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Fireside chat with vern brownell of d-wave systems

November 2016

Our fireside chats are a great way for you to hear from industry leaders and experts, such as Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave Systems, one of the leading quantum computing companies in the world.


A selection of past speakers in recent years includes:

Charles Chang   Founder, Lyra Growth Partners

Charles Chang

Founder, Lyra Growth Partners

Jeff Booth   CEO and Founder, BuildDirect

Jeff Booth

CEO and Founder, BuildDirect

Jonathan Whitworth   CEO, Washington Marine Group

Jonathan Whitworth

CEO, Washington Marine Group

Paolo Aquilini   Managing Partner, Aquilini Investment Group

Paolo Aquilini

Managing Partner, Aquilini Investment Group

Kyle Vucko   Founder & CEO, Indochino

Kyle Vucko

Founder & CEO, Indochino

Mark Brand   Restauranteur, SaveOnMeats

Mark Brand

Restauranteur, SaveOnMeats

Jonathan Whitworth   President & CEO, SEASPAN Marine

Jonathan Whitworth

President & CEO, SEASPAN Marine

Peter Thomas   Founder, Century 21 Canada

Peter Thomas

Founder, Century 21 Canada

Martha Piper   President, UBC

Martha Piper

President, UBC

Andrew Reid   CEO and Founder, Vision Critical

Andrew Reid

CEO and Founder, Vision Critical

Vikram Vij   Chef and Restaurateur

Vikram Vij

Chef and Restaurateur

John Neat   Founder, JJ Bean

John Neat

Founder, JJ Bean

Chip Wilson   Founder & Past CEO, Lululemon

Chip Wilson

Founder & Past CEO, Lululemon

Bob Rennie   Principle, Rennie Marketing Systems

Bob Rennie

Principle, Rennie Marketing Systems

Christopher Gaze   Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach

Christopher Gaze

Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach

Brian Burke   President & GM, Vancouver Canucks

Brian Burke

President & GM, Vancouver Canucks

Sam Sullivan   Former Mayor of Vancouver

Sam Sullivan

Former Mayor of Vancouver

Vern Brownell   CEO, D-Wave Systems

Vern Brownell

CEO, D-Wave Systems

Bob Lenarduzzi   President, Whitecaps FC

Bob Lenarduzzi

President, Whitecaps FC

Ian Crosby   CEO and Co-Founder, Bench

Ian Crosby

CEO and Co-Founder, Bench

Sean Clark   CEO and Founder, ShoeMe.ca

Sean Clark

CEO and Founder, ShoeMe.ca

David Bentall   President, Next Step Advisors

David Bentall

President, Next Step Advisors

Gary Mason   Journalist, Globe & Mail

Gary Mason

Journalist, Globe & Mail

Jim Chu   Chief Constable, Vancouver Police

Jim Chu

Chief Constable, Vancouver Police

Suzanne Anton   Attorney General of BC

Suzanne Anton

Attorney General of BC