2017 ONWARD Summit

2017 ONWARD Summit

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SW
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Discover cutting-edge ideas that will move your business forward and keep you one step ahead.

Challenge assumptions. Challenge thinking. Challenge everything at ONWARD Summit 2017. Move your business forward and discover new possibilities.

ONWARD is two half-days that bring together some of the smartest minds in business, innovation, technology and global trends.

Gain insight into the direction our world is going and be inspired.

From new modes of transportation that will change the way we live, to self-learning computers that mimic the human brain, to disruptive marketing and emerging technology that is transforming economies on a global scale, you will learn about cutting edge ideas that will keep you one step ahead.

Meet some of today’s most innovative thinkers and challenge the way you do business.

Schedule

Monday, June 5, 2017 (1:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm REGISTRATION
1:30 pm – 2:50 pm OPENING KEYNOTE
Ryan Holiday, Growth-hacking Marketing Juggernaut
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Bryan de Lottinville, Founder & CEO, Benevity Inc.
3:00 pm – 3:05 pm CALGARY SUCCESS STORY: Lending Arch
3:05 pm – 3:45 pm CONNECT LOUNGE
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm VANTAGE POINT: Energy innovation
 

You'll hear from:

  • Judy Fairburn, Executive VP Safety and Chief Digital Officer, Cenovus
  • Linda Coady, Chief Sustainability Officer, Enbridge
  • Arlene Strom, VP Sustainability & Communications, Suncor Energy
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm NANOSCALE
Carlo Montemagno, Ingenuity Lab
4:30 pm – 4:50 pm COFFEE TALK: The future of food
Diane Francis, Award-winning writer, journalist, author
4:50 pm – 5:30 pm ACCELERATION: Hyperloop
Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm SIPS 'N' SUCH

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (7:15 am – 12:10 pm)

7:15 am – 8:00 am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:10 am – 8:50 am VANTAGE POINT: Fintech
 

You'll hear from

8:50 am – 9:00 am ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Cyber Security
Dave Masson, Country Manager for Canada, Darktrace
9:00 am – 9:10 am CALGARY SUCCESS STORY: Imaginea Energy
Suzanne West, President & CEO, Imaginea Energy
9:10 am – 9:25 am IGNITE
 

You'll hear from

9:25 am – 9:35 am CALGARY SUCCESS STORY: Mayfair
Jackie McAtee, VP of Marketing & Patient Experience, Mayfair
9:35 am – 9:50 am ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Watson
Debbie Landers, VP Cognitive Solutions, IBM Canada
9:50 am – 10:00 am CONTEXTUALIZATION
Simon Raby, Director, Think BIG / Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Bissett School of Business / Author
10:00 am – 10:40 am CONNECT LOUNGE
10:30 am – 12:00 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE
Salim Ismail
, Chairman, ExO Works / Board Member, X Prize / Founding Executive Director, Singularity University / Author