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UNB J. HERBERT SMITH CENTRE PRESENTS

The Future of Innovation

AN RBC LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

BOLD SOLUTIONS

New Ideas, Bold Solutions, and Exploration.

This is what The Future of Innovation is.

 

This annual RBC  Leadership conference, hosted by the J. Herbert Smith Centre, sparks new conversations about cutting-edge solutions for problems that are persistent throughout Canada and the world.

It is an opportunity to connect with thought leaders, businesses, and students about the ideas that will change the world.

We have brought speakers from around the world to help enrich the community and foster discovery. The goal is to explore the frontiers of innovation and insight inspiration.

 
 

The J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (TME) was founded in 1988 to cultivate new ideas, creative thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit for careers in the ever-changing world of technology. Over the past 30 years, TME has aided countless startups to move from ideation to early startup and equipped them with the skills they need to apply their expertise in a business environment.

 

Speakers

Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe

PAMELA

PALMATER

DAN

ISENBERG

GORDON

PITTS

AMANDA

BETTS

MARK

SHEKTER

JOE

ALLEN

LISA

HRABLUK

ABBY

POND

LISA

ROBICHAUD

ESTELLE

DOIRON

KEISHA

NGUYEN

RISHIN

BEHL

SAM

POIRIER

MARIE JO

THIBAULT

CHARLES

GERVAIS

CHRIS

DIDUCH

Opening

Launch of the conference with a word from the chair of the J. Herbert Smith Centre and introduction of the MC and speakers.

Smudging

A traditional ceremony to pay respect to the land that the conference takes place on.

Keynote 1 - Pamela Palmater

A talk on how Indigenous women are leading social justice movements to end violence.

Keynote 2 - Gordon Pitts

Hear about The New Codfathers, Gordon's further exploration into the history of New Brunswick. 

Women's Panel - Moderated by Marie Jo Thibault

with Amanda Betts, Keisha Nguyen, & Abby Pond

An exploration by women in industry and business on the impact that varied perspectives make on the community.

Announcement - Dhirendra Shukla and Lisa Hrabluk

A special announcement from the J. Herbert Smith Centre!

Creativity 5.0 - Mark Shekter

Find out how to Navigate the Innovation Universe in a time of relentless invention!

Startups Panel - Moderated by Joe Allen

with Estelle Doiron, Rishin Behl, & Sam Poirier

The business of today can be difficult to navigate. Hear from some of the startups from around the community on their journies and how they have worked to grow. 

Fireside Chat - Chris Diduch & Lisa Hrabluk

Educating tomorrow's leaders is challenging. Find out how the system is looking to adapt to help train tomorrow's innovators.

Scaling Your Business - Dan Isenberg

Once you have followed your idea to build a new solution, how do you grow it to be bigger? An expert in scaling shares all he knows about taking your business to the next level. 

Scale-Up Panel - Moderated by Dan Isenberg

with Lisa Robichaud, & Charles Gervais

Hear from Atlantic Canadian companies that have scaled their businesses right here and how they did it!

The Future of Innovation - Moderated by Gordon Pitts

with Pamela Palmater, & Dan Isenberg

The Future is now. This panel explores ideas from across Keynote speakers from the day. They will explore what it will take to continue making a change in today's world. 

 

Past Speakers

Proud to have brought inspirational speakers from across the globe

Speakers Hosted:

Steve Blank

Ann Makosinski

Bibop Gresta

Spencer Boyer

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

Devesh Bharadwaj

Gaëtan Thomas

Muthu Singaram

Madhu Verma

Allison McCain

Pasumarthy Seshu

Janine Darling

S. R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Sandy Bird

Kevin McCracken

 
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