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Excite Conference 2020: "What is Next for Us?"

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Openning Remark
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Consulting | How does digital transformation help public sectors?
Alex Benay, Partner of KPMG, formal CIO of Canada will be sharing his insights on the impact of digital transformation in the public sector.
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Life Science | Workshop: Targeting the Undruggable: New Approaches to Drug Discovery
Ryan Potts, Executive Director and Head at Amgen, will share the new approaches to drug discovery and transformative discoveries.
Ryan Potts
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Social Impact Actions | Seminar: Women Leadership and Gender Equality
Samra Zafar, one of the Top 100 most powerful woman in Canada and the governor of UofT, will share about women in leadership and gender equality in the future.
Samra  Zafar
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Entrepreneurship | Interview: Innovate the Future
Let's meet with Sean Woodhead, a Program Manager at YorkU, listen to how schools support entrepreneurism, and what must consider to success for start-up.
Sean Woodhead
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Tech | The Future of Automotive Industry
Sandor Piszar, Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing at General Motors will share his insights of future in Automotive Industry
Sandor Piszar
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Marketing | Q&A with Sandor Piszar
This is a live Q&A session with Sandor Piszar, Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing at General Motors. Feel free to ask everything about him!
Sandor Piszar
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Entrepreneurship | Beaver Tails have more than just delicious
Craving for Beaver Tails? Pino Di Ioia, the CEO of Beaver Tails is here to tell you how it became the Canadian pastry that is taking over the world!
Pino Di Ioia
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Development | Workshop: Master your talk: The Art of Public Speaking
Wondering the secrets of a successful public speaking? Meet Brenden, a Business Transformation Consultant who has coached 100+ individuals on public speaking.
Brenden Kumarasamy
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Consulting | Panel Talk: Consulting For Impact
This panel is consist of Eric Falardeau, Partner at McKinsey & Company and Krish Banerjee, Managing Director (Partner) at Accenture!
Krish Banerjee
· Expo
Infotainment Presentation
Learn more from our Infotainment engineers about the Software, Hardware, Design Environments, and Core Apps that make our vehicles unique.
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Marketing | Sickkids Campaign and Industry trends
Meet our speaker Peter Ignazi, Gloabl CCO at Cossette. Peter will be talking about the Sickkids Campaign and future of marketing
Peter Ignazi
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Entrepreneurship | Q&A with Pino Di Ioia
This is a live Q&A session with Pino Di Ioia, the CEO of Beavertails. Feel free to join and ask anything about his Interview session and Beavertails!
Pino Di Ioia
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Finance | Panel Talk: Dive into the Financial Market
This panel is consist of Atanaska, CFO Canada Retail Segment at TD Bank Group, Justin Adler, founder of Northone, and Pawan Singh, Scotiabank director.
Atanaska  Novakova
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Project Management | Workshop: Professionalize yourself: What makes a good project manager
Jaish Chada is currently a project manager consultant at Wizmind Inc. He will introduce you ways to be a professional project manager.
Jaish Chada
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Entrepreneurship | The eyes behind Dragons' Den
Vincenzo Guzzo, the CEO of Cinémas Guzzo, will be sharing his entrepreneurship experience of dragon's den's investor.
VINCENZO GUZZO
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Development | Seminar: Making the Most of Your 20
Phil De Luna will give first-hand advice to young entrepreneurs! He is Forbes Top 30 Under 30 and a program director at National Research Council of Canada.
· Expo
Women At GM Speaker Panel
Experiences and background of female members at GM and their advice they have for anyone thinking about GM Canada as an organization to grow their career.
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Development | Sounds deep in the brain
Do you want to find a life mentor? Meet Michael Rossi, the President of Adidas to hear his insights about the inspiration & finding your own voice!
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Tech | Seminar: Digital Intentionality in an Age of Distractions
Our speaker John Fish is a Harvard computer science student and YouTuber, with 850,000+ subscribers. He is also a student entrepreneur and creator.
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Accounting | Panel Talk: What's Trending in Accounting Industry?
Meet with Joanna Mo, Senior Manager at KPMG, Marcus Lam, Senior Manager at RSM and Kristian Knibutat, Partner at PwC!
Marcus Lam
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Entrepreneurship | Q&A with Vincenzo Guzzo
Do you have something want to ask Vincenzo Guzzo—the newest dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, the CEO of Guzzo Cinemas, and a savvy entrepreneur?
VINCENZO GUZZO
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Recruitment | Stand out from the crowd
Would like to know the secrets of being the best of all in the recruiting process from Sarah Ogorevc, National Manager, Campus Recruitment at Deloitte Canada?
Sarah Ogorevc
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Recruitment | Seminar: MY HR Stories
Would like to hear what makes a HR's life unique? Come and know the interesting stories sharing by Amy MacGregor, a VP Employee Experience of Manulife!
Amy MacGregor
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Consulting | Workshop: Become a professional consultant
Meet our speaker Sean Carnrite—Director of Deloitte, and learn how to be a professional consultant. Join this workshop and gain first-hand advices from him!
Sean Carnrite
· Expo
Advanced Technology Work (ATW) Presentation
The Advanced Technology Team at GM Canada welcomes you to join in the discussion about their experience working in “ATW”.
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Tech | Interview with Jeff Forbes
Are you curious about digital technology development? Meet with Jeff Forbes, the vice president of tech development in Indigo!
Jeff Forbes
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Marketing | Q&A with Peter Ignazi
Would like to meet with Peter, Global CCO at Cossette? Join this session where you can discuss with Peter on the Sickkids Campaign and the industry's trending!
Peter Ignazi
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Ending Video
· Networking
Networking
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Introduction Period
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Introduction Period
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Life Science | Drug research: the cure to pandemic
Frederic Ors is the CEO at IMV, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company develping COVID vaccine. He will discuss drug research: the cure to pandemic.
Frederic  Ors
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Tech | Panel Talk: TechXplore
Wonder what Piotr Director of IBM, Snehal Manager of Deloitte, and Jaish from Pearson Airport think about future tech?
Piotr Mierzejewski Snehal Patel Jaish Chada
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General Motors | University Recruiting Presentation, NEW! New Grad Program
Ask our University Recruiter Anything about Co-Op, Internships, and New Grad opportunities! And, learn all about General Motors Past, Present, and Future.
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Finance | Consulting | Fireside Chat with Vinay Shandal
Why does ESG investment matters? Ask Vinay Shandal, the Partner and Managing Director at BCG!
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Tech | Seminar: The Frontiers of Digital China/Asia
Meet with Jeffery Towson, Professor of Peking University! He will be sharing his thoughts on the frontiers of digital China/Asian!
Jeffrey Towson
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Inclusion | How Deloitte continues to strengthen an inclusive culture
Inclusion continues to be a cornerstone for Deloitte. Listen to the CCPO Van Zorbas discuss how the firm collaborates with its Black Professional Network!
Van Zorbas
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Development | Panel Talk: Land Your First Internship
Being curious how to prepare yourself for landing your first internship? Would like to gain insights from who has past internship experience? Join!
Deborah Chima Leonardo Huang Kashish Arora Aaron Kwok
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Life Science | Q&A with Frederic Ors
Are you wondering how close are we to a COVID vaccine? Discuss & Ask everything with Frederic Ors the CEO at IMV!
Frederic  Ors
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Leadership | Snap Inc GM X Ogilvy CEO
Sparkling collision between media tycoons: John Killam - CEO Ogilvy Canada x Matt McGowan - General Manager Snap Inc
Matt  McGowan
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HUAWEI & Connectivity
How does HUAWEI connect the EAST with the WEST? The Vice President of Government Affairs Mr. Morgan Elliot is here to answer any question you have.
Morgan Elliott
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Leadership | Seminar: Manage a Brand as President
Have you ever wondered how KFC operates as a brand! Nivera Wallani the President of KFC will share about how she does brand operations as a president!
Nivera Wallani
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Development | My Reaserch-Based Talk on Introverts/Ambiverts/Extroverts As Leaders Based on +400 CSuite interviews
Karl Moore, a reputable Professor and Researcher at McGill University. He will discuss about how personalities have a great impact on the leadership style!
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Development | Workshop: The Power of LinkedIn and Social Reciprocity
Join this session to learn how to become a "Linkedin professional" with Shelly Elsliger, a globally recognized LinkedIn trainer and a career specialist !
Shelly Elsliger, LinkedIn and Career Game Changer
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General Motors | Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) & Autonomous Presentation
Expanding our offering of compatible highways will allow people the ease and convenience of traveling hands-free more often.
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Tech | Q&A with Piotr Mierzejewsk
Q&A session with Piotr, the Executive Director Development Data Virtualization at IBM. Join if you have any questions about the big data trend for the future
Piotr Mierzejewski
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Tech | Tim Hortons' Digital Transformation
Axel Schwan is the President of Tim Hortons Canada. He will be discussing Tim's digital transformation and Tim Hortons' strategy to respond to the pandemic.
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Development | Workshop: Be a Story Architect
Wondering how to do a great storytelling at your interview? Meet with Kevin M. Smith, the Chief Story Architect at TheStoryArchitect!
Kevin Smith
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Marketing | Panel Talk: Marketing Redefined
We have Andrew Go, the VP of Marketing at TD Insurance, and Olivia Ibell - VP Marketing at Bell to discuss the challenges and trends of marketing industry.
andrew go
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Development | Is the bowl half full or half empty?
Are you curious about what CMO of PepsiCo Food Ian Adler has to share with you on your career develpoment? Join
Ian Adler
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General Motors | Co-Op/Intern Student Speaker Panel
Find out about some of the cool projects they get to work on, and tips when applying for our Co-Ops and Internships!
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Tech | Take A Ride With Honda
Meet Jean Marc Leclerc, the President and CEO at Honda Canada Inc.! He will be sharing his story and insights on the Automative Industry!
Jean Marc Leclerc
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Development | Panel Talk: To Discover Your Infinite Potentials
We have Luki, Chief career catalyst and founder of FOCUS.inpired, Tiffany Uman, Career Strategy Coach, and Simeon Wong, Career Advisory Executive.
Simeon Wong Luki Danukarjanto Tiffany Uman
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Marketing | Q&A with Andrew Go
Andrew Go, the vice-president in marketing and insurance at TD will be introducing the future of marketing!
andrew go
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Social Impact Actions | One Heart, One Soul
Wondering why Geraldine Huse, the President of Procter & Gamble Canada matters a lot on equity and inclusion? Stay tuned!
Geraldine Huse
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Ending Video
During this ending video, we would like to invite you to go to our networking session!
· Networking
Networking
During this session you will have one-on-one breakout rooms with speakers and students. Gaining the amazing opportunities to network & learn from each other!

Speakers

Deborah Chima

Associate Consultant Intern at Bain & Company

Luki Danukarjanto

Chief career catalyst & Founder (author), FOCUS.inspired

Simeon Wong

Career Advisory Executive

Morgan Elliott

VP of HUAWEI Government Affairs

Phil De Luna

Director at National Research Council (NRC) of Canada

Samra Zafar

Top 100 most powerful woman Canada, UofT governor

VINCENZO GUZZO

CEO of Cinémas Guzzo, Investor of Dragons' Den

Leonardo Huang

Past Intern at TD

Kashish Arora

Lead Campus Ambassador at PwC

Krish Banerjee

Managing Director (Partner) at Accenture

Shelly Elsliger, LinkedIn and Career Game Changer

The President of Linked-Express, an Engaging Career Coach and LinkedIn Trainer at Rotman Commerce

Jean Marc Leclerc

President and CEO at Honda Canada Inc.

Matt McGowan

Director & General Manager at Snapchat

Sarah Ogorevc

Campus Recruitment Lead, Deloitte

Krish Banerjee

Managing Director (Partner) at Accenture

Jeff Forbes

Vice President, Digital Technology at Indigo

Aaron Kwok

National Bank Financial Investment Banking, Summer Analyst

Sean Woodhead

Program Manager, Continuing Professional Education, York University

Nivera Wallani

President & General Manager at KFC Canada at Yum!

Amy MacGregor

VP, Employee Experience, Global HR at Manulife

Van Zorbas

Chief Culture and People Officer of Deloitte

Marcus Lam

Senior Manager, Audit, RSM

Kevin Smith

Chief Story Architect at TheStoryArchitect.com

Jeffrey Towson

Professor of Investment, Guanghua School of Management,Peking University

Jaish Chada

Project Manager at Pearson Airport

Devika Purushothaman

Analyst at Enercare Inc.

Atanaska Novakova

SVP and CFO Canada Retail Segment at TD Bank Group

Razi Syed

CEO & Founder @ mettleAI | CS @ Harvard

Tiffany Uman

Career Strategy Coach

Nelson Zhang

Director at BMO Capital Market

Snehal Patel

Data and AI Leader at Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada's AI Practice

Piotr Mierzejewski

Executive Director at IBM

andrew go

Marketing VP at TD Insurance

David Wagstaff

Founder of Eprenz and Mentor

Pawan Singh

Director, Canadian business banking at Scotiabank

Sean Carnrite

Director of Deloitte

Ryan Potts

Executive Director and Head at Amgen (USA)

Brenden Kumarasamy

Founder of Mastertalk

Geraldine Huse

President of P&G Canada

Peter Ignazi

Gloabl CCO at Cossette

Ian Adler

CMO of PepsiCo Food

Frederic Ors

CEO of IMV

Pino Di Ioia

CEO of Beaver Tail

Sandor Piszar

Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing at General Motors

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