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Investment Innovation Conference
October 24-26, 2017
The 2017 Investment Innovation Conference will be held at the Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Resort.
Who Should Attend this Event?
The conference is an exclusive, educational forum that brings together senior representatives of Canadian pension plan sponsors, as well as representatives from the academic, custodial and money management communities.
How Do I Attend?
Participation is by-invitation-only. For more information on the Investment Innovation Conference, please email Alison Webb (Alison.Webb@tc.tc), publisher of Canadian Investment Review for consideration.
Canadian Investment Review is Canada's leading forum for academics, institutional investors and industry practitioners to exchange ideas on the capital markets, investment and economic theory and the related sociology and demographics. To that end, it publishes articles that offer original ideas based on existing literature and brings new insight to relevant themes and practices within the institutional investment community.
For more information, contact Jennifer Hughey Editor, Conferences.
The Investment Innovation Conference agenda is available to registered delegates only.
Interested in attending, but would like to see the agenda first?
Canadian Investment Review is pleased to showcase the featured speakers at the 2017 Investment Innovation Conference.
Shannon Vallor is the William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, where her research addresses the ethical implications of emerging science and technology, especially AI, robotics and new media. Professor Vallor received the 2015 World Technology Award in Ethics from the World Technology Network. She has served as President of the international Society for Philosophy and Technology, sits on the Executive Board of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, and is a member of the IEEE Standards Association's Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems. She is the recent author of Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth Wanting (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Session Speakers and Panellists
Dr. Tima Bansal
Dr. Tima Bansal is a professor at the Ivey Business School. She is also the director of the Centre on Building Sustainable Value and the executive director for the Network for Business Sustainability. In 2012, she was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability, and in 2008, she was awarded the Aspen's Institute title of Faculty Pioneer for Academic Leadership. Her research interests are at the intersection of sustainability and strategy. Her TedX talk describes some of her recent ideas. She has published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others. She has co-edited two books in Business and the Natural Environment. Her research has also been cited in the popular press including The Globe and Mail, National Post, Wall Street Journal, and The Independent. She is currently a deputy editor for the Academy of Management Journal and was an Associate Editor from 2010 to 2013. She has also sat on eight other editorial boards in the past. Since 1999, she has successfully raised over $10 million in government grants and $2M in corporate funding for sustainability-related research. She has a DPhil and MPhil from the University of Oxford, an MA from Western University and a BA (Hons) from the University of Calgary.
Matthew Killi is head of Machine Learning Deployment at the Toronto based AI company DeepLearni.ng. At DeepLearni.ng, he works with business leaders to unlock the latent value in their data assets with the latest machine learning technology. He most recently led in the deployment of a self-learning credit risk model at a global bank, and in the development of an AI engine to process property claims using deep neural network technology. Previously, Killi worked at McKinsey & Company where he worked with multiple Fortune 500 executives to lead transformations in their organizations. He has multiple years of experience working within Financial Services and Advanced Electronics industries and has extensive knowledge of the Aerospace & Defense and Basic Materials industries. He is also the director of Tech North, a partnership between McKinsey and a network of over 50 executives, entrepreneurs, academics and investors striving to develop the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor. Killi has a PhD is Theoretical Physics from the University of Toronto quantum materials and has spent close to a decade working with advanced analytics.
Bianca Lopes is an owner and vice-president of Business Development and Strategic Marketing at BioConnect. Relentlessly motivated from a young age, Bianca immigrated to Canada from Brazil at the age of 17. Before joining BioConnect, she began her journey as an entrepreneur, starting and selling two businesses - one in trades and one in software, all before the age of 27. She is refreshingly vocal (and REAL) with just about every topic of conversation. From talking about some of the tougher aspects of being an entrepreneur to why mentorship and self-awareness are two things she attributes to her success - and won’t give up as her career progresses. Lopes leads BioConnect’s Cloud Business and the BioConnect ID product line. She is responsible for the business development team and works to develop strategic global partnerships in multiple verticals, currently fast-growing on Banking, FinTech, Blockchain and Technology. She also heads up a brilliantly creative, data-driven marketing team that manages all strategy & marketing for BioConnect with the bold task of redefining identity globally. A massive and proud geek, she is a tremendous supporter of education. She has advanced degrees in Politics, Finance & Mathematics. She is obsessed with the idea of technology being used for better insights and as a pattern predictor for stronger decision-making. She spends countless hours studying how to redefine identity through biometrics, AI and machine learning. Bianca continues to see the growing necessity for biometrics as channels converge and the world communicates in a constantly evolving omni-channel capacity to connect the unconnected world.
Alex Veroude is head of Credit and Deputy Head of Fixed Income for Insight Investment. He joined the Fixed Income Group at Insight in July 2007, overseeing all credit activities with responsibility also for setting credit strategy. He also became Deputy Head of Fixed Income (New York) in June 2016. Veroude oversees a team of more than 40 credit analysts covering corporate issuers (investment grade and high yield) as well as secured finance which includes ABS, CLOs and off-the- run private financings. Veroude is lead portfolio manager of the Absolute Insight Credit Fund, the Secured Finance Fund, the Consumer Debt Recovery Fund and a number of customized separate accounts. In April 2015, Veroude relocated from London to New York to oversee the integration of a US credit business (Cutwater Asset Management) into existing Insight credit teams and processes and to spearhead the expansion of Insight’s US investment capability. Veroude began his career at Gulf International Bank (formerly Saudi International Bank) in 1997, initially as a high yield analyst before managing structured product portfolios. He then became Head of Structured Products and latterly Head of Credit. He holds a first class equivalent MSc in Quantitative Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, is fluent in English, Dutch, German and Swedish and is a CFA charterholder.
For more information, contact Jennifer Hughey Conference Editor.
More information regarding the actitives taking place at the 2017 Investment Innovation Conference will be posted soon.
The Investment Innovation Conference is pleased to offer a registered spousal program which will include:
Cocktails and dinner on October 24 and 25
Breakfast on October 25 and 26
Closing luncheon on October 26
More details are available upon registration.
For more information, contact Joanne Boccia, Senior Event Producer.
Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Hotel
101 South Shore Road, Southampton,
Perched on Bermuda’s stunning south shore with miles of pink sand beaches, the luxurious Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda beach resort sits on nearly 100 acres, dotted with lush bougainvillea and towering coconut palms. Conveniently located in the mid-Atlantic, less than a two-hour flight from most east coast gateways; this Bermuda hotel is perfect for Atlantic vacations, getaways, meetings & events year-round.
Fairmont Southampton Bermuda hotel's spacious guestrooms—many with sweeping water views—are richly appointed with private balconies, walk-in closets and marble bathrooms. For unsurpassed luxury and service reserve a room on the Fairmont Gold Floor, a hotel-within-a-hotel.
Activities and Amenities
Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda resort offers unparalleled amenities throughout the entire property. Relax at the resort pool, or pull up a chaise lounge at the sprawling oceanfront beach club with Dive Centre, tennis courts, jet ski rentals, & more. Unwind in the Willow Stream Spa with indoor pool & fitness facility, or tee off at the 18-hole par-3 championship Turtle Hill Golf Club. Family-friendly, the hotel offers a kids camp.
Entry and Exit Requirements
All Canadian citizens traveling by air to Bermuda must present one of the following valid documents:
- A passport, which must be valid until the date of expected departure; or
- NEXUS card when used at kiosks in participating airports.
The most important formality on entering another county is providing proof of your Canadian citizenship. Your Canadian passport is the best document to prove your Canadian citizenship and your right to return to Canada. Additional information is available from Passport Canada.
For more information, contact Joanne Boccia, Senior Event Producer