Sunday, November 15, 2020

Online Event - MaRS Impact Week 2020

The first-ever MaRS Impact Week will take place from November 39 - December 4, 2020 and it will tackle some of society's greatest challenges — from smart cities and climate moonshots to ESG investing and creating a fairer version of capitalism. This five day immersive online event is Canada's leading conference. It is for people who believe that innovation can create a better world 

MaRS Impact Week will present multipronged approaches to tackle the enormous challenges the world is facing including climate change, COVID-19, soaring unemployment, and increasing inequality. This is an event where profit meets purpose, a place to discuss the future of green technologies, and ways of scaling innovations to achieve a meaningful global impact. This event will address these issues through conversation and informative breakout sessions.

The MaRS event will host thousands of innovators from across the globe who will engage in deep discussion on the most pressing technological challenges of our time. They will share the models, trends and strategies that are helping build a better, more sustainable future. Attendees can learn from visionaries who are reshaping markets to leverage business and private capital for social good.

The event will be attended by more than 5,000 people including top entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and media from across North America. .Attendees will benefit from unique learning opportunities including 80 sessions exploring the most pressing technology issues of our time host more than 100 inspiring speakers and thought leaders from across the globe including some of the biggest names in the tech, innovation and impact sectors. 

SPEAKERS

  • David Frum, The Atlantic
  • Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington
  • Roger L. Martin, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital
  • Nicole Stott, NASA
  • Laia Bonet, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona
  • Claudette McGowan, TD and CILAR
  • Gillian Tett, Financial Times
  • Farhaan Ladhani, Digital Public Square
  • Matt Peterson, Amazon Climate Pledge Fund
  • Amanda Hall, Summit Nanotech
  • Annette Verschuren, NRStor
  • Yung Wu, MaRS Discovery District
  • Nathaniel Lowbeer-Lewis, Spring Lane Capital
  • Anna Maria Tremonti, CBC
  • Colin Lynch, TD Asset Management
  • Melanie Nakagawa, Princeville Capital
  • Jessica Matthews, Uncharted Power
  • Adrianna Alterman, Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund
  • Chris Reid, Ekona Power
  • Kirsten Marcia, DEEP Corp
  • Karamdeep Nijjar, iNovia Capital
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon, Cascade Institute
  • Lisa DeMarco, DeMarco Allan
  • David Bank, ImpactAlpha
  • Kathryn Wortsman, Amplify Capital
  • Martin Regg Cohn, Toronto Star
  • Adam Jagelewski, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
  • Bill Young, Social Capital Partners (SCP)
  • Jill Schnarr, TELUS
  • Anne-Marie Lévesque, FinDev Canada
  • Ellen Carey Maginnis, UNDP
  • Ken Cartmill, LED Roadway/Livable Cities
  • Valerie Chort, RBC Foundation
  • Blair Miller, TELUS
  • Sucheta Rajagopal, Mackie Research Capital Corp
  • Mark Wiseman, AIMCo
  • Robert Greenhill, Global Canada Initiative
  • Allison Spector, Nuveen
  • Jason McFarlane, MaRS Discovery District
  • Santhosh Kumar Madathil, Wipro
  • Jim Bildner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Stacy Kauk, Shopify
  • Sacha Sawaya, Litmus Automation
  • Margot Brandenburg, Ford Foundation
  • Lindsay Saldanha, OPTrust
  • Alex Ryan, MaRS Discovery District
  • Marcius Extavour, XPRIZE
  • Sandra Odendahl, Scotiabank
  • Sally Boulter, ImpactAssets
  • Leah Nguyen, TELUS, Paul Bottero
  • Inmotive, Annesley Wallace
  • OMERS Administration Corporation, Ryan Wong
  • Visier, Shannon Rohan
  • Janelle Goulard, Pangaea Ventures
  • David Bowden, MaRS Discovery District
  • Michelle McBane, StandUp Ventures
  • Brian Gallant, Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation
  • Matt O’Hayer, Vital Farms
  • Clara Barby, Impact Management Project
  • Hannah Sung, Journalist
  • Rehana Nathoo, Spectrum Impact
  • Kelly Gauthier, Rally Assets
  • Tyler Hamilton, MaRS Discovery District
  • Phyllis Costanza, UBS Optimus Foundation
  • Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText
  • Eric Toone, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Dennon Oosterman, ReDeTec
  • Hon. Seamus O’Regan, Natural Resources Canada
  • Farah Brunache, Lagatos
  • Manjula Selvarajah, CBC Radio
  • Tom Rand, ArcTern Ventures
  • Tim Bray, Software technologist
  • Ilse Treurnicht, Triphase
  • Caitlin Rosser, Calvert Impact Capital
  • Evelyn Allen, Evercloak
  • Rob Niven, CarbonCure
  • Allyson Hewitt, MaRS Discovery District
  • Angelique Ahlstrom, Flash Forest
  • Alexandra Tavasoli, Solistra
  • Grant Strem, Proton Technologies
  • David Arsenault, Effenco
  • Alex Zakreski, Parity
  • Kim Furlong, CVCA
  • Riya Mehta,Virtuary
  • Vik Pant, NRCan
  • Ashlee Cunsolo, Labrador Institute of Memorial University
  • George Palikaras, Metamaterial
  • Ibraheem Khan, Smarter Alloys/Extract Energy
  • Joshua Wong, Opus One Solutions
  • James Larsen, e-Zinc
  • Russell Pullan, Havelaar
  • Sam Ramadori, BrainBox AI
  • Nelson Switzer, Climate Innovation Capital
  • Sasha Sud, MaRS Discovery District
  • Jodie Morgan,GreenMantra
  • Jane Kearns, MaRS Discovery District
  • Pierluigi Buonicore, EDC
  • Jason Robinson, Evoco
  • Navneet Alang, Toronto Star
  • Curtis VanWalleghem, Hydrostor
  • Marty Reed, Evok Innovations
  • Mike McCreless, Impact Management Project
  • Melanie McClare, Swirltex
  • Gareth Brown, Clir Renewables
  • Kostya Khomutov, GBatteries
  • Danielle Graham, Sandpiper Ventures
  • Ajay Kochhar, Li-Cycle
  • Stéphane Germain, GHGSat
  • Mike Kelland, Planetary Hydrogen
  • Susan Rohac, BDC
  • Alasdair Maclay, Global Steering Group
  • Jason Switzer, Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance
  • Dave King, Denvr Dataworks
  • Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics
  • Nivatha Balendra, Dispersa
  • Remi Desa, Pantonium
  • Ken Hartwick, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
  • Steve Oldham, Carbon Engineering
  • Katie Ellias, JDRF T1D Fund
  • Kia Kavoosi, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
  • Kathleen Gnocato, MaRS Discovery District
  • Aisha Bukhari, MaRS Discovery District 
  • Asvini Keerawella, MaRS Discovery District
  • Jason Sukhram, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
  • Sarah Martin, MaRS Discovery District
  • Sarah Kearney, Prime Coalition
  • Vinod Rajasekaran, Future of Good
  • Stephanie Emond, FinDev Canada
  • Radana Crhova, Government of the United Kingdom
  • Paul Musto, Siemens PLM Software
  • Cliff Prior, Global Steering Group
  • Louise Savell, Social Finance
  • George Serafeim, Harvard Business School
  • Kristin Romaine, VertueLab

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