BIG Thinkers: Innovation in Business

BIG Thinkers: Innovation in Business will bring together Niagara’s most accomplished entrepreneurs for an afternoon of inspiration, leadership, networking and community-building in Niagara.

12:00-12:45 p.m. Registration and Networking Marché Lunch

1:00-1:15 p.m. Welcome from MC Kate Carnegie of KC Media & opening remarks from Jeff Chesebrough, CEO of Innovate Niagara

1:15-2:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation by Meghan Chayka, Co-Founder of Stathletes, professional hockey’s deepest performance data & analytics company

2:15-3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Niagara Innovators Maximizing Data

  • Moderator: Kevin Tuer – Managing Director, Open Data Exchange
  • Jennifer Beckage – Partner, Leader of the Data Security & Privacy Team, Phillips Lytle LLP
  • Meghan Chayka – Co-founder, Stathletes
  • Ransom Hawley – Founder and CEO, Caddle
  • Bob Lytle – Founder and CEO,

3:15-4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Crossing Borders in Buffalo/Niagara Life Sciences

  • Moderator: Barry Wright – Associate Professor, Faculty of Business; Past Chair, Niagara Health System
  • Ryan Denomme – Founder and CEO, Nicoya Lifesciences
  • Franck Hivert – CEO, Oculys Health Informatics
  • Sime Pavlovic – CIO, Niagara Health System
  • Patrick Whalen – Director, Niagara Global Tourism Institute

4:15-5:00 p.m. Networking Reception

This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

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