The #BCTECH Summit is already looking to be quite the event, as over 30 speakers have been confirmed to attend the May conferences.
Speaking in the keynote spots are Jared Cohen, CEO of Jigsaw, and Brent Bushnell, CEO and co-founder of Two Bit Circus.
Cohen originally founded Google Ideas, and has since launched successor arm Jigsaw, which is a technology incubator creating and applying technological solutions to global problems.
Jared Cohen, CEO of Jigsaw (#BCTECH Summit)
“Cohen is able to look around the corner and shed light on both the next big technological innovation and how it impacts our world, our businesses, and our lives,” reads his bio.
Bushnell is an industry leader in the world of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, as he leads the Los Angeles-based experimental entertainment company Two Bit Circus.
His company currently has micro amusement parks, robot bartenders, and interactive supper clubs in the works for VR users, along with technology that aims to enhance sports viewing.
Brent Bushnell, CEO and Co-founder of Two Bit Circus (#BCTECH Summit)
“Brent is an expert in the art of engagement, and passionate about creating new ways to capture people’s hearts and minds with new technologies,” states the Summit’s website.
The #BCTech Summit runs from May 14 to 16 this year, and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Early bird tickets can be purchased up to Thursday, February 14.
Potential attendees will also be able to get an additional $100 off their admission by using the code: DHVAN100 when registering.
#BCTECH Summit 2018 speakers
Ajung Moon, Director, Open Roboethics Institute
Andy Bird, Founder, The Bird’s Nest Society
Cameron Burke, Managing Director, PwC
Christine Bergeron, Senior VP, Member Experience and Community Engagement, Vancity
David Katz, Founder and CEO, Plastic Bank
Elaine Hung, VP of Marketing, Sotheby’s International Realty
Gary Birch, Executive Director, Neil Squire Society
Greg Caws, President, Premier’s Technology Council
Igor Faletski, CEO, Mobify
Jason Wolfe, Director of Energy Solutions, FortisBC
Jay Rhind, Partner, VFF
Jeff Duncan, CEO, Meetingmax
Jill Tipping, President and CEO, BC Tech Association
Jocelyn Maffin, Resource Centre Manager, Spinal Cord Injury BC
Johanna Brickman, Director of Collaborative Innovation, Oregon BEST
Josie Sutcliffe, VP of Marketing, Visier
Joy Johnson, VP of Research and International, Simon Fraser University
Julio Montaner, Director, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Kate Moran, President and CEO, Victoria
Kevin Hobbs, CEO, Vanbex Group
MaRi Eagar, Chair and Co-Founder, DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D
Michael Tippett, Founder, TrueNorth
Naitik Mehta, CEO, NextBillion.org
Natalie Dakers, Founding PResident and CEO, Accel-RX
Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace
Norma Biln, CEO, Augurex Life Sciences Corp
Nyla Ahmad, SVP of Enterprise Marketing, Rogers Communication
Paulina Cameron, Director of BC and Yukon, Futurpreneur Canada
Peter Payne, Entrepreneur in Residence, BC Innovation Council
Rae Paziuk, Senior User Experience Designer, Amazon Web Services
Richard Hungerford, VP of Corporate Development, Hootsuite Inc.
Robert Atwood, Director, Hummingbird Network
Ryan Holmes, CEO, Hootsuite Inc.
Scott Sampson, President and CEO, Science World British Columbia
Suzanne Gildert, CEO, Sanctuary AI
Valerie Song, CEO and Co-Founder, Ava Technologies
Victoria Lemieux, Associate Professor and [email protected] Cluster Leader, University of British Columbia
Wesley Graham, Officer, BlockChain at Berkeley
When: Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16
Time: A full schedule of events can be found here
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, early bird price of $599 until February 14.
Take $100 off with promo code: DHVAN100
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