Because innovation cannot be halted by a global pandemic

1,000 investors, 1,250 startups, 1,250 journalists, 500+ speakers and 40,000 attendees from 100 countries are all set to connect at COLLISION 2021- the world’s biggest tech conference and gathering of intellectual minds.

The two-day event originally scheduled to hold in Toronto, will now be virtual from April 20-22. Collision offers an unparalleled platform to make valuable connections, meet peers and mentors in various industries and build great community through networking.

A statement from the organizers noted that, “we live in challenging  times for tech and business. We’re welcoming the people who are tackling the big challenges facing industry today. Our content covers topics ranging from data science and content to auto tech and environmental sustainability. Although times may be uncertain, one thing remains true. There’s a simple power in people coming together.”

Collision gathers the most prestigious names in international media, attracting more than 1,250 journalists from publications including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, CNN Business, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. “Find the people and businesses relevant to you, and generate the leads that will bring value to your organization. HuffPost said.”

The schedule of speakers confirms that the Collision 2021 event is truly a global gathering of provocative ideas, brilliance, and investment dollars. Live-streamed would be sessions featuring business leaders, global policymakers and cultural icons.

Regardless of the physical- and many thanks to the digital-there would be no distance between attendees. Participants would have a chance to interact with other guests of the event in ways that might have been less feasible in an orthodox event setting. Participants will leave feeling inspired, educated and connected to a great community.

Elite speakers

Collision brings together world-leading experts from every industry touched by tech. The line up of elite speakers includes:

  • David Beckham (Bend it like Beckham): Global sports icon, entrepreneur, philanthropist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador
  • John Tory: Mayor of Toronto Under his leadership, Toronto has attracted significant investment and emerged as an undisputed global centre of innovation, technology and opportunity.
  • Ray Dalio: Co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund with around US$140 billion under management.Ray has also given over US$850 million for philanthropic purposes.
  • Biz Stone. Twitter co-founder, University of Oxford fellow and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
  • Fidji Simo. Head of the Facebook app, overseeing the development of and strategy for the app. This includes news feed, stories, groups, video, marketplace, gaming, news, dating and ads.
  • Chris Jaffe: YouTube vice president, with responsibility for emerging experiences, emerging markets, and community.
  • Chelsea Clinton: Vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.
  • Jim Whitehurst: IBM President, responsible for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software organization.
  • Rohit Prasad:  Head Scientist and Vice President of Amazon Alexa.
  • Jen Wong: Reddit’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing business strategy
  • Paris Hilton: CEO , entrepreneur and celebrity

Last minute VIP tickets, speakers’ schedule and additional info can be seen here

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