2019 Summit Program

Tuesday, February 19th 2019 – 7:45am to 5pm

Planning in Progress – Not announced

Private Speakers Dinner Reception (Pre-event)

 Registration & Breakfast

Canadian Dream Summit 2019

Opening Remarks
Claudio Rojas, Managing Director at Hurt Capital

Welcome Statement
Global Sponsor

Canadian Dreams and American Dreams:
Crossroads, Contradictions, and Connections

#CanadianDream In Focus: Chris Eben (TWG) in conversation with [young female entrepreneur]

Fireside Keynote #1
Prime Minister Trudeau in conversation with Laurene Powell Jobs (Emerson Collective) or Whitney Wolfe Herd (Bumble)

Fireside Keynote #2
Tobias Lutke (Shopify) in conversation with Jack Dorsey (Square)

Investing in Canada: Global Showcase
Microsoft – Kevin Peesker, President of Microsoft Canada
Uber – Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO
Google – TBD

Scale-Up Showcase #1 – Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
Clearbanc – Michelle Romanow

Enhancing Canada’s Global Brand:
Collaboration, Cooperation, and Competition

Hon. Chrystia Freeland or Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador to France

Amanda Lang, Anchor at BNN Bloomberg

Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Tina Brown. Founder, Women in the World Summit
Sarah Friar, CFO at Square
Sam Pasupalak, Co-Founder & CEO, Maluuba (acquired by Microsoft)
Goldy Hydar, CEO at Hill + Knowlton

Scale-Up Showcase #2 – Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies
Dax Dasilva – Lightspeed or Michael Katchen – Wealthsimple

#CanadianDream – Select Finalists Present Live
Finalist #1
Finalist #2
Finalist #3

Networking Lunch

Private Speakers & Scale-Ups Lunch Reception

Scaling Canada’s Global Brand:
Centurions, Unicorns, and Beyond

Michael Denham, CEO at BDC

Amber Kanwar, BNN Bloomberg

1. Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export
2. Marcia Moffat, Head of Blackrock Canada
3. Yung Wu, CEO at MaRS Discovery District
4. Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto
5. John Ruffolo, CEO at OMERS Ventures
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Special Remarks
Global Sponsor

#CanadianDream – Stories From Last Year’s Finalists
Erica Pearson, CEO and Co-founder at Vacation Fund
Stuart Campbell, CEO and Founder at Passen
Imran Mouna, Co-Founder at Instage VR
Hannah Chisholm, Founder at Eggcitables

#CanadianDream – Award Announcements

Canada’s Opportunity to Lead:
Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, and Next Generation Technologies

Sanja Fiddler (Director of AI at NIVIDIA) in conversation with David McKay (CEO, RBC)

Linda Hassenfratz, Chairman and CEO, Linamar

Financial Institution
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Founder of Fintech
Jordan Jacobs, Layer 6 (acquired by TD)
Founder of Next Generation Tech Firm

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception

*Subject to changes

2018 Past Program

The Canadian Dream

Opening Remarks & Keynote

Claudio Rojas
Managing Director, Hurt Capital


Welcome Statement

Jennifer Anquetil
Director, People & Culture Business Partner at TELUS


Canada’s Global Brand

Amanda Lang Business Journalist – BNN Bloomberg

Nicholas Rémillard President and CEO – International Economic Forum of the Americas
Michelle Holland Toronto City Councillor – Advocate for Innovation Economy
Ben Zifkin Founder and CEO – Hubba
Darin Graham Industry Innovation – Vector Institute



Award Announcements



Global Companies in Canada

Heather Scoffield Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Canadian Press

Stephanie Choo Managing Partner – Portag3
Robert Antoniades General Partner – Information Venture Partners
Alyssa Furtado Co-founder – Ratehub
Peter Misek Partner – BDC IT Venture Fund
Bilal Khan CEO – OneEleven



Companies with
Global Impact

Claudio Rojas Managing Director – Hurt Capital

Bernard Lebelle National Innovation Director - Deloitte Canada
Sarah Ryerson Head of Industry, Financial Services - Google Canada
Heather Payne Founder, HackerYou and Ladies Learning Code
Sunil Sharma Managing Director, Techstars Canada
Matthieu Cardinal Vice President, Finance Montréal 


Closing Remarks

Claudio Rojas
Managing Director, Hurt Capital