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John Pearson

John Pearson

VP Sales

Cloud Online

Some easing of global monetary conditions is therefore warranted. Accordingly, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, Sveriges Riksbank, and the Swiss National Bank are today announcing reductions in policy interest rates. The Bank of Japan expresses its strong support of these policy actions. As an inflation hawk, I'd normally be against such ...

Justin Trudeau, M.P.

Justin Trudeau, M.P.

MP

Justin Trudeau MP (born December 25, 1971 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is the eldest son of the late former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Margaret Sinclair Trudeau Kemper. On October 14, 2008, he was elected to become the Member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau.ustin Trudeau was only the second child in Canadian history to be born during a father's term as Prime Minister; he...

Joel Benenson

Joel Benenson

President Obama’s Strategic Advisor

Joel Benenson is Founding Partner and President of Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), a New York based strategic research firm providing research and communication consulting services to political and corporate clients. He is also a Co-Founder of iModerate Research Technologies, an innovative research firm that specializes in live, online, one-on-one qualitative sessions. Mr. Benenson brings a...

Jon Baird

Jon Baird

President

, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

Jeff Keeble

Jeff Keeble

Partner

Deloitte & Touche Inc.

Jeff Keeble is a Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP and a Senior Vice-President of Deloitte & Touche Inc. Jeff leads the corporate reorganization practice in Edmonton. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Practitioner and Licensed Trustee in Bankruptcy.

John Morrison

John Morrison

Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Serbia

Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro

(BA, McGill University; MA,Cambridge University) John Morrison joined the Department of External Affairs in 1985 and served abroad as third secretary at the High Commission for Canada in Kuala Lumpur; second secretary (political affairs) in Beijing; program manager (political, economic and public affairs), at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei; counsellor (economic) in Tokyo; and minister cou...

Jay Bradshaw

Jay Bradshaw

President

Syngenta Canada

As President of Syngenta Canada, Jay Bradshaw finds himself on the leading edge of an industry that has the task of feeding our planet’s growing population. Syngenta is a world leading agri-business with more than 24,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to bringing plant potential to life.

Janet McCutchon

Janet McCutchon

Vice-Chair Of the Board of Directors

Ontario Pharmacists’Association

Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez

Chairman and CEO

Biotechonomy LLC

Juan Enriquez, bestselling author, businessman, and academic, is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm.

John Stackhouse

John Stackhouse

Editor-in-Chief

The Globe and Mail

JOHN STACKHOUSE is Editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail. He was previously the Editor of the Report on Business and has also served as the newspaper’s national editor, foreign editor, correspondent at large, and for seven years, from 1992 to 1999, was the development issues correspondent based in New Delhi. He has worked for Report on Business Magazine, the Financial Times, London Free Press...

Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl

Professor

Gehl Architects

Jan Gehl is an Architect and former Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He is founding Partner of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants and author of Life between Buildings, New City Spaces, Public Spaces - Public Life, and New City Life. His city improvement projects include Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rotterdam, London, Amman, Muscat, Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, Seattle...

J. Mark Lievonen, FCA

J. Mark Lievonen, FCA

President

Sanofi Pasteur Limited

Mark Lievonen is President of Sanofi Pasteur Limited, the Canadian vaccine division of the sanofi-aventis Group. Sanofi Pasteur researches, develops and manufactures vaccines for Canadians and for export to global markets. Mr. Lievonen has been with the company since 1983. He started in the treasury department and was promoted to Corporate Vice President, Finance, in 1988. Since 1990, Mr. L...

Justin Yifu Lin

Justin Yifu Lin

Senior Vice President, Development Economics & Chief Economist

World Bank

Justin Yifu Lin is the World Bank’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President. On leave from Peking University since June 2008. Mr. Lin received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986 and is the author of 18 books, including The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reformand Economic Development and Transition: Thought, Strategy, and Viability. He has publish...

John Ibbitson

John Ibbitson

Chief Political Writer

The Globe and Mail

John Ibbitson, Chief Political Writer for the Globe and Mail and winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, has lived numerous writing lives. He was born in the Ontario town of Gravenhurst, graduating from the University of Toronto in 1979 with an Honours B.A. in English and from the University of Western Ontario in 1988 with an M.A. in Journalism. In a career span...

Janet Ecker

Janet Ecker

President

Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Janet L Ecker is President and CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), a growing public–private partnership dedicated to building Toronto as a global financial services centre. With government and industry support, she has also established the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services to leverage the sector’s global reputation for stability, as well as the Centre of Excellence ...

Julie Dickson

Julie Dickson

Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Julie Dickson was appointed Superintendent of Financial Institutions in July 2007, for a seven-year term. Ms. Dickson joined the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in April 1999, and was Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector, from January 2000 to June 2006, when she was appointed Deputy Superintendent. In October 2006, she was appointed Acting Superintendent.

Julie Dickson

Julie Dickson

Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Julie Dickson was appointed Superintendent of Financial Institutions in July 2007, for a seven-year term. Ms. Dickson joined the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in April 1999, and was Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector, from January 2000 to June 2006, when she was appointed Deputy Superintendent. In October 2006, she was appointed Acting Superintendent.

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin

Author

Third Industrial Revolution

Jeremy Rifkin is the best-selling author of eighteen books including The Empathic Civilization, The European Dream, The Age of Access, The Hydrogen Economy¸ The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. His books have been translated into more than 35 languages. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union and heads of state around the world. He is a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive ...

Joe Marushack

Joe Marushack

President

ConocoPhillips Canada

Jonathan D. Halevi

Jonathan D. Halevi

Senior Researcher of the Middle East and Radical Islam

The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs

Senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; co-founder of the Orient Research Group Ltd. and is a former advisor to the Policy Planning Division of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Jo-Anne Jones

Jo-Anne Jones

Owner of RDH CONNECTION Inc. and CEO

Dental Hygiene Studios Inc

Jo-Anne Jones has become a well recognized international speaker inspiring dental audiences to embrace the profession they have chosen with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm. Jo-Anne is the owner of RDH CONNECTION Inc., a consulting and training company dedicated to excellence in quality dental hygiene education and CEO of Dental Hygiene Studios Inc. Having a career that has spanned over 3...

Jean Boivin

Jean Boivin

Deputy Governor

Bank of Canada

Jens Larsen

Jens Larsen

Chief European Economist

RBC Capital Markets

As RBC Capital Markets' Chief European Economist and Managing Director, Jens Larsen works closely with our fixed income and equity teams in the U.K. and Europe, as well as with our economics team globally. Jens joined RBC's research team in 2010 from the Bank of England, where he was head of the Macro Financial Analysis Division. He spent 10 years at the Bank of England, and two years with the ...

Joseph Jimenez

Joseph Jimenez

Chief Executive Officer

Novartis

Jim Burpee

Jim Burpee

President & CEO

Canadian Electricity Association

Jim Burpee was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) in February 2012. As President of CEA, Mr. Burpee acts as spokesperson on issues of national concern to the electric utility industry. Jim Burpee has a long history with the electricity industry both in Canada and globally. He worked for Ontario Hydro and its successor company, Ontari...

John D. Rogers

John D. Rogers

President and Chief Executive Officer

CFA Institute

John Rogers joined CFA Institute in January 2009 after more than two decades of global experience as an investment practitioner and executive in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. Mr. Rogers worked with Citibank and CIGNA in Japan and Australia prior to joining INVESCO. He served as president and chief investment officer of Invesco Asset Management Ltd., Japan, CEO and Co-Chief Inve...

Jordan Banks

Jordan Banks

Managing Director

Facebook Canada

Jordan Banks is the managing director of Facebook Canada (NAS: FB), responsible for leading and managing all of Facebook’s commercial operations in Canada. Currently, there are over 18 million Canadians actively using Facebook. Previously, Jordan was the managing partner at Thunder Road Capital, which he co-founded to provide investment and advisory services to early stage technology compani...

Jon Fairest

Jon Fairest

President & CEO

Sanofi Canada

Jon Fairest has nearly 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. During this time he has proven himself a strong, inspirational manager who has led teams through significant change and achieved success in many cultures and markets. He began his career with Bayer UK in 1993 and held various positions with the company’s sales and marketing teams over the next eight years. He join...

Jim Watson

Jim Watson

Mayor

City of Ottawa

Jim Watson was elected Mayor of the City of Ottawa on October 25, 2010.Mayor Watson has dedicated most of his career to public service in Canada's Capital.First elected as a Councillor in 1991, he was re-elected in 1994. Three years later he was elected as the youngest Mayor in Ottawa's history with 82% of the popular vote.Following the amalgamation of Ottawa and surrounding communities, Mayor ...

John G. Abbott

John G. Abbott

CEO

Health Council of Canada

John G. Abbott is currently Chief Executive Officer with the Health Council of Canada. Prior to joining the Health Council, John was a management consultant specializing in public policy analysis and development. Previous to this, John was Deputy Minister of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Health and Community Services where he oversaw the re-organization of the province’s system of ...

Jeffery Simpson

Jeffery Simpson

National Affairs Columnist

The Globe and Mail, Ottawa

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, has won many of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the Governor-General's award for non-fiction book writing, the $50,000 Donner Prize for the best book in public policy, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice). He has also won the Hyman Solomon Award for exc...

Joanne De Laurentiis

Joanne De Laurentiis

President and CEO

The Investment Funds Institute of Canada

Jay Dorey

Jay Dorey

Head of Government Relations

Visa Canada

John Norris

John Norris

Commissioner

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Janet Yale

Janet Yale

President & CEO

The Arthritis Society of Canada

Janet Yale joined The Arthritis Society as President and CEO in June 2012. Janet served as CEO of Scouts Canada from September 2010 to November 2011. Prior to that, she served in senior leadership roles at TELUS, including as national chair of TELUS’ Community Boards from January 2009 to June 2010, further developing and refining TELUS’ innovative leadership with its unique corporate philanthro...

John G. Abbott

John G. Abbott

Chief Executive Officer

Health Council of Canada

John G. Abbott is currently Chief Executive Officer with the Health Council of Canada. Prior to joining the Health Council, John was a management consultant specializing in public policy analysis and development. Previous to this, John was Deputy Minister of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Health and Community Services where he oversaw the re-organization of the province’s system of r...

JIm Murren

JIm Murren

Chairman & CEO

MGM Resorts International

Jim Murren became Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International in 2008, just as the global financial crisis approached its crescendo. In the face of monumental challenges, he stabilized the company by rallying its 50,000 employees and leading a $3.8 billion financing effort that pulled MGM back from the brink. Although well known in the financial industry, Jim’s early interest was in art...

Jon Fairest

Jon Fairest

President and CEO

Sanofi Canada

Jon Fairest has nearly 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. During this time he has proven himself a strong, inspirational manager who has led teams through significant change and achieved success in many cultures and markets. He began his career with Bayer UK in 1993 and held various positions with the company’s sales and marketing teams over the next eight years. He joined...

Jayson Myers

Jayson Myers

President & CEO

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Jayson Myers is the President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry and trade association. He is also the Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, a coalition of more than 48 industry associations that have come together to speak with a common voice on priority issues for Canada’s Manufacturing sector. Mr. Myers is a well-known economic commentator, and...

Jeff Watson

Jeff Watson

President

Apotex Corp., North America

Jeff Watson is the President, Apotex Corp., North America. He is the Senior Executive for all Canadian and U.S. Commercial operations within the Apotex Group of companies.

Jean-Luc Butel

Jean-Luc Butel

International President

Baxter Corporation

Jean-Luc Butel is corporate vice president and president of Baxter’s international operations. Butel joined Baxter in February 2012. Prior to joining Baxter, Butel held various leadership positions with Medtronic, Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President and Group President, International.

Joe Lawrence

Joe Lawrence

President & Chief Executive Officer

Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.

Joe Lawrence, President & CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., has over 20 years of automotive experience. Mr. Lawrence began his career selling cars retail before joining Nissan Motor Corporation and, later, BMW of North of America. At BMW, he worked in various marketing and product planning roles, including a three-year assignment at the Munich headquarters. Following a field sales role in the U...

Jose Antonio Gutierrez Jardon

Jose Antonio Gutierrez Jardon

Secretary of Economic Development

State of Coahuila, Mexico

Joy Smith, M.Ed., B.Ed.

Joy Smith, M.Ed., B.Ed.

Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul

Founder and President of the Joy Smith Foundation

Joy Smith holds a Bachelor's Degree (B.Ed.) and a Master's Degree (M.Ed.) in education. Joy Smith is recognized as Canada’s leading anti-human trafficking advocate and has united Canadians from coast to coast in the fight against modern day slavery. Since being elected as a member of parliament in 2004, she has worked with leaders at the federal and international levels to advance legislation a...

Jim Schubert,  P.Eng.

Jim Schubert, P.Eng.

Director, Business Planning & Central Operations Waste Management Services

City of Edmonton

Jim is a Chemical Engineer with over 25 years experience in the solid waste field and has specialized in the waste combustion area. He has been working on the City’s gasification project since it’s inception in 2002 as a feasibility study (which looked at the Gasification/Waste to Energy options for the residual waste streams).

John F. Elliot

John F. Elliot

President and CEO

Pure Technologies Ltd.

John (Jack) Elliott is a professional engineer with a degree in civil engineering from National University of Ireland (Cork). Mr. Elliott joined Pure Technologies in 1996 as Vice President and since that time has been critical member of the Senior Management team, most specifically responsible for business development, sales and operations. Prior to joining Pure Technologies Mr. Elliott was Gen...

Jackie Manthorne

Jackie Manthorne

President & CEO

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

Jackie Manthorne, BA, BEd, is President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, a national network of patients, families, survivors, friends, community partners and sponsors. Its mission is to work together by taking action to promote the very best standard of care, support, follow-up and quality of life for patients and survivors. It aims to educate the public and policy makers about ...

John Capobianco

John Capobianco

Senior Vice President & Senior Partner

FleishmanHillard

John Capobianco is public affairs national practice lead in FleishmanHillard’s Toronto office. With over 25 years of grassroots political experience at all three levels of government, Mr. Capobianco offers a strong, seasoned and influential voice in public affairs. This experience has enabled him to build an extensive political network, which he can leverage to the benefit of organizations look...

Jeff Berry

Jeff Berry

Senior Director, Research and Development

LoyaltyOne

Senior Director, Research and Development, LoyaltyOne As Senior Director of Research and Development at LoyaltyOne, Jeff manages research initiatives in North America and internationally. With more than 15 years of experience in loyalty marketing, analytics and customer engagement, Jeff manages and directs the development of LoyaltyOne’s thought leadership content including research and best p...

Jennifer Caldwell

Jennifer Caldwell

Vice-President, Client Care & Regulatory Affairs

Assistant Quality Assurance of The Peace Naturals Project Inc.

Jennifer Caldwell is trained in both education and biology, which she has employed as both a teacher in Ontario and as a specialist in pharmaceutical plaintiff litigation with the law firm Beasley Allen in Montgomery, Alabama. Jennifer’s compassion for her clients, her advocacy and her understanding of science and medicine has led her to The Peace Naturals Project where she has successfully lau...

Jos Schmitt

Jos Schmitt

President & CEO

Aequitas Innovations Inc.

Jos has more than twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry both internationally and in Canada, with particular expertise in the market infrastructure space, across asset classes and across geographies. Prior to joining Aequitas, Jos set up the Brilliant Orange group of companies, active in capital markets consulting, technology and real estate investments; he served as...

Jean-Pierre Blais

Jean-Pierre Blais

Chairman & CEO

The Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

JEAN-PIERRE BLAIS began his term as the 10th Chairperson of the CRTC on June 18, 2012. Before joining the CRTC, Mr. Blais was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Government Operations Sector. In this capacity, he provided advice on the management oversight and corporate governance of various federal departments, agencies and crown corporations. The Department of Finance, ...

Jim Prentice

Jim Prentice

PC Leadership Candidate

PC Party of Alberta

Jim Prentice and his family have deep roots here in Alberta. After a short career as a professional hockey player, Jim's father relocated the Prentice family to Grande Cache in northern Alberta when Jim was 13 years old. Jim and his sisters were raised in a large blue-collar family as his father worked as a miner and eventually became an accountant. Jim’s parents instilled in their children the...

Jim Ellis

Jim Ellis

President and CEO

Alberta Energy Regulator

Jim Ellis has more than 30 years’ experience in the public sector, including seven years with the Government of Alberta. Mr. Ellis joined the Alberta Public Service in 2006 as the Executive Director of the Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team (ASERT). In 2007, he was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for environmental regulatory affairs in Alberta. Mr. Ell...

Jeremy Rudin

Jeremy Rudin

Superintendent

Financial Institutions Canada

Jeremy Rudin was appointed Superintendent of Financial Institutions in June 2014, for a seven-year term. Prior to joining OSFI, Mr. Rudin served for six years as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch at the Department of Finance. In this role, he led development of policy measures to support access to credit during the global financial crisis as well as contributing...

Jamie Niessen

Jamie Niessen

President & CEO

Propellus

A passionate community volunteer, Jamie is the past board chair with the Calgary Public Library (CPL) and served on the Alberta Non-profit Volunteer Sector Initiative (ANSVI), Renewal Task Force. Currently, Jamie also sits on the Advisory Committee for the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University. Prior to joining Propellus, Jamie worked as the Manager of Community Investme...

Jane Rooney

Jane Rooney

Financial Literacy Leader

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Jane Rooney is Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader, within the federal government’s Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC). She was appointed to that position in April 2014 to exercise leadership at the national level to strengthen the financial literacy of Canadians. Ms. Rooney engages and collaborates with stakeholder groups from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, to coordinate e...

John Cousens

John Cousens

Vice President

Public Sector Canada, Salesforce.com

John Cousens is the Vice President of Public Sector, Canada with Salesforce.com. John is a Cloud industry veteran with experience in two cloud computing start-ups. He has over 20 years of senior management experience, with previous tenures at IBM, and Microsoft. John has a passion for innovation, customers and hockey; all powered by an entrepreneurial heart. A native of the Ottawa valley, John ...

John Cousens

John Cousens

Vice President, Public Sector Canada

Salesforce.com

John Cousens is the Vice President of Public Sector, Canada with Salesforce.com. John is a Cloud industry veteran with experience in two cloud computing start-ups. He has over 20 years of senior management experience, with previous tenures at IBM, and Microsoft. John has a passion for innovation, customers and hockey; all powered by an entrepreneurial heart. A native of the Ottawa valley, John ...

Jorge Sequeira Picado

Jorge Sequeira Picado

Director General

CINDE

Jorge Sequeira is the Director General for the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE. Mr. Sequeira joined CINDE in October 2014, bringing extensive experience in foreign trade affairs, having worked as the General Manager of The Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica (PROCOMER), an entity created for the promotion of the Costa Rican products and services exports from 2010-2014.

Joanne De Laurentiis

President and CEO

Investment Funds Institute of Canada

John Pigott

John Pigott

CEO

Club Coffee

John Morrison Pigott is CEO of Toronto-based Club Coffee. Founded in 1906, Club Coffee is the largest roaster, contract manufacturer and distributor of packaged coffees that Canadians buy from grocery stores through partnerships with Canada’s largest coffee retailers. Club Coffee is also a leading innovator in the rapidly expanding single-serve coffee, tea and hot beverages markets across the U...

Jeff Cates

Jeff Cates

President

Intuit Canada

Jeff Cates has been General Manager of Intuit Canada ULC since January 2012. Mr. Cates leads Intuit Canada ULC's strategic growth, its go-to-market strategies for its small business and consumer offerings while championing Intuit's ongoing commitment to innovation. He has more than 17 years of experience in business development and management roles, led consumer and enterprise divisions for com...

Joy Smith

Joy Smith

Founder & President

Joy Smith Foundation

Mrs. Smith has been recognized as one of Canada's leading anti-trafficking activists. Since being elected, Mrs. Smith has led the discussion on human trafficking at a national level which has resulted important changes in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Her continued efforts to raise the issue of human trafficking on the Status of Women Committee resulted in an intensive study of th...

John Tory

John Tory

Mayor

City of Toronto

John Tory is the 65th Mayor of Toronto. Born and raised in Toronto, Mayor Tory has spent his career promoting and giving back to the city he loves. As a lawyer, talk show host, businessman, Member of Provincial Parliament and Leader of the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park, and finally as Mayor, he has long believed that the diversity of Toronto is its strength. As Mayor, John’s focus w...

Janet Sumner

Janet Sumner

Executive Director

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Wildlands League

Janet Sumner has more than 20 years’ experience as a professional environmentalist. She has been Executive Director of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) in Ontario, the Wildlands League, since 2003. During that time, Janet has led CPAWS in achieving substantial legislative reforms, notably to the Provincial Protected Areas and Conservation Reserves Act (2007); the Mining Act (20...

John Taft

John Taft

CEO

RBC Wealth Management - U.S.

John Taft is CEO of RBC Wealth Management – U.S., the eighth largest full-service retail brokerage firm in the U.S., with nearly 2,000 financial advisors in 41 states and over $281 billion in assets under administration. Taft has worked in the financial services industry for more than three decades and has been active in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the lea...

John Walsh

John Walsh

President

Conservative Party of Canada

John Walsh is President of the Conservative Party of Canada, a grassroots Conservative volunteer and public policy participant. Raised in Brantford, Ontario, John now lives in the Don Valley West riding in Toronto with his wife Jillian and three boys Duncan, Liam and Finnian. After attending high school in Brantford, John went on to graduate from Roberts Wesleyan College (BA in History & Phi...

José J. Suárez, M.Eng., P.Eng.

José J. Suárez, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Executive Vice President, Global Mining and Metallurgy

SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc.

José J. Suárez is the Executive Vice President responsible for the Mining and Metallurgy business sector for SNC-Lavalin Globally. SNC-Lavalin provides Engineering and Construction (E&C) services for mining clients from pit to port. This includes mine planning, study project work, sustaining capital project work, expansionary capital project work, and operations support via its project deliver...

Jean Charest

Jean Charest

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Former Premier of Québec

As Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Premier of Québec, Jean Charest is one of Canada’s best known political figures. As Minister of the Environment, he led his country’s delegation at the 1992 Earth Summit on the economy and the environment in Rio and was praised for his leadership role among G7 countries on climate change and biodiversity.

Jeff Henderson

Jeff Henderson

Executive Vice President & CIO

TD Bank Group

Jeff Henderson is Executive Vice President & CIO, TD Bank Group. Jeff leads the development, oversight, and implementation of Enterprise Technology Solutions across the bank, including its strategic plan. In his previous role of SVP, Office of the CIO, Jeff led all activities related to IT Performance Management and Financial Analysis, IT Project Management and Orchestration and Enterprise ...

Joël Taché

Joël Taché

Vice President, Corporate Risk Management

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Joël Taché is Vice-President, Corporate Risk Management for SNC Lavalin. He is the Chairman of the Risk Evaluation Committee and Secretary of the Bid and Investment Approval Committee and responsible for the company’s Enterprise Risk Management Program. Joël has also been recently appointed Risk Officer for SNC Lavalin Power Group where he is responsible for all proposal approvals and for t...

Jean Boivin

Jean Boivin

Deputy Chief Investment Strategist

BlackRock Investment Institute

Jean Boivin, PhD, Managing Director is Deputy Chief Investment Strategist of the Blackrock Investment Institute, a global platform which leverages BlackRock's global expertise to generate insights that augment their ability to create a better financial future for their clients. Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr. Boivin served variously as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada and then Associate D...

Jean Paul Gladu

Jean Paul Gladu

President and CEO

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Jean Paul (JP) Gladu is currently the President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto. Anishinaabe from Thunder Bay JP is a member of the Sand Point First Nation located on the eastern shores of Lake Nipigon. Mr. Gladu has over two decades of experience in the natural resource sector. His career path includes work with Aboriginal communities and ...

John Lowe

John Lowe

Executive Vice President

AltaGas Ltd.

John Lowe was appointed President of AltaGas Utility Group Inc. in October, 2011 with oversight of the company’s utility operations. He later took responsibility at AltaGas Ltd. for corporate development, including acquisitions of the Blythe power plant, Petrogas and the Douglas Channel LNG project. Currently, John is Executive Vice President of AltaGas Ltd. His duties include strategy, regula...

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Eli Lilly

John Lechleiter has served as president and chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Company since April 1, 2008. He became chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 2009. John joined Lilly in 1979 as a senior organic chemist in process research and development and became head of that department in 1982. In 1984, he began serving as director of pharmaceutical product developme...

John McCallum

John McCallum

Minister of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship

Federal Government

John McCallum was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000. He was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.

John Proctor

John Proctor

Vice-President: Global Cyber Security

CGI Group

John Proctor, VP, Global Cyber Security, is responsible for CGI’s global security portfolio and overall cyber strategy, which involves CGI’s 1400+ security professionals around the world, John leads the design and negotiation of large security opportunities across the global organization, building and fostering client relationships through consistent excellence in delivery. John is based at the...

Joe Mihevc

Joe Mihevc

Councillor

City of Toronto

Joe Mihevc has served the midtown area as City Councillor for the former City of York and the new City of Toronto. Joe was appointed as one of Toronto's Newcomer Advocates, with a special focus on Syrian refugees. His deep concern for social issues has led him to be an advocate for strong neighbourhoods, healthy communities, a clean environment and safe streets. Joe has a M.A. and Ph.D. in T...

Jim Bronskill

Jim Bronskill

Reporter

The Canadian Press

Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, policing and justice-related issues. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University, where he has been a sessional instructor since 2003. Jim has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories, and frequently writes about privacy in...

Jean Cloutier

Jean Cloutier

Councillor, Alta Vista Ward

City of Ottawa

City Councillor for Alta Vista, Jean Cloutier was elected in October 2014. Jean is Vice Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Environment and Planning Committees as well as the Transit Commission. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Ottawa 2017 initiative. Jean, 57, has lived in Ottawa all his life and moved to Alta Vista 29 years ago. As an active and dedicat...

Jonathan Whitworth

Jonathan Whitworth

Chief Executive Officer

Seaspan

Jonathan Whitworth joined Seaspan in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer, bringing over 20 years of seagoing, shore side, strategic planning, management, and leadership experience to the organization. After graduating from the Texas Maritime Academy, Jonathan sailed for six years as an officer aboard tankers and chemical carriers in the international market. He also still holds an unlimited chie...

Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney

Leadership Candidate

Alberta Progressive Conservative Party

Jason committed himself to public life as President of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, where he fought hard for lower taxes and fiscal responsibility. In 1997, Calgary voters elected him to Parliament where he worked to unite conservatives nationally. Since then, he’s been voted the “best overall,” “hardest working,” and “most knowledgeable” MP by his colleagues. Jason was called “perhaps...

Jennifer Hollett

Jennifer Hollett

Head of News & Government

Twitter Canada

Jennifer Hollett is a smashup of digital, journalism, and politics. She is the head of News and Government at Twitter Canada. An award-winning TV reporter and producer, Jennifer has over a decade of experience at CBC, CTV, and MuchMusic. She won a Canadian Online Publishing Award for her work hosting CBC’s G20 Street Level blog during the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto, and was recognized by Amn...

James Temple

James Temple

Moderator

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, PwC Canada

James Temple leads Corporate Responsibility strategy at PwC Canada and provides oversight to ways the firm is embedding social, environmental and economic integrity into the fabric of its business. He’s considered one of Canada’s leading voices on corporate social innovation and speaks internationally about how businesses and communities can work together to use their skills, voices and rela...

Jean-François Perrault

Jean-François Perrault

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Scotiabank

Jean-François Perrault joined Scotiabank on December 31, 2015 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. He manages a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines, providing Scotiabank's senior executives, partners and customers from retail to capital markets with economic perspectives, insights and forecasts. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean-Fr...

Jennifer Keesmaat

Jennifer Keesmaat

Chief Planner & Executive Director

City of Toronto

As Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, Jennifer is committed to creating places where people flourish. Over the past decade Jennifer has been repeatedly recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners and OPPI for her innovative work in Canadian municipalities. Most recently, Jennifer was named as one of the most influential people in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine and one of the most p...

John Baird

John Baird

Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

John Baird is a Senior Advisor to various enterprises and a former Senior Cabinet Minister in the Government of Canada. An instrumental figure in bilateral trade and investment relationships, Mr. Baird has played a leading role in the Canada-China dialogue and worked to build ties with ASEAN countries. In addition, Mr. Baird has worked closely with international leaders to strengthen securi...

Joan Woodward

Joan Woodward

President

Travelers Institute

Joan Kois Woodward is Executive Vice President of Public Policy for Travelers and President of The Travelers Institute. The Travelers Institute was created in May 2009 as a means of participating in public policy dialogue on matters of interest to the property casualty insurance sector, as well as the financial services industry more broadly. The Institute draws upon the industry expertise of T...

Jerry Flynn

Jerry Flynn

Founder

Tandem Technical

Jerry Flynn is a chemical engineer with aspirations to help make companies green. He is the founder of Tandem Technical, a business based in Canada whose purpose is to make carbon capture not only easy, but also profitable for clients. Jerry has 8 years of experience in process and design engineering. Prior to designing the patent pending technology that Tandem Technical has brought to the mark...

Julia Shin Doi

Julia Shin Doi

General Counsel

Ryerson University, and Secretary of the Board of Governors.

Julia Shin Doi is General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors of Ryerson University. As an Executive Group member, she is responsible for providing legal and governance advice and has operational responsibility for access to information, privacy and records management. Julia is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ryerson Futures Inc. and the national Board of Directors of ...

Jean-Yves Duclos

Jean-Yves Duclos

Minister of Families, Children & Social Development

Government of Canada

Jean-Yves Duclos was Director of the Department of Economics and a tenured professor at l’Université Laval. As a well-published author, conference speaker, and renowned economics expert, he was often asked to comment on current events in Quebec and Canada.

Jeffrey B. Kratz

Jeffrey B. Kratz

General Manager,Latin America, Canada & Caribbean Regions World-Wide Public Sector

Amazon Web Services

As General Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jeffrey Kratz is the executive responsible for the Latin America, Canada & Caribbean government, education & non-profit business. His experience building & managing complex international teams has accelerated the regional customer engagement, specifically in social media, Internet-of-Things, big data, workflow, security, storage/archiving & web ...

Jon Erlichman

Jon Erlichman

Anchor, Reporter

BNN

Based out of Business News Network’s Queen Street headquarters in Toronto, Anchor and Reporter Jon Erlichman co-hosts BNN’s weekday morning program BUSINESS DAY. The Toronto-born reporter returned to Toronto after more than a decade living and working in the U.S. in Spring 2016. Erlichman is a homegrown product of the BNN newsroom, and was part of the team to launch of ROBtv, the precursor ...

Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds

Former President & CEO

Women in Capital Markets

Jennifer Reynolds is former President and CEO of Women in Capital Markets and has been an active advocate and supporter of the advancement of women in the industry over her career. Prior to joining WCM, Jennifer spent 15 years working in the capital markets industry, primarily in Investment Banking, holding senior roles with BMO Capital Markets and in the venture capital industry with OMERS Ven...

John Kelleher

John Kelleher

Partner & In-House Executive

McKinsey

John is a Partner and in-house executive in McKinsey’s special turnaround practice that focuses on providing elite leadership talent to drive large-scale turnarounds. John is an experienced turnaround CEO & private equity executive who has driven multiple successful turnarounds across a range of industries.

Jonathan Kreindler

Jonathan Kreindler

Co-Founder & CEO

Receptiviti

As Co-Founder and CEO, Jonathan oversees business and strategy at Receptiviti. Prior to founding Receptiviti, Jonathan was a Co-Founder of a technology company that developed software for professional services firms, universities, and government agencies, and had a 15-year career as a management consultant helping global technology companies like SAP and Cisco with product and go-to-market stra...

Jeff Gaulin

Jeff Gaulin

Vice President, Communications

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Jeff Gaulin is the Vice President, Communications at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He is responsible for enhancing public confidence in Canada’s oil and gas sector so industry can meet the growing demand for energy among Canadians and around the world. In his 20 year career, Mr. Gaulin has worked across Canada in a variety of sectors – on environment, electricity, beer, he...

Jordan Pearson

Jordan Pearson

Moderator

Journalist, Motherboard, VICE

Jordan Pearson is a technology journalist living in Toronto, Ontario. At Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology website, Jordan has reported extensively on every facet of AI and automation, from labour, to privacy, to bias and prejudice in our machines.

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