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Michael Tremblay

President and CEO, Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards

Kelly Daize

Director, Ottawa Autonomous Vehicle Program, Area X.O

Grant Courville

Vice President, Products and Strategy, BlackBerry QNX

Colin Singh Dhillon

Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA)

Manjula Selvarajah

Reporter and National Syndicated Tech Columnist

Jamie Petten

Jamie Petten, CEO, Kanata North Business Association and Hub350

Sonya Shorey

Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O

Petrina Gentile

Automotive Journalist, Contributing Writer for The Globe and Mail & CTV

Jeff Merritt

Head of Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum

Anna Clark

Senior Innovation Lead & Expert Future Mobility, Tryg, President of Women EIT, Denmark

Orlie Sol Dahan Gruper

Mobility Nerd Entrepreneur, Investor, Connector and Executive Advisor; Founder of Women in Mobility

Fahed Hassanat

Co-Founder, COO and Director of Engineering at Sensor Cortek

Michelle Gee

President, Women in Automotive Tech

Jim Adler

Founding Manager Director & Board Member, Toyota Ventures

Ayesha Khanna

AI Entrepreneur and Advisor on AI, Web3, Metaverse. Forbes Groundbreaking Female Entrepreneur in Southeast Asia

Peter Simon

Research & Innovation Commercial Specialist

Selika Josiah Talbott

Founder and CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC

Peter King

Head of Robotic Solutions

Omar Choudry

Project Lead for Transportation City Management, City of Ottawa

Anuja Sonalker


Jason Lee

Founder and CEO, SmartCone

Neil Ternowetsky

Co-Founder and CTO of TRAINFO

Hamid Mammeri

Team Leader of the Intelligent Transportation Research Team, National Research Council Canada

Greg Overwater

Senior Director, Safety, Innovation and Regulation, Global Automakers

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