What worked yesterday is obsolete tomorrow.

This year is for those willing to anticipate and those willing to back them.

Thurs May 28, 2015

The largest annual all-day gathering of tech decision makers. It’s about creating market expectations and establishing Waterloo Region as the best place on the planet for tech companies to start, grow and succeed.

A focus on visioneering

Tech and society change quickly. The best business ideas can be outdated in months. To stay on top today it takes visioneering: the process of building a dream into a workable application.

Waterloo Region

Because it just wouldn’t make sense to hold it anywhere else. Gain insights from renowned keynotes and take part in sessions led by industry experts. And best of all, connect with friends. All events will be held at Bingemans

EddieObengSpeakers

Eddie Obeng

Educator, speaker,
author and visionary
Keynote

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MicheleRomanowSpeakers

Michele Romanow

Co-Founder of Snap
by Groupon
Keynote

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DavidSchonthalSpeakers

David Schonthal

Prof. of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Kellogg School of Management
Session

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AriHorieSpeakers

Ari Horie

Founder CEO of
Women’s Startup Lab
Session

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Keynotes and Sessions

Eddie Obeng

Keynote Speaker

About Eddie: Eddie is an educator, global TED speaker, author and visionary

Eddie's the person behind the innovation bursts at Allianz Cornhill, Danone, Rank, Cadburys; the delivery of successful innovation projects at IDEO, Telefonica, JPMorgan, GlaxoSmithKline, Cazanove, Electronic Arts; the successful deployment of technology at Citigroup; inspiring change and leadership in HSBC, Co-op; the turn-around of Rolls Royce Motor cars & Magnet; and much more...

What do people think of Eddie:
A ‘leading revolutionary’ - Financial Times
Energetic and impassioned - Google
An agent provocateur - Financial Times
The remarkable Eddie Obeng - TED
Eddie is fab! - IDEO
The Rockstar of Business Education - Duke
High energy, inspiring, thought-provoking, highly effective - Microsoft
Videos Books
  • New Rules for the New World
  • Putting Strategy to Work
  • Never Re-organise again
  • Making re-engineering Happen
  • Money Making Machine
   

Michele Romanow

Keynote Speaker

About Michele: Michele is the Co-Founder of Snap by Groupon (previously SnapSaves), which was acquired by Groupon in spring 2014. This year WXN ranked her in the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

Michele previously co-founded Buytopia.ca, a Canadian ecommerce leader. Buytopia ranked #3 on the Profit Hot 50, the list of fastest growing Canadian companies. Buytopia has saved their 2.5 million subscribers $150 million by negotiating exceptional offers with merchants including brands like Cirque du Soleil, Porter Airlines and Staples. In the past 18 months, Buytopia has acquired 7 smaller competitors to compliment its organic growth. Michele is a finalist of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. The company was the winner of the Toronto Board of Trade Award for entrepreneurs under 30.

Michele was recently selected as the sole Canadian millennial to attend the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World Summit and was listed as a Forbes “Millennial on a Mission”. She has been profiled in Forbes, INC, Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and CBC. Michele was previously Director of Strategy for Sears where she led Apparel growth strategies, a $2.5 billion category. After her Queen's MBA, she founded Evandale Caviar, a vertically integrated commercial fishery. Michele is a Cartier Women's Initiative Award global finalist.

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Killer keynotes. Valuable sessions. Time to chat.

Here's a peek at what the day will look like. Agenda is subject to change and update, of course.

Sign-in, breakfast and networking

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM


About

Welcome

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM


About

T-minus 5 – Matt Scobel, Canon

09:15 AM - 09:20 AM


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Eddie Obeng

Keynote – Eddie Obeng

09:20 AM - 10:20 AM


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Networking, coffee, expo

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM


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Key learning sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Lunch

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


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Morning recap

01:00 PM - 01:05 PM


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T-minus 5

01:05 PM - 01:10 PM


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Michele Romanow

Keynote – Michele Romanow

01:10 PM - 02:00 PM


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Networking, coffee, expo

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM


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T-minus 5

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM


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Keynote – to be announced

02:35 PM - 03:35 PM


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Closing remarks

03:35 PM - 03:45 PM


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Reception, networking, expo

03:45 PM - 04:45 PM


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