Archives for Speakers

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David W. Pamenter

David W. Pamenter – Partner, Gowlings & Leader of the Technology Industry Group David Pamenter is a business law partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office. He is the national leader of the Firm’s Technology Industry Group and a coordinator of the Cleantech practice. David has more than 30 years of experience in technology law, business and commercial ...
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Henry Kay

Henry Kay – U.S. Partner, Medica Venture Partners Henry Kay is the U.S. Partner of Medica Venture Partners, a healthcare dedicated VC based in Israel. Henry is an active member of two Angel Investing Groups (Boston Harbor Angels and Launchpad). He retired from Boston Scientific in 2006, where he was Group Vice President of New Market Development ...
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Ian Curry

Ian Curry – President & Chief Executive Officer Prior to joining DNA Genotek in 2004, Mr. Curry spent 9 years as a key leader of Entrust, Inc. He joined the company in its startup phase and played an instrumental role in creating a new market, ultimately growing Entrust to a global leader in Internet security software ...
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Bryan J. Watson

Bryan J. Watson – Executive Director, National Angel Capital Organization Throughout his career, both in Canada and the UK, Bryan J. Watson has been a champion of entrepreneurship as a vector for the commercialization of advanced technologies. As demonstrated by his concurrent roles as Executive Director of the National Angel Capital Organization and CEO Fusion, Bryan takes ...
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Mario Thomas

Mario Thomas, Ph.D. – Sr. Vice President, Ontario Centres of Excellence & Founding Chairman, International Commercialization Alliance (ICA) In addition to recently founding the new International Commercialization Alliance, Dr. Thomas holds the dual role of Senior Vice-President, Ontario Centres of Excellence and Managing Director, Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research. His previous experiences include Partner ...
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Peter Carrescia

Peter Carrescia – Managing Director, OMERS Ventures In his role as Managing Director of OMERS Ventures, Peter Carrescia is responsible for leading investment activities in the North America market focusing on high-growth companies in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Peter spent more than a decade at a leading Canadian venture capital ...
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Andrew Wilkes

Andrew Wilkes Andrew Wilkes – Co-Chair, National Angel Capital Organization Mr. Wilkes is an active Angel investor, who helps high-growth potential businesses accelerate growth in traditional and technology sectors – including software/transaction processing, clean technologies, biomaterials, warehouse automation, water technologies and financial services. He has a personal passion to help grow globally oriented businesses internationally. Mr. Wilkes is a ...
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Kirk Simpson

Kirk Simpson – President and CEO, Wave Accounting The man with the plan. Kirk started Wave Accounting after 13 years in digital media. He’s also the guy with “and another thing” on the tip of his tongue: always brainstorming new ways to make the tools work for small business owners. Kirk has headed up business development, ...
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Ormonde Benson

Ormonde Benson – Partner, Business Law Group of Miller Thomson LLP in Toronto. Ormonde’s practice focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients with regard to ongoing securities law compliance. He has acted for both issuers and agents in a variety of public offerings, including numerous offerings of flow-through units totaling more ...
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François Gilbert

François Gilbert - CEO, FIER Succès & Director, Anges Quebec Since September 2005, M. François Gilbert is the CEO of FIER Succès, a Venture Capital fund based in Québec city Since 2002, François Gilbert is director of companies. He is director and chairman of the audit committee and the remuneration committee of Roctest (RTT), director and member of ...
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