In partnership with
Anthony Lacavera, Founder and Chairman of Globalive
Founded and sold Wind Mobile for $1.6 billion, led Globalive to raise almost $2 billion, and has invested in over 100 companies across tech, media, and telecom.
Introducing an interactive conference experience designed for powerful networking
Claudio Rojas, Managing Director at Hurt Capital
Founder-centric investment and venture capital platform that invests in growth stage companies and early-stage funds
Amanda Lang, Anchor at BNN Bloomberg
Bestselling author, award-winning business journalist, and anchor
An intimate gathering of investors, executives, rapid growth entrepreneurs and leaders in tech
Yung Wu, CEO at MaRS Discovery District
Pioneering entrepreneur and serial investor. MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub.
JENNIFER R. JACKSON, PRESIDENT OF CAPITAL ONE CANADA
Leads Capital One’s Canadian business with a transformational leadership style and a passion for building diverse and inclusive teams
CLARE O’HARA, INVESTOR AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT REPORTER
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Executives embracing digital disruption and business transformation
Debbie Gamble, Chief Innovation and New Ventures Officer
Responsible for driving the innovation agenda and accelerating growth via strategic partnerships. Interac Corp. is one of Canada’s leading payments brands and is chosen an average of 16 million times daily to pay and exchange money.
ABDULLAH SNOBAR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DMZ
Responsible for the strategic direction and continued growth of the DMZ, he leads in helping Canada's most promising startups scale their companies and create innovative technology that changes lives. DMZ is a world leading tech accelerator.
Tanya Baker, Global Head of GS Accelerate
New York City
Leads internal innovation engine where Goldman Sachs identifies, invests in, and incubates new businesses.
Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
Leads Canada’s sixth largest city, an international destination that embodies vibrancy and diversity of culture
CHANTAL PITRE, NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT TD
Leads the national strategy for women in entrepreneurship at TD. Her role is to advise and provide new ways to access funds and grow businesses.
Mike Hollinger, Partner at Dentons Canada
Leads the venture technology practice in Toronto at global law firm Dentons.
Michael Denham, President and CEO at BDC
Leads a team of 2,200 people across Canada who work every day to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing the guidance and financial support they need to build resilient, growing businesses. BDC is Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs.
Jon Erlichman, Anchor of “The Open”
Canada's largest business television channel
MICHELLE SCARBOROUGH, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Responsible for BDC’s $200M investment to bring capital to high-growth women-led tech companies.
Jodi Kovitz, Founder and CEO at #movethedial
Toronto-based global movement to advance the participation and leadership of women in tech.
New opportunities for investment and growth with global partners in vibrant destination markets
Jodie Wallis, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence at Accenture
Responsible for expanding Accenture’s business presence in the AI ecosystem, attracting top talent, and bringing innovation and global AI expertise to Canadian clients across all industries.
The Honourable Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
Helps entrepreneurs create prosperity through trade and innovation, particularly through the promotion of export opportunities for Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
David Ossip, Chairman and CEO at Ceridian
Founder of Dayforce, which was acquired by Ceridian in 2012. Driving force behind the innovation, vision and leadership at the company. Ceridian is one of the fastest growing global human capital management technology companies with a current market capitalization at over $6.7B.
Mike Wessinger, Founder & CEO at PointClickCare
Canada’s largest private software company and industry leading innovator in the effort to solve the global challenges of senior health care. Employs almost 1400 people, with over 15,000+ facilities throughout North America using its software every day. In May 2018, the company raised $186M.
Dan Daviau, President and CEO
Canaccord Genuity Group
Dan Daviau is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canaccord Genuity Group, a leading independent, full-service financial services firm. In 2018, the company reported $1.02B in revenue and $65.8B in assets under administration and management.
John Ruffolo, Founder of OMERS VEntures
John Ruffolo is the founder and former CEO of OMERS Ventures, a multi-stage investor in growth-oriented, disruptive technology companies — with $800 million of assets under management.
John recently joined the board of the NHL Coaches Association, a professional organization representing all 31 teams of the National Hockey League.
Som Seif, President & CEO
Som Seif is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Investments Inc., which he formed following the sale of Claymore Investments to BlackRock Inc. in March 2012.
Purpose Investments is an asset management company with over $6 billion under management and has an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation.
With a curated audience, interactive learning opportunities, and meaningful connections
Canadian Dream Summit 2019
Tuesday, February 19th
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Telus Harbour, 3rd Floor
25 York St
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V5
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