SingularityU Canada - The Summit 2019

Framing the future through a new lens
April 23rd to 24th – Edmonton, Alberta

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SingularityU Canada - Join a global community of innovators

The Summit 2019

See what happened when innovators came together in Edmonton

We brought the SingularityU Canada Summit to Edmonton, Alberta in April 2019 to share how Canada is leading the future of technology and innovation.

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About SingularityU Canada Summit

Empowering a Global Community of Innovators

The 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit was devoted to reinforcing Canada’s global role as a key technological innovator. Attendees gained a deeper understanding of how exponential technology will benefit nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Expert panel presentations, open discussions and product demos allowed attendees to experience the future. The Summit successfully brought together like-minded forward-thinkers into a growing network of thought leaders, trailblazing practitioners, and impact startups.

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Speakers

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

Arash Aazami

Arash Aazami

SingularityU Faculty, Energy / Founder, Kamangir

Dr. Irwin Adam - Future of Food Faculty

Dr. Irwin Adam

Future of Food Faculty, Phd, Founder, Future Food Studio

Cassia Attard

Cassia Attard

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Oren Berkovich

Oren Berkovich

Co-Founder & CEO, SingularityU Canada

Dr. Taddy Bleecher

Dr. Taddy Blecher

CEO Community Individual Development Association and Maharishi Institute

Dr. David-Bray

Dr. David Bray

Impact & Disruption Faculty, Executive Director, People-Centered Internet and Senior Fellow, Institute for Human-Machine Cognition

Denise Brosseau

Denise Brosseau

CEO, Thought Leadership Lab

Ananya Chadha

Ananya Chadha

Machine Learning & AI Developer, The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Dr. Divya Chander

Dr. Divya Chander

Faculty Chair, Neuroscience, Singularity University

Anupra Chandran

Anupra Chandran

Innovator at The Knowledge Society (TKS)

Anne Connelly

Anne Connelly

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Faculty

Neil Desai

Governance & Security Faculty

Nick Dechev

Nick Dechev

Biomedical System Design and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Victoria

Philip Marc Edgcumbe

Medicine Faculty

Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette

Chair, Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation

Ryan Gariepy

Ryan Gariepy

Robotics Faculty, CTO and Co-Founder, Clearpath

Dr. Suzanne Gildert

Dr. Suzanne Gildert

Robotics & AI Faculty, Founder and CEO, Sanctuary AI

Dr. Cynthia Goh

Dr. Cynthia Goh

Nanotech Faculty

Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo

Disruption Strategist & Keynote Speaker

Jane Kearns

Jane Kearns

Cleantech Faculty, Vice President, Growth Services at Mars Discovery District

Zayna Khayat

Zayna Khayat

Future Strategist, SE Health

Dr. Sonny Kohil

Dr. Sonny Kohli

Medicine Faculty

Julie Legault

Julie Legault

Biotech Faculty, Executive Director, Amino Labs

Jody Medich

Jody Medich

Futurist, Product Designer

Chad Park

Chad Park

Chief Innovation Officer of The Natural Step Canada, Director of the Energy Futures Lab

Krista Pawley

Krista Pawley

Co-founder and CMO, SingularityU Canada

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Dr. Frederik G. Pferdt

Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google / Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Jeffrey Rogers

Jeffrey Rogers

Principal Facilitator, SingularityU

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

MBA/MPA 2018, Stanford GSB + Harvard Kennedy School

Jack Sim

Jack Sim

Founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organization

Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon

Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at SingularityU

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest

Creative Technologist, Strategy Consultant, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tiffany Vora

Dr. Tiffany Vora

Faculty Director & Vice Chair, Singularity University Digital Biology and Medicine

Bill Whitelaw

Bill Whitelaw

CEO, JWN Energy

2019 Sessions

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Satellite Events

For those who could not join us in Edmonton, we hosted 61 livestream and satellite events in communities from coast-to-coast-to coast.

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Executive Program - Day 2

The Lab

A curated group of 16 tech companies gave the audience an opportunity to get their hands on innovative robotics and VR solutions, see life-changing medical tech in action, and experience awe-inspiring surprises.

Executive Program - Day 3

Maximizing the Experience

Learning, sharing, and creating together with the SingularityU community. Attendees brought mindsets that were open to new perspectives, taking full advantage of program opportunities.

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Host City and Venue

Edmonton Convention Centre

Last year, we worked with a diverse group of strategic partners to host the SingularityU Summit in Edmonton, AB. Located in the heart of western Canada, Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and is home to over 1.3 million people. While various cities in Canada have been recognized for their innovative initiatives, Edmonton is one that is leading the way in AI, big data, and healthcare. The city is made up of like-minded, enterprising business people, who are technologically driven and entrepreneurial-fuelled.

9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N9
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For me, the idea of a Canada embracing technology and not resisting it with fear, is what needs to happen, this idea of a mindset shift. I think we’re at the best place, this is ground zero for technology.

Cara Bedford, Director of Strategic Marketing, CompuVision (2019 SingularityU Canada Summit)
Be prepared to learn how the growth of exponential and disruptive technologies will impact your company, your career and your life.
Bob Metcalfe, Founder of 3com, Co-Inventor of the Ethernet, General Partner at Polaris Ventures
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

Proudly Supported by

Strategic Partners

ATB
Epcor

Summit Builders

Deloitte
Edmonton Economic Development
KPMG
Suncor
Telus

Summit Supporters

Athabasca University
Capital Power
Chandos
Canadian Medical Association
Intersect
NAIT
Spacelab ATCO
University of Alberta
University of Calgary - Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

Community Partners

Amii

In Kind

CompuVision
Pattison
City of Edmonton
EMC2 events

Global Grand Challenges

We believe the convergence of exponential technologies will empower the global community to solve the world’s BIGGEST challenges. At the 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit, we focused on challenges concerning Health, Energy, Prosperity, and Citizenship

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