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Wednesday, October 14
 

08:15

Opening Remarks
Colin Fisher will kick-off the day, talk a little about why StableView Asset Management does this, and discuss our approach to investing in the Technology Sector.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Fisher

Colin Fisher

President, StableView Asset Management
Colin has been in the capital markets industry advising on, and managing, financial assets for clients since 2002. Throughout his career, Colin has worked for various multi-billion dollar, multinational financial firms. Seeking to better serve his clientele, and to create a firm free of the conflicts-of-interest-inherent in firms which underwrite issuing companies, Colin began to operate independently in 2011, and founded StableView Asset... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:15 - 08:30
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

08:30

Syncordia (SYN.TSX)
Speakers
avatar for Michael Franks

Michael Franks

Founder and CEO, Syncordia Health
Michael Franks has 25 years of experience in various businesses across multiple industries, including logistics, technology, and ambulance transport, among others. Mr. Franks has been involved in buying, restructuring and selling companies as well as taking them public. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syncordia Healthcare and has led the Company through a series of capital raises and M&A transactions, as well as its public... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:30 - 09:00
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

08:30

WattPad
Speakers
avatar for Allen Lau

Allen Lau

CEO & Co-founder, Wattpad
As CEO and Co-founder of Wattpad, Allen Lau leads the company's efforts to transform the reading and writing experience of millions of people around the world. Prior to Wattpad, Allen was the co-founder of FeedM8, a mobile advertising company that was acquired in 2008. In 2001, he co-founded Tira Wireless where he helped leading brands optimize content for mobile delivery.



Wednesday October 14, 2015 08:30 - 09:00
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

09:00

Tecsys (TCS.TSX)
Speakers
avatar for Peter Brereton

Peter Brereton

CEO, Tecsys
Mr. Peter Brereton joined TECSYS at his inception in 1983 and led the Company’s software development, product management and eventually sales and marketing. In 1995, Mr. Brereton was appointed President of TECSYS. Between 1995 and 1997, under his leadership, the Company achieved double-digit growth and was selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best-Managed Private Companies. In 1998, Mr. Brereton was appointed CEO and was largely responsible... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 09:00 - 09:30
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

09:00

H20 Innovations

H2O Innovation designs, manufactures and assembles water treatment systems. Each project is customized by our multidisciplinary team with extensive knowledge of water treatment and membrane filtration. This knowledge, added to our capacity to think outside the box allows us to provide unique solutions that truly meet your requirements whether it is the production of drinking water or wastewater treatment, produce process water or even recycle water. H2O Innovation also offers complete technical & maintenance service in order to support your system’s operation on a continuous basis.


Speakers
avatar for Marc Blanchet

Marc Blanchet

CFO, H20 Innovations
Marc Blanchet, CFO of H2O Innovation, has been with the company and is part of the management since 2007. Was named CFO in September 2015.   



Wednesday October 14, 2015 09:00 - 09:30
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

09:30

Tio Networks (TNC.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for Hamed Shahbazi

Hamed Shahbazi

Founded TIO Networks as a kiosk solution provider in 1997, shortly after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering degree at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Shahbazi has since transitioned TIO Networks into a multi-channel payment solution provider specializing in bill payment and other financial services through a variety of automated self-serve, retail point-of-sale, mobile and web-based methodologies processing... Read More →


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Wednesday October 14, 2015 09:30 - 10:00
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

09:30

Patient Home Monitoring (PHM.TSX)
Speakers
avatar for Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman

Chief Strategy Officer, Patient Home Monitoring
Chief Strategy Officer for Patient Home Monitoring (PHM) has an extensive background in the public and private equity sectors, holding the positions of Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Business Development and Senior Director of Field Marketing for such companies as Philips, Altegrity and Chart Industries. He holds degrees in healthcare, business administration and global business management. His experience and view of the future of... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 09:30 - 10:00
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

10:15

Expert Panel - How Do Canadian Tech Companies Expand Globally...and Successfully?
Some sage advice from experienced key stakeholders involved in helping Canadian companies succeed at international expansion through M&A.

Moderators
avatar for Ron Shuttleworth

Ron Shuttleworth

Mr. Shuttleworth joined Stableview Asset Management in May 2014. For the previous eight years, Ron was recognized as a leading equity analyst specializing in technology and special situations. Ron's research garnered a loyal following and was well regarded both by clients and his peers. Ron's research has consistently produced solid returns for the clients of this firms at which he worked. His research also help facilitate many of the capital... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Yong Kwon

Yong Kwon

Yong is a partner in the Toronto office of Novacap, a Montreal-based private equity firm established in 1981 and currently managing $1.6 billion of capital.  He focuses on investment opportunities in Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) and is actively investing out of a $375 million fund raised in 2014.  Prior to joining Novacap, Yong spent 13 years in investment banking covering the TMT sector at Barclays and RBC Capital Markets in... Read More →
avatar for Anuj Madan

Anuj Madan

Anuj is a Partner in KPMG LLP’s Toronto office and the firm's Technology Sector Leader for the Greater Toronto Area. The Technology practice comprises a group of audit, tax, and advisory professionals dedicated to this space. Anuj is well versed in US GAAP, IFRS, ASPE, as well as public company filing requirements in Canada and the US.
avatar for Cathy Pillar

Cathy Pillar

Cathy Pillar is a Senior Business and Marketing Executive with 25 years of experience in the wireless and telecom industry. From 2001 to 2011, Cathy worked in progressive leadership roles with BlackBerry launching dozens of products and services in hundreds of countries ultimately driving exponential worldwide growth of revenue (+$20B annually – Dec/11) and subscribers (+70M –Dec/11). Most recently, Cathy has accepted a role as the... Read More →
avatar for Steve Selznick

Steve Selznick

Stephen Selznick is a partner in Cassels Brock Intellectual Property Group. His practice is concentrated on corporate and commercial structuring, reorganizations and litigation, involving intellectual property causes. Stephen represents a myriad of domestic and foreign clients in knowledge based industries, including advertising, marketing, motion picture, television, publishing, recording, theatre, multimedia, electronics, computer... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:15 - 10:45
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

10:15

Expert Panel - The Future of Fintech: Truth, Lies and Reality
Some of the brightest minds in Canadian Fintech discuss the future of financial services here and globally. How will the disruptors, gatekeepers, regulators and consumers contribute to the expected seachange in the way we bank in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Colin Fisher

Colin Fisher

President, StableView Asset Management
Colin has been in the capital markets industry advising on, and managing, financial assets for clients since 2002. Throughout his career, Colin has worked for various multi-billion dollar, multinational financial firms. Seeking to better serve his clientele, and to create a firm free of the conflicts-of-interest-inherent in firms which underwrite issuing companies, Colin began to operate independently in 2011, and founded StableView Asset... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Jake Bullen

Jake Bullen

Jason (Jake) Bullen is a partner at Cassels Brock who practises in the Business Law Group,  with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and complex commercial agreements. His clients include innovative and leading edge providers of goods and services from a broad range of industries, including global manufacturers of integrated technology solutions and systems, telecommunications, information technology, and... Read More →
avatar for Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott is the CEO and Founder of Northwest Passage Ventures. For over seven years in the Canadian and U.S. Capital markets, Alex has worked tirelessly to help entrepreneurs realize their goals, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in critical growth capital and providing sound advice and counsel. A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technology, Alex is also the co-author with Don Tapscott of the upcoming book... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Woo

Gabriel Woo

Gabriel is Vice President of Innovation in the Technology & Operations group at RBC, leading a team whose mandate is to drive RBC’s innovation agenda through internal R&D, external partnerships and engagement in the broader technology and startup communities.  Prior to this role, Gabriel was the Managing Director in RBC’s Enterprise Strategy group, where he worked closely with senior management in developing RBC’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:15 - 10:45
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

10:45

Vogogo (VGO.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Gordon

Geoff Gordon

Founder, Vogogo
Founder of Vogogo Inc., Geoff has been designing, building and successfully operating risk management and payment processing services for over 14 years. A born entrepreneur, Geoff thrives on transaction based business models. His former payment related projects and operations have taken him across the globe including the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Philippines and Australia.



Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:45 - 11:15
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

10:45

Cymax
Speakers
avatar for Arash Fasihi

Arash Fasihi

President & CEO, Cymax
President & CEO of Cymax, is an internet marketing entrepreneur who understands the eCommerce industry and envisions a clear direction for the future of online shopping. After having studied IT at both Capilano University and UBC, Arash began his sales career in the retail divisions of Future Shop and Best Buy. Building upon his academic history and work experience, in 2001 he launched his own software company aimed at developing and... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:45 - 11:15
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

11:15

VersaPay (VPY.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for Craig ONeill

Craig ONeill

CEO & Director, Versapay
Come and see us to find out how you can connect with your customers online, giving them a secure portal to receive invoices and supporting doc, collaborate with you if there are questions or issues, and pay electronically.



Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:15 - 11:45
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

11:15

Axios
Speakers
avatar for Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows

Axios
As a serial intrapreneur/entrepreneur achieving global leadership in digital networking products, and launching, selling and managing national communications services Bob is the visionary, implementer and manager of the Axios technology and services. With experience as founding CEO of an IP TV startup, and as the founding EVP of technology and sales for a national wireless service provider he is the Axios executive team member leading the... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:15 - 11:45
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

11:45

Dream Payments
Speakers
avatar for Greg Wolfond

Greg Wolfond

Greg’s expertise and entrepreneurial skills are deeply rooted as the founder of Footprint Software Inc., a financial software company which he started in 1983 and later sold to IBM in 1995. Greg was also the founder and CEO of 724 Solutions Inc. from 1997 to 2001, a wireless software infrastructure provider which he took public in 2000. Greg also founded payments and security solution provider Kili Technology Corp., which was purchased by... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:45 - 12:15
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

11:45

D-Wave
Speakers
avatar for Bo Ewald

Bo Ewald

President, D-Wave Systems
Bo Ewald has lengthy experience in the technology industry, as a user, engineer, customer and executive with several of the leading companies in the field. He is currently the President of D-Wave Systems, U.S., the quantum computing company. Prior to that he was Executive Chairman of Perceptive Pixel, the touch sensitive display company that was recently acquired by Microsoft. Previously he was the CEO of Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) and prior... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 11:45 - 12:15
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

12:30

View From The US Lunch Panel
Is Silicon Valley in a bubble? Why are Canadian Start-ups interesting to US PE firms? These are just some of the questions that our esteemed panelists will address in a wide ranging perspective from bellow our border.

Moderators
avatar for Ron Shuttleworth

Ron Shuttleworth

Mr. Shuttleworth joined Stableview Asset Management in May 2014. For the previous eight years, Ron was recognized as a leading equity analyst specializing in technology and special situations. Ron's research garnered a loyal following and was well regarded both by clients and his peers. Ron's research has consistently produced solid returns for the clients of this firms at which he worked. His research also help facilitate many of the capital... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Christopher Chapman

Christopher Chapman

National Leader, Growth Companies, KPMG Chris has national responsibility for the growth of the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) practice and serves as a trusted advisor to mid-market and startups within the industry. His primary client role is to assist CEO, principal shareholder and board members review their company's growth plans and capital requirements as they look to commercialize their product, expand internationally, growth through... Read More →
avatar for David Greenberg

David Greenberg

David Greenberg joined JMI in 2006 and is based in Baltimore. He is currently a director of Business.com, Businessolver,Intelex, Panorama and SiriusDecisions. David’s investment experience includes CouponCabin, Internet Brands, ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) and The Search Agency. David also supports the firm’s investment in Lytx. Prior to joining JMI, David was an associate at Cascadia Capital and an analyst at Houlihan Lokey.
avatar for David Wilson

David Wilson

David is an experienced legal, business advisor and Board member providing guidance to senior managers and Boards on a full range of commercial matters and on matters of governance. With over 30 years of experience in commercial and employment matters, M&A, corporate governance, investigations and general business, David has worked both with small companies in growth stage, through liquidity events and has worked with multinational... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 12:30 - 13:15
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

13:15

IOU Financial (IOU.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for Phil Marleau

Phil Marleau

Mr. Marleau is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IOU Financial. Previously, Mr. Marleau was employed as a portfolio manager with Palos Management, a boutique investment management firm, and as a financial analyst in the equity research divisions of Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Scotia Capital. Mr. Marleau holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) with a Minor in Economics from McGill University and is a Chartered... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 13:15 - 13:45
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

13:15

Avante Logixx (XX.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for George Rossolatos

George Rossolatos

George Rossolatos joined Avante Logixx Inc. in 2010 with a mandate to determine the company's strategic direction and vision and execute the go forward plan which included an operational turnaround. Since then the company has turned to profitability, become debt free and grown significantly in revenue, profit and market capitalization.



Wednesday October 14, 2015 13:15 - 13:45
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

13:45

Zaio (ZAO.TSXV)
Speakers
DK

Dave King

With a background in technology development, product to market initiatives and corporate structure, David King specializes in establishing and managing business fundamentals. David has previously held positions including Senior Vice President, Digital Media at Cineplex Entertainment LP, and Senior Vice President and General Manager at Wi-LAN Inc. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary.



Wednesday October 14, 2015 13:45 - 14:15
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

13:45

Memex (OEE.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for David McPhail

David McPhail

PLANT Magazine refers to Dave McPhail as “one of Canada's greatest manufacturing minds”. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Manufacturing Automation Magazine and has chaired several working groups of the U.S. based MTConnect Institute. | | His company’s flagship product, MERLIN, has earned Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Leadership Innovation Award. Mazak, North American’s largest original equipment... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 13:45 - 14:15
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

14:15

Analysts' Outlook Panel
Some of the top stock pickers in Canada will discuss and debate the outlook for the tech sector, trends, risks, measurement and a few of their top picks heading into 2016.

Moderators
avatar for Ron Shuttleworth

Ron Shuttleworth

Mr. Shuttleworth joined Stableview Asset Management in May 2014. For the previous eight years, Ron was recognized as a leading equity analyst specializing in technology and special situations. Ron's research garnered a loyal following and was well regarded both by clients and his peers. Ron's research has consistently produced solid returns for the clients of this firms at which he worked. His research also help facilitate many of the capital... Read More →

Panellists
avatar for Nick Agostino

Nick Agostino

Nick Agostino joined Laurentian Bank Securities in June 2012 service as an analyst special situations. Since 2000, Nick has specialized equity research in banks and shops, including over 10 years as a research analyst. As such, Nick covered a wide range of industries, including technology, strategic and industrial metals and industrial products. Nick has demonstrated exceptional skill in stock selection, with a selection of... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Leung

Gabriel Leung

Gabriel joined Beacon Securities in January 2015 with over 10 years experience in investment research with a focus on technology. Over the past 4 years, Gabriel has ranked among the Top 3 Stock Pickers in Canada in the Software and IT Services in the annual Starmine survey, while also being the top ranked Earnings Estimator. 
avatar for Pardeep Sangha

Pardeep Sangha

Pardeep Sangha is a Senior Technology Analyst and a recent addition to the Haywood Securities technology team. Pardeep has 20 years of experience in the technology industry including eight years as a technology equity analyst and seven years in the venture capital industry. 


Wednesday October 14, 2015 14:15 - 15:00
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

15:00

ThoughtWire
Speakers
avatar for Eugene Bomba

Eugene Bomba

VP of Operations and CFO, Thoughtwire
VP of Operations and CFO at ThoughtWire. Prior to joining the team at ThoughtWire, Eugene was a partner at PwC and was the Canadian leader of PwC's Emerging Company Services practice, which focused on venture-backed and early stage technology companies. Eugene is heavily involved in the Canadian technology ecosystem as an advisor or mentor to several startups and local accelerator programs.


Wednesday October 14, 2015 15:00 - 15:30
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

15:00

Shop.ca
Speakers
avatar for Jamie Haggarty

Jamie Haggarty

CEO, Shop.ca
Jamie is the Chief Executive Officer of SHOP.CA, Canada’s first multi-merchant multi-category online marketplace (e-commerce and technology company). Jamie joined SHOP.CA in April 2014 as COO and became CEO in October. | | Jamie is a strategic, financial and operational executive with over 27 years of experience leading people and processes to maximize results and enterprise values. Jamie’s accomplishments cover e-commerce... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 15:00 - 15:30
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

15:30

Acuity Ads (AT.TSXV)
Speakers
avatar for Tal Hayek

Tal Hayek

Mr. Hayek is addicted to transformation. In 2004, Tal founded an ad-tech company, a marketing platform focused on lead generation and customer acquisition. In 2006, it was sold to a public company. Staying on for two years, Tal was a key contributor in helping the company’s revenue grow to $110MM in 2008. However, it was during his time at the helm that Tal began to notice major inefficiencies in media buying. In 2009, Tal shifted this... Read More →



Wednesday October 14, 2015 15:30 - 16:00
Arcadian Lofts WEST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

15:30

Espial (ESP.TSX)
Speakers
avatar for Jaison Dolvane

Jaison Dolvane

President and CEO, Espial
Jaison Dolvane is the President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Espial (TSX: ESP), a publicly traded software company focused on Transforming the Viewing Experience Worldwide for television services offered by telecom, cable and satellite providers. Jaison co-founded Espial in 1997, and has led the company from a start-up to a global profitable enterprise, raised over $65 million of financing, transitioned Espial into new markets... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2015 15:30 - 16:00
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto

16:00

Closing Remarks
Wednesday October 14, 2015 16:00 - 16:15
Arcadian Lofts EAST ROOM 9th Floor 401 Bay Street, Toronto