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Guest Speakers

The individuals listed below are a sample of the entrepreneurs and business leaders who are involved in the Next 36.

  • Marc Busch, Karl F. Landegger Professor, Georgetown University
  • Brendan Calder, Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management
  • Joseph Canavan, Former Chairman & CEO, Assante Wealth Management
  • John Carbrey, Founder, Intrafinity
  • Anthony Cozzi, Director Data Technology, Globalive Communications Corp.
  • Daniel Debow, Co-CEO, Rypple
  • Sam Duboc, Founder and CEO, Edgestone Capital Partners
  • Saul Feldberg, Founder & Chairman, The Global Group
  • Charles Field-Marsham, Executive Chairman, PanAfrican Group
  • James D. Fleck, M. Wallace McCutcheon Professor of Business Government Relations, University of Toronto
  • Shaun Francis, Chairman & CEO, Medcan Health Management
  • Scott Griffin, Chairman, General Kinetics Engineering Corporation; Founder and Chairman, Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry; Chancellor, Bishop's University
  • Tim Hodgson, Special Advisor to the Bank of Canada and former CEO, Goldman Sachs Canada Inc.
  • Anthony Lacavera, President & CEO, Globalive
  • Joe Manget, Global Leader - Operations Practice, Boston Consulting Group
  • Nadir Mohamed, President & CEO, Rogers Communications
  • David Naylor, President, University of Toronto
  • Dr. John O'Dwyer, Partner at Strategic Advisory International
  • Kevin O'Leary, Founder and President, The Learning Company
  • Jonathan Rose, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Reza Satchu, Chairman and CEO, Alignvest Capital Management 
  • Francis Shen, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer - Aastra Technologies Ltd.
  • Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO, Redknee
  • Kevin M. Sullivan, CEO, GMP Securities
  • Stewart Thornhill, Associate Professor & Executive Director, Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Richard Ivey School of Business
  • Mark Wiseman, Senior Vice-President, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board