Joy is a building architect and urbanist: Digital City Architect of CityZeen, a data-driven platform to construct digital identities for people living in urban centres. CityZeen will link citizens with […]

Karen Dubeau

As Director of Partner Engagement for ventureLAB, Karen leads the development and management of strategic and collaborative partnerships key to ventureLAB’s clients and stakeholders, and to the evolution of a […]


Andriy Miranskyy is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, and faculty member of the Data Science Laboratory at Ryerson University. His research interests are in the area of mitigating […]

Henrik Bechmann

Henrik is one of the Organizers of Civic Tech Toronto, and the founder and lead of its Budgetpedia project, an initiative to make information about the Toronto budget more accessible […]


Alfonso is the President and CEO of ORION, and has a strong track record in the design and launch of new and disruptive businesses in the technology space and across […]


Nizar Ladak is Compute Ontario’s President and CEO, where he leads the organization’s strategy by facilitating provincial collaboration for advanced computing communities and assets. He is passionate about supporting a […]

Polly van Herpt, diTHINK speaker

Polly van Herpt is a two-term student trustee from the Limestone District School Board and president of the Public Board Council of l’Association des élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario. In […]

Joseph Wilson

Joseph is the Director of Business Development at Spongelab Interactive, an education technology company. As a veteran in Ontario’s edtech space, he brings a variety of experiences, including teaching at the […]

Rhonda McEwen

Rhonda McEwen is an assistant professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology and at the iSchool, at the University of Toronto. She holds an MBA in IT […]

Elizabeth Steiner diTHINK speaker

Elizabeth Steiner co-authored the RAND report, Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, which investigates  personalized learning models with the goal to help develop solutions to education policy challenges. She has also […]

Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto. With its origins in the ATRC, […]

Karen Louise Smith

Dr. Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor at Brock University in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film. Dr. Smith’s research explores the values of openness, privacy and […]

Ted Graham diTHINK speaker

Ted is the innovation leader at PwC Canada where he helps to turn “ideas into invoices.” He is also founder of the South Core Innovation Hub, a collaborative group of […]

Dan Mathieson diTHINK2016 speaker

Dan Mathieson is in his fourth term as Mayor of Stratford and has sat on municipal council since 1995.  During his tenure, Dan has been a member on numerous boards […]

Richard Garner

Richard’s 20 year media background is mainly in broadcast television as a producer of multiple shows and content for a variety of national networks. In 2007, Richard became Vice President […]

Diane Findlay

Diane is the Manager of Compass for Success, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on the use of data by educators to improve student outcomes.  As one of the founding members […]

Mark Daley

Mark Daley serves as the Chair of Compute Ontario and is the Interim Associate Vice President (Research) at Western University. He is also Western’s Associate Professor in the Computer Science, Biology, […]