OCTOBER 16 - 17, 2019
TORONTO
CIX is Canada's largest curated startup investment conference. Invited attendees are founders of Canada's most innovative early and growth-stage tech companies and global investors and corporates.

CIX is the 'must attend' event to connect with Canada's most promising startups.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

700+
DELEGATES
250+
INVESTORS
200+
STARTUPS
71%
VP, C-level
2016 STATS

2018 SPEAKERS

head shot of Jason Smith
Real Matters
President and CEO
Jason Smith
head shot of Blaine Hobson
Whitecap Venture Partners
Partner
Blaine Hobson
head shot of Marc Teerlink
IBM Watson
Chief Business Strategist
Marc Teerlink
head shot of Andrew Fursman
1QBit
Co-founder and CEO
Andrew Fursman
head shot of Suzanne Gildert
Kindred.ai
Founder and CEO
Suzanne Gildert
head shot of Kathryn Hume
Integrate.AI
VP Product and Strategy
Kathryn Hume
head shot of Somen Mondal
Ideal
CEO
Somen Mondal
head shot of Jack Newton
Clio
CEO and Co-founder
Jack Newton
head shot of Mischa Steiner
Awesense
Founder and CEO
Mischa Steiner
head shot of Amber Kanwar
BNN Business News Network
Anchor
Amber Kanwar
head shot of Eli Fathi
MindBridge Analytics Inc.
CEO
Eli Fathi
head shot of Jamie Shulman
Hubdoc
Co-founder and Co-CEO
Jamie Shulman
head shot of Steve Irvine
Integrate .AI
Founder & CEO
Steve Irvine
head shot of Brian Mech
eSight
President & CEO
Brian Mech
head shot of Dan Mancuso
EDC
VP, International Growth Capital
Dan Mancuso
head shot of Michael Dingle
PwC
Partner, National Deals Technology Leader
Michael Dingle
head shot of Adam Blinick
Uber Canada
Public Affairs Director
Adam Blinick
head shot of Ted Graham
General Motors of Canada Company
Head of Innovation
Ted Graham
head shot of Jim Orlando
OMERS Ventures
Managing Director
Jim Orlando
head shot of Patrick Diab
Moneris Solutions
VP, Product & Client Solutions
Patrick Diab
head shot of Tony Van Bommel
BDC Capital
Senior Managing Partner, Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund
Tony Van Bommel
head shot of Lionel Pimpin
National Bank of Canada
SVP, Digital Channels, Retail and Commercial Strategy
Lionel Pimpin
head shot of Jocelyn Doucet
Pyrowave
CEO
Jocelyn Doucet
head shot of Kousay Said
GreenMantra Technologies
President and CEO
Kousay Said
head shot of Rob Peterman
TMX Group
Vice President, Global Business Development
Rob Peterman
head shot of Melissa Guzy
Arbor Ventures
Founder and Managing Partner
Melissa Guzy
head shot of Dean Anderson
TD Bank
SVP, Head of Digital Channels Operations, Governance & Controls
Dean Anderson
head shot of Andrew Marshall
Cognito
Deputy CEO
Andrew Marshall
head shot of Adrian Polak
Strattam Capital
Partner and Co-Founder
Adrian Polak
head shot of Daniel Lee
Paradigm Capital
Managing Director, Technology & Innovation, Mid-Market Investment Banking
Daniel Lee
head shot of Peter Misek
BDC
Founding Partner
Peter Misek
head shot of Sam Ifergan
iGan Partners
CEO & President
Sam Ifergan
head shot of Janet Bannister
Real Ventures
Partner
Janet Bannister
head shot of Nicole Verkindt
OMX
President
Nicole Verkindt
head shot of Bilal Khan
OneEleven
Managing Director
Bilal Khan
head shot of Carol-Ann Brown
The Delphi Group
Senior Director
Carol-Ann Brown
head shot of Patrick Conroy
Revolution
Vice President
Patrick Conroy
head shot of Michael Hyatt
BlueCat Networks
Co-Founder/Director
Michael Hyatt
head shot of Ashek Mahmood
IBM Canada Ltd
Associate Partner, Watson IoT Canada Leader
Ashek Mahmood
head shot of Wendy MacKinnon Keith
Digital Retail Apps
CEO and Founder
Wendy MacKinnon Keith
head shot of Ailish Campbell
Global Affairs Canada
Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development
Ailish Campbell
head shot of Nektarios Liolios
Startupbootcamp FinTech
Co-Founder and CEO
Nektarios Liolios
head shot of Kelly Aizicowitz
Figure 1
Director, Business Development
Kelly Aizicowitz
head shot of Tomi Poutanen
Layer 6 AI
Co-founder and Co-CEO
Tomi Poutanen
head shot of Kerry Liu
Rubikloud
Co-Founder and CEO
Kerry Liu
head shot of Rob Douglas
BioConnect
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Rob Douglas
head shot of Helen Kontozopoulos
University of Toronto
Co-Founder/Director, DCSIL (Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab)
Helen Kontozopoulos
head shot of Bozoma Saint John
UBER
Chief Brand Officer
Bozoma Saint John
head shot of Michael Hainsworth
BNN Business News Network
Executive Producer, Host
Michael Hainsworth
head shot of Jeff Schnurr
Jaza Energy
CEO
Jeff Schnurr
head shot of Robert Kaul
Cloud DX
CEO
Robert Kaul
head shot of Mike Silagadze
Top Hat
CEO of Top Hat
Mike Silagadze
head shot of Chris Scharapenko
Build in Canada Innovation Program
Sr. Manager – Innovation Management, Build in Canada Innovation Program Public Services and Procurement Canada
Chris Scharapenko
head shot of Elliott Robinson
Microsoft Ventures
Partner
Elliott Robinson
head shot of Kirsten Connell
CyLon
Managing Director
Kirsten Connell
head shot of J. Alberto Yepez
Trident Capital Cybersecurity
Co-founder and Managing Director
J. Alberto Yepez
head shot of J. Paul Haynes
eSentire
CEO
J. Paul Haynes
head shot of Dominic Barton
McKinsey & Company
Global Managing Partner
Dominic Barton
head shot of Valerie Robitaille
XpertSea
Product and Community Manager
Valerie Robitaille
head shot of Kevin Collins
GE Digital
Head of Predix Application Platform Group
Kevin Collins
head shot of Tamer Mohamed
Aspect Biosystems Ltd.
Co-founder, President and CEO
Tamer Mohamed
head shot of Wayne Cuervo
Cisco Systems Canada Ltd
General Manager, Toronto Innovation Centre
Wayne Cuervo
head shot of Humera Malik
Canvass Analytics
Founder and CEO
Humera Malik
head shot of Wellington Holbrook
ATB Financial
Chief Transformation Officer
Wellington Holbrook
head shot of Graham Taylor
NextAI
Academic Director
Graham Taylor
head shot of Dan Adamson
Exiger
DDIQ President & Global Head, Cognitive Computing
Dan Adamson
head shot of Daneal Charney
MaRS Discovery District
Director of Talent, Venture Services
Daneal Charney
head shot of Priya Saiprasad
Microsoft Ventures
Principal
Priya Saiprasad
head shot of Sophia Maizel
HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Senior Associate
Sophia Maizel
head shot of Aaron Williamson
CFC Media Lab
CFC Media Lab | IDEABOOST
Aaron Williamson
head shot of Sanjay Zimmermann
White Star Capital
Associate
Sanjay Zimmermann
head shot of Amy Olah
Wellington Financial LP
Executive Director
Amy Olah
head shot of Russell Samuels
Whitecap Venture Partners
Partner
Russell Samuels
head shot of Tyson Baber
Georgian Partners
Partner
Tyson Baber
head shot of Matt Golden
Golden Venture Partners
Managing Partner
Matt Golden
head shot of Christian Lassonde
Impression Ventures
Founder & Managing Partner
Christian Lassonde
head shot of Kerri Golden
Information Venture Partners
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Kerri Golden
head shot of Scott Pelton
Round13 Capital
Partner
Scott Pelton
head shot of Shayn Diamond
Whitecap Venture Partners
Partner
Shayn Diamond
head shot of Matt Saunders
Ryerson Futures
President
Matt Saunders
head shot of Ana Serrano
Canadian Film Centre
Managing Director
Ana Serrano
head shot of Alexandre Nossovskoi
iGan Partners
Analyst
Alexandre Nossovskoi
head shot of Stephanie McGuinty
Real Ventures
Operations Manager
Stephanie McGuinty
head shot of Billy Lai
iGan Partners
Analyst
Billy Lai
head shot of Matthew Leibowitz
Plaza Ventures
General Partner
Matthew Leibowitz
head shot of Malgosia Green
Top Hat Monocle Corp
Chief Product Officer
Malgosia Green
head shot of Garron Helman
Venbridge
CEO
Garron Helman
head shot of Will Hutchins
Espresso Capital
Managing Director
Will Hutchins
head shot of Andrea Drager
Azure Capital Partners
Vice President, Canada
Andrea Drager
head shot of Jake Sion
Transit App
COO
Jake Sion
head shot of Matthew Zeiler
Clarifai
CEO
Matthew Zeiler
head shot of Greg Wolfond
SecureKey Technologies
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Greg Wolfond
head shot of Richard Hyatt
BlueCat Networks Inc.
Co-Founder
Richard Hyatt
head shot of Ghela Boskovich
Startupbootcamp FinTech
Head of Fintech & Regtech Partnerships
Ghela Boskovich
head shot of Danielle Brown
Hubba
Chief Marketer
Danielle Brown
head shot of Guga Stocco
DOMO Invest
Co-founder
Guga Stocco
head shot of Vitaly Pecherskiy
StackAdapt
Co-founder and COO
Vitaly Pecherskiy
head shot of Sacha Sawaya
Litmus Automation
co-founder/CFO
Sacha Sawaya
head shot of Brenda Hogan
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation
Senior Investment Manager
Brenda Hogan
head shot of Marc Weiner
Tandem Expansion Management Inc
Principal
Marc Weiner
head shot of Maryam Jafari Lafti
Deloitte Canada
Senior Lead, Cyber Threat Intelligence
Maryam Jafari Lafti
head shot of Andrew Bowerbank
EllisDon Corporation
Global Director, Sustainable Building Services
Andrew Bowerbank
head shot of Charles Ng
The Government of the Hong Kong
Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong
Charles Ng
head shot of Sue Britton
Fintech Growth Syndicate
CEO & Founder
Sue Britton
head shot of Mark Skapinker
Brightspark Ventures
Managing Partner
Mark Skapinker
head shot of Peter McArthur
RBC
Senior Account Manager, Knowledge Based Industries, ICT and Clean Tech
Peter McArthur
head shot of Ali Tehrani
Zymeworks
Founder, President and CEO
Ali Tehrani
head shot of Ricky Lai
Portag3 Ventures
Senior Associate
Ricky Lai
head shot of Scott Mikalachki
3M Canada
Innovation Discovery Leader
Scott Mikalachki
head shot of Meredith Powell
Powell & Company
Principal
Meredith Powell
head shot of David Harris Kolada
Yaletown Partners
Venture Partner
David Harris Kolada
head shot of Tim Sherstyuk
GBatteries
CEO
Tim Sherstyuk
head shot of Nicolas Chapados
Element AI
Co-founder & Chief Science Officer
Nicolas Chapados
head shot of Chris Hughes
Revolution
Vice President
Chris Hughes
head shot of Paul Bernard
Amazon
Director, Worldwide Corporate Development, Alexa Fund Lead
Paul Bernard
head shot of David Nault
iNovia Capital
General Partner
David Nault
head shot of Jamie Alexander
Sensibill Inc.
Co-founder and CTO
Jamie Alexander
head shot of Lisa Shields
FI.SPAN
Founder and CEO
Lisa Shields
head shot of Dave Pandullo
Frontier Capital
Vice President
Dave Pandullo
head shot of Annie Theriault
Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp
Managing Director
Annie Theriault
head shot of Jodi Kovitz
AceTech Ontario
CEO & Founder
Jodi Kovitz
head shot of John Lim
Fenox Venture Capital
VP of Operations
John Lim
head shot of David Shipley
Beauceron
CEO
David Shipley
head shot of Ed Martin
Clockwork Fox Studios
President
Ed Martin
head shot of Joshua Green
Empowered Homes Inc
CEO and President
Joshua Green
head shot of Joe Teo
HeyOrca
CEO & Co-Founder
Joe Teo
head shot of Brian Sharp
Onset Communication Inc
CEO
Brian Sharp
head shot of Andrew Cook
Seaformatics Systems Inc
President & CEO
Andrew Cook
head shot of Jordan Kennie
Stash Energy Inc
CEO
Jordan Kennie
head shot of Lee Silverstone
Startup in stealth mode
CEO
Lee Silverstone
head shot of Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs
BDC
Major Accounts Manager
Jasmin Ganie-Hobbs
head shot of Douglas Soltys
BetaKit
Editor-in-chief
Douglas Soltys
head shot of Michael Kolm
City of Toronto
Chief Transformation Officer
Michael Kolm
head shot of Tanya Seajay
Orenda Software Solutions Inc
Founder and CEO
Tanya Seajay
head shot of Aris Economopoulos
Boomersplus.com
Chief Operating Officer
Aris Economopoulos
head shot of David Burke
CHECKIN Innovative Care Technologies Inc
Founder & CEO
David Burke
head shot of Yona Shtern
ParkWhiz
Executive Chairman
Yona Shtern
head shot of Todd Latham
Actual Media
President & COO
Todd Latham
head shot of Amy Rae
Vanedge Capital
Principal
Amy Rae
head shot of Alex Peh
RBC Royal Bank
Vice President, Innovation
Alex Peh
head shot of Yves Boudreau
Alongside
CEO
Yves Boudreau
head shot of Michael Cotton
Ryerson Futures Inc./Zone Startups
Director, Zone Startups Sports + Media
Michael Cotton
head shot of Tyler Hamilton
MaRS Discovery District
Senior Manager, Partnerships, Cleantech Venture Services
Tyler Hamilton
head shot of Jill Rowley
#Social Selling
Chief Strategist
Jill Rowley
head shot of Mohannad El-Barachi
SweetIQ Analytics Corp.
CEO
Mohannad El-Barachi
head shot of John Stokes
Real Ventures
Partner
John Stokes
head shot of Bianca Lopes
BioConnect
Chief Identity Officer
Bianca Lopes
head shot of Jason Tafler
Unyte Health Inc.
Founder and CEO
Jason Tafler
head shot of Farnoud Kazemzadeh
Elucid Labs
CEO
Farnoud Kazemzadeh
head shot of Ajay Gopal
BDC IT Venture Fund
Principal
Ajay Gopal
head shot of Code Cubitt
Mistral Venture Partners
Managing Director
Code Cubitt
head shot of Sandra Nagy
Future Design School
Director of Learning
Sandra Nagy
head shot of Ian Woodbury
tealbook
COO
Ian Woodbury
head shot of Frankie Woodhead
Barclays Bank PLC
Director, Business Lending Product
Frankie Woodhead
head shot of Adam Schlesinger
National Bank of Canada
Chief Data Officer
Adam Schlesinger
head shot of Lori Casselman
League Inc.
Preisdent & COO
Lori Casselman
head shot of Andy Mauro
Automat
CEO
Andy Mauro
head shot of Cheryl Kerrigan
BlueCat Networks Inc.
Vice President, People
Cheryl Kerrigan
head shot of Maithili Mavinkurve
Sightline Innovation
Co-founder and COO
Maithili Mavinkurve
head shot of Devin Young
ClassCraft
Co-founder and President
Devin Young
head shot of Jason MacFarlane
MaRS Discovery District
Head of Advanced Manufacturing Cluster
Jason MacFarlane
head shot of Eric Tencer
H.I.G. Growth Partners
Principal
Eric Tencer
head shot of Janos Barberis
SuperCharger
Founder
Janos Barberis
head shot of Karen Katchen
Katchen Consulting
Psychologist and Executive Coach
Karen Katchen
head shot of Nabeela Merchant
Relay Ventures
Investment Analyst
Nabeela Merchant
head shot of Mark Barrenechea
OpenText Corporation
Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Mark Barrenechea
head shot of Lisa Chang
Uberflip
Head of People and Culture
Lisa Chang
head shot of Jon Erlichman
BNN Business News Network
Co-Host, Business Day AM
Jon Erlichman
head shot of John Hucker
Swiss Finance + Technology Association
President
John Hucker
head shot of Harry Singh
Intel Capital
Director
Harry Singh
head shot of Shem Ali
Moneris Solutions
VP, Cloud Mobile & Emerging Solutions
Shem Ali
head shot of Sharon Zohar
The Big Push
Founder/CEO
Sharon Zohar
head shot of Michelle McBane
MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund
Senior Investment Director
Michelle McBane
head shot of Peter Van der Velden
Lumira Capital
Managing General Partner
Peter Van der Velden
head shot of David Wismer
BMO Capital Markets
Managing Director
David Wismer
head shot of Michelle Scarborough
BDC Capital
Managing Director, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech
Michelle Scarborough
head shot of Partha Panda
Trend Micro
VP Corporate and Business Development
Partha Panda
head shot of Nujhat Bashir
Government of Canada
Advisor, Innovation Management, Build in Canada Innovation Program
Nujhat Bashir
head shot of Stuart Lombard
Ecobee
Founder and CEO
Stuart Lombard
head shot of Shirley Speakman
Cycle Capital Management
Partner
Shirley Speakman
head shot of Sarah Applebaum
Pangaea Ventures
Director, Pangaea Spark
Sarah Applebaum
head shot of Bruce Croxon
Round 13 Capital
Managing Partner
Bruce Croxon
head shot of Michael Kousaie
Toronto Stock Exchange
Vice-President, Strategy and Product Innovation
Michael Kousaie
head shot of Adam Nanjee
Zafin
Managing Director, Canada - Microsoft for Startups
Adam Nanjee
head shot of Janice Diner
Horizn
Founding Partner, CEO
Janice Diner
head shot of Huda Idrees
Dot Health
CEO
Huda Idrees
head shot of Bethany Deshpande
SomaDetect
CEO
Bethany Deshpande
head shot of Sylvain Carle
Real Ventures
Partner
Sylvain Carle
head shot of Matt Roberts
ScaleUp Ventures
Partner
Matt Roberts
head shot of Jacqueline Shinfield
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Partner
Jacqueline Shinfield
head shot of Joe Catalfamo
Whitecap Venture Partners
Partner Fund III
Joe Catalfamo
head shot of Salim Teja
MaRS Ventures
Partner & General Manager
Salim Teja
head shot of Sanjiv Samant
National Bank Financial Inc.
Group Head - Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking
Sanjiv Samant
head shot of Senia Rapisarda
HarbourVest Partners
Managing Director
Senia Rapisarda
head shot of Robert Young
Canaccord Genuity
Technology Equity Research
Robert Young
head shot of Alan Lysne
Ryerson Futures / Zone Startups
COO & Managing Partner
Alan Lysne
head shot of Jonathan Shepherd
RBC
Managing Director, Corporate Development
Jonathan Shepherd
head shot of Karen Mazurkewich
MaRS Discovery District
Lead Executive, Communications and Marketing
Karen Mazurkewich
head shot of Jake Cassaday
Relay Ventures
Associate Partner
Jake Cassaday
head shot of Peter Conlon
LED Roadway Lighting
CEO
Peter Conlon
head shot of Clayton Weir
FI.SPAN
Co-founder and CSO
Clayton Weir

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EXPANSION IN 2019


CIX IS ADDING a curated program for growth and later stage companies, CIX TOP 10 GROWTH, and the original CIX TOP 20 EARLY will focus on early stage companies.
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To accept the CIX Innovator of the Year award in 2016 and the CIX Top 20 recognition in 2011 were truly humbling experiences. The awards help validate our work and inspire the team transforming how people around the world create, experience, and share stories.

- Allen Lau
Co-Founder & CEO
Wattpad

CIX Top 20 provided excellent media and brand exposure for Plum. Investors and potential customers often remarked that they noticed our company through the CIX Top 20. It provided excellent recognition and credibility as a growing company.

- Caitlin MacGregor
CEO
Plum.io

CIX is where you'll connect with the best Canadian tech talent from coast to coast. It's a critical event for anyone in the innovation ecosystem - it's where deals are made.

- Brenda Hogan
Senior Investment Manager
Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

CIX Top 20 is an important way to recognize entrepreneurs onto something big. CIX is a fantastic two-day experience both for the investors and the entrepreneurs.

- Sunil Sharma
Managing Director, Toronto Accelerator
TECHSTARS

CIX is a favourite annual event that allows me to reconnect with contacts representing all aspects of the Canadian technology landscape – startups, the established players, other investors and service providers. It's also a great place to make new connections and learn more about new innovators emerging in the community.

- Kerri Golden
Partner/CFO
Information Venture Partners

CIX is one of the best conferences for the tech ecosystem in Canada - it brings together investors and entrepreneurs from all over the country and beyond!

- Boris Wertz
Founding Partner
Version One Ventures

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