Dave Pearson

Research Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Research VP for IDC Canada's Infrastructure Solutions Research Group

Platform as a Service Enterprise Storage Datacentre Networking Big Data and Analytics Infrastructure

Hiba Baroud

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert in risk, reliability and resilience of critical infrastructure against climate change and natural disasters, particularly flooding.

Climate Change Flood Mitigation Natural Disasters Resilience modeling Interdependent Systems Data Analytics

John S. Haythorne

Partner · Dentons Canada LLP

As a lawyer and Registered Professional Engineer, John brings unparalleled expertise and knowledge to P3, construction and infrastructure.

Construction & Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Health & Healthcare Law and Policy Transportation Law Architecture and Engineering

Robert Traver, PhD

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director of the Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Robert Traver, PhD, PE, WRE, is an expert on green stormwater infrastructure.

Stormwater Management Bmp Green Infrastructure Urban Watersheds Flooding Water Resources

Brett Frischmann, JD

Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics | Charles Widger School of Law · Villanova University

Brett Frischmann, JD, is a renowned scholar and expert in intellectual property, surveillance, internet law and net neutrality.

Autonomous Vehicles Net Neutrality Internet Law Infrastructure Information Law

Mr. Grant A Donald

Creative Director · Silk Tree International

Design for an ageing population

Design guidelines and policy development Landscape Design Urban Design Master Planning

Dan Work

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert in self-driving cars and traffic management.

Adaptive Cruise Control Traffic Inverse modeling Connected and autonomous vehicles Traffic estimation and control

Janey Camp

Research Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering · Vanderbilt University

Expert on climate change and interactions of nature and infrastructure.

Global Warming Land use GIS Precipitation Stem

Amir AghaKouchak

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering · UC Irvine

Amir AghaKouchak studies how climate change and variability influence extreme events (flood/drought/heatwaves) and compound hazards.

Climate Extremes Climatology Climate Change Flood Drought

Ronald Stein

Author · PTS Advance

To educate the public to be more energy literate.

Solar and Wind Energy Fossil Fuels Emissions and Chemistry of Air Pollutants electricity industry Renewable and Sustainable Biofuels

Jean Polfus

Postdoctoral Fellow · University of Manitoba

Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow working on caribou conservation in the NWT using non-invasive methods, traditional knowledge & sciart.

Ecology Ecology - Animal Movement and Space Use Conservation Biology Conservation Genetics Environmental Science

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

Anil Kapur

Managing Director · Global Infrastructure Advisory Services

Experienced, informative, and dynamic speaker who has extensive experience speaking at various multinational and US organizations worldwide

Globalization Global Strategy Corporate Strategy Global Financial Markets Infrastructure Financing

Joyce Kim

Stellar cofounder · Stellar

“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

Financial Inclusion Distributed Systems Nonprofit Leadership fintech Technology

Catherine Murray

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Enrolment Management, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences · Simon Fraser University

Dr. Murray is a professor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and member of the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities.

Communication Rights and Global Trade Broadcast Policy Cultural Infrastructure and Creative Cities Cultural Participation Cultural Practices

Peter Christensen

Assistant Professor of Art History · University of Rochester

Peter Christensen's specialization is modern architectural and environmental history of Germany, Central Europe and the Middle East.

Architectural design theory and history Critical Digital Humanities Historicism 19th Century Architectural History 20th Century Architectural History

Yogesh Shivhare

Senior Analyst, Security and Infrastructure · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Professional analyst with experience in Market Research and Advisory within the IT Infrastructure and security industry

Cybersecurity and Risk Management Network Infrastructure Datacentre Networking Enterprise Systems Market Research

Lawrence Surtees

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

Over forty years experience following new technologies and trends and providing thought leadership on the Canadian communications market

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

Ethan Zuckerman

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Communication and Information · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ethan Zuckerman's work focuses on building alternatives to the commercial internet.

Social Media Governance Technology and Social Change Digital Public Infrastructure Online Community Governance Social Media

Professor Dimitra Simeondiou

Professor of High Performance Networks and Director of the Smart Internet Lab · University of Bristol

Leading on mobile communications, 5G networks and the internet

Logistics Digital Transformation in Vertical sectors including smart cities optical communication IT Networks Telecommunications