Tirgan Festival 2019

Event Date:
Start at 8:00 AM
July 25, 2019 - July 28, 2019
E-Mail
info@ibridges.org

Speakers and Panelists

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Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman
Global Innovation Catalyst

Fereydoun Taslimi

Founder
Sensorcall

Mehrdad Ariannejad

President
Tirgan Festival

Jonathan Dogterom

Senior Vice President
MaRS Discovery District

Asieh Namdar (MC)

News Anchor
CGTN America

Haleh Bridi

Former Director
The world Bank

Ali Dadpay

Professor of Economics
St. Edward’s University

Firouz Naderi

Scientist/ Former Director
Solar System Exploration at NASA/JPL

Ramin Bagheri

Senior Business Developer
SAP

Mehrdad Hariri

Founder/ President
Canadian Science Policy Center

Pirooz Parvarandeh

Chief Operating Officer
Aquantia

Fay Arjomandi

Founder/ President
Mimik Technologies inc.

Mahboob Bolandi

Founder / President
Karafarin Canada

Melody Adhami

CEO
Havas Canada

Nadereh Chamlou

Former Senior Advisor
The World Bank Group

Negar RostamZadeh

Research Scientist
Element AI

Sepideh Nasiri

Founder/ CEO
Persian Women in Tech

Parisa Naraei

Manager
Canadian Institute for Health Information

Sepi Ghajar

Founder/ CEO
TAYGO

Martin Basiri

Co-Founder / CEO
ApplyBoard

Hamid Akbari

CEO
Blanc Labs

Brienne Ghafourifar

Co-founder
Entefy

John Tory

Mayor
Toronto

Conference Schedule

Friday, July 26th

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration and Coffee Networking
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Opening Session and Welcoming Remarks
Asieh Namdar (MC) – News Anchor at CGTN AMERICA
Fereydoun Taslimi – President of iBRIDGES
Mehrdad Ariannejad – President of Tirgan Festival
John Tory – Mayor of Toronto
Jon Dogterom – Senior Vice President, Venture Services at MaRS DD
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Pirooz Parvarandeh – Chief Operating Officer at Aquantia
9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
AI and Big Data – Global Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurships
A Discussion of AI Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Countries
Hamid Akbari – CEO, Blanc Labs
Negar RostamZadeh – Element AI Research Scientist Chair
Parisa Naraei – Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee/ Networking Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 AM
Iranian Women in Tech – Emerging Movers and Shakers in Innovation
Melody Adhamy – CEO of Havas Canada
Niki Bayat – Co-founder and CEO Aescula Tech
Sepideh Nasiri – Founder and CEO, Persian Women in Tech
Nadereh Chamlou – Former Senior Advisor, The World Bank Group
12:15 AM - 1:15 AM
Lunch
1:15 AM - 2:00 AM
Keynote: “Nothing is Impossible”
Firouz Naderi – Scientist/ Former Director, Solar System Exploration at NASA / JPL
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Amazing Entrepreneurship Stories
Fay Arjomandi – Founder and CPO, mimik technologies inc.
Martin Basiri – Co-Founder and CEO, ApplyBoard
Brienne Ghafourifar – Co-founder, Entefy Sepi Ghajar, Founder and CEO, TAYGO
Mehrdad Hariri – Founder/ President, Canadian Science Policy Center
3:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Networking Break
3:30 AM - 4:00 AM
iBRIDGES 2.0 – Next Steps
Haleh Bridi – Former Director, The world Bank
Kamran Elahian – Founder and Chairman, Global Innovation Catalyst
Nadereh Chamlou – Former Senior Advisor, The World Bank Group
Fereydoun Taslimi Founder, Sensorscall
Mahboob Bolandi – Founder and President of Karafarin Canada
4:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Closing Remarks – Way forward
Kamran Elahian – Founder and Chairman at Global Innovation Catalyst

Conference Location

MaRS Discovery District
101 College St, Toronto, Canada

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