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Introducing a dynamic and interactive conference experience designed for powerful networking



An intimate gathering of C-level executives, rapid growth scale-ups and tech leaders


Amanda Lang, Anchor
BNN Bloomberg

Amanda Lang is a bestselling author, award-winning business journalist, and anchor at BNN Bloomberg.

David Ossip, Chairman and CEO at Ceridian

David Ossip founded Dayforce, which was acquired by Ceridian in 2012. Since then, he has been the 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.


Jennifer R. Jackson, President of Capital One Canada

Jennifer Jackson leads Capital One’s Canadian business and is responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction and operations in the country. She is a transformational leader with a passion for building diverse and inclusive teams.

Mike Wessinger, Founder & CEO at PointClickCare

Mike Wessinger founded PointClickCare, Canada’s largest private software company and industry leading innovator in the effort to solve the global challenges of senior health care.

Today, PointClickCare employs almost 1400 people, with over 15,000+ facilities throughout North America using its software every day. In May 2018, the company raised $186M.



Opening new opportunities for growth with global partners in vibrant destination markets


Tanya Baker, Global Head of GS Accelerate
New York City

Tanya Baker is the Global Head of GS Accelerate, the firm’s internal innovation engine where Goldman Sachs identifies, invests in, and incubates new businesses for Goldman Sachs and the broader FinTech ecosystem. Previously, she ran Digital Strategy for Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.

Michael Denham, President and CEO at BDC

Michael Denham 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.


Enterprise executives embracing digital disruption and business transformation


Debbie Gamble, Chief Innovation and New Ventures Officer
Interac Corp.

Debbie Gamble is 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.

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.


Welcoming global perspectives on issues of national significance in the economy and beyond


Chiara Corazza, Managing Director
Paris, France

Chiara Corazza is Managing Director of Women's Forum for the Economy & Society, the world's leading platform featuring women's views and voices on major social and economic issues. She was formerly the Managing Director of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (GPIA).


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. He is also the Co-Founder of the Council of Canadian Innovators and sits on the board of a number of leading innovation based organizations including Hootsuite, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Ether Capital.

John recently joined the board of the NHL Coaches Association, a professional organization representing all 31 teams of the National Hockey League and its 31 NHL Coaches such as Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, Claude Julian and Paul Maurice to name a few.



The Honourable Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

As Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, Minister Ng helps entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and create prosperity through trade and innovation, particularly through the promotion of export opportunities for Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).



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.

Chantal Pitre, National Strategy for Women Entrepreneurship at TD

Chantal Pitre 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.



Yung Wu, CEO at MaRS Discovery District

Yung Wu is a pioneering entrepreneur and serial investor. Under Wu’s leadership, MaRS will continue to advance prosperity through entrepreneurial achievement. Wu has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” leaders and for leading one of the country’s “50 Best Managed Private Companies.”

MaRS is the world’s largest urban innovation hub.


With a curated audience, interactive learning opportunities, and facilitated connections


Amber Kanwar, Anchor & Reporter
BNN Bloomberg

Amber Kanwar is an anchor and reporter appearing on The Open and The Disruptors.


2019 Summit Program

February 19th
7:45 AM to 4:30 PM

Introductory Remarks

The Global Race for AI
Fostering Economic Growth and Prosperity

Spotlight on
Global Investments in Canada

Enhancing Canada’s Global Reach
Collaboration and Competition on the World Stage

Digital Disruption and Business Transformation

Next GenEration Leadership in Action

Scale-Up Engine: Roundtable Lunch Sessions

leadership at the Edge of Disruption
Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, and Next Generation Technologies

Building Global Companies
Centurions, Unicorns and Beyond

In Conversation with
Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies

Building the Canadian Dream

Empowering, Elevating and Investing in Women

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

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