Speakers C2MTL has its finger firmly on the pulse and curates a list of speakers from all horizons, who epitomize what’s happening in the creativity and commerce sphere.

  • James Cameron

    James Cameron

    Director and Adventurer

     


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    When it comes to satisfying his bottomless curiosity, James Cameron doesn’t let much get in his way. Firsts and broken records litter the legendary filmmaker and adventurer’s career path, from the unprecedented budget and box office of Titanic to the awe-inspiring animation of Avatar to his recent conquering of the ocean’s deepest known point, the Mariana Trench. Where most see insurmountable obstacles, Cameron, an adventurer at heart, sees challenges that can be overcome with ingenuity and innovation. C2MTL believes the spirit of adventure is integral to true, world-changing, ground-shaking creativity, and Cameron is the living incarnation of C2MTL’s raison d’être.

     

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  • Prof. Muhammad Yunus

    Prof. Muhammad Yunus

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Chairman, Yunus Centre

     


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    Professor Muhammad Yunus makes the idea that ultimately earned him the Nobel Peace Prize sound deceptively simple. To create the Grameen Bank, the world’s first bank for the poor, he says he just looked at how conven- tional banks work and did the opposite. Instead of basing loans on one’s collateral, the Grameen Bank prioritizes those with nothing. Professor Yunus’ revolutionary micro-credit idea has now helped millions of Grameen Bank clients lift themselves out of extreme poverty. Grameen’s default rate? Less than 1%, a rate conventional banks dream about. Not one to rest on his laurels, Yunus has been busy working on a new business model: non-loss, non-dividend companies dedicated to addressing social problems. Welcome to Social Business.

     

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  • Tony Hsieh

    Tony Hsieh

    CEO, Zappos.com

     


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    Tony Hsieh doesn’t do things by halves. At the age of 24 he turned his hand to LinkExchange and returned with $265 million. A blink of an eye later, he was off guiding a company to yield returns of over $1 billion in annual sales and hit Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” list. That company was Zappos.com. Still at the helm, charting a path with the cultural compass he devised for Zappos, Tony wrote his first book, Delivering Happiness, which became a New York Times bestseller. His latest venture is the Downtown Project in Las Vegas: a business ecosystem running on commercial agility and community spirit.

     

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  • Abigail Posner

    Abigail Posner

    Head of Strategic Planning, Agency Development, Google

     


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    A man travels back to the 1950s and meets a family member. He tells him: “In my pocket, I have a device capable of accessing all information ever known. I use it to look at photos of cats and argue with people.” Abigail Posner, Google’s Head of Strategic Planning, has spent a lot of time pondering why we use the Internet in such a seemingly wasteful way. It used to drive her batty, but now she’s come around to seeing our obsession with funny videos and memes as something poetic and beautiful, and potentially quite positive for brands that embrace it.

     

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  • Cindy Gallop

    Cindy Gallop

    International Business and Brand Innovator

     


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    From her place atop the advertising world, BBH New York founder Cindy Gallop could see all too clearly what was wrong in her industry and what needed to change. The future, she realized, was in making money by doing good together with consumers (“co-action”). Never short on gumption, the respected thinker and provocateur gave up everything to found If WeRanTheWorld, a web platform that unites brands and consumers in local level, socially-beneficial micro-actions. Speaking of “co-action,” she also created MakeLoveNotPorn, a site dedicated to celebrating sex the way it really happens between real people. Cindy’s world, her all-black apartment included, is not for the faint-hearted.

     

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  • Bobby Dekeyser

    Bobby Dekeyser

    Chairman and Founder, DEDON

     


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    At 15, Bobby Dekeyser stood up in class and announced that he was quitting school, effective immediately, to become a professional soccer goalie. Four years later, at 19, he signed to FC Bayern Munich. At 26, after suffering a serious injury to his face during a match, Bobby stood up once again, announcing that he was quitting soccer to start his own airbrushed skis business. The skis flopped, but the endeavour evolved into trailblazing outdoor furniture empire DEDON. His desire to inspire young entre- preneurs through education and development programs (the mission of his Dekeyser & Friends Foundation, which dares kids to dream big), his belief in giving back and his latest adventure DEDON Island, make him a perfect fit for C2MTL.

     

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  • Stefan Sagmeister

    Stefan Sagmeister

    Designer

     


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    Iconic graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister’s success is a lesson in DIY: want to apprentice with graphic design legend Tibor Kalman? Call him repeatedly until he says yes. Record labels showing no interest in your art work? Design the cover for a friend’s album and get nominated for a Grammy. Soon Lou Reed, David Byrne and The Rolling Stones are knocking at your door. Doing it himself, however, hasn’t meant losing sight of himself: Sagmeister has retained the playfulness and light touch that are signatures of his work. When possessed by an artistic genius as restless and visionary as Sagmeister’s, doing it yourself is simply a matter of necessity. The world will catch on eventually…

     

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  • Bjarke Ingels

    Bjarke Ingels

    Architect

     


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    It’s only appropriate that Bjarke Ingels named his architectural group BIG. After all, this is the guy who learned at the foot of the legendary Rem Koolhaas, charted his “Yes is More” manifesto on a giant, 130-metre long carbon strip and gives TED talks on “hedonistic sustainability”. Big, however, means much more than scale. It means an expanded role for architects, who must think beyond the creation of buildings and embrace the challenge of designing sustainable, participatory ecosystems. It may sound all Danish, and we can live with that.

     

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  • Zita Cobb

    Zita Cobb

    President, Shorefast Foundation

     


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    The daughter of a wild island off Canada’s East Coast, Zita Cobb left her home behind to conquer Silicon Valley as CFO of tech company JDSU. Fogo Island, however, was never far from her mind and she later returned to its wind-battered shores to nurse it back to economic health and foster what she calls cultural resiliency. A doer and a dreamer, Zita will share her inspiring story at C2MTL, lifting the veil on a local solution with global appeal.

     

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  • Estelle Métayer

    Estelle Métayer

    President, Competia and Adjunct Professor, McGill University

     


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    Estelle Métayer is a competitive intelligence guru who possesses that unique ability to get a few thousand feet above a problem and see the length of it, from fearsome head to tail. Some might say it’s perspective gained from the dizzying heights of the data mountain that the Competia founder amasses in her efforts to pinpoint a client’s strategic blindspots and important trends coming ’round the bend. Others might say it’s a product of the fact she’s a licenced commercial pilot and flight instructor with an eagle’s eye for distant movements and details. Either way, Estelle’s trendspotting talents are sought out around the world and we’re thrilled that she’s joining us for C2MTL 2014.

     

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  • Simon Berry

    Simon Berry

    Co-founder and CEO, ColaLife

     


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    There’s an expression in Simon Berry’s native U.K. that nicely sums up the brilliant idea the ColaLife founder will be discussing at C2MTL: “Sodding bloody genius!” At C2MTL our definition of creativity is making connections between seemingly unrelated concepts. By that definition, Simon might be the most creative person in the room. Making the connection is not all it takes, though – you also need the courage to make it happen. As for Simon’s big idea, we’ll be keeping that cat in the bag for now. But rest assured that it’s nothing if not sodding bloody genius!

     

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  • Esther Lee

    Esther Lee

    Senior Vice President - Brand Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorships, AT&T

     


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    When the Advertising Club of New York names you “Advertising Person of the Year”, you’re clearly doing something right. And that’s just one of the many accolades that Esther Lee has earned over the course of her career as chief creative and branding guru at Euro RSCG worldwide, Coca-Cola and now AT&T. As Senior Vice-President, Brand Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorships at AT&T, Lee has led the company’s “Rethink Possible” brand platform. In 2012, Advertising Age named Esther to the “Power Players” category of its “100 Most Influential Women” list. Yep, Esther kicks serious butt, and not just figuratively – she lists kickboxing among her extracurriculars.

     

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  • Ray Davis

    Ray Davis

    President and CEO, Umpqua Holdings Corporation

     


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    Umpqua is the banking world’s answer to boutique hotels. Like their hotel cousins, the Oregon-based Umpqua brings groovy design, tech savviness and drinkable complementary coffee to banks. Ray Davis, President and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation, is the brains behind Umpqua’s reinvention and rebranding as a bank “store” rather than a traditional bank. Given the fact much banking is going mobile, the reinvention of brick and mortar banks is a matter of survival, he says. As a result, Umpqua is much more than just a place to deposit your paycheque, hosting yoga classes and book readings. Davis calls Umpqua “The World’s Greatest Bank” and we like his chutzpa.

     

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  • John Hardy

    John Hardy

    Founder, Green School (Bali)

     


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    You might call John Hardy the Bamboo Missionary. Since having his life “ruined” by Al Gore’s global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, the Bali-based Canadian jewelry designer has been on a mission to help save the planet. His solution? The Green School, a pioneering, open-air educational centre that blends holism with a traditional British curriculum. Built entirely of locally- grown bamboo and surrounded by gardens that students tend themselves, the Green School currently teaches some 275 kids from more than 40 countries to see the world as a complex, inter-related whole. John calls the Green School a “Cathedral to Green Education”. He’s the kind of missionary you can feel good about.

     

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  • Denys Lapointe

    Denys Lapointe

    Executive Vice President, Design & Innovation, BRP

     


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    As Executive Vice-President of Design & Innovation at BRP, Denys Lapointe is the guy who imagines the company’s next generation of powersports vehicles. His team at BRP counts more than 50 international design awards to their credit including Red Dot, IDEA, Good Design Australia, Good Design/ USA and iF, among others. For Denys, staying on top requires a strong sense of foresight to identify the next paradigm shift in product architecture and human behaviour, not to mention a creative streak for answering such changes with products that deliver and delight. He’ll tell you all about it at C2MTL 2014.

     

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  • Noreena Hertz

    Noreena Hertz

    Thought Leader and Author

     


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    Ahead of her time, Noreena Hertz predicted the 2008 financial crisis in her book The Debt Threat published that same year. But trailblazing is not new for Noreena – she graduated from university at 19, served as an economic advisor to the Russian government at 23 and, by 29, had worked on the Middle East Peace Process. She has been lauded by The Observer as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers” and by Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women”. Just ask Bono, whose (RED) campaign was inspired by her work. She is a Board Member of Warner Music Group and sits on various charitable boards. Her latest book is Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World. You’ll hear from Noreena herself at C2MTL’s 2014 edition.

     

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  • Philip Sheppard

    Philip Sheppard

    Composer and Producer

     


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    Fitting Philip Sheppard’s accomplishments into 100 words is a bit like trying to squeeze his cello into a violin case. A prolific composer who has scored TV, film and theatre productions, Philip has also had his virtuoso talents as a cellist featured on works by David Bowie, Scott Walker, Queens of the Stone Age, UNKLE and Pretty Lights. In 2012, he re-scored and together with the London Philharmonic Orchestra recorded the national anthems of all 204 countries that competed in the summer Olympics in London. Philip’s ability to bridge genres, media and industries is a wonder to behold, almost as much as his cello playing. You’ll see what we mean at C2MTL 2014.

     

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  • Andrew Wilson

    Andrew Wilson

    CEO, Electronic Arts

     


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    The idea that customers should feel like they’re stealing from you might seem an odd approach to business, but not to Andrew Wilson. The newly-minted Chief Executive Officer of video game giant Electronic Arts says he wants EA customers to come away with more than they paid for, or at least feel that they are, and thereby satisfy “an inherent need to steal” rooted deep within human beings. Seeing the practical applications of such a view, which Wilson first heard from rap legend Russell Simmons, is in part why the 39-year-old Aussie was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company magazine, and why he’s back by popular demand at C2MTL 2014.

     

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  • Jonas Tåhlin

    Jonas Tåhlin

    Vice President Global Marketing, The Absolut Company

     


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    Not every product can say that Andy Warhol designed its breakthrough ad. Nearly 30 years on, Jonas Tåhlin is guiding the brand that became iconic for its pioneering fusion of marketing and art into new campaign territory. “Transform Today” is an ad campaign and creative collaboration with a musician, a graphic novelist, a digital media artist and a sculptural couturier that targets millennials. “We needed to change our behaviour from saying to doing”, says Tåhlin. That means leaping off the magazine’s back cover and living online to reach “our heroes, our consumers”. The vodka that broke all the rules is breaking them again. Tåhlin calls it “creative transformation”. We call it Absolut vision.

     

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  • James Murphy

    James Murphy

    Musician, Producer and DJ

     


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    There’s Murphy’s Law and then there’s James Murphy’s Law: No sunglasses on stage. No rocking out. No psyching up the crowd. This anti-guitar-hero attitude helped make the LCD Soundsystem founder one of the most celebrated creators of the 2000s. The brains behind the label, DFA Records, Murphy pioneered an indie-punk philosophy with the sound and technique of disco and house. Murphy disbanded LCD in 2011 and has since collaborated with David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Ron Howard and Canon. He also created a custom sound system and perfected a signature espresso blend. Catch him on stage twice at C2MTL: delivering his keynote and working his DJ magic.

     

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  • Nathalie Bondil

    Nathalie Bondil

    Director and Chief Curator, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

     


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    Under Nathalie Bondil’s direction, the MMFA has undergone physical and intellectual transformations into a museum where hip and highbrow can comfortably co-exist and even have a little fun. Bondil is behind the creation of the recent Jean Paul Gaultier touring exhibit, which by 2015 will have toured more than 10 different international destinations, starting in Montréal where the concept originated and heading to Paris. It’s received more than a million visitors to date, a record-breaking figure for an exhibition on fashion. In addition to raising museum membership (by more than 144%), Bondil is showing us there are many ways in which we can benefit from an exhibition.

     

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  • Jonathan Becher

    Jonathan Becher

    Chief Marketing Officer, SAP

     


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    In today’s world of exponential change, people are more connected than ever. More than 1 billion people are now on social and business networks, with the power to instantly make or break brands. How can companies operate successfully in this new world of change and connection? SAP CMO Jonathan Becher works for a large B2B (business-to-business) technology company but he believes in a P2P (people-to-people) world. Using the ancient art of storytelling combi- ned with cutting-edge technology, Becher marries the art and science of marketing to create and nurture meaningful connections between people. Becher’s visionary work earned him a place in Forbes’ Top 20 most influential CMOs in 2013.

     

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  • Kevin O’Brien

    Kevin O’Brien

    Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Canada, Aimia

     


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    Knowing your customer and delivering a personalized experience that rewards and delights can transform customers into brand ambassadors. As former Chief Commercial Officer at Aeroplan, Kevin O’Brien knows this well. The key is to provide value to your customers based on their needs and expectations… and this is only possible if you have the right means to collect and analyze the right customer data. That’s where Aeroplan’s parent company, Aimia, comes in — helping companies better understand the mindset of consumers.


     

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  • Marie Saint Pierre

    Marie Saint Pierre

    Designer

     


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  • Rad Hourani

    Rad Hourani

    Designer

     


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  • Welby Altidor

    Welby Altidor

    Executive Director of Creations – Creative Content, Cirque du Soleil

     


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    Profoundly influenced by the magical surrealism of his childhood, Welby joined Cirque du Soleil’s Casting department in the late 1990s, having a hand in recruiting hundreds of artists for various Cirque du Soleil shows. The latest Las Vegas hit show, Michael Jackson ONE marks Welby Altidor’s first mandate as Director of Creation for a Cirque du Soleil live show. Now Executive Director of Creations – Creative Content, Welby is passionate about challenging the status quo, bringing meaning to the core of a project and aligning teams and individuals with their distinct genius.

     

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  • Graham Douglas

    Graham Douglas

    Freelance Creative Director

     


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  • Rafik Belmesk

    Rafik Belmesk

    Founder, Young Glory

     


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  • Catherine Hoke

    Catherine Hoke

    Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures

     


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  • Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud

    Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud

    CEO, Alfa Intl.

     


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  • George Stroumboulopoulos

    George Stroumboulopoulos

    Host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

     


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    Talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos is a rebel at heart and is credited by many of his guests as being the best interviewer they have ever faced. Whether it’s on Stroumboulopoulos (CNN) or George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (CBC), he draws people in, transitioning seamlessly between topics and simultaneously orchestrating the proceedings while letting his guests shine. At C2MTL 2014, he will lead in-depth interviews with creative visionaries from the worlds of business, art and technology.

     

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  • James Cameron

    Director and Adventurer

     

     

    Prof. Muhammad Yunus

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Chairman, Yunus Centre

     

     

    Tony Hsieh

    CEO, Zappos.com

     

     

    Abigail Posner

    Head of Strategic Planning, Agency Development, Google

     

     

    Cindy Gallop

    International Business and Brand Innovator

     

     

    Bobby Dekeyser

    Chairman and Founder, DEDON

     

     

    Stefan Sagmeister

    Designer

     

     

    Bjarke Ingels

    Architect

     

     

    Zita Cobb

    President, Shorefast Foundation

     

     

    Estelle Métayer

    President, Competia and Adjunct Professor, McGill University

     

     

    Simon Berry

    Co-founder and CEO, ColaLife

     

     

  • Esther Lee

    Senior Vice President - Brand Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorships, AT&T

     

     

    Ray Davis

    President and CEO, Umpqua Holdings Corporation

     

     

    John Hardy

    Founder, Green School (Bali)

     

     

    Denys Lapointe

    Executive Vice President, Design & Innovation, BRP

     

     

    Noreena Hertz

    Thought Leader and Author

     

     

    Philip Sheppard

    Composer and Producer

     

     

    Andrew Wilson

    CEO, Electronic Arts

     

     

    Jonas Tåhlin

    Vice President Global Marketing, The Absolut Company

     

     

    James Murphy

    Musician, Producer and DJ

     

     

    Nathalie Bondil

    Director and Chief Curator, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

     

     

    Jonathan Becher

    Chief Marketing Officer, SAP

     

     

  • Kevin O’Brien

    Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Canada, Aimia

     

     

    Marie Saint Pierre

    Designer

     

     

    Rad Hourani

    Designer

     

     

    Welby Altidor

    Executive Director of Creations – Creative Content, Cirque du Soleil

     

     

    Graham Douglas

    Freelance Creative Director

     

     

    Rafik Belmesk

    Founder, Young Glory

     

     

    Catherine Hoke

    Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures

     

     

    Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud

    CEO, Alfa Intl.

     

     

    George Stroumboulopoulos

    Host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

     

     

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Françoise Brougher

Business Lead, Square

LP Maurice

CEO and Co-Founder, Busbud

Jacob "BA" Blackstock

CEO and Creative Director, Bitstrips

Joan Vogelesang

President and CEO, Toon Boom Animation

Florin Gabor

Marketing Creative Director, Mega Brands

Ije Nwokorie

Global CEO, Wolff Olins

Nicolas Reeves

Director, NXI Gestatio Design Lab UQAM, and Researcher, HexagramCIAM

Anne Evans

Leadership Group Member, Ashoka

Jean-François Archambault

General Director and Founder, La Tablée des Chefs

Mariouche Gagné

Fashion Designer and Founder, Harricana

Claude Théoret

CEO and Founder, Nexalogy Environics

Fady Atallah

Design Studio Director, Nexalogy Environics

Pep Torres

CEO & Founder, Museum of Ideas & Inventions of Barcelona

Jean-Sébastien Cournoyer

Co-Founder and General Partner, Real Ventures

Jerry McGrath

Director of Innovation & Program Partnerships, The Banff Center

Louis-Jacques Darveau

Publisher, Editor and Co-Founder, The Alpine Review

Philippe Dubuc

Designer, Philippe Dubuc

Félix Lajeunesse

Founder and Creative Director, ONCE

Paul Raphaël

Founder and Creative Director, ONCE

Dr. Diane B. Boivin

Founder/Director, Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms, Douglas Institute

Vincent Dumez

Director, Direction Collaboration et Partenariat Patient, Université de Montréal

Eugénie Manseau

Industrial Designer and Founder, Studio Dikini

Steve Tam

Marketing & Community Canada — Hardware, Tech and Design Team, Indiegogo

Philippe Carreau

Industrial Designer and Founder, Studio Dikini

Andreas Mendritzki

Filmmaker and Co-Founder, CineGround

Tim Zafir

CEO and Founder, Skysmith Cinedrones

Gilles Sirois

Business Development, Audiotopie

Alejandro Acuña

Creative Director, < elastica >

Jean-Sébastien Baillat

Co-Founder, Baillat Cardell & fils

Guillaume Cardell

Co-Founder, Baillat Cardell & fils

Audrey Lajeunesse

Agent, Business Affairs Development, XS La Petite Boîte à Musique

Chris Lavis

Director, Clyde Henry Productions

Maciek Szczerbowski

Director, Clyde Henry Productions

Andrew McGovern

Immersive Evangelist, Immersive Media

Pierre-Marc Tremblay

President & Owner, Convivia

Phoebe Greenberg

Producer, Phi Centre

Penny Mancuso

Producer, Phi Centre

Justin Evans

VP Products & Innovation, MixGenius

Ty Ahmad Taylor

VP of smart TV services, Samsung


Speakers 2013

Sir Richard Branson Barry Diller Philippe Starck Neri Oxman Bobbi Brown Diane von Furstenberg Arkadi Kuhlmann Chris Bangle Fred Dust Tom Gentile John Mackey Tracey Bleczinski Blake Mycoskie Andy Nulman Stephan Ouaknine Nicole Piasecki Will Travis Hilary Mason Sanjay Poonen Steve Brown


Speakers 2012

Francis Ford Coppola Marc Chapman Patrick Pichette Ian Schrager Michael Eisner Lotfi EL-Ghandouri Daniel Lamarre Winy Maas Arianna Huffington Robert Wong Robert Safian Dr. Rex Jung Carl Bass Sakchin Bessette Bertrand Cesvet Jennifer Yuh Nelson Jonah Lehrer Deborah Dugan and the Sid Lee Boot Campers


Speakers C2MTL

2014



James Cameron

Director and Adventurer

Prof. Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate & Chairman, Yunus Centre

Tony Hsieh

CEO, Zappos.com

Abigail Posner

Head of Strategic Planning, Agency Development, Google

Cindy Gallop

International Business and Brand Innovator

Bobby Dekeyser

Chairman and Founder, DEDON

Stefan Sagmeister

Designer

Bjarke Ingels

Architect

Zita Cobb

President, Shorefast Foundation

Estelle Métayer

President, Competia and Adjunct Professor, McGill University

Simon Berry

Co-founder and CEO, ColaLife

Esther Lee

Senior Vice President - Brand Marketing, Advertising and Sponsorships, AT&T

Ray Davis

President and CEO, Umpqua Holdings Corporation

John Hardy

Founder, Green School (Bali)

Denys Lapointe

Executive Vice President, Design & Innovation, BRP

Noreena Hertz

Thought Leader and Author

Philip Sheppard

Composer and Producer

Andrew Wilson

CEO, Electronic Arts

Jonas Tåhlin

Vice President Global Marketing, The Absolut Company

James Murphy

Musician, Producer and DJ

Nathalie Bondil

Director and Chief Curator, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

Jonathan Becher

Chief Marketing Officer, SAP

Kevin O’Brien

Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Canada, Aimia

Marie Saint Pierre

Designer

Rad Hourani

Designer

Welby Altidor

Executive Director of Creations – Creative Content, Cirque du Soleil

Graham Douglas

Freelance Creative Director

Rafik Belmesk

Founder, Young Glory

Catherine Hoke

Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures

Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud

CEO, Alfa Intl.

George Stroumboulopoulos

Host of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight

2013



Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

Barry Diller

Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive, IAC Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive, Expedia, Inc.

Philippe Starck

Architect and Designer

Neri Oxman

Architect and Designer, Director, Mediated Matter group, MIT Media Lab

Bobbi Brown

Founder and CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Diane von Furstenberg

Founder and Co-Chairman, DVF

Arkadi Kuhlmann

Founding CEO, ING Direct

Chris Bangle

Designer, Chris Bangle Associates and former Chief of Design, BMW Group

Fred Dust

Partner, IDEO

Tom Gentile

President and CEO, GE Healthcare Systems

John Mackey

Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Foods

Tracey Bleczinski

Vice-President of Consumer Products for the National Football League (NFL)

Blake Mycoskie

Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS

Andy Nulman

President, Just For Laughs

Stephan Ouaknine

Founder and CEO, Inerjys

Nicole Piasecki

Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Integration, Commercial Airplanes, Boeing

Will Travis

President and Senior Partner, Sid Lee USA - Panel Land of Brave

Hilary Mason

Chief Scientist, bitly

Sanjay Poonen

President, Corporate Officer, Technology Solutions and Head of Mobile Development

Steve Brown

Chief Evangelist and Futurist, Intel

2012



Francis Ford Coppola

Filmmaker, Storyteller and Businessman

Marc Chapman

Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services (GBS)

Patrick Pichette

CFO, Google

Ian Schrager

Entrepreneur and CEO, Ian Schrager Company

Michael Eisner

Former CEO, Walt Disney Group

Lotfi EL-Ghandouri

Founder, Creative Society and The Hub Madrid

Daniel Lamarre

President and CEO, Cirque du Soleil

Winy Maas

Co-Founder and Principal Architect, MVRDV

Arianna Huffington

Editor-in-chief, AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Robert Wong

Executive Creative Director, Google Creative Lab

Robert Safian

Editor, Fast Company

Dr. Rex Jung

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University of New Mexico

Carl Bass

CEO, Autodesk

Sakchin Bessette

Founder & Creative Director, Moment Factory

Bertrand Cesvet

Chairman, Sid Lee

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Director, DreamWorks Animation

Jonah Lehrer

Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine

Deborah Dugan and the Sid Lee Boot Campers

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