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Michael Hyatt

Co-founder/Director, Bluecat

Michael Hyatt is a Canadian Venture Philanthropist and serial entrepreneur who built and sold two highly successful technology firms. He currently serves as a director of BlueCat, ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, and is a known as a technology visionary. Michael is also a weekly business commentator on CBC and was a celebrated […]

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Ali Punjani

CEO, Structura Biology

Ali Punjani is CEO of Structura Biotechnology Inc, a Toronto startup working at the intersection of computer science and biology, specifically on a revolutionary Nobel-prize winning structural biology technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). Structura’s algorithms and software tools are used by thousands of scientists globally to solve 3D atomic resolution structures of proteins, complexes and […]

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Arpita Maiti

Executive Director & Global Head, Emerging Science & Innovation Lead – Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer

As Executive Director and Global Head for Inflammation & Immunology, Emerging Science & Innovation (ES&I), Arpita leads scouting of external opportunities (Idea to Candidate) and academic collaborations for the Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) research unit and the Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI), at Pfizer. She also leads strategy and partnering efforts in the microbiome for […]

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Adam Jagelewski

Lead Executive, MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Adam leads the Capital Advisory practice as well as the day-to-day operations of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Adam has spent most of his career in the social impact field in Canada. Since 2009, Adam has been contributing to national and international market development initiatives in the field of impact investment. Adam was behind […]

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Lars Dahl Allerup

Cofounder, Rethink Value

Lars Dahl Allerup is co-founder of Rethink Value – an international Value-Based Healthcare think tank established in Denmark in 2019. Rethink Value is all about real-world Value-Based Healthcare. The ambition of Rethink Value is to inspire thinkers who practice and apply ValueBased Healthcare. A think tank that inspires stakeholders throughout the value-chain of health and […]

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Neil Fraser

President, Canada, Medtronic

Neil Fraser is the President of Medtronic Canada and Regional Vice-President – Canada, Medtronic plc, one of the largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies in the world. He is Co-chair of AdvaMed’s Medtech Conference, coming to Canada for the first time October 5-7, 2020, Past-chair of Medtech Canada, a Board Member of Baycrest Health […]

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Melicent Lavers-Sailly

Senior Manager, Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement, Medtronic

Melicent is the Senior Manager, Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement at Medtronic Canada and Co-chair of Emerging Health Leaders Toronto. Since joining Medtronic — the largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies in the world — in 2009, Melicent has won numerous local and international awards for her work in advocacy, thought leadership, marketing, and communications. […]

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Dr. Karim Jessa

Chief Medical Information Officer, The Hospital for Sick Children

Dr. Karim Jessa is CMIO and Emergency Physician at Sickkids and also works clinically at NYGH. Sickkids recently underwent an enterprise wide implementation of a new Hospital information system which was clinically led by the clinical team at Sickkids. Interested in clinical decision support, technology and mobility, Dr. Jessa has lectured and been involved in […]

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Dr. Gigi Osler

Past President, Canadian Medical Association

In 2018, Dr. Osler became the first female surgeon and the first woman of colour to be elected as President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) – the national medical association representing medical students, residents and physicians across Canada. In recognition of this challenging national leadership role, she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 […]

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Sunita Malhotra

Director, Search and Evaluation, AbbVie

Sunita holds the position of Director, Academic Outreach and Alliance Management at AbbVie, where she focuses on academic outreach to institutions across North America. Sunita also manages the out-licensing portfolio for AbbVie. Sunita has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, out of which last 10 years have been with Abbott and then AbbVie. […]

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