Rana El Kaliouby

Chief Science Officer and Co-founder | Affectiva
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Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Affectiva, the leading experts in consumer emotion analytics and insights.

This isn't just a conference, it's a community. People are engaged; the space is creative; the talks are inspiring and diverse; and the supporting team is phenomenal from the leaders to the volunteers.
- Jana Eggers, 2014 Speaker

Peter Yared

CTO | Sapho
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Peter Yared is the CTO of Sapho.

Call for Speakers 2015!


Ben Einstein

Managing Director | Bolt
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Ben Einstein is an experienced product designer and investor.

Camille Fournier

CTO | Rent the Runway
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Camille Fournier is the CTO of Rent the Runway, where she and her team of 60 (and growing!) engineers are building the world's first rental platform for luxury goods.
What an experience to be mixing for two days with amazingly bright, young men and women who are determined to change the world.
- Dr. Colin Harrison, 2014 Speaker

Manjit Minhas

 Co-founder and Co-owner | Minhas Breweries and Distillery
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34-year-old Manjit Minhas is the co-founder and co-owner of Minhas Breweries and Distillery and a Dragon on Dragon's Den.

Leah Hunter

Writer | Fast Company, Business Punk Magazine, and "The Future"
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A journalist who covers the human side of emerging tech, Leah co-created the Design of Wearables series for California College of the Arts.

Dylan Richard

CTO | Modest, Inc
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Dylan Richard is the full-bearded technologist who, as Director for Engineering, quietly led the 40 engineers of Obama for America's Technology team to victory in 2012.

Andrew Ackerman

Managing Director | DreamIt New York
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Andrew is recovering consultant turned serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and angel investor.

Rose Broome

Cofounder & CEO | HandUp
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Rose is the co-founder and CEO of HandUp, a crowdfunding website for homeless people and neighbors in need.

Des Traynor

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer | Intercom
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Des Traynor is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom, and was previously a Co-Founder of Exceptional (now a part ofRackspace).

Austin Hill

Co-Founder | Blockstream
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Austin Hill is an entrepreneur and active investor.

Farrah Bostic

Founder & Head of Strategy | The Difference Engine LLC
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Farrah Bostic is the founder of The Difference Engine, a product strategy company devoted to helping companies transform customer intimacy and empathy into a business asset.

Carolyn Martin

President & CEO | Sponsor Energy Inc.
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With over 15 years of leadership and management experience in Alberta’s energy and technology sectors, Carolyn has had much success in bringing innovation to industries such as renewable energy technologies, emergency preparedness, and disaster notification.

Jana Eggers

CEO | Nara Logics
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Jana is CEO of Nara Logics (naralogics.com), a neuroscience-based artificial intelligence company focused on turning big data into smart actions.

Marc Gingras

CEO | Foko Inc.
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Marc is a Canadian entrepreneur and angel investor.

Mike Moyer

Managing Director | Lake Shark Ventures, LLC
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Mike Moyer is a career entrepreneur who has started companies, worked for startups, and held senior management positions at established businesses.

Harper Reed

CEO | Modest, Inc.
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Harper is an engineer who builds paradigm-shifting technology and leads others to do the same.

Cathy Han

CEO | 42 Technologies
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Cathy is the CEO of 42 Technologies, a San Francisco based big data company.

Adeo Ressi

Founder & CEO | Founder Institute & TheFunded.com
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Adeo Ressi is the Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur training and startup launch program that has helped start over 1000 technology companies across 6 continents.

Mark MacLeod

Founder | SurePath Capital Partners
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Since 1999, Mark MacLeod has been helping fund, grow and exit venture-backed startups as either a CFO, advisor or VC.

Angela Tran Kingyens

Associate | Version One Ventures
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Angela is an associate at Version One Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in consumer Internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs across North America.

VJ Anma

Co-founder and CEO | IdeaMarket
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Vj Anma is an entrepreneur who has been involved in creating several web application and mobile startups.

Damien Steel

Damien Steel | OMERS Ventures
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Damien is a Director at OMERS Ventures, one of Canada’s largest and most active venture capital funds.

Nick Pinkston

Founder and CEO | Plethora
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Nick Pinkston is the founder and CEO of Plethora, building a new kind of factory to make manufacturing faster and more accessible for everyone.

Mark Organ

Founder and CEO | Influitive
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Mark Organ is the founder and CEO of Influitive, helping companies mobilize their advocates to produce massive increases in referral leads, reference calls, social media participation and more.

Alistair Croll

Founder | Solve for Interesting
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Alistair is an entrepreneur, author, and startup accelerator.

Mike Grandinetti

Managing Director | Startup Next Boston
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Mike has balanced several careers simultaneously, all centered around technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Matt Switzer

VP Corporate Development & Hootsuite Labs | Hootsuite
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Matt Switzer is Vice President Corporate Development at Hootsuite - the world’s most widely used social relationship platform with over 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

Ethan Song

CEO & Co-Founder | Frank & Oak
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Ethan has lived and worked around the world, taking inspiration from every city and culture along the way.

Harley Finkelstein

CPO | Shopify
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Harley is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the Chief Platform Officer (CPO) at Shopify.

Tom Walsham

Director of Product | The Working Group
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Tom Walsham is an experienced product manager, marketing engineer, and analytics grand-master.

Crystal Richard - MC

Director of PR | Onboardly
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As Director of Public Relations at Onboardly, Crystal always has a great story to tell.

Nik Badminton - MC

Regional Director and Futurist | Freelancer.com (North America)
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Nik Badminton thinks about the future of work, the collaborative economy and technology-driven innovations.

Margaret Dawson - MC

Chief Marketing Badass | Rival IQ
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For more than 20 years, Margaret has held leadership roles with start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. Margaret has earned a strong reputation for building successful brands, products and teams.