Dr. Tom Corr

President and CEO
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Michael Curry

Managing Partner
Investeco Capital
Investor

Marcus Daniels

COO
TrendHunter.com
Company Representative

Lisa Drouillard

Program Deputy Director
Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)
Innovation Agent

Ariel Garten

Founder and CEO
InteraXon Inc.
Entrepreneur

Barry Gekiere

Managing Director
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Investor

Karen Grant

Executive Director
Angel One Investor Network

Oleg Gutsol

Co-Founder and CEO
500px

Al Hamel

Senior Director, Electronics, Munitions and Tactical Systems Procurement
Acquisitions Branch, ...

Estelle Havva

Industrial Technology Advisor
NRC IRAP
Innovation Agent

Daniel Hoornweg

Professor and Jeff Boyce Research Chair, UOIT;
Chief Safety and Risk Officer, Province of Onta ...

Manfred Hubert

Director, Ontario St. Clair Region
NRC IRAP

Ozan Isinak

President
Keiretsu Forum - Toronto Chapter
Investor

John Jordan

CFO
Proteocyte Diagnostics
Entrepreneur

Riaz Lalani

Founder
Techbloom Partners
Company Representative

Jasjit Maggu

Analyst
BDC
Investor

Dan Mathers

President - IronBit Consulting Inc.
Investment Director - MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

Yuri Navarro

Executive Director
National Angel Capital Organization
Investor

Jeremy O'Krafka

Founder
MENTORnetwork

Dumitru Olariu

Business Development Officer
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Innovation Age ...

Willi Powell

Strategic Development Manager
Apple Inc.

Ray Reddy

Group Product Manager, Mobile Commerce
Google Canada
Company Representative, Entrepreneu ...

Joe Regan

Vice President, Investments
GrowthWorks Capital
Investor

Matt Rendall

CEO and Co-Founder
Clearpath Robotics
Entrepreneur

Alexander Rink

CEO
360pi
Entrepreneur

Matt Roberts

Analyst
BDC
Investor

Bob Rushby

Vice-Chair
OCE ICT/Digital Media Advisory Board
Company Representative, Entrepreneur

Russell Samuels

Associate
Mantella Venture Partners
Investor

Mike Silagadze

Founder
Top Hat Monocle
Entrepreneur

Josh Sookman

CEO
Guardly

Shirley Speakman

Director, Investments
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Investor

Dr. Lynda Sturgeoff

Research & Technology Manager
Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&E ...

Geoffrey Taber

Partner
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Professional Services

Evgeny Tchebotarev

Co-Founder and COO
500px

Tibor Turi

Manager
NSERC - Ontario Regional Office
Innovation Agent

Barbara Wilkes

President
Management Initiatives Inc.
Investor

Allan Wilson

President
Allan Wilson and Associates
Professional Services

David Wright

Consultant
Professional Services

Andy Yang

Managing Director and Chief Innovation Hunter
Extreme Startups
Investor

Dr. Allison Young

Senior Trade Commissioner, International Business Development
Canadian Consulate General (New ...