Our symposium brings together blockchain, robotics, machine learning and IoT but adds the market aspects of government, academia, industry leaders and venture capital creating a space to not only showcase our tech industry but promote industry growth directly by connecting our partners with capital, customers, and opportunity.
Explore the latest technologies in our interactive showroom complete with food and beverage samples.
These 20 minute matchmaking sessions accelerate lead generation. Meet with our sponsors and speakers on a one-to-one basis over a coffee in our Business to Business Lounge. Scheduling is facilitated though our conference app.
6 minutes in front of a live audience and a VC panel judges for a $500/competitor cash prize.
Hon Shaye Anderson
Minister of Municipal Affairs
MLA for Leduc-Beaumont
Minister of Municipal Affairs. Shaye Anderson was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Leduc-Beaumont on May 5, 2015. On January 19, 2017 he was sworn in as Minister of Municipal Affairs. He formerly served as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and as a member of the standing committees on Alberta’s Economic Future, Private Bills and Resource Stewardship. Mr. Anderson has been involved with the Telecommunications Workers Union and United Steelworkers local 1944 as a shop steward and vice-president.
The author of The Bitcoin Standard
Professor of Economics at the Lebanese American University, and member of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.
Manager, Consulting, Technology Strategy and Architecture
Vidhya Ragunathan is a Manager with Deloitte’s Technology Strategy & Architecture practice in Western Canada with 8+ years’ experience in technology strategy and delivery. Her focus is on assisting clients in technology advisory and delivery; technology strategy assessments; technology transformation planning and execution. In addition to her technology strategy experience, Vidhya brings in years of expertise in business transformation assessments and in development of go-to market strategies and through this has assisted various clients to transform to new business models. She was a key contributor to development of the Alberta Artificial Intelligence Business Plan.
Traci Bednard, BA, PLD
Vice President, Digital & Corporate Communications
Edmonton International Airport
Traci Bednard is Vice President, Digital & Corporate Communications for Edmonton International Airport. In this executive role, she leads the planning, building and implementing of a Digital Program for Edmonton Airports, in addition to Public & Government Relations, External Communications, Community Investment and Tourism.
Over her tenure with the airport, Traci has led a number of portfolios for the company including passenger and cargo air service, human resources, customer services, operational improvements, re-branding and positioning of Edmonton Airports, and the establishment of a Passenger Experience department.
Orion Power Solutions
A senior professional with 20+ years of experience in project management within the energy industry. Currently developing a 375 MW cryptocurrency/blockchain/data center project in Alberta. Project leader on multi-billion dollar projects and has a reputation for working with integrity. Great track record of collaborating effectively with senior management, technical, non-technical and field employees. Responsible, self-motivated, goal-oriented, dependable and strategic.
Robots and Pencils Inc.
Phillip Wheaton is a VP of the creative and user experience team at Robots and Pencils. With an idea centric outlook and the brain of a product owner, Phillip is known for his ability to quickly distill complex business problems and create innovative user experiences in the mobile / technology space. Phillip’s background in graphic design and strong user empathy allow him to create functional, user-friendly interfaces and experiences.
Phillip prefers to work on teams that utilize both bleeding edge technology and modern design convention. He thrives in the mobile industry; working in a number of roles including UI designer, project manager, product owner, designer, account manager and client liaison.
Laura J. Kilcrease
Laura has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in commercializing technology, and a deep understanding of how to identify and build new business opportunities. Prior to accepting the role as Alberta Innovates’ CEO, Laura was a seven-year member of the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee, which guided the former Alberta Innovates’ corporations.
Chief Information Security Officer
Long View Systems
Garry is responsible for Long View’s security vision and practice, providing leadership and oversight while coordinating the development and management of Long View’s security practice. Garry has extensive experience building security consulting businesses through various positions held at Telus and Bell. He brings to Long View over 20 years of security experience and executive engagement having held the responsibility for key accounts across several industries. In his previous roles, Garry has demonstrated his leadership ability, created security operational models for large enterprise accounts, managed technical support teams, and developed managed security services infrastructure.
As Long View’s Information Security Officer, Garry sees his primary role as a business enabler, focusing on understanding our customers' business requirements and expectations, to ensure their security services are appropriately aligned.
Donald Back, PhD, MBA
Director Acceleration Services Industry Solutions
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Donald (Don) Back is Director of Acceleration Services in Industry Solutions at NAIT. In that role, Don manages teams delivering business innovation, productivity enhancement and prototype development services to industry. Dr. Back’s background combines finance, business development, coaching & management, capital formation and technology commercialization acumen with scientific research and commercialization excellence. Through his 30+ years of professional experience in creating, developing & coaching technology innovation, he has served in several senior leadership roles as managing partner in 2 venture capital funds, Ministerial Advisory Committee member for the federal WINN program & senior executive in an Alberta Innovation corporation. He was involved in the creation of 2 research commercialization centres and has participated directly in the formation, financing & growth of more than 20 companies. Don is most proud of the application of lean product development project management principles to create 6 marketed medical products for less than $1.25 million.
Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Government of Alberta
Between 1995 and 2005 Mr. Bilous worked in Quebec, Tunisia and China on a number of projects with Canada World Youth, a volunteer youth program that focuses on international development.
After graduating from the University of Alberta with an education degree in 2001, he taught and mentored students at Edmonton’s Inner City High School, where he learned to see potential where others might see hardship. He also began working in neighborhood and community development.
He was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview on April 23, 2012, and again on May 5, 2015.
Celia Wanderley, BSc, MSc, PMP, TOGAF.
Senior Manager, Consulting
Technology Strategy and Architecture / Deloitte Inc.
Celia is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Technology Strategy & Architecture practice in Western Canada. She specializes in complex business and technology transformation, particularly on strategy, enterprise architecture, solution, and data architecture. Celia holds a Bachelor’s and Masters’ degree in Computer Science, and is a TOGAF certified practitioner. At Deloitte Canada, Celia co-leads the Enterprise Architecture community of practice. Celia is also part of the Deloitte Western practice for Robotics and Cognitive Automation and was a key contributor to development of the Alberta Artificial Intelligence Business Plan.
Blaine Favel served as Chancellor for the University of Saskatchewan from 2013 to 2016 and as Canadian Counselor for International Issues. He currently serves on the board of the Asia Pacific Foundation. Blaine is a former Chief of Poundmaker Cree Nation and a former Grand Chief of Saskatchewan First Nations. He holds a law degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
International Security and Compliance Specialist Media Contributor | Keynote Speaker | Author
Security and compliance is at the center of everything I do. I have been humbled to work for, and alongside leaders in some of the most exciting companies, defense ministries, regulators, intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies, tech firms, insurance companies, global banks, and multinationals.
My background in public and private sector has allowed me to excel in situations that require a mix of intelligent problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking, combined with deep business acumen and the ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholders towards shared goals.
I have witnessed first hand that institutions collapse when hubris governs the response to security and compliance. As such I focus on results that are demonstrable, actionable, and sustainable.
New Economy at Alberta Securities Commission
Denise is the Director, New Economy at the Alberta Securities Commission, Alberta’s securities regulator. In that role she works with staff from across the ASC to coordinate efforts to foster a vibrant capital market, facilitating capital raising, including by new economy companies, while still protecting investors. The New Economy division also acts on issues and opportunities relating to emerging financial technologies and, in connection with that, Denise represents the ASC on national and international financial innovation committees and networks addressing issues where technological innovation intersects with securities law, including through regulatory sandboxes.
Brenda Slauko, CBV
Regional Director, Technology Industry
Brenda is the Regional Director, Prairies for the technology group at BDC. She and her team help support technology entrepreneurs at all stages of growth, from scale-up to mature companies wanting to grow faster. Her success and direction both contributed to BDC recently launching a national technology strategy
As Regional Director, Brenda has passionately supported several women led tech companies to success over the years. In 2011, she completed her first equity investment through BDC Capital’s Growth & Transition Group to a female founded tech company in Calgary. Over the past 20 years at BDC, Brenda has gained experience with many women entrepreneurs and investors across various industries and sectors.
In her spare time, Brenda can be found on the soccer field or skiing with her lovely family.
CEO and co-founder
Cory is CEO and co-founder of AltaML, a developer of machine learning applications.
Previously, Cory was co-founder of Investopedia.com, a financial education site that provided content and tools to help educate individual investors. From its founding in 1999, Investopedia became one of the most popular financial sites on the web and was sold to Forbes Media in 2007. The business model for Investopedia was then replicated through Janalta Interactive Inc., a holding company for digital media properties. Currently, Janalta publishes over a dozen websites.
Cory is past-President of the Edmonton chapter for Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and active in the Alberta entrepreneurial community as a member of the A100, the Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) program at the University of Alberta and as an associate for Creative Destruction Labs (CDL) Rockies.
He also sits on the boards of Brace Tool, a private oilfield tools company, the Canadian Brewhouse, a private restaurant chain, and Edmonton Global, a new economic development corporation owned by the municipalities in the Edmonton region.
Michael Rabkin is a Cryptocurrency Broker and Co-Founder of SigOne Capital, an institutional grade Over-The-Counter crypto trading platform. Michael was a Founding Team Member at Shorcan Digital Currency Network, a wholly owned-subsidiary of the TMX Group focused on brokering Bitcoin and Ether OTC trades. Prior to joining the TMX, Michael was a Director with a boutique investment banking firm where he focused on private equity in real estate developments, technology start-ups and high growth companies. Combining his past experience in the traditional financial world with his present day role in the crypto asset ecosystem allows Michael to effectively bridge the two worlds together.
Genia Mikhalchenko is a Cryptocurrency Broker and Co-Founder of SigOne Capital, an institutional grade Over-The-Counter crypto trading platform. Genia was a Founding Team Member at Shorcan Digital Currency Network, a wholly owned-subsidiary of the TMX focused on brokering Bitcoin and Ether OTC trades. Previously, Genia was a Director at the Blockchain Research Institute and spent the early part of his career in the Toronto start up ecosystem helping to scale and build out various technology companies. Genia has been trading and investing in crypto assets since 2013.
BTC Sessions on YouTube
With nearly 30,000 subscribers and over 2 million views. Ben has interviewed some of the top innovators in the crypto space, including Erik Voorhees, Trace Mayer, Arthur Hayes and more. He's been featured on news shows and industry event panels such as Global, CTV, Bloxlive TV in Malta, Blockworld, Litecoin Summit, etc. Ben's extensive digital presence has lead him to a variety of career opportunities, working for companies like Bitcoin Solutions, BitNational, Sathoshi Portal & currently Bull Bitcoin. He also offers one-on-one education sessions for the crypto-curious in his free time.
Lyndon Hall, P.Eng, CISSP
Iron Spear Information Security Ltd
Lyndon Hall is a dedicated cyber security professional with 12 years of cyber security experience and 20 years of IT experience. His career has been dedicated to improving the security of technology implementation in multiple sectors, including health care, oil and gas, high tech, telecommunications, utilities, and higher education. Lyndon is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering and is currently completing a Master of Science in Information Security. Lyndon is a Senior Manager and Cyber Security consultant at Iron Spear Information Security Ltd.
Expert crypto miner, crypto economist, crypto futurist and established industry thought leader. Havedeveloped numerous mining technologies including two-phase immersion cooling. Three things attendees may find interesting to learn from Ben are latest mining technologies/opportunities/
Ha has significant experience with market and financial analyses, deal sourcing, investment valuation, investor relations and portfolio management having worked at Vietnam-focused fund of MAJ Invest, a Danish private equity firm, and Boston-based IDG Ventures Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh city. Through Ha’s work with companies and investment funds, she has gained tremendous international experience in the US, Denmark, India, Singapore, Japan and China, which has helped her develop a global perspective and ability to build cross-cultural relationships.
Regional Vice President
RBC Royal Bank
Over 18 years of experience with RBC in banking and business
management. During her time at RBC, she has held various leadership roles including Senior Commercial Account Manager, Vice President Commercial Banking Health Care Professionals Team, Regional Vice President Edmonton North Integrated Markets and her current role as Vice President Energy and Commercial Financial Services. Buffy has expertise in financial
management, commercial banking and leadership.
Buffy graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree, a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Business. Buffy takes pride in volunteering and participating in her community. She enjoys golfing and is an avid sailor having attained her Canadian Yachting Association Bronze Level 5.
Buffy also holds a Grade 10 Level in Piano from The Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also active on the Advisory Board with the Alberta Family Business Institute at the University of Alberta.
Passionate Technology Entrepreneur who wants to continue to make a difference for my customers, partners and the communities. I achieve my goals through "Collaborative Economics". This means everyone works together to create successes socially and financially. The focus is always triple win. You win, I win and our communities win.
Blockchain Regulatory and Strategic Consultant
Alexandra Damsker is a securities attorney with over 15 years of experience. She trained with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and international law firm Mayer, Brown, Row & Maw before starting her own successful securities practice. Mrs. Damsker founded two profitable startups (biotech and consumer packaged goods industries), with one exit. Mrs. Damsker has written a variety of articles and talks relating to US regulation. These addressed a variety of legal topics, including securities, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, legal implications for US companies manufacturing in China, the impact of various forms of technology on industries, electronic communication and securities issues, and blockchain regulatory issues.
Director, Technology and Innovation
Royal Bank of Canada
Sarah is a Specialist in Technology Banking at RBC, a Community Builder and Connecter, an experienced banking partner and advisor, and an advocate for tech and innovation in Alberta. She provides guidance and mentorship to a number of high growth technology companies within Calgary, and helps them access financing and resources to scale their operations. Sarah is also passionate about Women in Business, having recently concluded a three year position as the Women in Business Chair at the Risk Management Association. Events and initiatives overseen by Sarah included network and education events. These events were targeted at helping women network and connect more effectively, and discuss pressing topics in a comfortable setting, to ultimately help move the dial toward equal representation in the workforce.
Mauricio Di Bartolomeo
Co-Founder & CSO
Mauricio Di Bartolomeo is the Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Ledn Inc., a financial services company built for Bitcoin & digital assets. The company underwrote Canada's first-ever Bitcoin-backed loan in 2018 and has since been lending to Bitcoin holders across Canada. Mauricio has been involved in Bitcoin since 2014 - when in Venezuela he learned that friends were using it earn an income by mining it & protecting their wealth by converting it into a censorship-resistance currency. Now residing in Canada, he has been working on Bitcoin full-time since then, developing technology to make it easier to hold and use.
Mauricio understands the use-case for crypto-currencies in authoritarian regimes and the life-changing liberating effect that it can provide to its users. He is also well-versed in the limitations of the current solutions and what can be done to improve usage/adoption. Ledn, which has grown to a team of 10+ professionals, is tackling these issues by making Bitcoin easier to hold with products such as fiat-loans, cryptocurrency savings accounts and credit cards.
Mauricio is also an active member of the Canadian Blockchain developer community with strong ties to professional working groups, contributing research and opinion pieces to active University PhD teams. He holds MBA and HBA degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Women in Blockchain Canada
Justyna Osowska is the founder of Women in Blockchain Canada and she is on a journey to build
community and promote women in technology with a focus on blockchain through education. Justyna
originally entered the blockchain space because she has worked in IT and data for over eight years. In
October 2018, she successfully held the first event in Ottawa to educate people about the uses of
blockchain technology. Justyna is a Senior Analyst in the Government of Canada with a passion for
data, entrepreneurship and blockchain
Prior to her current position, Justyna worked with Global Affairs as Products Officer, where she
coordinated the development, production and distribution of the Invest in Canada marketing material.
She held the position of Team Lead and Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor at Citizenship
Immigration Refugee Canada, where she covered a variety of data/IT projects.
During the pursuit of her studies at the University of Ottawa, Justyna organized the 9th annual
Excellence in Leadership and Legacy Entrepreneurship featuring a speaker from one of North
America's Fortune 500 companies.
President and CEO
Pamela is the President and CEO of Bitvo.com, a Cryptocurrency Exchange launched in Canada in 2018. Prior to joining Bitvo, Pamela spent approximately 14 years with top tier Canadian banks, involved in all facets of investment banking and advisory services. Most recently Pamela held the position of Director in BMO Capital Markets’ Equity Capital Markets group in Toronto where she was responsible for assisting North American corporate clients raising capital in public and private markets. Prior to joining Equity Capital Markets, Pamela was part of BMO’s Debt Capital Markets group where she was responsible for Canadian high yield debt issuers, assisting them in raising capital both domestically and internationally. Pamela brings a wealth of professional banking and capital markets experience to the cryptocurrency business having advised on and been involved in transactions ranging from the very small to in excess of $10 billion. With the Bitvo team, Pamela is looking forward to growing Bitvo into a successful international exchange centered in Calgary and expanding the cryptocurrency market into institutions and professional investors.
CEO of HyperLink Capital, co-founder of the Georgian National Blockchain Association, architect of the SFT Protocol for digital securities. Working to implement blockchain to advance the global financial securities landscape.
BUILDING BUSINESS VALUE THROUGH EXPERIENCE, STRATEGY & EXECUTION
A multifaceted small business executive, leader and strategist, I bring passion, dynamism and contagious competitive spirit to drive the success of small to medium size enterprises. Unique career combines MBA with nearly 20 years of experience in finance, technology and education 14 years in senior management roles (financial services - 7 years, marketing & investor relations - 3 years and education management - 4 years). Demonstrated success in building teams, raising capital, product design, corporate strategy, operations and marketing. A results driven, team player.
Research and Entrepreneurial Specialist
University of Calgary
Terry Ross, MBA, PhD has over 16 years experience in business development, policy development and social science research fields. Currently, Terry works at the Schulich School of Engineering in Research Partnerships and is the Executive Director of YYChain, a not-for-profit dedicated to the advancement of blockchain adoption and development in collaboration with government, industry and academia.
President and CDO
Damarys Zampini is a 20+ year Oil and Gas Professional, with a solid background in strategic growth, from hunt through to close, opening new markets, growing organic business, commercial negotiations. Zampini has a holistic view and significant global network, and uses an “unconventional” people-first approach to sustainable business development. She also has
experience in large, complex, global supply chain operations, focused around lean processes while eliminating waste.
Since 2014, she has successfully worked with businesses to grow and “move the needle” by attaining larger footprint, identifying key partnerships, merger and/or acquisition opportunities, greater market share in properly identified growth regions, with a metrics-oriented delivery.
Her passion for eliminating waste in the process is a key foundation for effective implementation. Damarys is a founding member and Director of the Board for Calgary Women in Energy; Director of The Board of CCA-Alberta (Canadian Council for The Americas) and is currently organizing a Global Group: Women In Blockchain, with goals of learning, sharing and commercializing. Giving back, community, learning/education, technology and equal playfields, are core passions of Zampini, and she leverages her business and involvement in these associations to always give back. The priority for education was a big driver for her inaugural “Young GPS” in 2018, to teach youth about “The Future of Energy”.
With a Business Administration and Marketing diploma from Mt. Royal College, various technical certificates in International Trade, Petroleum Engineering Tech., a graduate of U of C with a Strategic Business Management Certificate, and the latest “21 st Century Executive Training” completed. Zampini is due to write PMP exam. Zampini continues to sharpen her skills with applicable education, to evolve and significantly elevate her client’s holistic results.
Zampini brings an unmatched level of energy, ruthless hunger for growth, precise ability to identify gaps, as well having the skills for bringing all the right stakeholders to the table, to deliver positive change, and long-term, fruitful business and personal relationships.
Partner Leader, Entertainment & Media
Miller Thomson LLP
Wayne Logan, an experienced Intellectual Property specialist, leads the firm’s focused area of
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Smart Contract. He is also co-leader working in the areas of
Entertainment and Media law. When you have a question about the blockchain, entertainment
and media industries, you can trust Wayne has the answer, or can get it and he will be happy to
share it with you. Wayne knows how to support and work with the genius that drives
entrepreneurs, software developers, musicians, authors, athletes and celebrities to excel.
Wayne’s passion and creativity is what fuels his drive to continuously advance his clients’
careers and business plans.
As an accomplished musician, Wayne has been working in the entertainment industry all of his
life. He is also the founder of several successful startups, including an award-winning tech
company. Wayne has helped many companies to successfully raise the venture capital they
Executive in Residence
Ken Chapman is the former Executive Director of Northern Initiatives for Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and the past Executive Director of the Oil Sands Developers Group. Ken still works with the oil sands industry on socioeconomic issues in collaborations with a wide range of regionally based stakeholders on an integrated triple bottom line approach to progress.
Ken's goal is to improve the well-being of the people, communities and enterprises in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region through collaborations based on shared value and shared values while focusing on improving the capacity of the regional workforce and increasing participation of aboriginal peoples in realizing benefits of responsible sustainable oil sands development.
Ken has joined the GO Productivity team as an Executive-in-Residence, helping the company grow and optimize, as well as the mid-sized progressive Canadian companies who want to be more profitable, productive and resilient. Ken's area of focus is on the supply chain in construction, manufacturing, and energy sectors... and beyond.
Belief Re-patterning: The Amazing Technique for “Flipping the Switch” to Positive Thoughts
(Hay House 2012) brought Suze Casey’s unique and evolutionary work to an international
audience. Best-selling author, facilitator, speaker, radio show host, master laser-coach and
entrepreneur, Suze's academic achievements include a Masters of Education in Learning Styles and Curriculum Development, with a minor in Psychology. Following a 20-year career as an
educator, in 1999 she launched a private practice. Her clients – individuals, management teams
and large conference audiences - share a commitment to personal growth, development and
change – and a desire to live their best lives A dynamic, informative, and engaging professional, Suze travels extensively passionately sharing her message, and comes home to the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Director, Human Capital Centre
Canada West Foundation
Janet became involved in the literacy and essential skills field after a successful career in the financial sector. Over the last two decades Janet has gained expertise in human capital development, and a clear understanding of the economic impact of skills shortages. Her recent work promotes a competency-based approach to workforce development and deployment.
Intrepid Global Business and Economic Development Junkie
Lee is a passionate global business and economic development junkie with education in journalism & economic(s) development, with a focus on communications, marketing & business. From a career as an award-winning journalist, she transitioned into economic/business development and for 25 years has led global trade & investment programs. Successes include Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the Oceanfront Development in Squamish and over 20 years of results from international business missions.
She is recognized for best practices in delivering large-scale business investment programs, levering major events like the Olympics. In the lead-up to the Vancouver 2010 Games, Lee worked with Richmond's Olympic Business Team—Hosts to the Long-track Speed Skating Oval, to develop sponsorship and business development programs for the Oval & Live Site. As CEO in Vancouver, she led the City's Olympic Business Programs generating hundreds of millions in new investment. A follow-up mission to London during the 2012 Olympics produced over $200M in new direct investment.
She is a founding director of Consider Canada Cities Alliance, & speaks regularly on business & economic development, trade & investment-especially with Asia, Olympic business, marketing & social media, leadership, & has hosted/emceed multiple events globally.
Lee is a champion of entrepreneurship and business growth in a world of Industry 4.0, has served on a multitude of boards including cSPACE, is a Past-President of Rotary, of the Economic Development Association of BC, & director of Economic Developers Association of Canada.
After running her own consulting company for 5 years, Lee joined the team at Edmonton Global in December 2018 as Executive Vice President of Investment and Trade and is chief disrupter on best practices for economic development and investment attraction.
Partner, Technology Strategy & Architecture
Dalibor leads Deloitte’s Technology Strategy & Architecture practice in Western Canada. He specializes in complex business and technology transformation, with deep focus on strategy, governance, service excellence, shared services and sourcing. Dalibor holds a MBA degree, and is Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ITIL V3 Expert, Project Management Professional (PMP), ISO 20000 consultant, and certified in CobiTand Lean Six Sigma.
Dalibor has been advising government and industry leaders, solving complex problems, developing winning strategies and tactics, and designing and managing complex organizational and technological transformations across organizations of various sizes and industries, from public sector, energy and resources, to financial, consumer goods and technology sector clients. Dalibor’sexpertise in Service Management earned him a status of an international examiner of ITIL Service Manager Certification exams, and a role of an editor of the official ITIL framework.
Dalibor is the City of Edmonton’s Lead Client Service partner at Deloitte. This means that Dalibor is ultimately accountable for the continued relationship between the City and Deloitte. In this role, Dalibor is involved in all Deloitte projects that are delivered to the City, across all of our services: Consulting, Risk Advisory, Financial Advisory, Tax and Audit.
Financial Services & Insurance Leader
Omnia AI, Deloitte's Artificial Intelligence Practice, Deloitte Canada
René Pelletier is a Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP, Edmonton, Alberta who has over 20 years experience in information technology and security. René is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) and a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) who has specialized in external audits of information and related technology. Prior to joining Deloitte, René worked in external audit for the Auditor General of Alberta for 10 years where he lead audits of IT general controls for numerous government departments, agencies and post secondary institutions, as well as leading IT related performance audits. René also worked for the Canadian Forces Communication Reserves providing IT security services to the Department of National Defence.
René is experienced with managing project teams during the planning, execution and reporting phases of engagements.
Partner, Risk Advisory
Paul is a Partner in Deloitte Edmonton’s Risk Advisory Services Team. Paul is experienced in providing advisory and audit services to public and private sector entities. He works collaboratively with clients to add value to their organization by aligning risk frameworks, policies, and processes with business strategies, working to protect and enhance business value – optimizing risk, cutting costs, and improving business performance.
Paul has led internal audit projects, enterprise risk management engagements, contract risk and compliance services, performance audits, value for money audits, and other assurance projects. In a previous role, he applied Canadian audit standards in the completion of external audit and interim review engagements for public sector organizations as well as publicly listed companies.
Senior Manager, Advisory
Darren is a Senior Manager in Assurance Services. Darren leads the Assurance practice in Edmonton with a focus on modernizing the finance function. Darren started his career with Deloitte Audit and has led engagements for both public and private companies across multiple sectors. In addition to his experience with Deloitte, Darren has served as Head of Operations for a growth-stage technology startup and as Digital Transformation Program Manager for a Global Fortune 500 retail supply chain company. Darren is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Project Management Professional, and Professional Scrum Master.
Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada's artificial intelligence practice
For over 20 years Marc has been architecting and implementing business intelligence and analytic solutions in several industries across North America including financial services, government, healthcare, telecommunication, retail, consumer package goods, transportation, pharmaceutical, energy, mining and metallurgy.
Marc is a Director with Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada's Artificial Intelligence Practice, providing subject matter expertise in the areas of AI Strategy, AI Insights, and Data Transformation for clients globally, with a focus on energy and resources. Prior to joining Deloitte Marc worked at SAS for 13 years in consulting, pre-sales, and marketing; most recently as an Enterprise Architect in the SAS Americas Technology practice. Marc worked with clients across US and Canada to solve complex business problems and drive value in use of SAS through expertise in high performance analytics, with an emphasis on Hadoop big data platforms. Previous to SAS Marc worked for FieldMatrix, DMC Consulting, and Monsanto Pharmaceuticals.
I started my career in decision support as an IT systems analyst with Noranda supporting mining exploration and operations and implementing financial consolidation systems and executive information systems.
Lawyer - Securities/Corporate/Cryptocurrency
McLeod Law LLP
Matthew’s legal practice includes acting for businesses and individuals involved in digital currency. He assists Canadian clients with regulatory and compliance advice in blockchain and digital currency projects. Matthew has assisted with the formation of cryptocurrency exchanges, has advised ICO projects, cryptocurrency miners, bitcoin ATM providers, businesses developing cryptocurrency related products and has provided securities advice to investors and businesses which is tailored to cryptocurrency offerings.
Matthew has been involved in virtual currency law since 2013 and has published various articles on the topic in a variety of sources, including of one of the most prolific virtual currency news websites in the world, coindesk.com
OmniLabs Advisory Partners
An internationally recognized compliance authority, web show host, author, and keynote speaker in the areas of National Security, Corporate Corruption, Financial Crimes, Sanctions, Fintech, Regtech, Money Laundering, CyberSecurity, and Business Risk. He is the former Chief Of Intelligence for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Global Counter Threat Finance and Economic Crimes task force having deployed six times to active theaters of operation.
Revolution by Design
Doug has been working in the Telecom, IT, IoT and Mobile Application Development sectors for over 30 years and has held a number of roles in the Management Consulting, Technical Support, Channel Development and Sales & Marketing areas. Doug has worked with clients across North America, the Caribbean and the UK.
Doug helps executives and organizations through the often-scary world of Digital Transformation, by helping them re-invent their organizations from the inside out.
With a focus on helping organizations create the necessary culture to allow them to solve business problems by leveraging the latest technology, rather than deploying technology for the sake of technology. This includes optimizing workflows and processes, improving customer experience and creating new revenue streams.
Director of Product Innovation
Mike currently leads ATB’s efforts around blockchain, where he actively identifies and manages opportunities to pilot and evaluate blockchain use cases with a vision to transform areas of our industry that are prime for disruption. He and the team have been working on initiatives based on Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Indy and Corda protocols, across a wide variety of enterprise and consumer use cases.Mike’s 20+ years of experience managing various technology-focused initiatives in both the energy and digital marketing sectors, and degrees in engineering and computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, plus an MBA from Queen’s University allow Mike to bring a unique perspective to ATB’s innovation journey.
What you can learn from Adam:
- Operating Bitcoin ATMs
- OTC Safety
President & CEO
Absolute Combustion, BitQuest Corporation, Bitcoin Rodeo Events Corp., ABC
Founder and CEO of Bull Bitcoin, Canada's Bitcoin Company. Full-time Bitcoin entrepreneur, researcher and industry spokesperson since 2013. Cypherpunk Bitcoin Maximalist. Builder of financial software and services for Bitcoin. Former public policy analyst and free-market economist. Master's Degree in Public Policy, King's College London.
An early bitcoin adopter, Dave has been working full-time in the bitcoin/blockchain industry for over 5 years. After founding the world’s first full-service physical bitcoin store, Dave has gone on to build a successful career providing brokerage and consulting on bitcoin and blockchain topics. Dave is regarded as one of Canada’s top bitcoin and blockchain experts.
Over 10 years of project management and operations experience specializing in geomatics, mapping, remote sensing, and environmental services, Jordan brings an unconventional perspective to how unmanned and manned aviation can work together for the airports of the future. Jordan has supervised over 1000 UAS/RPAS flights on airport property at international airports and desires to support the integration of RPAS into international airspace. As a director for Unmanned Systems Canada, Jordan has also supported to guidance and development of UAS policy in Canada and is desires to support the development of similar policies in the US. As the world embraces RPAS technology, Jordan Cicoria & AERIUM Analytics will be at the forefront of the technological wave with a focus on technology integration, safe and compliant operations and complete execution.
He acts as counsel for a number of corporations and as such regularly deals with matters of director and officer liability and responsibility, employment, government relations, technology transfer and acquisition, procurement, and regulatory compliance. Richard also provides advice and strategy to clients in relation to business disputes including commercial transactions, contract and property rights, non-competition covenants, commercial losses, self-insured claims, shareholder rights, and prejudgment seizure of assets and production of evidence.
He currently leads a consulting company by the name of Apollo IQ Projects, specializing in Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls. Apollo IQ is a solution provider, now offering managed data services as well as security consulting services in the industrial control system space. Monte has lead numerous successful projects in Oil and Gas, Mining and Data Acquisition. With a strong background in management, Mr. Schwing has been entrusted by numerous stakeholders to deliver a quality and safe ICS environment. Now having a proven track record in data services encompassing security, corporate communication and production accounting, Apollo IQ services clients internationally, including the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
President & CEO
James co-founded the company in 2001 and has since been innovating the Energy industry by delivering complex data management and business intelligence solutions to the market. He has led GuildOne’s progress into emerging technologies including blockchain, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to capitalize on these trends and position the company as a pioneering technology company, world-wide.
An international executive, operational experience in public and private corporations. Hands-on leader, mentor with extensive operational background strategy, business development, planning, team building, sales, marketing, engineering, operations and manufacturing. Previously served as CEO LightPath Technologies NASDAQ listed public company also served as a Senior Vice President for Strategy & Business Development at Oplink Communications and at AT&T Bell Labs/Lucent Microelectronics, Director of Strategic marketing for Infrastructure Products and Product line Director for Consumer Digital Signal Processors. Ken has worked in two start-ups, one sold and the other went public, trained in business at GE’s corporate Crotonville global leadership institute.
Luis is a Manila-based entrepreneur specializing in cryptocurrencies, and has been focusing on the Bitcoin remittance space since 2014. With his startup Bloom, Luis helps money transfer businesses improve their processes with Bitcoin and the blockchain. He authored Reinventing Remittances with Bitcoin in 2017, which collects learnings about an improved remittance business process, as well as stories about the many startups around the world that are pioneering this new landscape.
Blockchain Assurance Leader
Janine Moir is a manager in the Assurance services group at Deloitte in Calgary. She is passionate about technology and the tech ecosystem in Calgary. She has a specific interest in blockchain and enabling technologies and is the co-lead for the Assurance Blockchain practice across Ca
Addicted to creating new hardware and software things. Love pragmatic user experiences. Most days I'm strategizing and designing products or hacking prototypes in my shop. I'm a fan of radio, crypto, security, privacy and all cypherpunk things. Active in the Toronto startup community.
Director - Strategic Markets
My entrepreneurial and innovative team provides banking support for manufacturers, franchisors, biotechnology ventures, cannabis retailers, large decentralized blockchain projects, crypto foundations, exchanges, miners, custodians, stablecoins and block producers. Visit ATB.com | 5000+ team members strong !
CFO & VP Business Development
Autonomous Systems for Transportation Consortium (ACAMP)
Rosy has extensive management experience in technology commercialization for the last 8 years as an executive at ACAMP a not-for-profit product development centre in advanced technologies. Previously, more than 20 years in government commercialization activities and private accounting. For the past 28 years involved in Alberta's research and innovation system and has developed an in-depth understanding of issues related to encouraging the commercialization of innovative products and processes.
Results driven senior executive with progressive experience in finance and operations management within a technology commercialization not-for-profit organization. Demonstrated ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency. Supported over 375 technology small to medium size businesses in developing and getting technology products to market. Strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements and change management.
Been instrumental in making federal investments in companies and organizations to advance technology commercialization in Alberta. Have a strong understanding of requirements of economic diversification in Alberta and have developed relationships with the majority of organizations, academia and companies in Alberta involved in technology commercialization
Anupam has over 25 years of experience with global corporations, technology and PE firms, advising on strategic sourcing, tech investments, global expansion and M&A. He has provided globalization and investment strategy to government and private sector firms in over 40 countries. Anupam has been consistently ranked amongst Top 30 Industry Executives by Nearshore Americas.
Anupam joined Avasant after the acquisition of his company Global Equations, a leading Globalization Advisory firm. Prior to this, Anupam was a Co-founder of Inventes Inc, an enterprise software firm, heading product strategy and business development. Earlier, Anupam was a Partner with a cross-border venture capital fund 2i Capital which invested in cross-border Tech, Services and Life Sciences firms between India and US. Anupam started his VC career as a Sr Associate at Igate Ventures, $75M investment arm of Igate Corp. Anupam has held leadership roles at Igate Corp, Iris Software and Tata Unisys. Anupam has been a part of the founding team of several ventures like Thinknotes and Ipsofacto Consulting. He also serves on the Advisory Board of several tech firms such as Ivy.com, IPwe, Sentient Minds, Social Commerce Ventures, Total Zero, Sozotek, Indepay.
President and CEO
Prior to joining Alberta Enterprise, Kristina worked for several technology companies where her responsibilities spanned the spectrum of legal, regulatory, international and new business development, corporate strategic planning, intellectual property management, as well as marketing and sales. At Alberta Enterprise Kristina has lead several of the corporation’s investments. In 2014 she was named the President and CEO, and she now oversees the management of the Alberta Enterprise Fund. Kristina currently sits on several Limited Partnership Advisory Boards of Alberta Enterprise’s VC funds. She is a member of the TEC Edmonton Board of Directors, she is an Associate with Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies, and she has been a member of the Edmonton Health City Steering Group where she led the finance working group. Kristina holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Laws from the University of Uppsala, accreditation for the Venture Capital Executive Program from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business, and an ICD.D from the ICD-Rotman Director Education Program.
President and CEO
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
Edmonton International Airport is the primary air passenger and air cargo facility in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of the Canadian province of Alberta. Operated by Edmonton Airports, it is located 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) south southwest of downtown Edmonton in Leduc County on highway 2 opposite of the city of Leduc. The airport offers scheduled non-stop flights to major cities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe.
Edmonton International Airport is a Platinum sponsor!
Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre (AATC) which formed in June 2015, is the result of a partnership between Edmonton International Airport, Canadian North, Canadian Helicopters, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) and the Government of Alberta to build a cluster of activity in aerospace and technology at EIA.
Alberta Aerospace & Technology Sector is a Platinum sponsor!
Deloitte provides audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories bringing world-class capabilities, insights and service to address clients' most complex business challenges.
Deloitte is a Gold sponsor!
Transform complex data from diverse systems into valuable information assets to enhance business performance.
Apollo IQ Projects strives for positive impact. Apollo accomplishes this by meeting every challenge with clear direction and masterful technical ability. At Apollo, we believe in "big picture" thinking. We understand where your project needs to go and drive to exceed schedule, budget and most importantly, the end deliverable.
Apollo IQ is a Silver sponsor!
Evolution AV is a Silver sponsor!
Supporting the visions of entrepreneurs one story at a time.
Business Magazine is a Silver sponsor!
Supporting the visions of entrepreneurs one story at a time.
Business Magazine is a Silver sponsor!
Since Alberta Enterprise Corporation (Alberta Enterprise) was created by the Government of Alberta in 2008, we have connected Alberta inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to money, markets and mentors – by fostering a thriving venture capital (VC) industry in our province. We manage a fund which, via our venture capital partners, invests into technology and innovation companies.
Alberta Enterprise is a Bronze sponsor!
We have recognized that the advent of blockchain offers one of the greatest opportunities for direct participation. Expert advice to help you achieve your business goals.
BDC is a Bronze sponsor!
Bitvo offers secure digital cryptocurrency exchanges in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. Discover Canada's premier cryptocurrency exchange service today.
BitVo is a Bronze sponsor!
Bitcoin Solutions is a Bronze sponsor!
McLeod Law is a mid-sized law firm of more than 45 lawyers with an office located in the south of Calgary and one in the downtown core. For over 30 years we have established a reputation for providing the highest level of service to our clients in the areas of business law, litigation and private client services. We are proud of our local Calgary roots and the long-standing client relationships that we have built.
McLeod Law is a Bronze sponsor!
The Future Economy is our Media sponsor!
Rig Hand Craft Distillery is in the unique position of being the first craft distillery in the greater Edmonton area. Our family business makes vodka, rum, whisky, gin, moonshine and coffee cream liquor that is locally sourced, produced, and distributed. Our main grain supplier is Schneider Farms, a fourth generation farm located two miles from the distillery. Our products are packaged in a distinctive trademarked bottle that is a replica of the Leduc #1 drilling rig, paying tribute to our rich history of both agriculture and resource development in Alberta. It is Alberta in a Bottle. Our aim is to be a leader in the craft industry and foster partnerships with other local businesses while producing the highest quality spirits possible for our customers. We offer tours and tastings daily during regular business hours and evening/weekend tours are available by appointment. Cheers!
CREATING A COMMUNITY-FOCUSED BEER CULTURE
The only arcade in Canada to use cutting edge technology for wireless VR, which means no cords holding you back or tangling you up. Our massive library of over 60 hand-picked games showcase the best that VR has to offer, and we know every one of them inside and out so we can guide you on our journey in VR.
McMillan is a leading business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. Our firm values – respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence – are at the heart of McMillan’s commitment to serve our clients, our local communities and the legal profession.
Buy Bitcoin online from trusted professionals, sent directly to your own Bitcoin wallet. Coins purchased and sold exclusively to Canadians.
Edmonton Global is the first fully regional economic development company for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and was incorporated June 9, 2017.
For more than 120 years, the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has been helping companies navigate international markets. Canadian trade commissioners are located in more than 160 cities worldwide, and can provide you with key business insights and access to an unbeatable network of international contacts.
Our world class accredited programs offer you the flexibility to learn at your own pace, on a schedule that suits your lifestyle.
ACAMP is a unique industry-led product development centre that advanced technology entrepreneurs count on to move their innovation from proof-of-concept to manufactured product by providing access to multidisciplinary engineers, technology experts, unique specialized equipment, and industry acumen.
The only UAS solution provider with extensive experience in drone work at airports and aerodromes in North America. We offer services that are crucial to improving airport operations.
In today’s ever-changing world, the demand for new and innovating technology is at an all time high. Technology needs to be more efficient, cost effective, easy to use and bring value to the people using it.
Edmonton Economic Development
We build Edmonton’s reputation, drive the global growth ambition of Edmonton companies, and attract visitors and investment—increasing resiliency and growth of the city.
We have recognized that the advent of blockchain offers one of the greatest opportunities for direct participatio we have recognized that the advent of blockchain offers one of the greatest opportunities for direct participation into a developing technology that could revolutionize the global economyn into a developing technology that could revolutionize the global economy.