Agenda

Agenda

March 22, 2021

1:00 pm

  • Welcome and Introduction to Irek Kusmierczyk by Lee McGrath
  • Greetings from Irek Kusmierczyk Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
  • Welcome by: Shelley Fellows, Chair of Automate Canada
  • Introduction: Vladimir Franjo, Industrial Research Advisor, National Research Council Canada, Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Speaker: Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President IBM Technology Group Skills Vitality & Enablement, IBM

1:40 pm

  • Introduction: Anne Toner Fung, CEO Innovation Guelph
  • Speaker: Karen Lai, CEO, KPM Power Inc

2:00 pm

  • Introduction: Wendy Stark, Manager of Business Retention and Expansion WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
  • Speaker: Andrea Descargar, Business Development and Sales, Green City Plastics

2:20 pm

  • Introduction: Linda Horowitz, Program Manager Scale-Up/SME Programs,  Innovation Guelph
  • Speaker: Madison Guy, Founder and CEO, GrantMe Education Consulting Inc

2:40 pm

  • Introduction: Katherine Laycock, Program Manager Rhyze Ventures Program, Innovation Guelph
  • Speaker: Pooja Viswanathan, CEO, Braze Mobility Inc

3:00 pm

  • Introduction: Lee McGrath, Director, Business Retention and Expansion, WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
  • Speaker: Nancy Campana, Owner, Nouveau Event Planning

3:20 pm

  • Introduction: Vladimir Franjo, Industrial Research Advisor, National Research Council Canada, Industrial Research Assistance Program
  • Speaker: Bruce Croxon, Growth Stage Digital Investor, Round 13 Capital; Former Dragon, CBC’s Dragon’s Den


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