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Thursday, September 29 • 16:00 - 18:30
Wavefront Presents - Innovation, Change, Transformation: Adapting to a New Reality

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Innovation has become a buzzword that’s lost its meaning. Change, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphoses, breakthrough; all those synonyms become platitudes as we struggle to adapt. We live in an era of exponential change, where disruptive ‘forces’ are accelerating and converging so quickly that almost all organizations are at risk of disruption.

Join Wavefront Executive in Residence, Bill McGraw as he hosts an afternoon with four global thought leaders who will explore innovation and what it means to the Canadian economy, early stage companies, as well as share examples of how to succeed at being disruptive. Additionally, some of our best of breed Wavefront companies will discuss how they’re building and scaling innovations to create their own paths to success.

This speaker series will bring together Vancouver’s Startup community, innovators, industry experts and Angel investors for an afternoon of sharing industry expertise and insightful discussions on how to build and scale innovation.

  • 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Arrival and Networking
  • 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm: Innovation Panel Series, featuring Jim Gibson, John McDonald & Brian McMahon
  • 5:15 pm to 5:25 pm: Break
  • 5:25 pm to 5:55 pm: Wavefront Company Presentations and Q+A
Imaginary Games
  • 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Ask Me Anything – Speaker TBD
Don't forget to stick around for the exciting Wavefront event afterwards!

CAPACITY: 225 people

WHY ATTEND: Wavefront is one of the top tech accelerators in Vancouver. When they tell you to learn something important, you do it!

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Bill McGraw

Executive in Residence, Wavefront
Bill has spent his career working primarily in the technology sector specializing in wireless and mobile startups. He has worked for both large and small firms, started several businesses and executed plans for sales, marketing, product and service offering development, client management... Read More →


Jim Gibson

Founder Tip of the Spear & JAGYYC, Disruption Strategy
Jim has spent 30 years being at the center of technology’s evolution and adoption across the world. He has formed companies in spaces that didn’t exist prior to starting the business. He has succeeded – in varying ways and degrees - in most, and failed in some. Jim has been... Read More →

John McDonald

Strategist & Entrepreneur
John is a strategist with a passion for innovation and an entrepreneur with a passion for building companies. He helps entrepreneurs maximize company value through vision, strategy and investor readiness. A typical client engages John because they have a great new idea and want to... Read More →

Brian McMahon

Head Honcho, Expert DOJO
Brian specializes in helping entrepreneurs become more successful in their business by using all the tools available at his disposal as owner of the largest peer to peer peak performance academy in the world. Expert DOJO uses business experts to train, coach and connect clients and... Read More →

Event Partners

Thursday September 29, 2016 16:00 - 18:30 PDT
Uber Lounge & The Landing
  Growth & Traction, Panel