Alex Tapscott Blockchain Research Institute
Alex Tapscott is a globally-recognized writer, speaker, investor and advisor focused on the impact of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, on business, society and government. He is the co-author (with Don Tapscott) of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller,...
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Christopher Wylie Social Researcher & Data Scientist
Christopher Wylie is a social researcher and data scientist. He has served as a senior adviser in both the British and Canadian governments, and has extensive experience using technology to improve communication and citizen engagement. With an avid interest in cultural applications of technology,...
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RAC used to stand for "Remix Artist Collective". These days it's the solo project of André Allen Anjos. RAC is primarily known for remixes (200+). Check them out here. It started with an ambitious goal to change the way things were remixed. Taking the focus away from...
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Hamilton Morris VICELAND
Hamilton Morris is a television and print journalist and contributor to Harper's Magazine and National Geographic TV. He is a correspondent for VICE on HBO, the science editor of VICE Magazine, and the writer and executive producer of the series Hamilton's Pharmacopeia on Viceland. Morris...
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Frank Holmes US Global Investors & HIVE Blockchain Solutions
Frank Holmes is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors, Inc., which manages a diversified family of mutual funds and hedge funds specializing in gold, natural resources and emerging markets. The company’s funds have earned many awards and honors during Mr. Holmes’...
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Jesse Grushack ConsenSys & Ujo Music
Jesse is a graduate from Union College with a dual degree in Computer Science and Economics. Jesse entered the music industry at ID&T North America where he spent two months as the managing director of marketing for TomorrowWorld and then as the managing director of Cashless payments at SFX...
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Jonathan Nelson HACK Fund, Hackers / Founders
CEO and Co-founder of Hackers/Founders, a global tech founders co-operative. Jonathan helped achieve $600M portfolio market cap in the first 5 years. Member of SEC Advisory Committee for Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Business. Board member of Wilson Center for Public Policy, Latin...
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Tom Emrich Super Ventures
Sometimes called the “man from the future” Tom Emrich is a leading voice in augmented reality, virtual reality and wearable tech. He is committed to driving adoption and innovation in technology which is augmenting the human experience. Tom is an active investor and founding partner at...
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Chris Parry Equity Guru
Chris Parry is the founder and head writer at Equity.Guru. In a little over a year, the company has grown to an eight-person operation, with 30+ clients across all sectors, and an audience of young, newly minted investors. The former Director of Editorial at Stockhouse, and a journalist at the...
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Sarah Riegelhuth Wealth Enhancers
Sarah is a serial entrepreneur and investor in startups, having founded 8 companies since 2009. Following several successful exits, she is currently the CEO of Wealth Enhancers (Gen Y financial advisory firm) and Grow My Team (global recruitment), and sits on the board of League of Extraordinary...
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Lucas James Seeking Blue Records Inc.
Lucas James, originally from Radium Hot Springs, BC – was one of the early adopters and advocates for the “YouTube Record Label" model, which is now sweeping the electronic music industry. He worked under the 9.5 million subscriber YouTube music curator MrSuicideSheep to help...
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Stacey Wallin BC Tech Ventures
Stacey is the Director of Venture Programs at the BC Tech Association with a mandate to design and launch programmatic solutions to the top issues facing growth and scale stage tech companies in BC. Stacey started her career in Investment Banking, spending 8 years working across public and private...
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Jessica Brown DailyHive
Jessica Brown has been a cannabis enthusiast for 20 years and recently entered the industry as the editor for Grow, Daily Hive’s cannabis channel. Jessica is a lover of knowledge and pursued degrees in psychology, English literature, and marketing before starting her career as a copywriter,...
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Isla Catriona NuVision Health Pharmacy
Isla Catriona is a Social Entrepreneur, a Healthcare Futurist and public advocate, whose mission is to help improve health and wellness for all, through innovative communication technologies and workflows. Isla’s interests and core work has a focus on vulnerable populations who either through...
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Sam Chandola GoLeague
Sam is a serial gaming entrepreneur. He was the founder of V2 Games, a Vancouver-based gaming studio that launched the world's first licensed Pac-Man mobile puzzle game, and scaled the company to over 20 million users, eventually exiting to Victory Square Technologies Inc. He is the co-founder...
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Manny Padda Riestech Capital
Manny Padda is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist based in Vancouver, B.C. A self-made entrepreneur who built his first multi-million-dollar company at age 26, he is the founder of New Avenue Capital, a global firm focusing on Financial, Human, and Impact Capital. The firm...
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Michael Volker GreenAngel Energy
Michael Volker is an Entrepreneur active in the development of new high technology ventures. As a University of Waterloo grad, Mike started his own company (Volker-Craig Ltd) in 1973. Since he sold this company in 1981, he’s been an active angel investor. He currently directs Simon Fraser...
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John Muffolini, CPA, CA, is the National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at MNP. He has more than 22 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to national and international companies in diverse industries and markets. John is skilled at providing support to...
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Alexandra Nestertchouk HopKidz Technologies Inc
Alexandra is a serial entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in business management and technology. She has a Business Management Degree and background in Computer Science. Originally from Minsk, Belarus, she moved to Canada 11 years ago. Alexandra is a mother to a 2.5 year boy, Cosmos, and...
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Anthony Brown AMPD Gaming Technology
Co- Founder of Infinite Game Publishing (IGP), and Seven Group. Pioneered Digital Media infrastructure technology industry in Canada. Successful online publisher of MechWarrior Online. Technology innovator in the field of architecture design for digital media.
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Genevieve Roch-Decter Grit Capital
Genevieve is the founder & CEO of Grit Capital a capital market advisory firm started in 2016. Prior to that, from 2008 to 2016, Genevieve was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst for LDIC Inc., a $600M asset management company based in Toronto. While there, she spearheaded the launch of three...
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Dan Cohrs D-Wave Systems Inc.
Dan Cohrs is CFO at D-Wave, and brings an extensive and diverse background to the company, having served in senior positions in corporate strategy, development and finance at Marriott, Northwest Airlines, GTE, Global Crossing and most recently at Rentech, Inc. and Rentech Nitrogen Partners in Los...
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Amir Hayeri Diabits
More than 422 million diabetics around the world mismanage their condition because they don't know how their glucose values will change in the future. This pattern of reactive mismanagement is common amongst diabetics and puts the patient at risk of shock, coma, and death. What is needed, is a...
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Peter Guo MNP
Peter Guo leads the Enterprise Risk Services practice in British Columbia. Based in our Vancouver office, Peter provides risk management, consulting and assurance services to private and public organizations. With 25 years’ of experience, Peter is comfortable in the boardroom and on the shop...
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Sheldon Bennett DMG Blockchain Solutions
Sheldon Bennett has over 20 years of management experience leading international companies including PwC, Ernst & Young, Baker & McKenzie, Cisco Systems and Fonterra CIS. For the past three years Sheldon led BitFury’s Canadian mining operations, where he was responsible for the setup...
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Dan Reitzik DMG Blockchain Solutions
Dan Reitzik is a successful entrepreneur having built companies at the forefront of societal change. These include Digital Youth Network, a teen focused wireless community, which was a joint venture between Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest mobile phone network, and Universal Music, the...
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Tristan Crees Cellula Robotics
Tristan was born in Scotland, educated in Australia and moved to Canada in 1998. He has been working in the subsea robotics industry since then; initially for International Submarine Engineering (ISE) and then for Cellula Robotics. He progressed from robotics engineer to project manager at ISE and...
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Rob Attwell Careteam
Rob Attwell is co-founder and COO of Careteam Technologies, the digital health platform with a mission to solve the fragmentation of health care, deployed as SaaS for health organisations that have patients with complex chronic disease, with an initial focus on Canada, US and UK. He is an expert on...
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Dan Cybak MyEsports Ventures Ltd and The Gaming Stadium
Having attended Thompson Rivers University from 1998 - 2001, Dan has established his business skills with over 15 years experience working in the business to Business and team environment. From education facilities, to large corporate partners, to local business clients, Dan has aspired to be a...
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Darius Eghdami FansUnite
A Chartered Accountant by trade, Darius Eghdami is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and has successfully exited multiple companies. Darius has previously founded and led multiple businesses in digital, data analytics, and the consumer internet. Darius is a co-founder of FansUnite, the first social...
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James Black Canadian Securities Exchange
James Black is the VP, Listings Development for the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”). Based in Vancouver, BC Mr. Black manages the CSE’s domestic and international programs for attracting exciting new companies to the exchange as well as evangelizing the CSE as “the...
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Chris Horlacher Equibit Group
Chris Horlacher is one of Canada's foremost authorities on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. As the CEO of Equibit Group, he applies his deep understanding of the space into all facets of his professional career, leading the vision and development of blockchain technology that promises...
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Dean Sutton Northstar Venture Technologies Inc.
Working at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and capital markets, Mr. Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and active investor that has developed, funded, and exited numerous technology companies. With a relentless focus on emerging technologies that have the biggest impact on industry at...
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Hayley Woodin Business in Vancouver
Hayley Woodin is a multimedia reporter with Business in Vancouver, where she co-hosts and co-produces BIV Today: the only daily podcast in B.C. dedicated to covering business. She appears weekly on Global News Morning and contributes regularly to BIV’s print and online publications. Earlier...
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Shone Anstey Blockchain Intelligence Group
Shone brings 20 years of experience building complex technologies and software within the IT industry, primarily within search, analytics, and data center operations. Mr. Anstey has been engaged with cryptocurrency since 2012 and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional. Formerly, Shone acted as...
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Pardeep S. Sangha, B.A.Sc., MBA Haywood Securities Inc.
Pardeep joined Haywood in September 2015. Pardeep has 20 years of experience in the technology indsutry indcluding eight years as a Technology Analyst at a boutique brokerage firm, seven years in Venture Capital investing and five years of operational and engineering experience. Pardeep is a...
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Richard W. Carleton CSE - Canadian Securities Exchange
Richard Carleton is the CEO of CNSX Markets Inc. - home of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). As CEO, Richard continues to assert CNSX as "The Exchange for Entrepreneurs", where the focus is on growing an exchange that maximizes the advantages of being public - accessing capital and...
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Daniel Japiassu Y Dreams Global
Daniel Japiassu is the CEO of YDreams Global. With over 20 years of experience managing technology companies, he has led YDreams to become a publicly listed company in Canada. Since his start as one of the partners, in 2006, the company has achieved substantial revenues, expansion from Brazil to...
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Robert Laurie Ad Lucem Law Corporation
Robert W.E. Laurie is President of AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION and is an international lawyer, writer and speaker, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and called to the British Columbia Bar as a barrister and solicitor. After practicing law in London and New York in the areas of...
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Blake Corbet PI Financial Corp.
Blake Corbet is Managing Director and Head of the Technology & Diversified Industries Investment Banking Group at PI Financial Corp. Mr. Corbet has over 25 years of experience as an investment banker in London, New York, Toronto and Vancouver providing advisory and capital markets services to...
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Jeff Booth Risetech Capital
Jeff Booth Jeff is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and technology leader. I enjoy the application of technology to bring big ideas into reality that positively impact people lives. He previously co-founded BuildDirect.com and led the company through various iterations to over $120 million in...
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Zayn Kalyan Trackloop Analytics Corp
Zayn Kalyan is an experienced manager and software engineer who has been in fintech space for nearly 10 years. He has been involved in the blockchain space since the inception of Bitcoin and brings a practical technical and business background to the application of this groundbreaking technology.
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Grace Quan Hydrogen In Motion Inc.
Grace Quan, CEO of Hydrogen In Motion, visionary leader, experienced with large capital ($250B with Gov of Canada). Grace has worked for private companies and public sector institutions and has been recognized as most Influential Women in STEM for 2018 by BC Business Magazine.
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Julia Becker Enthusiast Gaming
Julia Becker is the Head of Investor Relations & Marketing for Enthusiast Gaming. She has 10 years of business development and marketing communications experience with publicly traded and private companies, across various industries. Julia has extensive experience developing and executing...
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Tom Liston Difference Capital Inc.
Mr. Liston has over 14 years of experience in technology research. Prior to joining Difference Capital, he worked at Yorkton Securities as a Research Analyst covering Software and IT Services companies. In early 2003, he joined Versant Partners in the same role and was promoted to Director of...
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Olivia Lovenmark Equibit Group
Olivia Lovenmark is an accomplished technical writer and content marketer. In 2016 she dedicated her communications business solely to blockchain, working with projects revolutionizing the capital markets, crypto asset management, health, news media, and more. She has delivered talks on tokenized...
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Jay Martin Cambridge House International Inc.
Jay Martin considers himself equal parts geek, jock and CEO. His ideal day begins with a hard workout followed by dark coffee and a couple hours to read anything related to futurism and geopolitics. Since 2011 he has expanded Cambridge House from Canada's leading junior mining conferences to...
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Praveen Varshney Varshney Capital Corp.
Praveen has been a driving force in the Vancouver business world. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1987. Following that, he was with KPMG from 1987 to 1991 where he obtained his C.A. designation in 1990. He is a long time member and past...
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Wil Mozell Axion Games
Mozell is Director of Axion Games and Managing Director of Sun Machine Entertainment. With almost 25 years of video game expertise with some of the world’s leading companies, Wil has been producing, designing and shipping games since the mid-90’s. Most recently Wil served as General...
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Mitchell Smith Global Energy Metals Corporation
Prior to being appointed President & CEO of Global Energy Metals, Mr. Smith held increasingly senior capital market positions through his involvement with various mining groups including Global Cobalt Corp, International Barytex Resources and Petaquilla Copper Ltd. Accomplished executive and...
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Ryan Irvine KeyStone Financial
Ryan Irvine is founder of KeyStocks.com one of Canada's only independent stock market research advisor firms. KeyStock.com specializes in uncovering, before the broader market, under-followed small-to-midsized companies that are financially sound and producing solid growth in both revenues and...
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Aaron Dunn KeyStone Financial
Aaron Dunn, CFA, is senior analyst at KeyStock.com, Canada's leading provider of independent, unbiased investment research on North American stock markets. A unique research firm, KeyStock.com has a near 20-year track record of identifying fundamentally strong and attractively valued stocks...
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A.Paul Gill Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill is involved in the planning and implementation phases of creating new businesses and restructuring organizations. In the public markets, He is currently the CEO of Lomiko Metals (TSXV: LMR). He also works with pre-IPO companies as the CEO of Lomiko Technologies, VP Business Development...
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Keith Spencer Fasken Martineau
Keith Spencer is a leading information technology lawyer in British Columbia. As Co-Leader of the firm’s Start-Up & Emerging Company Services group, he provides expert advice to start-up and mature private technology companies. Keith is the recipient of the BC Technology Industry...
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Larry Reaugh American Manganese Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc. from February 1998 to present. Mr. Reaugh has fifty-three years’ experience in the mining industry and for the past thirty-five years he has been the CEO and President of several exploration, development, production companies...
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