Impact Agenda. 

2019 Summit

9:00-9:30 am  Welcome and Introductions.

  • Joan Kelley Walker (Entrepreneur, philanthropist and media personality)

  • John Henry (Regional Chair and CEO)

  • Dr. Steven Murphy (President, Ontario Tech University)

  • Feature Interview with Kevin Peesker (CEO Microsoft, Canada)



9:30 am - 11:45 am  POD ONE: BIG PICTURE: Business, Tech and Innovation - (Keynote Talks)

  • Tim Hudak (CEO, OREA and past Leader, Ontario PC Party)

  • Vincent John Vincent (Inventor and CEO)

  • Mike Downie (Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund)



  • Joey (Joelle) Adler (Entrepreneur and founder Diesel Canada)

  • Jim Harris (Disruptive Innovation Expert + Author)

11:45 am - 12:30 pm  Lunch + Networking 


12:30 pm - 1:05 pm  POD TWO A: Digital Hollywood: The Future of Entertainment Media - Power Panel

  • Ana Serrano (Canadian Film Centre)

  • Stuart Coxe (Producer, Dragon's Den, The Secret Path, Lang /O'Leary)

  • Moira Romano (Executive Producer)

  • Kevin Newman  (Journalist and Broadcaster)

  • Mark Breslin (Founder, Yuk Yuk's)

  • Liz West (Moderator)


1:05 pm - 1:50 pm  POD TWO B:  Digital Democracy, Social Innovation and Philanthropy - Power Panel

  • Rudyard Griffiths (The Munk Debates)

  • Dan Jacob (BOMA, TEDx)

  • Jennifer Santos (Durham Women's Network)

  • Stephen Ledrew (Lawyer, Broadcaster)

  • Liz West (Moderator)



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  POD THREE MASTER CLASS :  How to Pitch - Meet the Marketing Masters.

  • Howard Lichtman - The Changing Face of Canada

  • Richard Berman - A Silicon Valley Story 

  • Parveen Dhupar - 10x Your Smile 

  • Sue MacKay - The Power of Strategy 


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm  POD FOUR: The Energy Revolution - Power Panel

  • Ted Graham (General Motors)

  • David Tyndall (Ontario Power Generation)

  • Robin Manley (Ontario Power Generation)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Closing Keynote Guest Speaker,



SKYPE TALKS - Breakout Room

IMPORTANT Note About Parking: 


Event parking is available in Founders Lot 2. Parking validation at event check-in.
Limited parking available, please consider carpooling and public transit. Overflow parking is available in Founders Lot 3 and Founders Lot 4 (Pay and Display not in effect on event day).

Notice of Filming and Photography:  By entering event premises you consent to be filmed and recorded.