IEEE N3XT® Speakers and Judges

Portfolio of Speakers and Judges

Adnan Raza

Senior Business Strategy Consultant | Mackenzie Investments

Akhil Sivanandan

Co-Founder | Green Story

Allan Tear

Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Betaspring

Alpesh Shah

Senior Director, IEEE Standards Association

Alvin Chen

Co-Founder of VascuLogic
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Amy Balliett

Co-Founder & CEO of Killer Infographics

Ana Baltodano

Director of Portfolio Success, Founder Institute HQ

Ana Luisa Santos

Co-Founder of MobGeek

Aneshia Y. Smith

Executive Director of the Aneshia Y. Smith Institute for Women and Girls

April Dunford

RocketWatcher Startup Marketing

Arjun R Pillai

Co-founder & CEO, Profoundis

Ashar Baig

Director, Technology Planning and Strategy at Huawei Technologies
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Avery Francis

Senior Talent Manger, Rangle.io

Ayanna Howard

Chief Technology Officer at Zyrobotics

Barry Hutt

CEO of Viviota Software Driving Data Innovation

Bill Blackstone

General Manager | Galvanize

Blake Lloyd

Co-Founder, Iris Power

Brian Meece

Co-Founder & CEO of RocketHub

Caitlin MacGregor

CEO & Co-founder of Plum

Cannon Patel

Founder | Cannon Technology Group LLC

David Smith

Business Leader, Futurist, Keynote Speaker & Wicked Problem Solver
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Derek Newton

Assistant Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship at University of Toronto

Devon Ryan

Founder of LION Mobile and IEEE-USA Board Young Professionals Representative

Elena Iosef

Associate Lawyer at Dipchand LLP

Emilio Sepulveda

Co-Founder & CEO at Natural Machines

Fawzi Behmann

Chairman, IEEE Communications & Signal Processing Combined Chapter at IEEE
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Gerry Roston

CEO of Civionics

Graham Fuller

Senior Relationship Manager, Mercer Consumer’s Professional Occupations Practice
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Hall T. Martin

Founder and CEO of the Texas Entrepreneur Network
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Helge Seetzen

CEO of TandemLaunch

James Slifierz

Co-Founder, SkyWatch Space Applications
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Jessica F. Winchester

Associate at Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Jim Jefferies

2015 President of IEEE-USA

John Martin Taboada

Founder of Taboada Research Instruments, Inc. and Jonanni’s Just Yogurt

John Pavon

President and Founder | Pavon Manufacturing Group
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Joseph Pinkerton

Founder-CEO Clean Energy Labs

Kamal Hassan

Founder and CEO of IncMind; Director of Founder Institute Toronto

Ken Stauffer

CEO & Co-Founder of Technology Assurance Labs

Kevin Koym

Founder and CEO of Tech Ranch
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Leslie Martinich

Founder and President of Competitive Focus,

Lynette Kucsma

Co-Founder & CMO at Natural Machines

Maria Mokhnatkina

Engineering Leader & Entrepreneur

Mark Wingate

Chairman of the Board, Maxi Volt Corporation

Marylin Ma

Communitech Rev Accelerator

Matt Glazer

Executive Director for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

Mauro Togneri

Mauro Togneri, Consultant

Melissa Marshall

Scientific Presentations Expert

Mellie Price

Executive Director of Technology Innovation at the Dell Medical School

Meshell Baker

Founder/Owner of Meshell Baker Enterprises

Michael Hyatt

Dragon on CBC's Next Gen Den

Michael Katchen

Founder and CEO of Wealthsimple

Mohammad Asad Rehman Chaudhry

Executive Director, Soptimizer

Oleg Logvinov

Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division

Peter Shankman

CEO. Angel Investor. Entrepreneur.

Pramod Abichandani

Founder of LocoRobo Inc.

Prashant Matta

Associate at OMERS Ventures

Rachel Zimmer & Bram Warshafsky

Co-Founders at 5Crowd
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Rakesh Kumar

President and CEO, TCX Technology Connexions and Active IEEE Volunteer

Ramphis Castro

Co-Founder of ScienceVest and Impact Science Angels

Randi Sumner

Senior Director, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, IEEE

Rani Yadav-Ranjan

Founder and Chief Executive of 4PIA, Inc. (People In Action)

Robert Oakley

R&D at re:3D Inc

Ross Spencer Garsson

Member at Dickinson Wright PLLC

Ryan Gariepy

CTO of Clearpath Robotics

Ryan Lund

with Ruth Wolfish of IEEE Client Services

Samantha Snabes

Co-Founder and Catalyst of re:3D
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Sara Rehman

Co-Founder of Agora Technologies

Scott Stirrett

Executive Director and Founder of Venture for Canada

Shraddha Chaplot

Greengineer and Machinegineer, Cisco

Silu Modi

Director | Innovation Partnerships, Technology & Innovation Group at RBC

Stefan Palios

Founder of Ziversity

Ted Lehr

Data Architect and Computer Science Lecturer

Terry Wong

Principal, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

Tiana Laurence

Chief Marketing Officer at Factom

Tom Lowden

Director of Creative Destruction Lab

Trish Nixon

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing

Waseem Hussain

Co-Founder and VP | Engineering of Union Crate

Whurley aka William Hurley

Serial Entrepreneur & Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

William Hulsey

Founder of HULSEY PC

Zenas Hutcheson

Venture Capitalist & CEO

Zvi Yaniv

President/CEO at Advanced Technology Generator