Forum d’investissement d’Ottawa, le 14 mars 2013

Ottawa, le 14 mars 2013

 

MIVF Chairman

  • Thomas Birch

    Thomas Birch Telesystem

    Tom has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and leader of software companies in the contact centre, CRM and e-commerce markets. Before joining Telesystem in 2006, Tom was CEO of GoodContacts until its sale to Reunion.com of Los Angeles. From 1998 to 2001, he was CEO of Montreal-based Pyderion Contact Technologies until it was acquired by Dallas-based Intecom. Tom currently sits on the boards of Woozworld, Filetrek, x2o, OneBigPlanet and Adcentricity. Tom holds a BA in Mathematics and a BSc in Computer science from Queen’s University, as well as an MBA from the Ivey School of B...

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Speakers

  • John Stokes

    John Stokes Real Ventures

    John is an investor at Real Ventures who has been able to resist the urge to get back to being an entrepreneur - and instead choses to live life vicariously through the entrepreneurs in whom he invests. He looks for the human insight behind an idea and for the person that can reveal and communicate that insight. He likes ideas that target the consumer and particularly ones that turn consumers into "community activists". He searches for ideas that can "prempt" the status quo - a compelling enough experience that "just makes sense" to do things a new way...

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  • Brenda Hogan

    Brenda Hogan Ontario Capital Growth Corporation

    Brenda is Investment & Portfolio Manager with the Ontario Capital Growth Corporation (OCGC). OCGC manages the interest of the Government of Ontario in the $205 million Ontario Venture Capital Fund LP (OVCF) and manages the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF), a $250 million venture capital fund designed to co-invest in innovative, high-growth, private, Ontario companies. Before joining OCGC, Brenda spent her career in the private sector in finance and corporate business develop...

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  • Andrew Fisher

    Andrew Fisher Wesley Clover

    As an Executive Vice President at Wesley Clover, Andrew currently manages a portfolio of ICT and Digital Media companies globally. In addition he also acts as a business prime for the Wesley Clover affiliate program. Andrew connects teams of new graduates with tier one Network Operator, Service Provider and Communications Equipment Manufactures globally.   These partnerships provide invaluable customer insight and a route to market for each of the Affiliates. Through these partnerships, each party realizes time to revenue, time to market and engine for innovation advantage. Andrew serves on ...

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  • Helge Seetzen

    Helge Seetzen CEOTandemLaunch Technologies

    Helge Seetzen is a successful entrepreneur with deep experience in the multi-media technology space. He has repeatedly built high performance teams in both the start-up and corporate environment. He co-founded Sunnybrook Technologies and later BrightSide Technologies to commercialize display technologies developed at the University of British Columbia. BrightSide was successfully sold to Dolby Laboratories for US$28M at high return to shareholders after having grown to over 30 developers. Known today as local dimming LED TV, BrightSide's high dynamic range (HDR) display received early accla...

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  • Dominique Bélanger

    Dominique Bélanger BDC, Strategic Investments and Initiatives

    Dominique Bélanger is Director, Venture Capital Strategic Investments and Initiatives. Before joining BDC in 2010, Dominique was co-founder and President of Gamerizon Studio, Inc. Before that he was Chief Financial Officer of the venture-backed Quazal Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Ubisoft). He also advised various technology companies and private investors on investments, financing, startups and restarts. Dominique began his professional career as a communications officer for the Canadian Armed Forces in 1994. He went on to carry out several IT strategy operationalization mandates across mu...

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  • Thomas Birch

    Thomas Birch Telesystem

    Tom has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and leader of software companies in the contact centre, CRM and e-commerce markets. Before joining Telesystem in 2006, Tom was CEO of GoodContacts until its sale to Reunion.com of Los Angeles. From 1998 to 2001, he was CEO of Montreal-based Pyderion Contact Technologies until it was acquired by Dallas-based Intecom. Tom currently sits on the boards of Woozworld, Filetrek, x2o, OneBigPlanet and Adcentricity. Tom holds a BA in Mathematics and a BSc in Computer science from Queen’s University, as well as an MBA from the Ivey School of B...

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  • Nathalie Clermont

    Nathalie Clermont Canada Media Fund

    Nathalie Clermont has worked for more than twenty years in the film and television industry, with extensive experience in financing. She acts as a key advisor on CMF policies and programs, ensures consistency in service standards and the application process, and ensures that file analysis is accurate, fair, and consistent, in accordance with the CMF guidelines. Previously, Ms. Clermont was team leader of the Business Affairs Unit at the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) for 15 years. Ms. Clermont holds a B.A. in Film, Communications, and Public Relations from the Uni...

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  • Doug Somers

    Doug Somers Cassidy Bay Group

    Doug is a seasoned executive with global experience in both large multinational as well as small startup technology companies.  As Co-President and CEO of the Cassidy Bay Group, he specializes in executive and team coaching, strategic planning, and overcoming business startup and growth challenges. Prior to his work with the Cassidy Bay Group, Doug co-founded Bridgewater Systems, a successful supplier of telecom software systems to the largest communications service providers that was sold to Amdocs in 2011.  As CEO he helped build the company and its customer base, raising significant ventur...

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