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AI Québec

MME DESMARAIS

MME DESMARAIS

COPRSSIDENTE DU CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION

Dans les années à venir, l’industrie de l’intelligence artificielle connaîtra une croissance exponentielle au Canada, comparable à celle du multimédia dans les années 2010. Grâce à son immense bassin de talents et à des leviers qui soutiennent le développement de son écosystème, comme Scale AI, le Canada se distingue comme...

INNOVATE™ Montréal

Carl Baillargeon

Carl Baillargeon

Communications and Marketing Director - Technoparc Montréal

  English: It’s a park. It’s techno. The Technoparc is relaxed and peaceful. The site is also green. Very green. With a huge proportion of green space and protected zones, located between areas of concrete omnipresence, the feel of nature is flagrant and fragrant. A perfect setting for companies and...

INNOVATE® St. Louis

Dick Fleming

CEO - Community Development Ventures, Inc.

This headline accompanied Washington Post nationally-syndicated columnist Neal Peirce’s column on St. Louis, following the completion of our BioBelt Strategy in 2000. Then in 2019, economists from the  Brookings Institution noted that “To succeed in the global economy, cities must invest in what makes them unique.” My now 40+ year...

INNOVATE™ Vancouver

CAROL ANNE HILTON

CAROL ANNE HILTON

MBA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, INDIGENOMICS INSTITUTE

I am the CEO and Founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. I am of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. In leading the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- growing from a single word to an entire movement...

INNOVATE® Tampa Bay

Greg Ross Munro

Greg Ross-Munro

Founder And Chief Executive Officer - Sourcetoad

  Greg Ross-Munro, Founder And Chief Executive Officer – Sourcetoad That’s when one of the marketing managers from a completely different office walked over to chat with the IT director. She had an idea for integrating marketing data from the CMS into the shipboard signage system that was running on...

VOICES of the Future

DR. MICHAEL SINEL-FOUNDER/PHYSICIAN THERAPEUTICS

A VANGUARD OF THE FUTURE IN MEDICINE AND LONGEVITY

Dr. Mike Sinel is a luminary in medicine and health innovation, and his vision of the future embraces the spirit of togetherness and scientific exploration. Our conversation looks at the realities of medicine and longevity. A seasoned physician, a dedicated professor, a keen biohacker, and a dynamic entrepreneur — these...

LAUREN S MOORES

PHD DIGITAL INNOVATION LEADER, TEACHING FELLOW AT HARVARD BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROGRAM, USA FOR UNHCR

Digital transformation is a 20th century phenomena. As an early adopter of new technologies – and the digital age – I quickly embraced digital data structures and tend to think in data matrices, looking for the data keys to join data and discover new patterns. When I look to create...

INNOVATE® Georgia

DAVID HESS

MCG DEAN, AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY

The statistics are startling. Georgia routinely ranks in the top 10 states in the country in terms of population size and growth, yet we continue to rank near the bottom in the number of physicians per capita, at a dismal 41st. Recent data show that roughly 185 Georgians die from...

INNOVATION Quebec

LAYLA NASR

CEO, MAKILA AI

In both North America and Europe, collaboration between the communities of scientific research and professional practice plays a pivotal role in the advancement of knowledge that benefits society at large. When it comes to technologies, especially artificial intelligence, the diversity of skills and the wealth of knowledge from research communities...

INNOVATE™ Bengaluru

Prof. Vijay Chandru

Interdisciplinary cusps lead to innovation - Innovation Hub India

Mentor and Investor

Mentor and Investor “True tech innovation in India is happening in life sciences, nanoscience, chemistry, mechanical engineering and the like”, says Prof. Vijay Chandru, one of the earliest academics in India to move from an impressive career in academics to highly successful deep science entrepreneurship. “If you look at creativity...

INNOVATE® Tampa Bay

Jim Barnish

Jim Barnish

Jr. Thought Leader Of Morgan Hill Partners

Jim Barnish is a strategic change leader with over 15 years of leadership experience in global and integrated operations, M&A, and strategic go-to-market planning. Over the course of his career, Jim has successfully worked with companies undergoing roll-up mergers and acquisitions, accelerated business development, process improvement, change management, and operational...

INNOVATE™ Adelaide

NOEL J. LINDSAY

NOEL J. LINDSAY, PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMERCIALISATION, DEAN OF BUSINESS

THE PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IS UNDERPINNED BY INNOVATIONInnovation is a term frequently used but often not fully understood. Innovation occurs when something new is created that creates value. It is a key contributor toward improving productivity and quality of life. “Innovation” and “invention” are sometimes used...

VOICES of the Future

DR. MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

NAVIGATING THE WHEEL OF CHANGE

Professor Marshall Goldsmith stands as a paragon of leadership and executive coaching, his name synonymous with transformative change in business and personal development. As a two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 award for the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and the world’s #1 Executive Coach, his influence stretches across...

INNOVATION Quebec

MARIE CLAUDE LAGACÉ

DIRECTRICE PRINCIPALE, INNOVATION ET TRANSFORMATION SOCIALE

Plus jeune, j’adorais tous les jeux, du hockey bottine avec mon frère jusqu’au jeu d’échecs avec mon père. J’avais une certaine aversion pour l’ennuyant Monopoly, qui prenait invariablement fin lorsqu’une personne (habituellement ma sœur) provoquait la faillite des autres. Pas de tueur à démasquer, pas d’épique bataille navale, de dessins...

INNOVATE® Nashville

David Vulcano

Angel Investor

People are often surprised when they find out “Music City” is not just mega-music companies. In fact, the business ecosystem is very diversified in national and global business, and the greater Nashville area has many home-grown companies as well. The city is fertile soil for startup companies; many of our...

INNOVATE® New Jersey

Dr. Wayne Tamarelli, President - AWT Private Investments

Dr. Wayne Tamarelli

President - AWT Private Investments

As a CEO, entrepreneur, private company owner, and public company officer, Dr. Wayne Tamarelli’s 40+ years of experience have encompassed general management, entrepreneurship, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and many more. He also has investments in several wine industry businesses. His primary business activity is as a professional venture capital...

INNOVATE™ Flanders

FRANÇOIS DE VRIENDT

OWNER OF NEW VALMAR

Perspectives on InnovationTo thrive in today’s competitive business landscape, SMES must embrace automation and streamline all its processes to ensure cost-effectiveness and compatibility with other players in the market. At New Valmar, we understand this well and have made significant investments in cutting edge technologies that augment our Enterprise Resource...

AI Québec

STEVEN WEST

STEVEN WEST

PROFESSOR, CBE, DL.

On the 27th March I attended a meeting on campus with colleagues from the NHS, army logistics, architects, designers and building contractors. Over the next two hours we agreed the site was viable and the preferred option to support the region. I made the decision there and then to handover...

INNOVATE™ Vancouver

ROBERT MACKIE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BIOLYTICAL

The Changing Diagnostics LandscapeWith almost twenty years in the medical diagnostics industry, undoubtedly, one of the biggest impacts we’ve experienced has been COVID-19. From upending business models and shutting down the globe to forcing the world to rethink how we conduct business and even what products we make and how,...

INNOVATION Quebec

RÉMI QUIRION

SCIENTIFIQUE EN CHEF DU QUÉBEC

RÉMI QUIRION, SCIENTIFIQUE EN CHEF DU QUÉBEC, LUC SIROIS, INNOVATEUR EN CHEF DU QUÉBEC, SYLVIE PINSONNAULT, PREMIÈRE VICE-PRÉSIDENTE, STRATÉGIES, INNOVATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE. En ouverture du Sommet des accélérateurs, organisé par le Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec, Rémi Quirion, scientifique en chef du Québec, Luc Sirois, Innovateur en chef...

INNOVATE® Tampa Bay

Gregg Ross-Munro

Herding Cats & Coders

COMMUNICATING WITH TECHIES What to Look for in a Digital Agency Whether you want to augment an in-house team or bring an entirely new product to life, odds are, you’re going to entertain the idea of hiring an agency. By an “agency”, I mean everything from advertising companies offering digital...

VOICES of the Future

DR. ROD BERGER

NARRATIVES AT THE NEXUS

Dr. Rod Berger is the consummate storyteller. As a narrative mad scientist myself, I am but an amateur in the presence of Dr. Berger’s awe-inspiring talent. His views illuminate the corridors of tomorrow through the prism of today’s stories with foresight and wisdom. “My passion for storytelling began many years...

INNOVATE® Blockchain

JEFF CRANE

CEO AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, NFT THE MOVIE, LLC

One HeartCreating an NFT movie masterpiece to document inspiring stories made through NFT technology requires a shared vision, goal, and a dedicated team. Blockchain technology may be new to the world, but proven leadership and purpose-driven teams remain the driving heart of success in this novel industry and space. As...

INNOVATE™ Alberta

JEFF LAFRENZ

JEFF LAFRENZ

CEO, VIZWORX

Innovation is a way of looking at the world around us. It has no geographic limits. It has no age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or culture limits. It applies to every industry, every profession. It is about being curious and not accepting the status quo. It is about asking why...

MME DESMARAIS

MME DESMARAIS

COPRSSIDENTE DU CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION

Dans les années à venir, l’industrie de l’intelligence artificielle connaîtra une croissance exponentielle au Canada, comparable à celle du multimédia dans les années 2010. Grâce à son immense bassin de talents et à des leviers qui soutiennent le développement de son écosystème, comme Scale AI, le Canada se distingue comme...

Carl Baillargeon

Carl Baillargeon

Communications and Marketing Director - Technoparc Montréal

  English: It’s a park. It’s techno. The Technoparc is relaxed and peaceful. The site is also green. Very green. With a huge proportion of green space and protected zones, located between areas of concrete omnipresence, the feel of nature is flagrant and fragrant. A perfect setting for companies and...

Dick Fleming

CEO - Community Development Ventures, Inc.

This headline accompanied Washington Post nationally-syndicated columnist Neal Peirce’s column on St. Louis, following the completion of our BioBelt Strategy in 2000. Then in 2019, economists from the  Brookings Institution noted that “To succeed in the global economy, cities must invest in what makes them unique.” My now 40+ year...

CAROL ANNE HILTON

CAROL ANNE HILTON

MBA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, INDIGENOMICS INSTITUTE

I am the CEO and Founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. I am of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. In leading the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- growing from a single word to an entire movement...

Greg Ross Munro

Greg Ross-Munro

Founder And Chief Executive Officer - Sourcetoad

  Greg Ross-Munro, Founder And Chief Executive Officer – Sourcetoad That’s when one of the marketing managers from a completely different office walked over to chat with the IT director. She had an idea for integrating marketing data from the CMS into the shipboard signage system that was running on...

DR. MICHAEL SINEL-FOUNDER/PHYSICIAN THERAPEUTICS

A VANGUARD OF THE FUTURE IN MEDICINE AND LONGEVITY

Dr. Mike Sinel is a luminary in medicine and health innovation, and his vision of the future embraces the spirit of togetherness and scientific exploration. Our conversation looks at the realities of medicine and longevity. A seasoned physician, a dedicated professor, a keen biohacker, and a dynamic entrepreneur — these...

LAUREN S MOORES

PHD DIGITAL INNOVATION LEADER, TEACHING FELLOW AT HARVARD BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROGRAM, USA FOR UNHCR

Digital transformation is a 20th century phenomena. As an early adopter of new technologies – and the digital age – I quickly embraced digital data structures and tend to think in data matrices, looking for the data keys to join data and discover new patterns. When I look to create...

DAVID HESS

MCG DEAN, AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY

The statistics are startling. Georgia routinely ranks in the top 10 states in the country in terms of population size and growth, yet we continue to rank near the bottom in the number of physicians per capita, at a dismal 41st. Recent data show that roughly 185 Georgians die from...

LAYLA NASR

CEO, MAKILA AI

In both North America and Europe, collaboration between the communities of scientific research and professional practice plays a pivotal role in the advancement of knowledge that benefits society at large. When it comes to technologies, especially artificial intelligence, the diversity of skills and the wealth of knowledge from research communities...

Prof. Vijay Chandru

Interdisciplinary cusps lead to innovation - Innovation Hub India

Mentor and Investor

Mentor and Investor “True tech innovation in India is happening in life sciences, nanoscience, chemistry, mechanical engineering and the like”, says Prof. Vijay Chandru, one of the earliest academics in India to move from an impressive career in academics to highly successful deep science entrepreneurship. “If you look at creativity...

Jim Barnish

Jim Barnish

Jr. Thought Leader Of Morgan Hill Partners

Jim Barnish is a strategic change leader with over 15 years of leadership experience in global and integrated operations, M&A, and strategic go-to-market planning. Over the course of his career, Jim has successfully worked with companies undergoing roll-up mergers and acquisitions, accelerated business development, process improvement, change management, and operational...

NOEL J. LINDSAY

NOEL J. LINDSAY, PROFESSOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMERCIALISATION, DEAN OF BUSINESS

THE PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IS UNDERPINNED BY INNOVATIONInnovation is a term frequently used but often not fully understood. Innovation occurs when something new is created that creates value. It is a key contributor toward improving productivity and quality of life. “Innovation” and “invention” are sometimes used...

DR. MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

NAVIGATING THE WHEEL OF CHANGE

Professor Marshall Goldsmith stands as a paragon of leadership and executive coaching, his name synonymous with transformative change in business and personal development. As a two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 award for the #1 Leadership Thinker in the World and the world’s #1 Executive Coach, his influence stretches across...

MARIE CLAUDE LAGACÉ

DIRECTRICE PRINCIPALE, INNOVATION ET TRANSFORMATION SOCIALE

Plus jeune, j’adorais tous les jeux, du hockey bottine avec mon frère jusqu’au jeu d’échecs avec mon père. J’avais une certaine aversion pour l’ennuyant Monopoly, qui prenait invariablement fin lorsqu’une personne (habituellement ma sœur) provoquait la faillite des autres. Pas de tueur à démasquer, pas d’épique bataille navale, de dessins...

David Vulcano

Angel Investor

People are often surprised when they find out “Music City” is not just mega-music companies. In fact, the business ecosystem is very diversified in national and global business, and the greater Nashville area has many home-grown companies as well. The city is fertile soil for startup companies; many of our...

Dr. Wayne Tamarelli, President - AWT Private Investments

Dr. Wayne Tamarelli

President - AWT Private Investments

As a CEO, entrepreneur, private company owner, and public company officer, Dr. Wayne Tamarelli’s 40+ years of experience have encompassed general management, entrepreneurship, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and many more. He also has investments in several wine industry businesses. His primary business activity is as a professional venture capital...

FRANÇOIS DE VRIENDT

OWNER OF NEW VALMAR

Perspectives on InnovationTo thrive in today’s competitive business landscape, SMES must embrace automation and streamline all its processes to ensure cost-effectiveness and compatibility with other players in the market. At New Valmar, we understand this well and have made significant investments in cutting edge technologies that augment our Enterprise Resource...

STEVEN WEST

STEVEN WEST

PROFESSOR, CBE, DL.

On the 27th March I attended a meeting on campus with colleagues from the NHS, army logistics, architects, designers and building contractors. Over the next two hours we agreed the site was viable and the preferred option to support the region. I made the decision there and then to handover...

ROBERT MACKIE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BIOLYTICAL

The Changing Diagnostics LandscapeWith almost twenty years in the medical diagnostics industry, undoubtedly, one of the biggest impacts we’ve experienced has been COVID-19. From upending business models and shutting down the globe to forcing the world to rethink how we conduct business and even what products we make and how,...

RÉMI QUIRION

SCIENTIFIQUE EN CHEF DU QUÉBEC

RÉMI QUIRION, SCIENTIFIQUE EN CHEF DU QUÉBEC, LUC SIROIS, INNOVATEUR EN CHEF DU QUÉBEC, SYLVIE PINSONNAULT, PREMIÈRE VICE-PRÉSIDENTE, STRATÉGIES, INNOVATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE. En ouverture du Sommet des accélérateurs, organisé par le Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec, Rémi Quirion, scientifique en chef du Québec, Luc Sirois, Innovateur en chef...

Gregg Ross-Munro

Herding Cats & Coders

COMMUNICATING WITH TECHIES What to Look for in a Digital Agency Whether you want to augment an in-house team or bring an entirely new product to life, odds are, you’re going to entertain the idea of hiring an agency. By an “agency”, I mean everything from advertising companies offering digital...

DR. ROD BERGER

NARRATIVES AT THE NEXUS

Dr. Rod Berger is the consummate storyteller. As a narrative mad scientist myself, I am but an amateur in the presence of Dr. Berger’s awe-inspiring talent. His views illuminate the corridors of tomorrow through the prism of today’s stories with foresight and wisdom. “My passion for storytelling began many years...

JEFF CRANE

CEO AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, NFT THE MOVIE, LLC

One HeartCreating an NFT movie masterpiece to document inspiring stories made through NFT technology requires a shared vision, goal, and a dedicated team. Blockchain technology may be new to the world, but proven leadership and purpose-driven teams remain the driving heart of success in this novel industry and space. As...

JEFF LAFRENZ

JEFF LAFRENZ

CEO, VIZWORX

Innovation is a way of looking at the world around us. It has no geographic limits. It has no age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or culture limits. It applies to every industry, every profession. It is about being curious and not accepting the status quo. It is about asking why...

INNOVATE® Ecosystems