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Thursday, September 19 • 8:30am - 11:00am
Innovate BC presents 'A Conversation with B.C.’s Innovation Leaders'

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Join three of B.C.’s top innovation leaders for a candid and engaging discussion. The panelists will discuss their career paths from private sector executives to three of the most influential leaders in B.C.’s tech industry. We’ll also get their input on the current state of our provincial tech sector and what we need to do to become the next major global tech hub.

Panelists
Raghwa Gopal, President + CEO of Innovate BC
Jill Tipping, CEO of BC Tech Association
Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight Cleantech Accelerator

Agenda
08:30 – 09:00: Registration
09:00 – 09:45: Panel discussion
09:45 – 11:00: Networking

Location
The Salon Pommard Ballroom at the Sutton Place Hotel. You can directly enter the ballroom from the outside of the hotel, through the door next to the Sutton Place Wine Merchant.

Speakers
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Raghwa Gopal

President + CEO, Innovate BC
A serial entrepreneur who has extensive experience starting, growing and selling numerous businesses, Gopal joined Innovate BC from Accelerate Okanagan (AO), where he was Chief Executive Officer. At AO, Gopal was instrumental in the creation and management of successful programs for... Read More →
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Jill Tipping

CEO, BC Tech Association
Jill Tipping is a passionate advocate for the tech industry—having spent most of her career working with, and for tech companies, she is no stranger to the challenges and needs of the sector. As BC Tech’s President and CEO, she is determined to make BC a top ten startup ecosystem... Read More →
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Jeanette Jackson

CEO, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator
Jeanette is an experienced CEO, entrepreneur and business strategist with broad-based experience in technology, business development, marketing and operations. Jeanette held the position of founding CEO of Light-Based Technologies where she successfully raised millions in funding... Read More →



Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30am - 11:00am
Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6

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