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The Collision 2023 Program Guide: A Glance at the Exciting Schedule

PROGRAM GUIDE: JUNE 28TH
09:35: CENTRE STAGE

Morning Breakout Startups with Ryan Donnelly, Founder Enzai | Aaron Erickson, Co-founder & CEO Orgspace | Adam Meghji, CTO & Co-Founder Peggy

10:00: AWS STARTUP LOFT

Scalability will save the world [Hosted by AWS] with Sam Ramadori

10:00: CITY OF TORONTO STAND | E158

International investment announcement with Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade Government of Ontario | Stephen Lund, CEO Toronto Global | Nicolas Vaudenay, Country Manager Anywr

10:00: DMZ | E281

University support for entrepreneurship with Desjardins

10:00: INTERAC CORP | E211

How digital payments can spark small business success with Leo Bailey, Director Interac

10:00: MASTERCLASS 1

How does a city become a hub for tech and innovation? [Hosted by Calgary Economic Development] with Brad Parry, CEO Calgary Economic Development | Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of Calgary, City of Calgary | Chloe Smith, CEO, Co-Founder Mercator AI

10:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Singapore: Where the future works [Hosted by Singapore] with Jeff Chia, Regional Director Singapore Economic Development Board | Ragy Thomas, Founder & CEO Sprinklr | Min Kim, Co-founder & COO Airfoil

10:00: STARTUP MASTERCLASSES

The startup CTO management handbook with Raif Barbaros, Investor Mistral Venture Partners

10:00 STARTUP SHOWCASE

The Future of Digital Marketing and Content Strategies with Danielle Graham, General Partner The Firehood | Nikki Hawke, Fractional CMO The 2045 Collective | Austin Please, Founder & CEO Galactic Gaylords Inc.

10:00: WOMEN IN TECH LOUNGE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY RBC

A fireside chat about technology, sustainability and investing in responsible AI

10:15: CENTRE STAGE

Opening remarks with Brigitte Truong, Multimedia Host & Producer Freelance

10:30: CENTRE STAGE

How AI Is changing the world with Colin Murdoch, Chief Business Officer Google DeepMind

10:30: FULLSTK

Opening remarks with Phil Mataras, Founder & CEO ar.io

10:30: MASTERCLASS 2

Trusted tech: Data ethics in practice [Hosted by TELUS Data & Trust] with Jesslyn Dymond, Director of Data Ethics TELUS | Nathan Kinch, Sociotechnology Ethicist TELUS

10:30: MASTERCLASS 4

How to prevent cyberattacks and threats [Hosted by Cisco] by Claudio Lener, Product Manager Cisco

10:30: PANDACONF

Opening remarks with Cat How, Founder, CEO & Executive Creative Director How&How

10:45: FOURTH ESTATE

Opening Remarks with Noel Toolan, Founder Katalest

10:45: FULLSTK

Building an AI unicorn: Lessons learned with Abhinai Srivastava, Founder & CEO Mashgin

10:45: PANDACONF

Customer boom: Your profit-scaling adventure begins here with Jon Davids, Founder & CEO Influicity

10:45: SAAS MONSTER

Opening Remarks with Mandy Gilbert, Founder & CEO Creative Niche

10:50: CENTRE STAGE

Fostering tech innovation in Canada with François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science & Industry Government of Canada | Jeff Shiner, CEO 1Password | Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder, President & COO Cloudflare

10:50: GROWTH SUMMIT

Opening Remarks with Davin Gnanapragasam, Partner KPMG

10:59: GROWTH SUMMIT

Digital identity: Placing you at the core with Elena Dumitrascu, Co-founder & CTO Credivera

The Collision 2023 Program Guide: A Glance at the Exciting Schedule

11:00: AWS STARTUP LOFT

Accelerating access to research funds with the help of AI [Hosted by AWS] with Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, President & CEO, Founder, Profound Impact

11:00: DMZ | E281

Untapped startup potential in the Caribbean, and women in leadership

11:00: FOURTH ESTATE

Navigating the ethical landscape of generative AI and journalism with Gideon Lichfield, Global Editorial Director Wired | Harry McCracken, Global Technology Editor Fast Company | Traci Mabrey, General Manager Factiva at Dow Jones

11:00: FULLSTK

Is the engineer dead? with Anand Kulkarni, CEO Crowdbotics | Maxim Fateev, Co-founder & CEO Temporal

11:00: MASTERCLASS 1

Unveiling your IT DNA and embracing green IT integration [Hosted by Zenika]

11:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Defending your business from cybercrime [Hosted by At-Bay] with Adam Tyra, GM of Security Services At-Bay | Larry Crocker, Head of DFIR At-Bay

11:00: PANDACONF

Design for community, not doomscrolling with Tom Verrilli, Chief Product Officer Twitch

11:00: PRESS CONFERENCE AREA

Press conference with Web Summit founder and CEO Paddy Cosgrave with Paddy Cosgrave, CEO & Founder Web Summit

11:00: ROUNDTABLES

Flexible payments, happy customers: Scaling strategies for success [Hosted by Tranch] with Philip Kelvin, Co-founder & CEO Tranch

11:00: ROUNDTABLES

Can biotech and tech help build products sustainably? [Hosted by BioHarvest Sciences] with Brian Cornblatt, Chief Medical Officer BioHarvest Sciences

11:00 SAAS MONSTER

How to do AI responsibly with Rebecca Parsons, CTO Thoughtworks

11:00: STARTUP MASTERCLASSES

Real-world fundraising strategies with Mark Volchek, Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital

11:00: STARTUP SHOWCASE

The Transformation of Consumer Goods with Danielle Graham, General Partner The Firehood | Jacey Schnarr, Founder Raised80s | Steven Vanloffeld, Founder & CEO eSupply Canada

11:00: VENTURE

Opening remarks with Sarah Millar, COO Diversity VC

11:00 CITY OF TORONTO STAND | E158

Toronto is the place for cleantech innovation with Peter McArthur, VP National Cleantech Lead RBCx | James Nowlan | Sue Talusan Director, Climate Impact Accelerator, MaRS Discovery District.

11:03: GROWTH SUMMIT

Building rapport in a synthetic world – using generative AI with Gregor Hofer, Co-founder & CEO of Speech Graphics

11:07: GROWTH SUMMIT

Blockchain’s answer to a US$10 trillion cybersecurity problem with David Carvalho, Founder, CEO & Chief Scientist, Naoris Protocol

11:11: GROWTH SUMMIT

The gamechangers: How the gaming industry leads the way in embracing cutting-edge tech with Olya Caliujnaia, Co-founder & CEO Sanlo

11:15: CENTRE STAGE

Gee, Wiz! Lessons from scaling to US$100m in revenue with Assaf Rappaport, Co-founder & CEO Wiz | Shardul Shah, Partner Index Ventures | Kia Kokalitcheva, Technology & VC Reporter Axios

11:15: GROWTH SUMMIT

What’s your most underutilized asset? Your tools with Ken Babcock, Co-founder & CEO Tango

11:15: Q&A

Q&A with media legend Alan Rusbridger with Alan Rusbridger, Board Member Oversight Board

11:15: SPORTSTRADE

Opening Remarks with Jenna Kurath, VP of Startup Partnerships & Head of Comcast NBCU SportsTech Comcast

11:15: VENTURE

Building for Gen Z with Chris Sawtelle, Co-founder & CEO CrossCheck Studios | Pocket Sun, Co-founder & Managing Partner
SoGal Ventures | Sheilla Mamona, Journalist Glamour UK

11:19: GROWTH SUMMIT

Driving impact through open-source developer tooling with Emre Baran, Co-founder & CEO Cerbos

11:20: FULLSTK

Why you should look beyond the ‘big three’ cloud providers with Tom Leighton, Co-founder & CEO Akamai Technologies | Anthony Green, Podcast Producer MIT Technology Review

11:20: PANDACONF

AI is not your master with David Meltzer, Founder & CEO David Meltzer Enterprises

11:20: SAAS MONSTER

Cybersecurity: Hitting hypergrowth in a recession with Christina Cacioppo, Co-founder & CEO Vanta | Sarah McBride, Reporter Bloomberg

11:23: GROWTH SUMMIT

Your intuition is wrong: Why you need experimentation to innovate with Vijaye Raji, Founder & CEO Statsig

11:25: FOURTH ESTATE

What’s next for the news on Twitter? Susan Li with Correspondent Fox Business with Heidi Chung, Media Analyst & Correspondent Variety | Chris Hannay, Business Reporter & Editorial Writer The Globe and Mail

11:27: GROWTH SUMMIT

Efficiency is green: Industrial autonomy for a safer and more efficient energy future with Vicki Knott, Co-founder & CEO CruxOCM

11:30: MASTERCLASS 2

Unleashing the power of the industrial metaverse [Hosted by Siemens] with Lucia Mirabella, Head of Research Group Siemens | Stuart McCutcheon, Global VP. Sales and customer success Siemens

11:30: MASTERCLASS 4

Standing out in the age of GenAI – past initial adoption [Hosted by CI&T] with Lucas Persona, Chief Digital Officer CI&T | Steven Cornell, Director of Product BEES

11:30: PANDACONF

Marketing in the metaverse with Carol Carpenter, CMO Unity | JD Durkin, Anchor TheStreet

11:30: PRESS CONFERENCE AREA

Press conference with FPV Ventures co-founders Wesley Chan and Pegah Ebrahimi with Wesley Chan, Co-founder & Managing Partner FPV Ventures | Pegah Ebrahimi, Co-founder & Managing Partner FPV Ventures

11:30: INTERAC CORP | E211

Checking out: Omnichannel payments

11:30: INTERAC CORP | E211

Checking out: Omnichannel payments with Shenela Tavarayan, Director, Product Development Interac Corp.

11:30: SPORTSTRADE

Betting on women’s sports with Lisa Leslie, Olympic Gold Medallist & WNBA Champion WNBA | Steve Argintaru, Freelance Journalist Freelance

11:31: GROWTH SUMMIT

Paperwork: The API to the world? with Mang-Git Ng, Founder & CEO Anvil

11:35: CENTRE STAGE

The new Benchmark for world-class startups with Sarah Tavel, General Partner Benchmark | Katie Roof, Reporter Bloomberg

11:35: GROWTH SUMMIT

The role of Semiconductors in modern society: Technologically and Geopolitically with Reza Chaji, Co-founder & CEO VueReal

11:35: VENTURE

The SVB aftermath: How safe is tech’s money? with Alfred Chuang, Co-founder & General Partner | Race Capital, Eva Ho General Partner Fika Ventures | Michael Yang, Managing Partner OMERS Ventures

11:39: GROWTH SUMMIT

Decarbonizing the material world with Ryan Gilliam, Co-founder & CEO Fortera

11:40: FULLSTK

AI is the key to unlocking the metaverse with Morgan McGuire, Chief Scientist Roblox

11:40: Q&A

Q&A with Tom Verrilli: Top tips for streaming and building communities with Tom Verrilli, Chief Product Officer Twitch

11:40: SAAS MONSTER

What happened to the ping pong table? with Tony Jamous, Co-founder & CEO Oyster HR | Joe Thomas, Co-founder & CEO Loom | Alicja Siekierska, Senior Reporter Yahoo Finance Canada

11:43: GROWTH SUMMIT

A concierge in your pocket with Jennifer Tremblay, CEO Dinr

11:45: DEVELOPER LOUNGE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AT&T

UX and design leads to product adoption with May Tee | J.M. Downey, Director of User Research AT&T

11:45: FOURTH ESTATE

The biggest stories of 2023 in tech with Steven Levy, Editor-at-large Wired | Jennifer Strong, Editorial Director MIT Technology Review | Nisha Patel, Senior Business Reporter CBC

11:47: GROWTH SUMMIT

The role of innovation and AI in outpacing the next outbreak with Kamran Khan, Founder & CEO BlueDot

11:47: GROWTH SUMMIT

The role of innovation and AI in outpacing the next outbreak with Kamran Khan, Founder & CEO BlueDot

11:51: GROWTH SUMMIT

Delivering a more human experience with Visual Intelligence and AI Eradj Khaidarov, Co-founder & CTO IrisCX

11:55: CENTRE STAGE

Using your platform for good with Sarah Wayne Callies, Actor, Director & IRC Ambassador International Rescue Committee | Tony Conrad, Partner True Ventures | Zachary Karabell, Founder The Progress Network

11:55: GROWTH SUMMIT

Navigating the B2B email marketing landscape in 2023: Essential statistics for every marketer with Michael Maximoff, Co-founder
Folderly

11:55: PANDACONF

Community as brand with Khalid El Khatib, CMO Stack Overflow | Laura Heisman, CMO VMware |Jennifer Hollett, Executive Director, The Walrus

11:55: SPORTSTRADE

The state of collectibles in 2023: Utility = viability with Baron Davis, Two-Time NBA All-Star NBA | Evan Vandenberg, Co-founder & CEO Dibbs

11:59: GROWTH SUMMIT

Fraud and anti-money laundering: Better together? with Jennifer Arnold, Co-founder & CEO MinervaAI

Toronto Collision 2023 final day program guide

12:00: AWS STARTUP LOFT

AWS Partner Hour: Navigating the frontiers of foundation models [Hosted by AWS], Nathan Lile Office of the CEO Stability AI

12:00: FULLSTK

The power of AI and no-code: What does it mean for the role of the developer? with Vlad MagdalinCo-founder & CEO Webflow | Jason Aten, Contributing Editor Inc. Magazine

12:00: MASTERCLASS 1

Building trust and confidence in your tech product [Hosted by Sage] with Aaron Harris, CTO Sage

12:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Fintech, Web3 and virtual assets startup opportunities in Hong Kong [Hosted by InvestHK] with Yat Siu, Co-founder & Executive Chairman Animoca Brands | Jayne Chan, Head of StartmeupHK
InvestHK | Karena Belin, Co-Founder AngelHub

12:00: Q&A

Come try Prime Roots’ plant-based deli meat with Kimberlie Le, Co-founder & CEO Prime Roots

12:00: ROUNDTABLES

Unleashing your creative potential: A guide to becoming a content creator and mastering the art of storytelling Hosted by Erik Struk, Content Creator YouTube & TikTok & Instagram

12:00: ROUNDTABLES

Building a Web3 economy and infrastructure by building and funding innovative technologies [Hosted by CryptoChicks] with Elena Sinelnikova, CEO CryptoChicks and MetisDAO Foundation

12:00: SAAS MONSTER

Riding the generative AI wave in SaaS with Arvind Jain, CEO
Glean | Rathi Murthy CTO Expedia Group | Anthony Green, Podcast Producer MIT Technology Review

12:00: STARTUP MASTERCLASSES

Five common pitfalls of founder-led sales and how to avoid the with Bocar Dia, Managing Director Forum Ventures

12:00 STARTUP SHOWCASE

Medtech Innovations: The future of healthcare with Danielle Graham, General Partner The Firehood | Jesús Santana Rodríguez, President Polytone Laser Inc. | Devin Singh, CEO Hero AI

12:00: VENTURE

VC trends in turbulent times with Kyle Stanford, Senior Analyst & US Venture Lead, PitchBook

12:03 GROWTH SUMMIT

Beyond enterprise digital transformation: From process-centric to user-centric applications with Sol Eun, Co-founder & CEO Uiflow

12:05: FOURTH ESTATE

Objectivity v opinion: Can journalists truly be impartial? with Alan Rusbridger, Board Member Oversight Board | Rachel Corp, CEO
ITN | Chris Hannay, Business Reporter & Editorial Writer The Globe and Mail

12:07: GROWTH SUMMIT

Lean teams and growth machines with Clarke McKinnon, Co-founder & CEO The.com

12:10: SPORTSTRADE

Penny Oleksiak: Just keep swimming with Penny Oleksiak, Olympian Swimmer Canada | Andi Petrillo, Sportscaster CBC

12:11: GROWTH SUMMIT

How can Earth observation save lives and assets from devastating wildfires? with Thomas Gruebler, Co-founder & CEO OroraTech

12:15: CENTRE STAGE

Control is the new speed: Thriving in an AI-enabled world with Dave Rogenmoser, Co-founder & CEO Jasper | Gideon Lichfield, Global Editorial Director Wired

12:15: GROWTH SUMMIT

The B2B balancing act: Combining founders’ vision, consumer needs and high-end brands’ requirements with Giorgio Finzi, Founder & CEO 4Gift

12:15: VENTURE

How AI is transforming venture with Arjun Sethi, Co-founder & General Partner Tribe Capital | Steve Clemons, Founding editor-at-large Semafor

12:19: GROWTH SUMMIT

Telemetry, security and AI: The future of software development with Russ Whitman, CEO NodeSource

12:20: FULLSTK

How to build (and sell) products that users love – faster with Linda Lian, Co-founder & CEO Common Room | Christine Spang, Co-founder & CTO Nylas | Hope Cochran, Managing Director Madrona Venture Group

12:20: PANDACONF

Lunch

12:23: GROWTH SUMMIT

Bringing high-power compute to every household with Ash Koosha, Co-founder & CEO Oorbit

12:25: FOURTH ESTATE

How to foster a diverse newsroom culture with Danielle Belton, Editor-in-chief HuffPost | Amy Bernstein, Editor Harvard Business Review | Lisa Chang, National Television Personality Rogers Media

12:25: SAAS MONSTER

Developer-driven success: Unlocking your company’s potential with Bernadette Nixon, CEO Algolia | Milin Desai, CEO Sentry | Shensi Ding, Co-founder Merge

12:27: GROWTH SUMMIT

Scaling a startup in Latin America with Daniel Cuervo, Founder & CEO Carryt

12:30: MASTERCLASS 2

AI and creativity: What’s left for humans [Hosted by Sheridan College] with Nathaniel Barr, Professor of Creativity Sheridan College | Theresa Do, Senior Manager, Thought Leadership Strategy, RBC | Roehl sanchez, cco BIMM

12:30: MASTERCLASS 4

Scaling your business: Building a high-performance team [Hosted by David Meltzer Enterprises] with David Meltzer, Founder & CEO David Meltzer Enterprises

12:31: GROWTH SUMMIT

How to raise funds for your unsexy startup with Rodrigo Martinez, Founder & CEO Kolors

12:35: CENTRE STAGE

Finding the perfect co-founder with Tanis Jorge, Founder The Cofounder’s Hub | Edith Yeung, General Partner Race Capital | Meti Basiri, Co-founder & CEO ApplyBoard

12:35: GROWTH SUMMIT

Circularity in the built environment: Pathways and technologies for implementing a circular future with Sheida Shahi, Co-founder & CEO, Adaptis

12:35: SPORTSTRADE

The state of collectibles in 2023: Utility = viability with Baron Davis, Two-Time NBA All-Star NBA | Evan Vandenberg, Co-founder & CEO Dibbs

12:35: VENTURE

Tackling the VC diversity gap with Marlon Thompson. Founder & CEO Future Capital | Zhenni Liu, Partner MaC Venture Capital | Martina Fuchs, Business Correspondent Xinhua News Agency

12:39: GROWTH SUMMIT

Solving the greatest construction crisis of our time through innovation with Tim Angus, CEO & President Brickeye

12:40: Q&A

Q&A with Vancouver’s Mayor Ken Sim with Ken Sim, Mayor City of Vancouver

12:43: GROWTH SUMMIT

Unlocking success: Strategies for zeroing in on product-market fit with Mark Ghermezian, CEO Gynger

12:47: GROWTH SUMMIT

Using human-in-the-loop to deliver AI with purpose with Brian Ritchie, Founder & CEO kama.ai

12:51: GROWTH SUMMIT

Creating efficiencies in a US$1.4 trillion-a-year supply chain with Allan Bean, COO & CFO Trade Cafe Inc.

12:55: GROWTH SUMMIT

Live shopping: the revolution of retail with Etienne Du Jardin, Co-founder & CPO Mimo Live Sales

12:59: GROWTH SUMMIT

DevOps promised developer productivity. Developer experience delivered it with Kyle Campbell, Founder CTO.ai

12:59: GROWTH SUMMIT

The gender health data gap and the vaginal microbiome with Priyanka Jain, Co-founder & CEO Evvy

Toronto Collision 2023 final day program guide

13:00: AWS STARTUP LOFT

Healthier social networks are possible! [Hosted by AWS]

13:00: DMZ | E281

Japanese startup showcase with JETRO

13:00: INTERAC CORP | E211

Can open payments be the driver for boosting public transit ridership in Canada? with Richard Mills, Go to Market Director Interac

13:00: MASTERCLASS 1

Québec@Collision pitch competition [Hosted by Québec]

13:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Cloud 3.0: Are you ready for the next wave? [Hosted by EY] with Imran Ullah, Partner EY Consulting

13;00: ROUNDTABLES

Exploring generative AI and the metaverse [Hosted by Roblox] with Morgan McGuire, Chief Scientist Roblox

13:00: SIEMENS | E229

Create a better #TomorrowWithUs

13:00: VENTURE

The AI-ification of everything with Will Robbins, General Partner
Contrary | Leigh Marie Braswell, Partner Kleiner Perkins | Zachary Bratun-Glennon, General Partner Gradient Ventures

13:10: Q&A

Q&A with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak with Penny Oleksiak, Olympian Swimmer Canada

13:15: PLANET:TECH

Opening remarks by  Ally Karmali, Partner KPMG

13:21: CENTRE STAGE

Afternoon Breakout Startups with Leila Strickland, Co-founder & CEO Biomilq | Bryan Talebi, Co-founder & CEO Ahura AI | Kimberly Elliott, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer VoxNeuro

13:25: FULLSTK

Opening remarks by Ivan Burazin Chief Developer Experience Officer Infobip

13:25: PLANET:TECH

Water protector: Defending our sacred resource with Autumn Peltier, Indigenous Rights & Water Activist | Daisy Dunne, Special Correspondent Carbon Brief

13:30: FOURTH ESTATE

Opening Remarks with Michelle Manafy, Editorial Director of Digital Content Next

13:30: MASTERCLASS 2

Navigating the Future of Marketing & AI [Hosted by NPDigital Canada]

13:30: MASTERCLASS 4

How to Decentralize Any Frontend Using BOS [Hosted by Near] with Miao Jiang, Head of Product Proximity Labs

13:40: FULLSTK

Future of DevOps: Trends to watch with Todd Olson, Co-founder & CEO Pendo | Tamara Steffens, Managing Director Thomson Reuters Ventures | Jason Aten, Contributing Editor Inc. Magazine

13:45: CENTRE STAGE

Opening remarks with Sunil Sharma, Managing Director Techstars Toronto

13:45: FOURTH ESTATE

Journalism and (re)building public trust with Brian Tyler Cohen, Creator | Steve Clemons, Founding editor-at-large Semafor | Jennifer Hollett, Executive Director The Walrus

13:45: PLANET:TECH

Fermenting a sustainable future with Ryan Pandya, Co-founder & CEO Perfect Day | Guilherme Justino, Senior Editor Editora Globo

13:45: SAAS MONSTER

Mailchimp: You still write your own emails? wth Rania Succar, CEO Intuit Mailchimp | Alyssa Newcomb, Technology Contributor Freelance

13:45: WOMEN IN TECH LOUNGE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY RBC

Ask me anything: RBCx answers all your startup questions

14:00: AWS STARTUP LOFT

AWS Partner Hour: How to launch the next big thing, be the next disruptor and win as a tech founder [Hosted by AWS] with Amanda McQueen, CXO Kibsi | Tolga Tarhan, CEO Kibsi

14:00: CENTRE STAGE

Marketing in 2024 with Sairah Ashman, CEO Wolff Olins | Josh Richards, Founder & Chairman CrossCheck Studios | Jonathan Yaffe, Co-founder & CEO AnyRoad

14:00: CITY OF TORONTO STAND | E158

Beyond the arena: Sportstech and city building with Shane Kelly | Humza Teherany, Chief Technology & Digital Officer Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment | Mark Cohon, Chair Toronto Glibal

14:00: FULLSTK

How to design developer products well with Shane Curran, CEO Evervault

14:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Connecting climate action to your business [Hosted by South Pole]

14:00: PRESS CONFERENCE AREA

Press conference with NFL athlete and investor Kelvin Beachum with Kelvin Beachum, NFL Athlete & Investor Arizona Cardinals Football Club

14:00: ROUNDTABLES

Investment climate in 2023 and beyond: How to build effective investor relationships [Hosted by Wesley Clover] with Joshua Seerattan, Manager of Investor and Analyst Relations Wesley Clover

14:00: ROUNDTABLES

Economic downturn: What now? [Hosted by NextCorpo] with Bernhard Friedl, Co-Founder & Partner NextCorpo

14:00: SPORTSTRADE

Opening Remarks with Aaron Korolnek, Radio Host TSN

14:00: STARTUP MASTERCLASSES

Raising money in a downturn with Matan Hazanov, Managing Director Verstra Ventures

14:00: STARTUP SHOWCASE

The Impact Startup Showcase with Roy Morejon, President
Command Partners | Fatima Sultan, CEO Two Sisters on a Mission | Crystal Kuyumcu, CEO Exhale Aerosystems

14:05: FOURTH ESTATE

Generative AI: The next evolution in media with Nick Thompson, CEO The Atlantic | David Ewalt, Science & Technology Editor The Messenger

14:05: GROWTH SUMMIT

Opening Remarks with Davin Gnanapragasam, Partner KPMG

14:05: PLANET:TECH

Making waves: Investing in ocean sustainability for a better future with Deborah Brosnan, President Deborah Brosnan & Associates | Nathaniel “Nat” Bullard, Senior Contributor Bloomberg Green

14:05: SAAS MONSTER

Go big by going niche: Scaling vertical SaaS with Nicholas Romito, Co-founder & CEO VTS | Danielle Cohen-Shohet, Founder & CEO GlossGenius | Zhong Xu, Co-founder & CEO Deliverect

14:15: FULLSTK

The future of quantum computing with Christian Weedbrook, Founder & CEO Xanadu

14:15: GROWTH SUMMIT

Electrifying the cow with Joshua March, Co-founder & CEO SciFi Foods

14:15: SPORTSTRADE

From baskets to boardrooms: Unlocking data-driven performance with Shane Battier, 2012 & 2013 NBA Champion | Miami Heat, Andrew Herr, Founder & CEO Fount

14:20: VENTURE

Opening remarks with Christopher Gordon, Partner EY

14:25: CENTRE STAGE

How companies can invest in and retain women leaders with Lindsay Kaplan, Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer Chief | Susan Li Correspondent Fox Business

14:25: FOURTH ESTATE

Breaking news: The innovations shaping the newsrooms of tomorrow with Abbie Lundberg, Editor-in-chief MIT Sloan Management Review | Guilherme Ravache, Media Columinst Valor Econômico | Matt Frehner, Head of Visual Journalism, The Globe and Mail

14:25: PLANET:TECH

Farming with solar with Troy Helming, Founder & Chair Pristine Sun | Umair Irfan Climate Change Correspondent Vox

14:25: SAAS MONSTER

Make the physical economy SaaSy again with Shoaib Makani, Co-founder & CEO Motive | Tooey Courtemanche, CEO Procore Technologies | Martine Paris, Tech Contributor Forbes

14:26: GROWTH SUMMIT

Why AI governance is a competitive advantage with Navrina Singh, Founder & CEO Credo AI

14:30: FULLSTK

Shine a light on shadow IT: The future of managing risk: Christina Cacioppo, Co-founder & CEO Vanta | Rob Pegoraro, Contributor Fast Company

14:30: MASTERCLASS 2

Empowering founders to grow profitably [Akamai Technologies]

14:30: MASTERCLASS 4

Charting the course for a thriving Web3 ecosystem [Hosted by Near] with Joyce Yang, Investor global coin research | Steven Chien, GP Press Start Capital | Paul Hsu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Decasonic

14:30: PRESS CONFERENCE AREA

Press conference with two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis with Baron Davis, Two-Time NBA All-Star NBA

14:30: Q&A

Q&A with DeRay Mckesson: You have more power than you think  with DeRay Mckesson, Civil Rights Activist & Podcaster Pod Save the People

14:30: WOMEN IN TECH LOUNGE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY RBC

Talk and networking session: Powering the future of work with diversity of thought

14:35: VENTURE

Back to the future: Investing in deep tech with Seth Bannon, Founding Partner Fifty Years | Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner Fusion Fund | Kristin Ellis, Partner Lowercarbon Capital

14:37: GROWTH SUMMIT

Hyperscaling open-source AI: How small teams can out-innovate big tech with Ian Tien, Co-founder & CEO Mattermost

14:40: CENTRE STAGE

Gamebreakers: Gaming in 2023 with Tom Verrilli, Chief Product Officer Twitch | Morgan McGuire, Chief Scientist Roblox | Harry McCracken, Global Technology Editor Fast Company

14:40: SPORTSTRADE

From shoulder pads to gamepads with Juju Smith-Schuster, Super Bowl LVII Champ & Wide Receiver New England Patriots | Mike Vela, Founder & CEO World Champion Fantasy

14:45: PLANET:TECH

Harnessing AI to build climate resilience with Max Evans, Co-founder & CTO ClimateAI | Michelle Jobin Weather Anchor / Host, Producer & Spokesperson CTV Toronto / Freelance

14:45: SAAS MONSTER

Break the silo: Let’s chat about SaaS flow with Matt Biilmann, Co-founder & CEO Netlify| Christine Spang, Co-founder & CTO Nylas Vishal Sunak, Co-founder & CEO LinkSquares

14:48: GROWTH SUMMIT

The power of consumer experiences for B2B with Philip Kelvin, Co-founder & CEO Tranch

14:50: FOURTH ESTATE

Crisis reporting in the modern age with Subrata De, Global Head of News, Progamming and Development VICE | Sonia Verma, Editor-in-chief Global News | Molly Thomas, National Anchor & Correspondent Freelance

14:50: FULLSTK

The language roast: Finding the funny side of coding with Gautam Rege, Co-founder Josh Software

14:59: GROWTH SUMMIT

Operational leadership: Becoming a startup’s CEO to scale it with Jennifer Nuckles, CEO R-Zero

15:00: CENTRE STAGE

Safe travels: Building trust at Airbnb with Tara Bunch, Global Head of Operations Airbnb | Naba Banerjee, Director of Trust & Safety
Airbnb | Amy Bernstein, Editor Harvard Business Review

15:00: DEVELOPER LOUNGE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AT&T

Changing the engine while your plane is in the air with Jenny Brandmaier, AVP of Technology AT&T

15:00: ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION – ITA | E282

Aper-IT-ivo networking reception

15:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Startup growth: Balancing risk and reward [Hosted by University of Waterloo] with Moazam Khan, Director, Health Velocity | Adrien Cote, Executive Director Velocity | Akash Vaswani, General Partner Velocity Fund

15:00: Q&A

Q&A with TikTok sensation Josh Richards with Josh Richards, Founder & Chairman CrossCheck Studios

15:00: ROUNDTABLES

Raising money in Silicon Valley [Hosted by Aspenwood Ventures]
with Lars Leckie, Managing Director Government of the United States of America

15:00: ROUNDTABLES

GTM strategies for enterprise software [Hosted by Operator Collective] with Haley Daiber Brannan with Investing Partner Operator Collective

15:00: STARTUP MASTERCLASSES

A guide to navigating impact measurement and management with Olga Cruz, Senior Associate Good & Well

15:00: STARTUP SHOWCASE

EdTech Revolution and the Future of Education with Roy Morejon, President Command Partners Jeff Antoniuk, Founder, CEO JazzWire | Michel Shah, Founder The UpSkill Corporation Inc.

Toronto Collision 2023 final day program guide

15:00: VENTURE

Between a rock and a hard place: Growth-stage investing in 2023 with Sri Chandrasekar, Managing Partner Point72 Ventures | Cathy Gao, Partner Sapphire Ventures | King Goh, Partner Headline

15:05: FULLSTK

Reclaiming privacy: Empowering consumers and challenging big tech’s dominance with Andy Yen, Founder & CEO Proton | Jennifer Strong, Editorial Director MIT Technology Review

15:00 PLANET:TECH

Is artificial meat the new norm? with Joshua March, Co-founder & CEO SciFi Foods | Kimberlie Le, Co-founder & CEO Prime Roots | Chris Bryson, Founder & CEO New School Foods

15:00 SPORTSTRADE

Investaletes: The mogul effect with Kelvin Beachum, NFL Athlete & Investor Arizona Cardinals Football Club | Kai Bond, Partner Courtside Ventures

15:10: FOURTH ESTATE

Amplifying your voice to inspire action with DeRay Mckesson, Civil Rights Activist & Podcaster Pod Save the People | Kayla Grey, Sports Anchor TSN

15:10: GROWTH SUMMIT

Developers, dinosaurs and the fight against social media extinction with Gabor Cselle, Co-founder & CEO T2

15:10: SAAS MONSTER

Jasper AI: And then everything changed (again)… with Dave Rogenmoser, Co-founder & CEO Jasper | Jackson Fordyce, Assistant Editor of Term Sheet Fortune

15:20: CENTRE STAGE

Shopify and the future of commerce with Kaz Nejatian, COO & VP of Product Shopify | Kia Kokalitcheva, Technology & VC Reporter Axios

15:21: GROWTH SUMMIT

Why the unicorns of tomorrow lie behind marginalized leadership with Solo Ceesay, Co-founder & CEO Calaxy

15:25: FULLSTK

The workforce renaissance: Accelerating the next wave of productivity with LLMs with Ivan Zhang, Co-founder & CTO Cohere | Anthony Green, Podcast Producer MIT Technology Review

15:25: SPORTSTRADE

Tech for tech’s sake? with Jen Millet, CMO Golden State Warriors | Humza Teherany, Chief Technology & Digital Officer Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment | Aaron Korolnek, Radio Host TSN

15:25: VENTURE

Creator economy gold rush: The future of celebrity brands with Marc D’Amelio, CEO D’Amelio Brands | Mark Stenberg, Senior Media Reporter Adweek

15:30: FOURTH ESTATE

The future of broadcast news with Bill Owens, Executive Producer of 60 Minutes CBS News | Cristiana Sousa Cruz, Deputy Editor-in-chief Jornal Nacional (Globo) | Andree Lau, Senior Director of Digital News Publishing & Streaming CBC News

15:30: MASTERCLASS 2

Generating a new responsible tech development paradigm [Hosted by University of Waterloo] with Martin Ryan, Manager, Venture Development – ServiceNow Ventures ServiceNow with Jennifer Boger, Chief Science Officer & Adjunct Professor ESG.AI & University of Waterloo

15:30: MASTERCLASS 4

Korean tech startup pitch day [Hosted by KOTRA and AI Yangjae Hub]

15:30: PLANET:TECH

The new energy future: Digital and decarbonized with Kiran Bhatraju, Founder & CEO Arcadia | Nathaniel “Nat” Bullard, Senior Contributor Bloomberg Green

15:30: Q&A

Q&A with Super Bowl champ Juju Smith-Schuster, Super Bowl LVII Champ & Wide Receiver New England Patriots

15:30: SAAS MONSTER

Unleashing the power of mission-driven SaaS with Christopher Hopper, Co-founder & CEO Aurora Solar | Jenny von Podewils, Co-founder & Co-CEO Leapsome | Rhett Power, Columnist Forbes

15:32: GROWTH SUMMIT

Hypergrowth in a multi-billion dollar industry with Kassandra Pop, Founder & CEO Hive Social

15:40: CENTRE STAGE

Can we disrupt the climate crisis? with Ryan Pandya, Co-founder & CEO Perfect Day | Troy Helming, Founder & Chair Pristine Sun | Daisy Dunne, Special Correspondent Carbon Brief

15:43: GROWTH SUMMIT

Hypergrowth and scaling in global markets: How to approach new opportunities with Andrew McLeod, Co-founder & CEO Certn

15:45: FULLSTK

How to turn bots from security risk to security advantage with Rajesh Ramanand, Co-founder & CEO Signifyd | Avery Pennarun, Co-founder & CEO Tailscale

15:45: VENTURE

UNICEF: Innovating to reach every child with Bo Percival, Senior Advisor of Innovation (Ventures), UNICEF | Stephanie Sy, Founder & CEO Thinking Machines | Spencer Horne, Founder Cloudline

15:50: PLANET:TECH

Climate displacement: A call to action with Kat Graham, Actress & Goodwill Ambassador UN Refugee Agency | Dana Hughes, Deputy Head of Communications UNHCR | Michelle Shephard, Journalist & Filmmaker CBC Podcast

15:50: SAAS MONSTER

Low-code in an all-code world with Edith Harbaugh, Co-founder & Executive Chair LaunchDarkly | Jai Das, Co-founder, President & Partner Sapphire Ventures | Patrick Jean, CTO OutSystems

15:54: GROWTH SUMMIT

Growing among giants in search and AI with Bryan McCann, Co-founder & CTO You.com

15:55: FOURTH ESTATE

The continuing threat of misinformation with Kalev Leetaru, Founder GDELT | Kevin Donovan, Chief Investigative Reporter
Toronto Star | Kiran Nazish, Founding Director The Coalition For Women In Journalism

16:00: CENTRE STAGE

Where I’m putting my money in 2024 with Rebecca Kaden, General Partner Union Square Ventures | Arjun Sethi, Co-founder & General Partner Tribe Capital | Mary D’Onofrio, Partner Bessemer Venture Partners

Toronto Collision 2023 final day program guide

16:00: AWS STARTUP LOFT

How to hire and train early-career talent into your startup [Hosted by AWS] with Christine Samson, Manager, Startup Solutions Architecture AWS

16:00: MASTERCLASS 1

Game on: Delight customers with Twilio’s messaging API [Hosted by Twilio] with Rishab Kumar, Staff Developer Evangelist Twilio, Alex Goldman Developer Evangelist, Startups Twilio

16:00: MASTERCLASS 3

Tech paradox: Climate change v digital innovation [Hosted by Foresight Canada], Jeanette Jackson CEO Foresight Canada

16:00: Q&A

Q&A with entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO, D’Amelio Brands, Marc D’Amelio on building a family business with Marc D’Amelio, CEO D’Amelio Brands

16:00: STARTUP SHOWCASE

The Future of Work with Roy Morejon, President Command Partners | Darren Perlman Ceo Spotwork | Divine Adekanmbi CEO
Coverquick

16:05: FULLSTK

AI and the future of passwords with Jeff Shiner, CEO 1Password | Hessie Jones, Contributor Forbes

16:05: GROWTH SUMMIT

Using technology to scale climate resilience and purpose with Laura Zizzo, Co-founder & CEO Manifest Climate

16:05: VENTURE

What makes an Olympian of tech? with John Ruffolo, Founder & Managing Partner Maverix Private Equity | Janet Bannister, Founder & Managing Partner Staircase Ventures | Mark Ang, Co-founder & CEO GoBolt

16:10: PLANET:TECH

Spending US$1.1 trillion on climate tech: Beyond solar and EVs with Young Suk Jo, Co-founder & CTO Amogy

16:16: GROWTH SUMMIT

Deeper tech for deeper impact with Lionel Mora, Co-founder & CEO Neoplants

16:20: FOURTH ESTATE

Scaling the Peak with Brett Chang, CEO The Peak

16:25: CENTRE STAGE

In conversation with the Godfather of AI, Geoffrey Hinton Godfather of AI University of Toronto | Nick Thompson, CEO The Atlantic

16:25: FULLSTK

Making open source more equitable and secure with Max Howell, CEO tea | Justin Hendrix, CEO & Editor Tech Policy Press

16:30: MASTERCLASS 2

Does talent matter in a generative AI world? [Hosted by Capgemini] with Steven Karan, VP, Head of I&D Canada
Capgemini | Kevin Hawkins, Vice President, Human Resources TELUS Health

16:30: MASTERCLASS 4

Startup collaboration in industry: How to get started with Siemens [Hosted by Siemens] with Maria Schwarz, Communication Professional Siemens AG | Christian Kutscheid, Innovation Manager Siemens AG

17:00: CENTRE STAGE

PITCH semi-final with David Meltzer, Founder & CEO David Meltzer Enterprises | Dan Grimm, Head of New Product Development AT&T | Geena Jackson, Executive Producer, Creator & Core Judge Bears’ Lair

17:00: FULLSTK

The cost of embracing generative AI with Laurent Gil, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer Cast AI

18:00: STACKT MARKET

Wednesday After Hours, supported by Velocity Global | stackt market

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