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Named Canada’s Best Trade Show 2010 and 2011, Discovery brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, the investment community and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in Ontario.

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Speakers

Keynote Speaker


Peter Diamandis
CEO, X Prize Foundation
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having co-founded and run many leading entrepreneurial companies, including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League, and Space Adventures.

As co-founder and chairman of Singularity University—a Silicon Valley-based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk, and Nokia—Diamandis counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives.


Speakers

Monica Ackermann

Accessibility Consultant;
Member of Accessible Employment Standard Development Committee

Amos Adler

Founder and President
Memotext

Tomi T Ahonen

Author and Mobile Industry Strategy Expert

Doug Angus-Lee

3D Printer Product Manager
Javelin Technologies

Manny Argiropoulos

Chief, SME Stakeholder Engagement
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises

Brian Armstrong

Vice Chair & Secretary, Board of Directors
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Alfred Baghouzian

Vice President, Devices & Applications
TELUS

John Baker

CEO
Desire2Learn

Trish Barbato

Senior Vice President, Home Health and Business Development
Revera Inc.

Jérôme Birot

Director, Technology Strategy
TELUS

Carl Bodimeade

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Canada
Hatch Mott MacDonald

Sam Boonstra

Director of Entrepreneurship
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment and Minist ...

Jim Brandle

CEO
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Jennifer Brown

Founder
Jenny's Stained Glass Creations

Graham Browne

Director, HR, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, Vale Base Metals
Vale

Bob Burrows

CEO
G4 Apps

Dr. Daniel Campbell

Director, Environmental Monitoring and Rehabilitation Group, MIRARCO;
Assistant Professor, La ...

Lucy Casacia

VP, Low and Medium Voltage Division; City Manager, GTHA; 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Program Manager, ...

Dr. Shurjeel Choudhri

Senior Vice President and Head, Medical and Scientific Affairs
Bayer Inc.

Charlie Ciaramitaro

Director, Digital Access Marketing
FedEx

Bob Civak

Senior Vice President, Business Development Operations
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

Lee Cocking

Vice President, Strategy & Risk Intelligence
Fixmo

Sean Conway

Public Policy Adviser
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Randy Cooper

President
Envirologics

Dr. Tom Corr

President and CEO
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Lars Cosh-Ishii

Founder and Managing Director
Mobikyo = Mobile in Tokyo

Alan Cross

Internationally acclaimed radio personality

Dr. Alan Darlington

President
Nedlaw Living Walls

Justin De Bernardi

Choreographer, Co-owner
Dynamic Dance Workshop Company

Rudy De Waele

CEO and Co-founder
Nyota Media

Julia Deans

CEO
Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Narinder Dehal

Vice President, Finance, Administration and Programs
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Dr. Ron Dembo

Founder and CEO
Zerofootprint

Dick DeStefano

Executive Director
Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA)

Dr. Sara Diamond

President
OCAD University

Louie DiPalma

Director, SME Programs
Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Dr. James Doran

Chief Operation Officer and Director, Client Services
Innovation Guelph

Lisa Drouillard

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

Brian Eggleston

Aeronautics Consultant
Venture Flight

The Honourable Art Eggleton

P.C., Senate of Canada

Justin Erdman

Managing Director
Deezer Canada

Stephen Erwin

Head, Intelligent Transportation Systems Program
Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Chris Evans

Senior Account Manager
Export Development Canada (EDC)

Nicolas Falcone

Coordinator, Purchasing Services
Purchasing & Materials Management, City of Toronto

David Farnes

Principal
Farnes & Associates

Richard Fink

Vice President, Technical, Global Ferroallays
Cliffs Natural Resources

Carolyn Fitton

Senior Mobility Manager
SAP

Dr. Jennifer Flexman

Director of Research Development and Commercialization
Sargent Laboratory, University of Toro ...

Kevin Fox

Senior Procurement Consultant
Supply Chain Management Division, Ministry of Government Service ...

Lauren Friese

Founder
TalentEgg

Charles Gagnon

Manager, Corporate Relations, Corporate, Community and Alumni Partnerships
Canadore College ...

Murray Gamble

Director, Simulation Engineering, Centre for Visualization and Simulation (VISM)
Carleton Uni ...

Michael Gardiner

Director of Industry Solutions
Siemens Industry Software Ltd.

Ariel Garten

Founder and CEO
InteraXon Inc.
Entrepreneur

William Giles

Vice President - Emerging Payments
Canada Region
MasterCard Worldwide

Jay Godsall

Founder and CEO
Solar Ship

Jeff Green

Vice President, Clients, Proprietary Loyalty
Aimia Canada

Joe Greenwood

Program Director, MaRS Data Catalyst
MaRS

Wayne Gudbranson

President and CEO
Branham Group Inc.

Deborah Hall

Managing Director
Web2Mobile, a division of Torstar Digital

Al Hamel

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

Aran Hamilton

President
Venture Grower

Roxy Hamilton

Program Manager, Talent
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Kashif Hassan

Partner
The Mobile Institute

Abraham Heifets

CEO
Chematria

Brian Hendry

Advisor
The Mobile Institute

Brenda Hogan

Investment & Portfolio Manager
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC)

Taras Hollyer

Director, Program Policy and Innovation
FedDev Ontario

Daniel Hoornweg

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

The Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

Ian T. Howcroft

Vice President, Ontario Division
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Manfred Hubert

Director, Ontario St. Clair Region
NRC IRAP

Earl Hughson

President, Automotive
MIS Electronics Inc.

Ajit Jaokar

Founder
FeynLabs and Futuretext

Kerry Johnson

Senior Automotive Product Manager
QNX Software Systems

Daryl Johnston

Director, Market Development
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Rod Jones

Executive Director
Ontario Aerospace Council

Raed Kadri

Business Development Officer
Auto21 - Connect Canada

Marek Karwowski

International Marketing Consultant, International Trade Branch
Ministry of Economic Developme ...

Lucy Keating

Partner
Commexus Inc.

Dr. John Kelly

Vice President
Erie Innovation and Commercialization

Chris Kennedy

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto

Michael Kosic

CEO
XYZ Interactive

Drazen Lalovic

Vice President, Market Planning
TELUS Customer Solutions

Phil Lam

PhD Candidate
Interactive Media Lab, University of Toronto

Rami Lama

Senior Director
SapientNitro

Dr. Les Levin

Vice President
Evidence Development and Standards division, Health Quality Ontario

Alexander Levy

CEO & Lead Designer

MyVoice Inc.

Caroline Lewko

CEO
Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP)

Madge Linton

Manager, Entrepreneurship and Youth Partnerships
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & ...

Robert Little

VP and Country Manager
Altair Engineering Canada, Ltd.

Brenda Lucas

Operations Manager
Southern Ontario Water Consortium

Salah Machani

Senior Technologist, RSA
EMC

Juan Macias

General Manager
Grid Automation, GE Digital Energy

Darrell MacMullin

Managing Director
PayPal Canada

Dr. Hadi Mahabadi

President and CEO
CanWin Consulting Inc.

Michael Mahon

Director, Venture Capital Strategic Investments and Initiatives
BDC Venture Capital

Dr. Ted Mao

Vice President, Research
Trojan UV

Shayan R. Mashatian

President
Institute of Mobile Technologies

Philip H. Masters

Senior Consultant
ITS Operations, Delcan

Patricia McCarney

Director, Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto;
Director, Global City Indicators Fac ...

Dr. Dan McGillivray

Executive Director
Centre for Urban Energy, Ryerson University

Barb McMurray

Lead, Showcasing Water Technologies Program
Ministry of the Environment

Marni McVicar

Vice President, Operations
Aeryon Labs Inc.

Dr. Brian Mergelas

CEO
WaterTAP

Dr. Dean Millar

Research Chair/Director, Energy, Renewables and Carbon Management, MIRARCO;

Dr. Morris Milner

President and CEO
HTX.ca

Dr. Jacek Mlynarek

President and CEO
CTT Group

Melanie Moore

Board Member
Citizens with Disabilities

Dr. Gerald Moran

Research Collaboration Manager
Siemens Canada Ltd.

The Honourable Reza Moridi

Minister of Research and Innovation

Douglas Morrison

President and CEO
Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)

Jenni Myllynen

Manager, Conservation Fund
Ontario Power Authority

Dr. Marc Nantel

Associate Vice-President
Niagara Research, Niagara College

Yuri Navarro

Executive Director
National Angel Capital Organization
Investor

Denis Niles

Senior Security Architect
TELUS Chief Security Office

Michael Nobrega

Chair of the Board, Ontario Centres of Excellence
President and CEO, OMERS

Celeste Normington

Strategic Account Executive
Olive Media

Dave Nourse

Vice President and Managing Director, Digital
Saatchi & Saatchi Canada

Tracy Odell

Director, Accessibility Program Design and Delivery Branch
Ontario Ministry of Government Serv ...

Michael J. O'Farrell

Founder
The Mobile Institute

Dumitru Olariu

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

Ken Ono

Vice President, Innovation and Commercialization
NexJ Systems Inc.

Lyne Parent-Garvey

Chief Human Resources Officer, Hydro Ottawa Ltd.;
Vice Chair, Electricity Distributor Associa ...

Nicholas Parker

Founding Managing Partner
Global Acceleration Partners Inc.
Chairman
Cleantech Gr ...

Vladimir Pekar

Research Program Manager
Philips Healthcare Canada

Stephen Perelgut

University Relations Manager
IBM Canada

Dr. Caroline Popper

Co-Founder and President
Popper and Company

Chris Pratt

Strategic Initiatives Executive
IBM Canada

Dr. Ken Pritzker

President and CEO
Rna Diagnostics Inc.

Dr. Hossein Rahnama

Research and Innovation Director
Digital Media Zone, Ryerson University

Chris Reid

President and CEO
Energent Incorporated

Bob Richardson

President
Devon Group

Todd Roberts

Senior Vice President, Cards Product Management and Payments Innovation
CIBC

Mark Roseman

Manager, Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employme ...

Howard Rosen

CEO and Founder
LifeWIRE Corp.

Bharat Rudra

Country Manager - India & Brazil
ISTPCanada

Susan Ruptash

Principal and Accessibility Specialist, Quadrangle Architects;
Member of Accessible Built Env ...

Janet Scholz

President and CEO
ACCT Canada

Gary Schwartz

CEO
Impact Mobile

Dr. Alan Scott

Project scientist
COM DEV

Dr. John L Semple

Chief of Surgery
Women's College Hospital

Dr. Emily Seto

Manager
Centre for Gobal eHealth Innovation

Charles Silverman

Co-Director, Inclusive Media & Design;
Instructor, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson ...

Dan Sinai

Associate Vice President, Research
Western University

Caroline Somers

Co-CEO
Cassidy Bay Group

Alfred Spencer

Director, Outreach and Compliance
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

Usha Srinivasan

Program Director
Business Acceleration Program, MaRS

Dr. Lynda Sturgeoff

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

Dr. Gord Surgeoner

President
Ontario Agri-Food Technologies

Dr. Alison Symington

Vice President, Corporate Development and Communications
Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI)

Christopher Trevors

Canadian General Manager
Centogene AG

Tibor Turi

Manager
NSERC - Ontario Regional Office
Innovation Agent

Ron Van Holst

Director of Research Development, High Performance Computing
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Peter Wilenius

Vice President, Business Development
CANARIE

Rebekah Witteveen

Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Research and Innovation/Ministry of Economic Development, Tr ...

Rob Woodbridge

Founder
Untether.tv

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne

Premier of Ontario

Terry Young

Vice President, Corporate Relations
IESO

Dr. Allison Young

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

Nicholas Zamora

Chief Clinical Advisor
TELUS Health