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Martin Gauthier

President, Sid Lee

Conference title :
"The power of transparency" (eng)

In November 1997 Martin became one of the founders of Stratego Media, a company that quickly went on to achieve great success. Following the merger between Stratego Media and Sid Lee in 1999, Martin became Vice-president and Senior Partner. More recently, Martin was appointed President of Sid Lee Montreal. While his initial role was in the interactive field, this quickly expanded to include multidisciplinary mandates that go above and beyond interactive communication. Martin uses his background in non-traditional and relationship marketing to help clients develop innovative approaches to modern forms of communication, to adapt to emerging consumer trends and behaviours.

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Noémie Dupuy

Co-owner and business development director, Budge Studios

Conference title :
"How playing will never be the same again" (eng)

Noemie is a founding partner of Budge Studios. With over 15 years of experience in interactive media, Noemie drives the growth of Budge Studios. She has a strong record of success in both Business Development and Digital Marketing strategy. She was nominated as Quebec's top 5 Women Entrepreneur of the year in 2011. Within the last 2 years, she solidified partnerships with Nickelodeon / MTV; Disney, Warner Bros, Random House, Ludorum, Cookie Jar, DQ and American Greetings. Budge Studios apps have been downloaded by Millions of kids and parents worldwide.

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Richard Martz

Vice President, Live Work Learn Play

Conference title :
"Everything old is new again" (eng)

Richard Martz is Vice-President of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate advisory and development firm dedicated to creating and redeveloping iconic, large-scale, mixed-use real estate projects and neighbourhoods. A graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Richard practiced real estate and corporate law and consulted for a non-profit community organization prior to joining LWLP. His legal background, combined with experience in community planning and cultural arts programming, lends both a practical and creative perspective and approach to his work. Richard has worked extensively in the northeast, southeast and midwest on large-scale master planned communities, urban revitalizations, and resorts. He interfaces regularly with public and private stakeholders, and has significant experience leading public outreach initiatives to engage communities in the planning process.

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Louise Guay

President, Montreal Living Lab / Entrepreneur in residence, CIRANO

Conference title :
"Le citoyen hyper mobile: de la mobilité à la mobilisation" (fr)

Louise Guay is the president of Living Lab Montréal, a center for co-creation and open innovation. She heads key projects for smart urban transport, gamification and open economy, inspiring experimentation with new approaches to public consulting, the mobilization of resources as well as novel ideas. Her career includes innovative work on the first online dressing room with configurable 3D mannequins, virtual identity, the personalization of user experience, social shopping, a Pictionary of fashion and visual research styles. Louise is also a consultant for virtual identity and the economy of women.

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Philippe Beaudry

Fencer, Canadian olympic team

Conference title :
"Le parcours d'un combattant" (fr)

Philippe Beaudry is a fencer from Québec with a thirst for performance. He has won 18 Canadian National Championships, 2 Pan American Games, and was the first Canadian fencer on the podium at the World Junior Championships. In 2012, Philippe Beaudry imposed himself at the senior level and qualified for the London Olympics. Recipient of the Medal of the National Assembly as well as the Jubilee as an exceptional citizen, Philippe Beaudry was also given the honor of Québec’s Fencer of the Year on two occasions. In addition to fencing competitions and studies in finance, Philippe Beaudry gives lectures throughout schools in Québec to convey a message that is dear to him: follow your dreams.

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Catalina Lopez-Correa

CSO, Genome Quebec

Conference title :
"La révolution génomique" (fr)

As Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Lopez Correa’s primary role is to define, launch and implement Génome Québec’s genomics research programs and define scientific strategic directions. Dr. Lopez Correa is in charge of organizing international missions and collaborations with other Genome Centers in Canada. Dr. Lopez-Correa has worked on the genetics/genomics field for more than fifteen years, in 6 different countries, with extensive experience in the academic and private sectors. Dr. Lopez-Correa has a Medical degree (MD) from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia, a Master degree in Human Genetics from Paris V University in France and a PhD in Human genetics from the KU Leuven, Belgium.

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Rami Sayar

CEO, SayarLabs

Conference title :
"Ideas for the future of art: collaboration with constraints" (eng)

Rami Sayar is a graduate of Computer Engineering from McGill University where he founded CodeJam@McGill, the university’s largest engineering competition, and developed as well interactive educational tools to improve software engineering education. He was awarded the Scarlet Key for student leadership and significant contributions to the McGill community. While pursuing his studies, he worked at hot startups in Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 giants. Currently, Rami is working at a Montreal-based startup and consulting agency, SayarLabs, which explores new ideas combining design, collaboration and the real-time web. Rami’s passion for technology and collaboration drives him in search for creative solutions to everyday problems.

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Charlotte Marchesseault

Photographer and videographer

Conference title :
"L'art comme moteur de changement social" (fr)

Charlotte Marchessaeault was born in Montréal in 1986. After studying International Relations and Political Science at l’Université de Montréal, she finished a Masters degree in Administration of International Affairs at HEC Montréal. She carried out her final project in Brazil, studying the development of artisanal cooperatives in developing countries. She produced the documentary “Mulhares com coragem,” which won an award at the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives Short Film Festival in 2012. Fascinated by the discovery of new cultures, and armed only with her camera, she travels all continents. Convinced that photography and filming can have a social impact, she tries to share her experiences through all possible means.

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Jonathan Goyette

Economist

Conference title :
"La répartition du talent" (fr)

After obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University in 2000, Jonathan Goyette has taught mathematics in Côte d’Ivoire for two years. His experience in Africa has motivated him to undertake graduate studies on developing countries. He received his MA in International Management at HEC Montréal in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Jonathan Goyette is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Sherbrooke in 2010. His research interests focus on the causes of poverty in developing countries, including corruption and credit constraints. He is the author of a collection of short stories entitled Le Saboteur d’avenir.

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René Barsalo

Digital experiences designer

Conference title :
"InfoMutation | the necessary transition toward a digital society" (eng)

René Barsalo is a designer of “intelligent and brilliant” digital experiences. He is also a consultant at Scenario B, where he is currently reflecting about ongoing digital mutations which he shares in conferences and consulting. Having been a designer for more than 30 years, he co-founded and co-directed several businesses and organizations in the graphic design, multimedia and IT industries in Montreal. These three industries are going through a continual mutation since the arrival of digital technologies. From 2004 to 2011, he served as the research and development director of the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), focusing much of his work on telepresence and immersion. Following his departure, he was nominated as a life member to the college of researchers-creators of the SAT.

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Nathalie Provost

Engineer

Conference title :
"Et se relever!" (fr)

Nathalie Provost is an engineer, a graduate of l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1990. Her academic career was enhanced with graduate studies in Technology Management from the same institution. Consulting in management during the first part of her career, she is a manager working for the government since 2002. Nathalie was injured during the Polytechnique incident in 1989. Since the unfortunate event, she has been speaking publically, recounting her experience. She contributes to the works of artists who wish to remember the dramatic incident as well as understand the event and its impacts. She is also an activist for the group Poly, involved in the control of firearms. Convinced of the significant role memory plays, Nathalie shares her thoughts and communicates her joie de vivre.

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Louis-Philippe Maurice

CEO and Co-founder of Busbud

Conference title :
"The difference that 20% of your time can make" (eng)

Louis-Philippe Maurice is the CEO and co-founder of Busbud, a travel startup focused on intercity bus travel. Louis-Philippe holds an MBA from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from HEC Montreal. Louis-Philippe is co-founder of entrepreneurship club Entrepreneurs Anonymes, founder of Interaction Ventures, member of Anges Quebec, as well as mentor at Founder Fuel and Startup Weekend Montreal.

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Francis Gosselin

Founding partner and agent provocateur,
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Conference title :
"Vers une éthique de la collaboration" (fr)

Francis Gosselin holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Strasbourg. A HEC Montréal graduate in International Business, he has worked with several administrative bodies in Canada, France and the United States, in the fields of economic and cultural development. His dissertation focused on bureaucratic creativity within large international organizations. In France, he was editor-in-chief of La Gazette Cournot, a monthly publication focused on economic, political and social affairs. He has been the "creative community manager" of the MosaiC HEC Montréal platform for the past years. He also organized and managed the Fall School on Management of Creativity in Strasbourg.

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Louis-Félix Binette

Founding partner and agent provocateur,
f. & co

Conference title :
"Vers une éthique de la collaboration" (fr)

For 10 years, Louis-Félix Binette held high-level strategic positions in the public sector, notably for a Minister in the Québec government and as a diplomat in the Canadian foreign service. He recently studied strategic management at HEC Montréal where he used LEGO SeriousPlay as an investigative method for his research, which focused on the role of middle managers in strategic processes. He has also conceived and developed several creative and co-design workshops with MosaiC HEC Montreal, a platform devoted to knowledge-transfer in the management of creativity. He is a member of the Board of the Institut du Nouveau Monde, a Québec NGO dedicated to fostering citizen participation and social innovation.

About

TEDxHECMontréal 2013

The event TEDxHECMontréal2013 will welcome between 12 and 15 speakers, who will each, in turn, present an idea of their choice that they hold closely while respecting a maximum time limit of 18 minutes. The event will be held at HEC Montréal on May 25th, 2013. HEC Montréal is an internationally recognized business school, with more than 12,000 students.

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TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHECMontreal, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHECMontreal event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize. The two annual TED conferences, on the North American West Coast and in Edinburgh, Scotland, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

The team

    Chairwoman
  • Annabelle Gauriat
    Council
  • Jean-Michel Beaudoin
  • Émilie Bailey
    Experience
  • Marie-Claude Lacerte
  • Adrien Lebeau
  • Sebastien Keita
  • Simon Turcotte
    Communication
  • Camille Riviere
  • Pieter Wan Wijk
  • Alfred Dimitri
  • Benjamin Chambon
  • Anne Chabert
    Speakers
  • Ludvig Bellehumeur
  • Hassan Fassi Fihri
  • Pierre-Jean Darres
  • Jérôme Treignier
  • Valérie Herbeuval
  • Gersende Flechet
  • Élodie Léveillé

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

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