Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Heads Up! Collision Conference 2023 Kicks Off Today in Toronto, Here’s How to Get The Most Out of It.

If you’re in Toronto today and you’re not attending the Collision Conference 2023, you’re missing out on the tech event of the year! The first full day of Collision is jam-packed with an array of exciting sessions that will make you wish you could be in several places at once. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the highlights of today’s schedule, so you can plan your day accordingly.

Starting at 08:30, the Beanfield Centre opens its doors for registration. If you haven’t got your badge yet (this guy), now’s your chance! Don’t forget to wear your best networking smile, who knows who you might bump into?

At 09:00, there’s a not-to-be-missed session on Why startups lead in generative AI, hosted by AWS. Teresa Huang, Area Leader, Startup Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services, will be sharing her insights on AI and machine learning. This could be your chance to get ahead of the curve and see what’s next in the AI world.

If that’s not your style, Collision 2023 has options. At 9:05, the Centre Stage will be taken over by a morning breakout with startups. Christian Lau, co-founder of DynamoFL, Max Musing, Founder & CEO of Basedash, Sheida Shahi, co-founder & CEO of Adaptis, along with eight other speakers will discuss their journeys. If you’ve ever dreamed of running your own startup, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from those in the trenches.

At 09:45, Centre Stage continues to buzz with the opening remarks by Sunil Sharma, Managing Director of Techstars Toronto. His insights and experiences are sure to set the stage for a fantastic conference.

At 10:00, we have the official welcome to Collision Conference 2023, with R Stacey Laforme, Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Jennifer McKelvie, Deputy Mayor of the City of Toronto, and Paddy Cosgrave, CEO & Founder of Web Summit, taking the stage. With such illustrious speakers, this session promises to be a memorable one.

At 10:15, prepare for a fascinating conversation with AWS CEO Adam Selipsky. Steven Levy, Editor-at-large at Wired, will be leading the conversation on AI, machine learning, e-commerce, leadership, sales, and scaling. If you’re in the tech industry, this session is a must-attend and promises to be one of the best at Collision 2023.

At 10:30, join the Corporate Innovation Summit where Sheila Jordan, Senior VP & Chief Digital Technology Officer at Honeywell International, will share her thoughts on influencing and leading digital transformation. Perfect for those looking to innovate within their organizations.

Also at 10:30, the Creatiff stage will host a session on designing online experiences with real-life impact. Tim van der Wiel, Founder of GoSpooky, Jennifer Kim, Partner & Executive Strategy Director at TwentyFirstCenturyBrand, and George Eid, Founder & CEO of Area 17, will share their experiences in content creation, design, and marketing.

For those looking for a deep dive, consider joining one of the Masterclass sessions. At 10:30, KPMG will host a masterclass on “Accelerating your growth: Demystifying government funding” with insights from Joseph Mauceri, Partner at KPMG LLP, and Andrew McDowall, Executive Director at KPMG LLP. This session will cover AI, machine learning, finance, and fundraising.

In another Masterclass, also hosted by KPMG at 10:30, Dan Wilson, Partner & National Leader – Technology Sector at KPMG, and Terry Liu, Partner, Accounting Advisory Services at KPMG will present “A roadmap to capital markets readiness”. It’s an ideal session for those looking to explore finance, fintech, payments, and SaaS.

And that’s just the start of the day! As the Collision Conference 2023 continues, there will be even more incredible sessions, meetups, and opportunities to connect with the brightest minds in the tech industry. So, get your coffee, put on your networking hat, and prepare for a whirlwind of innovation and insights at the Collision Conference in Toronto!

Whether you’re a startup looking to gain an edge, a seasoned professional keen on the latest trends, or a tech enthusiast wanting to experience the future, today is going to be a day like no other. Collision is here!


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Adam Tanton
Adam Tanton
Adam is the Co-founder and Tech Editor for B2BNN with over 15 years experience in the enterprise technology field.