Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries · International Data Corporation (IDC)

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Internet of Things Vertical Markets Software Markets Economic Analysis

Lawrence Surtees

Research Vice President, Communications · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Over thirty years of experience advising clients on new technologies and trends impacting the Canadian communications market

Canadian Communications Policy and Regulatory Issues Canadian Communications Service Providers Wireless Communications Telecom Industry Structure and Trends Optical Network Technology

Tai Ming Cheung

Professor of International Relations & Director · UC San Diego

Tai Ming Cheung is a expert on Chinese and East Asian defense, innovation and national security affairs.

Defense Innovation Chinese Science, Technology and Innovation Chinese Political Economy Chinese and East Asian Security and Defense Policy Chinese Politics

Alizabeth Calder

Research Adjunct Advisor · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Alizabeth Calder is an adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs

Change Management Logistics Transportation Healthcare Professional Services

Tim Draimin

Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (SiG) National · Social Innovation Generation (SiG)

SiG tackles social & ecological challenges by creating a culture of social innovation that develops entrepreneurship for the common good

Social Innovation and Finance Social Enterprise Social Finance Cooperatives and Economic Development Social Entrepreneurship

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Dalal Hanna

PhD Student, Natural Resource Sciences · McGill University

Scientist researching aquatic ecosystem services and protected areas (Services écosystémiques aquatiques et les aires protégés)

Aquatic Ecosystem Services Protected Areas Urban Beekeeping Landscape Ecology Beekeeping

Rick Relyea

Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project; & David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Researches community ecology, ecotoxicology, phenotypic plasticity, forest inputs to wetlands, disease ecology, and invasive species

Aquatic Biology Animal Behavior Evolution Environmental Science Ecology

Trevor Zink, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Sustainability, College of Business Administration; Director, University Honors Program · Loyola Marymount University

trevor.zink@lmu.edu

Corporate Social Responsibility Life Cycle Assessment Environmental Impacts of Recycling Sustainability

Darren Rumbold, Ph.D.

Expert in landscape-scale ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Darren Rumbold is an expert in environmental toxicology and mercury in estuarine and coastal systems.

Marine Ecology Ecological Risk Assessment Mercury Biogeochemistry and Biomagnification Environmental Toxicology Water Quality

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

Eric Vandernoot, M.S.

Astronomy & Physics Lab Coordinator · Florida Atlantic University

Eric Vandernoot operates FAU's Astronomical Observatory and teaches courses on Planetary Mechanics and Astronomy.

Telescopes Planetary Mechanics Astronomy Light Pollution Physics

Edward Mondor

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Ed Mondor specializes in Insect Ecology and Forensic Entomology.

Environmental Science Insect Ecology Forensic Entomology

Shane Vaughan

Chief Marketing Officer · Balihoo

Senior Marketing Executive - Media - Advertising - Technology

SEO PPC Brand Development

Thomas Ryden

Executive Director · MassRobotics

Thomas Ryden is an expert in creating businesses based on technology and has overseen the development of leading mobile robotics products.

Start-Ups Project Mangement Product Development Robotics Software Development

Sohvi Heaton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Strategic Management Dynamic Capabilities Corporate Reputation

Jennifer Kaiser

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Jennifer Kaiser examines the formation of air pollutants, with a focus on the emissions and chemistry of volatile organic compounds.

Development of Air Quality Monitoring Strategies Interactions of Biogenic and Anthropogenic Emissions Emissions and Chemistry of Air Pollutants Global Chemistry-Transport Modeling

Solène Delecourt

Assistant Professor · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Researcher focused on inequality in business performance

Management Business Performance Field experiments Entrepreneurship Discrimination

Laurie Orlov

Founder and Principal Analyst · Aging in Place Technology Watch

Industry Analyst and Thought Leader, Technology for Aging in Place

Technology Aging

Meng Cong

Manager, Market Insights and Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Meng Cong is the Manager of the Market Insights and Analytics team at IDC Canada

Smart Cities Risk Analysis Economics and Behaviour Forecasting & modeling Measurement Models