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An intimate gathering of C-suite executives embracing digital disruption and tech leaders shaping the future


Amanda Lang, Anchor
BNN Bloomberg

Amanda Lang is a bestselling author and an award-winning business journalist who has been covering business in North America for twenty years. She is an anchor at BNN Bloomberg and will be moderating Enhancing Canada’s Global Reach: Collaboration and Competition on the World Stage.

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.


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.


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


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.

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.

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.


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Marcus Daniels, Founding Partner & CEO

Marcus Daniels is a Founding Partner & CEO of Highline BETA, a venture capital and a startup co-creation company. He leads visionary execution, accelerator platform growth, strategic deals, and new venture funding.

Highline BETA builds and funds new ventures alongside forward-thinking global enterprises.


Laura McGee, CEO at Diversio

Laura McGee is the founder and CEO of Diversio, a technology startup that uses data analytics and machine learning to help companies become more inclusive. She previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co, and was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence in 2017. Recently, Laura addressed the G20 Women Business Leaders Task Force on advancing women as entrepreneurs and business leaders, alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


Abdullah SnobaR
Executive Director of the DMZ

Abdullah Snobar is Executive Director of the DMZ, a world leading tech accelerator. 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.



Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director

As Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Technology Venture Fund, Michelle Scarborough leads strategic initiatives to fill financing gaps in the Canadian ecosystem. She is also responsible for BDC’s $200M investment to bring capital to high-growth women-led tech companies. 

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Kristina Williams, President and CEO at Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Alberta Enterprise (AEC) promotes the development of Alberta's venture capital industry by investing in VC funds that finance technology companies. At AEC, Kristina has led several of the corporation's investments, attracting venture capital from key technology hubs in the US and Canada.


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. She will be moderating Building Global Companies: Centurions, Unicorns and Beyond.

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

*Subject to changes

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