Workshop Participants


Max Blouw


Former President and Vice-Chancellor, Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON)


Richard Boudreault, FCAE


Chairman, Sigma Energy Storage (Montréal, QC)

Judy Fairburn, FCAE


Past Board Chair, Alberta Innovates; retired EVP Business Innovation & Chief Digital Officer, Cenovus Energy Inc. (Calgary, AB)

Tom Jenkins, O.C., FCAE


Chair of the Board, OpenText Corporation (Waterloo, ON)


Sarah Kaplan


Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and Distinguished Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)


Jean-Michel Lemieux


Senior Vice President of Engineering, Shopify Inc. (Ottawa, ON)

Elicia Maine


Academic Director and Professor, i2I, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC)

Kathy Malas


Innovation Platform Manager, CHU Sainte-Justine (Montréal, QC)

John L. Mann, FCAE

Owner, Mann Consulting (Blenheim, ON)


Jesse Rodgers


CEO, Volta Labs (Halifax, NS)


Creso Sá

Professor of Higher Education, and Director, Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)


Dhirendra Shukla


Professor and Chair, J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Engineering, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)


Dan Sinai

Senior Executive, Innovation, IBM Canada (Toronto, ON)


Valerie Walker


Vice President, Talent and Skills, Business Council of Canada (Ottawa, ON)


J. Mark Weber

Eyton Director, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business, University of Waterloo
(Waterloo, ON)

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