FUNDING
INNOVATION 
CONFERENCE

May 12, 2017

University of Toronto

THE FUNDING INNOVATION CONFERENCE WILL BRING TOGETHER INNOVATORS,
DCSIL'S COHORT STARTUPS, VENTURE CAPITALISTS & FUNDING PROFESSIONALS TO TORONTO.

TO EXPLORE HOW INNOVATIONS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AR/VR, CYBERSECURITY, MACHINE LEARNING, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DATA SCIENCE ARE BEING FUNDED IN THE EARLY STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT. 

FIC 2017 DETAILS

Date: May 12, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 6:00pm

Location: MacLeod Auditorium (MSB), 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, UofT

Presented by: Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL), University of Toronto

FIC AGENDA

Registration Begins: 8:30am

 

 

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening remarks

Mario Grech, Co-Founder/Director, DCSIL

Derek Newton, Assistant Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto

 

9:15am - 9:45am

Keynote 

John Ruffolo, CEO, OMERS Ventures

 

9:45 - 10:45am

Artificial Intelligence Panel

Moderator: Philip Poulidis, CEO, Wyzelink

Richard Zemel, Research Director, Vector Institute

Giri Amarakone, Co-Founder, DeepPixel

Steve Reid, CTO, Veerum

Madalin Mihailescu, Director of Technology, Georgian Partners

 

 

Break 10:45am - 11:00am

 

 

11:00am - 11:30am

Cybersecurity Panel

Moderator: Martin Croteau, Director, Academic Entrepreneurship, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Kumar Murty, Chair of the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

Nitin Chopra, Principal, Shasta Ventures

 

11:35am - 12:20pm

Blockchain Panel

Moderator: Matthew Spoke, CEO, Nuco.io

Sujan Menezes, Industry Manager, Financial Services, Microsoft Canada

Peggy Van de Plassche, VP Innovation, CIBC

Michael Horowitz, CEO, Chaintech Capital

 

 

Lunch 12:20pm - 1:30pm

 

 

1:30pm - 1:50pm

Welcome back & Introducer: Paul Gries, Professor, Department of  Computer Science, University of Toronto, Co-Founder, DCSIL

Data Visualization

Mike BranchVice President Business Intelligence, GEOTAB

 

 

1:55pm - 2:45pm

Data Science Panel

Moderator: Nathan Taback, PhD, Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto

Vera Nenadovic, Founder, Brainsview 

Carolina Simões Gomes, Co-Founder, Chopin

Nitin Chopra, Principal, Shasta Ventures

Christina Cai, Co-Founder, Knowtions Research

 

 

Break 2:45pm - 3:00pm

 

 

3:00pm - 3:40pm

AR & VR Presentations & Panel

Moderator: Nigel Newton 

Karan Singh, Co-Founder, JanusVR 

Matt McPherson, Quantum Capture

Prashant Matta, Senior Associate, OMERS Ventures

Ken Yang, Co-Founder, Eyetap Technologies

 

 

3:40pm - 4:30pm

Machine Learning Panel

Moderator: Ramy Nassar

Frances Schwiep, Principal, Comcast Ventures

Philip Poulidis, CEO, Wyzelink

Ali Punjani, Co-Founder, Structura

Wayne Pau, Development Architect at SAP

 

 

4:35pm - 5:00pm

Presenter & Introducer: Maya Medeiros, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Keynote

Dr. Ron Dembo, CEO & Founder, Zerofootprint

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Closing remarks, 

Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-Founder/Director, DCSIL

 

Networking Reception 5:15pm

The Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL) is where founders are made. It is a recognized early stage campus linked accelerator that is founded and run by serial entrepreneurs for the University of Toronto’s Department of Computer 

Science; one of the most highly rated and respected CS departments in the world. DCSIL accommodates a variety of 

innovation sources and commercialization channels and accelerates multiple sources of innovation from class, research, 

faculty, outside ventures and industry.

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