Summit 2017

Introducing Canada to SingularityU
October 11th to 12th – Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto

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The Summit 2017

Inspiring Canadians to shape their future and drive global impact

The Toronto Summit launched SingularityU Canada. By bringing together leading Canadian and international thought leaders, the Summit provided a forum for true debate and uncommon conversations about how technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will impact the way we live and work.

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The Summit 2017

About SingularityU Canada Summit

SingularityU Canada Summit is the premier launch event of a new movement to inspire Canadians to shape the Future of Canada and drive global impact. By bringing together leading Canadian and International thought leaders, the Summit will provide a forum for true debate and uncommon conversations about how technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will impact the way we live and work.

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2017 Summit In Review Report

Speakers

Presenters are hand-selected based on their leadership and knowledge of exponential technologies, innovation strategies, and global impact trends

Alex Ryan

Alex Ryan

VP Systems Innovation & Director, MaRS Solutions Lab

Alexx-Henry

Alexx Henry

CEO, BlueVishnu

Amanda-Lang

Amanda Lang

Business Journalist, Author

Amin Toufani CEO, T Labs

Amin Toufani

CEO, T Labs

Andreas M. Antonopoulos Author

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

CEO, T Labs

Ann Cavoukian Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University

Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University

Ann Makosinski Student Inventor, Makotronic Enterprises Inc.

Ann Makosinski

Student Inventor, Makotronic Enterprises Inc.

Aran-Hamilton

Aran Hamilton

President, Co-Founder, Vantage

Cameron Schuler Executive Director, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, CEO & Co-Founder VibeDx Diagnostic Corp.

Cameron Schuler

Executive Director, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, CEO & Co-Founder VibeDx Diagnostic Corp.

Daniel Berkman VR Composer, Institute for the Future

Daniel Berkman

VR Composer, Institute for the Future

David Roberts Distinguished Faculty, Innovation and Disruption

David Roberts

Distinguished Faculty, Innovation and Disruption

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Diane Francis

Editor-at-Large, National Post

Dr. Divya Chander

Divya Chander, MD, PhD

Medicine Faculty, Singularity University

Greg Wolfond CEO, SecureKey Technologies

Greg Wolfond

CEO, SecureKey Technologies

John Hagel Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge

John Hagel

Co-Chairman, Center for the Edge

Josipa Petrunic Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Larry Keeley Innovation Guru, President, Co-Founder at Doblin Group

Larry Keeley

Innovation Guru, President, Co-Founder at Doblin Group

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Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair, Transformational Practices, Singularity University

Molly Shoichet Professor, University of Toronto

Molly Shoichet

Professor, University of Toronto

Patrick van der Pijl CEO, Business Models Inc.

Patrick van der Pijl

CEO, Business Models Inc.

Peter H. Diamandis Co-Founder, Singularity University

Peter H. Diamandis

Co-Founder, Singularity University

Ramez Naam Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Raymond McCauley Founding Faculty, Digital Biology Chair, Singularity U

Raymond McCauley

Founding Faculty, Digital Biology Chair, Singularity U

Robert Greenhill Executive Chairman, Global Canada

Robert Greenhill

Executive Chairman, Global Canada

Robert J. Sawyer Science Fiction Writer and Futurist

Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction Writer and Futurist

Robert Steiner Director, Fellowship in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Robert Steiner

Director, Fellowship in Global Journalism, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Salim Ismail Core Faculty, Moderator

Salim Ismail

Core Faculty, Moderator

Dr. Suzanne Gildert - AI Faculty / Robotics Faculty

Dr. Suzanne Gildert

AI Faculty / Robotics Faculty

Tom Rand Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Toshi Anders Hoo Director - Emerging Media Lab, Institute for the Future

Toshi Anders Hoo

Director – Emerging Media Lab, Institute for the Future

Zayna Khayat Innovation Sherpa in Chief at REshape Health Innovation Centre at Radboud University Medical Centre

Zayna Khayat

Innovation Sherpa in Chief at REshape Health Innovation Centre at Radboud University Medical Centre

2019 Sessions

View recordings and presentation slides from the Sessions at the Summit 2019

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Satellite Events

For those who could not join us in Toronto, we hosted 30 livestream and satellite events across the country.

Executive Program - Day 2

The Lab

A curated group of tech companies gave the audience an opportunity to get their hands on awe-inspiring surprises, including innovative robotics and artificial reality.

Executive Program - Day 3

Maximizing the Experience

Come ready to learn, inspire, share, and create alongside the community. Arrive prepared to open your mind to new perspectives and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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Host City and Venue

Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto

Evergreen Brick Works

Evergreen Brick Works was once a quarry and industrial site along the Don River. Established more than 120 years ago, the site has been reimagined by Evergreen as an environmentally conscious and socially responsible mixed-use complex.

550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4W 3X8
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The SingularityU Canada Summit will inspire Canadian businesses to lead in the transformation and growth of a globally competitive, clean economy through exponential technologies. As a founding member, we are thrilled to help Canadian businesses to better understand and profit from these opportunities.
Richard Corley, Partner, Goodmans LLP
My experience at SU in Silicon Valley was thought-provoking and inspiring. I spent time with incredibly smart, forward-thinking innovators and business leaders who looked at a world with limitless possibilities fuelled by visionary ideas. Bringing SU to Canada will enable dreamers, innovators and leaders the opportunity to collaborate on bold ideas that will shape the future.
Sean Amato-Gauci, EVP, Digital, Payments and Cards, RBC

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Founding Partners

Founding Partners

Summit Support Sponsors

Summit Support Sponsors

University Sponsors

University Sponsors

Community Partners

Community Partners

SingularityU Canada Summit is Produced with Support from

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Global Grand Challenges

We believe the convergence of exponential technologies will empower the global community to solve the world’s twelve grand challenges. At the 2017 SingularityU Canada Summit, we focused on challenges concerning Health, Energy, Prosperity, and Citizenship.

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