David Stewart-Patterson

Vice-President, Public Policy · The Conference Board of Canada

No dragon in this den! Combining policy analysis & advocacy, the CBoC's VP of Public Policy enthusiastically supports young entrepreneurs

Public Policy

Kevin Lonergan

Research Manager, Security and Infrastructure · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Research Manager with IDC Canada focusing on IT security.

Routers Switches Networking Equipment Security Appliances Security Services

Sandra Ka Hon Chu

Director of Research and Advocacy · Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network / Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida

Human rights advocate for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV.

Hiv / Aids Prison health Drug Policy Harm Reduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law

Tamara Franz-Odendaal

Professor, Faculty of Biology, NSERC Chair Women in Science and Engineering- Atlantic Canada; Principal Investigator - Bone Development Laboratory · Mount Saint Vincent University

Developmental biologist / Anatomist; Advocate for the Advancement of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Morphology Embryology Molecular Biology Anatomy Genetics

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

Doug Smith

Principal · DSE Network Inc.

NHL Story - Author & International Speaker on Building Performance

Unlocking Performance High Performance Teams The Gift of Performance Phenomenal Outcomes The High Performance Brain

Susan Prentice

Professor · University of Manitoba

Professor Prentice's primary specialization is contemporary and historical childcare policy and advocacy

Social Inequality Social Change Systemic Discrimination Historical Sociology Childcare Policy

Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, FEC

Corporate Director · Electrical Safety Authority, Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada

Experience in speaking & media on topics of women in STEM, women on boards, engineering regulation, advocacy, governance, policy, education

Governance, Not-For-Profit Regulation of Engineering, Regulation of Electrical Safety Advocacy for Engineering Engineering Education, post-secondary and professional development

Tanner Mirrlees, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director, Communication and Digital Media Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Analyzing the economic and political drivers and impacts of creative industries and cultural goods around the world

Globalization Political Communication Popular Culture Cultural Industries Cultural Policy

Dena McMartin

Associate Vice-President · University of Regina

Dena McMartin has developed and supported numerous academic and research partnerships within the university and with international partners.

Stormwater Quality Agricultural Water and Environmental Performance Monitoring Source Water Protection and Planning Chemical-Free Water Treatment Solutions Extreme Water Events & Climate

Megha Kumar

Research Director, Software and Cloud Services · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Helping vendors navigate to compete in the 3rd Platform

Blockchain Business Buyer Behaviour Digital Transformation Cloud Services Software

Jane Rabinowicz

Executive Director / Directrice générale · USC Canada

NGO leader with expertise in seed, agroecology and nonprofit management / Leader d'ONG avec expertise en semences, agroécologie, et gestion.

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Semenciers Sécurité alimentaire Souveraineté alimentaire Circuits courts de commercialisation agricole

Tracie O. Afifi

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences · University of Manitoba

Dr. Afifi's research interests are in the areas of child maltreatment and problem gambling.

Problem Gambling Domestic Violence Physical Punishment Child Maltreatment Sociology

Toba Bryant, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Social scientist urges improved employment and housing policies to enhance health and social well-being

Social Determinants of Health Health and Social Policy Change Women's Health Income Housing

Warren Shiau

Research Vice-President · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Warren Shiau is a Research Vice-President with IDC Canada.

Analytics Qualitative Market Research Business and Consumer Buying Behaviour PR/communications support Thought leadership research

Yvon Audette

Partner, Advisory Services, Management Consulting · KPMG

Information Technology specialist with a proven reputation for assisting clients across multiple industries improve their IT organization

It Cost Optimization It Due Diligence and Integration/Separation It Strategy Green IT It-Enabled Business Transformation

Martha Jackman

Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section · University of Ottawa

Martha Jackman specializes in constitutional law, with a particular focus on issues relating to women and other marginalized groups

Constitutional Law Charter of Rights Women Marginalized Groups Access to Health Care

Bryan Segal

Senior Vice President · comScore

Segal brings over 20 years of business development, operational acumen, and client relationship expertise to his role at comScore.

Strategic Planning Market Research Business Development Media and Technology Digital Media

Dr. Ron Dembo

Founder and CEO · Zerofootprint Software Inc.

Easily filling even the biggest shoes and still leaving no mark, the CEO of Zerofootprint developed software to reduce environmental impacts

Energy Management Carbon Measurement and Management Renewable Energy Green Buildings Enterprise Risk Management

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