Andrea Kirkwood

Associate Professor · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Aquatic Ecology | Algae | Water Research | Water Quality | Water Pollution | Invasive Species | Environmental Microbiology

Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Invasive Species Algae algal blooms blue-green algae

Monica Rix Paxson

Publisher | Author · Relentlessly Creative Books

Author and Publisher Living the Internet Lifestyle

Medical Tourism Marketing to North Americans Mexico

Chamille Weddington

Director of Marketing & Promotions · Out the Box Promotions

Educator, Marketing Strategist & Social Entrepreneur who enjoys analyzing and discussing unique and unexpected products and entities.

Product Positioning Small Business Growth New Product Promotion Special Events Effective Promotion Marketing

Laura Killam

Registered Nurse/Nursing Professor · Cambrian College

Passionate about personal development, nursing, research, supporting student success, innovative teaching, and relationship development.

Professional Ethics Research Methodologies Knowledge Application Student Success Innovating Learning

Prof. Keith Ambachtsheer

Director Emeritus · International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM)

Prof. Ambachtsheer has consulted on the design, governance, and investment policies of retirement income systems since 1985.

Public Policy Analysis Work Pensions Human Rights

Sridhar Balasubramanian

Professor of Marketing, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School · UNC-Chapel Hill

Sridhar Balasubramanian is an award-winning professor of marketing.

Marketing Innovation Marketing Strategies Human Resource Management Education and Training

Brad Staats

Professor of Operations, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School · UNC-Chapel Hill

Brad Staats studies the behavioral science of productivity and teaches analytics, operations and project management at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Healthcare Productivity Process Improvement Analytics Learning

Nandini Gupta

Associate Professor of Finance · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Nandini Gupta researches empirical corporate finance with a focus on politics, privatization, financial market reforms, and labor.

Financial Market Reforms Lobbying Political Economy Privatization Media Bias

Dr. Frances Westley

JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo · Social Innovation Generation

Putting the SOCIAL in change is the JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at SiG@Waterloo, which builds capacity for social innovation

Sustainable Development Social Innovation Social Finance Engagement and Social Change Social Innovation and Resilience

Ken Greenberg

Principal · Greenberg Consultants Inc.

Can you see what I see? Engage your imagination and improve your community with Greenberg Consultants award-winning urban designer

Urban Planning Green Development Sustainable Development Green Architecture Transforming Cities

David Neale

President · Neale and Associates

Highly regarded personality in the content, wireless and telecommunications industry whose knowledge comes with no strings attached!

Digital Media Mobile Technology Software for Mobile Devices Wireless Technology Iptv

Sue McGill

Executive Director & Co-founder · JOLT Accelerator at MaRS Discovery District

The Kickstarter! Moving from idea through to planning and then on to successful implementation, Jolt's Executive Director makes it happen

Digital Media Mobile Technology Emerging Technologies 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

Sam Angus

Partner, Corporate Group · Fenwick & West LLP

Entrepreneurship and venture financing for start-ups have been long-standing specialties for this lawyer and conference panel moderator

Start-Up/Venture-Backed Companies Equity and Debt Financings Mergers and Acquisitions Securities Matters Intellectual Property Licensing

Ryan Poissant

Senior Advisor: IT, Communications & Entertainment Practice · MaRS Discovery District

When it's time for your growth-oriented, technology-focused company to get in the game, you can rely on the Tech Start-up Coach from MaRS

Entrepreneurship Ecommerce Wireless Technologies Marketing and Business Development

Mark Zimmerman

Advisor: IT, Communications and Entertainment · MaRS Discovery District

The Entrepreneurs Lifeguard! Experienced advisor who has successfully steered many start-ups through the rough seas of business development

Start-Ups Product Strategy Software as A Service Entrepreneurship Product Management

Robin Cox

Research Director and Professor · ResilienceByDesign Research Lab and Royal Roads University

Robin Cox's expertise includes the psychosocial dimensions of disasters, disaster resilience, and traumatic stress and coping.

Resilience Higher Education Community Resilience Disaster Psychosocial Response Stress and Coping

Craig M. Wheeland, PhD

Vice Provost for Academics; Professor of Public Administration · Villanova University

Craig M. Wheeland , PhD, is an expert in urban politics, local government, and public administration.

Public Administration Urban Politics Local Government Higher Education Academic Integrity

Edward Sweeney

Professor of Logistics & Systems · Aston University

Ed Sweeney leads a multidisciplinary group of academics with interests in logistics, transport, supply chain systems and allied fields.

Supply Chain Learning Logistics Supply Chain Design and Integration Environmentally Sustainable Third Party Logistics Logistics and Supply Chain

Dr. Prakash Tyagi

Executive Director of GRAVIS and Founder-Director of GRAVIS Hospital · GRAVIS

In his academics, he has studied Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and International Public Health.

Reproductive Health Disaster Risk Reduction Geriatric Medicine Medicine Public Health