Preliminary Summit Program

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8:00 AM Registration and Networking

PART ONE: Setting the Stage – Rethink Business as Usual
9:20 AM –9:30 AM
Welcome Remarks

9:30 AM –9:50 AM
Connecting the dots: AI, Sustainability. For Brighter Future
An overview of how AI and other disruptive innovations are transforming the landscape and impacting the development of a more resilient and sustainable future.

9:50 AM –10:30 AM
Disruption Is Unavoidable – Are we doing enough Fast?
An overview of some opportunities (and a few risks) facing leaders today. How you can develop new strategies to evaluate potential opportunities in an environment of continuous disruption.
Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer, DELOITTE

10:30 AM –10:45 AM
Break and Innovation Zone

PART TWO: “Deep Dive” Leadership Roundtables
Future forward multi-disciplined leadership exchanges led by successful leaders and decision-makers in business, science and technology who are developing new strategies and solutions for surviving and thriving in a turbulent future.

10:45 AM –11:45 AM
Redefining Smart for a Resilient City

How will new thinking, risks and opportunities create smarter, greener, more connected communities? What are the key risks and looking ahead, what’s next?


  • Bill Hutchison – Urban Futurist, and The Munk School of Business, “My Future City” (Moderator and speaker)
  • Paul Dowsett, Founder, Sustainable Architects, TO, “Simple is the new Smart”
  • Julie Morin “Putting People First” (Microsoft)
  • Dr. Quentin Chiotti. Climate Impacts on the New Urban (Metrolinx) Senior Advisor, Sustainability, Regional Planning and Policy, Metrolinx

11:45 AM – 12:35 PM
The future is here – powered by Precision Agriculture

Insights from action leaders – New technology and innovations for producing a more reliable supply of healthy food at a time of climate change and surging population growth.


12:35 PM –1:40 PM
Lunch and Innovation Zone

1:40 PM –2:30 PM
Finance & Technology in an Digital World – Clearing the Fog of What’s new and what’s up ahead


2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Rethinking Transportation for an era of choice, sustainability and autonomous mobility.


  • UBER  Global– Adam Gromis, Sustainability and Environmental Impact Lead
  • Metrolinx – Antoine Beliaeff, Director, Regional Planning, Metrolinx

3:20 PM –3:45 PM
Break and Innovation Zone

3:45 PM –4:45 PM
The Future of Work – Ignited Today

Disruptive times call for creative, inspiring and inclusive leaders. How do we develop, attract and incentivize this scarce talent pool?


  • MaRs
  • U of T
  • Members of the previous four clusters
  • Delegate participation
    Moderator: Yasmin Glanville

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Open Forum – Key Take-aways

5:30 PM
Closing Remarks

5:50 PM to 7:30 PM
Reception and Networking in the Innovation Zone

Event Details

Date: March 28, 2018

Phone: 416-866-8803


Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7 Canada
Phone: 416-898-0158