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© 2019 by Axis Innovation

Agenda 2019

TMX Broadcast Centre - Main Floor
130 King Street West
Toronto 

Thursday, May 23rd

8:30
Registration and Networking
9:00
Opening
Yossi Boker, Representative of the TMX in Israel
Ed Frank, CEO of Axis Innovation
Gerry Cartman, CEO of Israeli Startup Productions
9:25
Opening Bell Ceremony of the Toronto Stock Exchange
9:45
Stephen Pincus, Partner @ Goodmans LLP​
Keynote Speaker
Jon Medved, CEO & Founder @ OurCrowd
10:00
Axis Exchange 1: Innovation in Fintech
Israel has established itself as a hotspot for fintech and insurtech innovation. There are 400+ Israeli fintech companies that have raised more than $1.8B in total across over 200 deals since 2014, including over 60 insurtech startups. What are the coming challenges faced by these industries and solutions proposed by Israeli startups? Invited panelists will share their insights followed by pitches by the Israeli startups and Q and A.
Moderator
Ed Frank, CEO @ Axis Innovation
Panelists
Christian Lassonde, Managing Partner@Impression Ventures
Inbar Haham, Parter @ Plaza Ventures Israel Fund

Janet Bannister, Partner @ Real Ventures

Mark Skapinker, Managing Partner @ Brightspark

Sergio Escobar, CEO and Partner @ BCF Ventures
Sharon Zohar, Founding Partner @ The Big Push
Suraj Gupta, President & CEO @ Rogue Insight Capital
11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:30
Axis Exchange 2: Exponential Growth of AI & Big Data
Israel’s AI ecosystem is massive - nearly 1,000 active startups are using or developing AI technologies and raised nearly $2B in 2017 alone through over 200 deals. The use of AI technologies is poised to affect every industry. What are some of the biggest opportunities for disruption and solutions proposed by Israeli startups?  Invited panelists will share their insights followed by pitches by the Israeli startups and Q and A.
Moderator
Jamie Firsten, Partner @ Goodmans LLP
Panelists
Ajay Gopal, Principal @ Framework Venture Partners
Elaine Kunda, Managing Partner @ Disruption Ventures 
Gilad Novik, Partner @ Lakestar
Jessie Lam, Partner @Mark Masons Investments
Louis Freeman Jr., CEO @ Innovation Catalyst
Ricardo Marvao, Co-Founder @ Beta-i
Scott MacDonald, Co-Founder @ McRock Capital
Wes Goldstein, Partner @ Energy Impact
12:30
Keynote Speaker: TMT Predictions for 2019, and where does Israel fit?
Duncan Stewart, Head of Research @ Deloitte Canada
13:00
Closing Remarks
13:10
Networking Lunch and 1-1 Meetings
13:00