Speakers


Todd Allen

VP Marketing

Labatt Breweries of Canada

Todd Allen is responsible for the Labatt portfolio of brands, from its biggest, Budweiser, to Canada’s top import, Corona.

Prior to his current role, Allen was the Global Vice President for Stella Artois. He was responsible for the successful Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” Campaign, a partnership with Water.org...more


Jason Chaney

CCO

Koho

As Chief Creative Officer for Koho, Canada’s hottest fintech start-up, Jay Chaney is in charge of developing and overseeing all elements of brand development and messaging. 

He is a recent addition to the Koho team after joining from Cossette, Strategy magazine's gold-winning Agency of the Year, where he was Chief Strategy...more

Speaking at: The Future of Fintech


Lori Davison

VP Brand Strategy & Communications

SickKids Foundation

Lori Davison joined SickKids Foundation in 2014. As Vice President, Brand Strategy & Communications, Davison leads the strategic vision for SickKids' brand communications. Under her leadership, the foundation’s in-house team of marketers, content specialists and public relations practitioners develop and execute integrated marketing and communications programs to build brand equity,...more

Speaking at: The evolving role of the CMO


Alison Gordon

CEO

48 North

Named one of Canada’s Top 10 Marketers by Marketing magazine, Alison Gordon is celebrated for her unique ability to shift public opinion and consumer behaviour in the right direction.

As a co-founder and EVP at Rethink Breast Cancer for 13 years prior to joining the medical marijuana industry, Gordon is credited...more

Speaking at: Racing Towards Regulation: Branding in Canada's new cannabis market


Lucie Greene

Worldwide Director

The Innovation Group,JWTIntelligence

Lucie Greene is the Worldwide Director of the Innovation Group at J. Walter Thompson, JWT’s in-house futures and innovation think tank. She leads The Innovation Group’s ongoing research into emerging global consumer behaviours, cultural changes, and sector innovation, with regular deep-dive studies and daily insights posted on jwtintelligence.com. Greene also...more

Speaking at: The Future 100: Key Trends for Marketers


Joanna Griffiths

CEO

Knixwear

Joanna Griffiths is the founder, CEO and inventor of Knixwear, one of the fastest-growing companies domestically and globally in the intimate apparel space. Griffiths been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Dragon’s Den and hundreds of other media outlets.

Knixwear launched in the winter of 2013,...more

Speaking at: From Kickstarter to Challenger: Knixwear's Disruptive New Model


Andrea Hunt

VP Marketing

Weston Bakeries

Andrea Hunt is Vice President Marketing/CMO at Weston Bakeries. Hunt joined Weston in 2016 to help reinvigorate the business and lead an ambitious organizational transformation to move the portfolio from supply-driven to consumer-led.

Prior to Weston, Hunt helped drive growth at industry-leading companies, including CIBC, Kellogg, Molson, Kraft and Mondelez. A...more

Speaking at: The evolving role of the CMO


Steve Irvine

Founder & CEO

Integrate.AI

Steve Irvine is the founder & CEO of Integrate.ai, a leading Artificial Intelligence software company focused on making the interactions between people and businesses more natural and profitable. Prior to founding Integrate.ai, Steve was an executive at Facebook's head office in California, most recently as the global head of partnerships...more

Speaking at: Why AI? The impact of artificial intelligence


Mitch Joel

President

Mirum Canada Agency Inc

When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing magazine dubbed him the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" and called him, "one of North America's leading digital visionaries." Joel is President of...more

Speaking at: Why AI? The impact of artificial intelligence


Sam Olstein

Global Director, Media and Innovation

GE

Sam Olstein is currently the global director of media and innovation at GE, where he has led many of the company’s most exciting branded projects, including the Connected Volcano, DroneWeek, and a limited-edition GE sneaker. His work bridges a range of industries from digital to technology and engineering, implementing tools...more

Speaking at: Innovation Outside the Box