Unleashing the power of technology for business leaders

As technology continues to disrupt the business landscape, technology often IS the strategy, making it crucial for executives to stay ahead of the curve.

Stay ahead in the tech-driven business world with WatSPEED's Tech Horizons Executive Forum. This one-day exclusive event for senior leaders will equip you with a better understanding of emerging technologies and strategic know-how to give your organization a competitive edge.

Featuring inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking panels, and interactive sessions are designed to deliver an unforgettable, empowering, and impactful experience. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry giants including Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, and many other business luminaries as they reveal the latest trends and share expert perspectives on the future of technology.  

The Forum will also bring together some of the brightest minds from the University of Waterloo to share research insights and their direct application to the business world.

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Join us for the executive event of the year

Hosted in the heart of Toronto at Fairmont Royal York.

Date November 8, 2023
Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Location Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St W
Toronto, ON
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Hear from industry luminaries and leading experts in their fields

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Armughan Ahmad

CEO and President, Appen

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Sam Altman


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Armen Bakirtzian

CEO and Co-Founder, Intellijoint Surgical

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Chris Biederman

CTO, Li-Cycle

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Dr. Joël Blit

Chair, Council on Innovation Policy

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Dr. Michael Chui

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

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Charles Eagan

CTO, BlackBerry Ltd.

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Dr. Vivek Goel

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo

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Amir Khajepour

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems

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Jodi Kovitz

CEO, Human Resources Professional Association

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Dr. Jimmy Lin

Co-director, Waterloo AI Institute
CTO, Primal

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Claudette McGowan

CEO, Protexxa

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Dave McKay

President and CEO, RBC

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Dr. Bessma Momani

Professor, Political Science
Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) 

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Dr. Michele Mosca

Co-founder, Institute for Quantum Computing
CEO and Co-founder, evolutionQ

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Tracy Primeau

Corporate Director, OPG and WiN Canada
Founder and Principal, Agile Bear

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Tomi Poutanen

CEO and co-founder, Signal 1

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Kevin Strain

President and CEO, Sun Life

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Bryan Webb

President, Clearpath Robotics

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Mark Weber

Eyton Director, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business

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Dr. Mary Wells

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

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Dr. Alexander Wong

Canada Research Chair, AI and Medical Imaging
Chief Scientist and Co-founder, DarwinAI
Advisory Board Member, Waterloo.AI

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Featuring inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking panels, and interactive sessions

  • How Technologies are Reshaping the World
  • Human-Centred AI
  • Navigating Digital Transformation
  • Technology Collisions
  • Technology Horizons from Silicon Valley
  • Future of Robotics and Automation
  • Future of Cybersecurity
  • The Power of Clean Tech in Driving Sustainable Development
  • Technology and Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

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