Mark Schrutt

Strategic Advisor, Public Sector & Innovation Research · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Mark is a Strategic Advisor on innovation for IDC. He is an expert in the areas of digital transformation, analytics, and decision-making.

Innovation Data Decision-Making Analytics

Iglika Ivanova

Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher · Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC Office

Iglika Ivanova is Senior Economist and Public Interest Researcher at the BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Poverty Labour Economics Income Distribution Income Inequality Living Wage Policies

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Jason Bremner

Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Jason Bremner leads team of experts helping clients succeed in the software and services markets in Canada.

Precision Agriculture Outsourcing Enterprise Applications Cloud Services Digital Transformation

Joanne Frederick

President and CEO · Market Strategies

Proven Government Contract Strategist

Public Sector Healthcare Government Contracting Proposal Development

Andrew G. Campbell

Executive Director, Energy Institute at Haas · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Experienced energy professional, spanning private, public, and academic sectors

Public Policy Private Sector Energy Public Sector Energy Public Utilities

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

Gregory DeFreitas

Professor of Economics · Hofstra University

Prof. DeFreitas is an expert on labor studies.

Labor Economics Research Methods Urban Economics Microeconomics African Economic Development

Teresa Scassa

Professor, Faculty of Law · University of Ottawa

Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law

Legal issues in Digital Cartography Citizen Science Intellectual Property Freedom of Expression Open Government

Paddy McGuinness

Senior Advisor, London · Brunswick Group

Paddy McGuinness advises on crisis and resilience issues, providing senior counsel to clients on ever-evolving business and political risk.

Crisis Management Cyber Security National Secuirty UK Politics UK Business Trends

Peter Smith Ring, Ph.D.

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

Networks and Strategic Alliances Public Sector-Private Sector Collaboration Inter-organizational Relationships Strategic Management

Cedric de Leon

Associate Professor of Sociology / Director of the Labor Center · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cedric de Leon's research focuses on labor, race, and party politics in the United States, India and Turkey.

Labor Unions Comparative Historical Sociology Political Sociology Race and Race Relations

Paul Boothe

Professor · Ivey Business School

Experienced professor with a background in macroeconomics, international finance, debt management and public finance

Federal Strategy for Fiscal Arrangements Reform Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector Energy Security Business Sector Productivity in Canada International Finance

William Doyle

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education · Vanderbilt University

An expert on how geography affects higher education attainment and the state of the financial aid system in America.

borrowing trends Undergraduate Education Borrowing for college College affordability Higher Education Access

Lee Allen

Associate Professor · University of Memphis

Experienced presenter with over 20 years experience and expertise in educational technology leadership and teaching information sciences.

Online Teaching and Learning Technology as A Vehicle for Institutional Change Developing Communities of Practice in an Organization

Robert H. Edelstein

Professor Emeritus | Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate | Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Urban real estate economics and urban financial problems Property taxation and the role of the public sector Inter-linkages, securitization and globalization of real estate asset markets Design of optimal mortgage debt instruments and variable-rate mortgages Macroeconomic determinants of housing construction

Charles Venator-Santiago, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Venator-Santiago is an expert in US territorial law and policy with a focus on the history of citizenship

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Public Law Puerto Rico/US Law Territorial Legal History Latino Politics Political Theory

Tony Olvet

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

Group Vice President of the research domains team at IDC Canada

Canadian ICT Market Trends Digital Transformation IoT & Mobility Top Executive Priorities

Professor Imran Awan

Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology · Birmingham City University

Professor Imran Awan is one of the country’s leading criminologists and experts on Islamophobia and countering extremism.

Cultural and Critical Criminology Radicalization Hate Crime Islamophobia Terrorism

David LeDuc

Senior Director, Public Policy · Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

SIIA's Senior Director of Public Policy tracks the implementation & impact of e-Government policies that streamline how content is delivered

Cloud Computing Information Technology Public Policy Cybersecurity E-Commerce E-Government