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Futurist and Founding Partner, Greyspace http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Angela OguntalaFuturist and Founding Partner, Greyspace <div class="ExternalClass728100600CEB4A17B33161B3D85D6265"><p>​Angela Oguntala is a founding partner at Greyspace, a foresight and design consultancy that partners with organizations to envision and transition towards desirable futures. She has led work in education, healthcare, finance, fashion, insurance and policy sectors to facilitate deliberation on emerging challenges and opportunities, inform strategy and develop new thinking.</p><p>She has deep expertise and interest in collective imagination, sustainable transitions and experimental processes to catalyze innovation. Selected clients of hers include IKEA, Hermès, Philips, Sky, The World Economic Forum, The World Trade Organization, Microsoft and Swiss Life.</p><p>Angela Oguntala is a Salzburg Global Fellow, was named a Future Innovator by The United Nations OICT & Ars Electronica for her work and speaks widely on future-facing themes, having been featured on TED, NPR and various international platforms.</p><p><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/AngelaOguntala.png, Angela OguntalaGP0|#dce9b467-6a27-4107-a6c6-78d80e810592;L0|#0dce9b467-6a27-4107-a6c6-78d80e810592|Angela Oguntala;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eKeynoteAngelaOguntala#98c940
Founder and Director, Making Design Circularhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Katie TreggidenFounder and Director, Making Design Circular<div class="ExternalClass1471DE8668114F4884C75CED3C1B2A75"><p>​Katie Treggiden is an author, journalist, podcaster and keynote speaker championing a circular approach to design. She is also the founder and director of Making Design Circular, a membership community in which designer-makers get to feel proud of contributing to a thriving planet with every product they make. With 20 years' experience in the creative industries, she regularly contributes to publications such as <em>The Guardian, Crafts Magazine and Design Milk</em>. She is currently exploring the question ‘can craft save the world?’ through an emerging body of work that includes her fifth book,<em> Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure</em> (Ludion, 2020), and a podcast, <em>Circular with Katie Treggiden</em>. She has launched, edited and published an award-winning design blog and an independent print magazine. She recently gained a distinction for her Master’s Degree in the History of Design from the University of Oxford. She was the co-founder of women’s network Bloom and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.<br><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/KatieTreggiden.png, Katie TreggidenGP0|#1f9afcdb-1c0a-4197-b5f6-0f4487371e8f;L0|#01f9afcdb-1c0a-4197-b5f6-0f4487371e8f|Katie Treggiden;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eKeynoteKatieTreggiden#d6ad29

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VP of Capital, Innovation & Engagement, ReFEDhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Alexandria CoariVP of Capital, Innovation & Engagement, ReFED<div class="ExternalClass25B604C3899B4251A22059C39BBB189C"><p>​Alexandria serves as ReFED’s VP of Capital, Innovation, & Engagement, working to catalyze the more than $14 billion of public, private, and philanthropic capital needed annually to scale innovation and accelerate the adoption of solutions to food waste by 2030. She brings 15 years of investment banking, sustainable food supply chain certification, and innovation acceleration experience with startups, corporates, and nonprofits in the U.S. and Latin America, including time at JP Morgan, Fair Trade USA, OLLY, and Agora Partnerships. She is passionate about helping mission-driven companies grow their impact and believes in the power of market-based approaches to solving today's biggest challenges.<br><br></p></div>GP0|#20eb47dd-a4f4-416a-84bc-87dc3603178d;L0|#020eb47dd-a4f4-416a-84bc-87dc3603178d|Alexandria Coari;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersAlexandriaCoari
Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Serviceshttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Chuk OdenigboFounding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services<div class="ExternalClassC9E43614224E4C0E9BE87B623F7DAE8B"><p>​Proudly Franco-Albertan, Chúk is passionate about the ways in which the environment impacts human health and the role of justice in our understanding of how our societies function. This passion manifests itself in his work as one of the founding directors of Future Ancestors Services where he focuses on environmental and climate justice in his efforts to not only make green spaces accessible for everyone; but to fight environmental racism in all its forms and to popularize the understanding that you cannot create a society that is environmentally friendly if that same society is not just. Chúk is also a PhD candidate in medical geography where his research seeks to build from several forms of knowledge to better understand the impacts of the environment (biophysical, socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political) on the vulnerability/resilience of a community to disease.</p><p>Chúk has worked in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, fashion retail, and academia. He is interested in the multidisciplinary nature of our existence and in exploring new solutions that respond to recurring problems. Chúk was ranked amongst the top 30 Sustainability Leaders under 30 by Corporate Knights, the top 30 Change-Making Albertans under 30 by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the top 10 young Franco-Albertan leaders by Radio-Canada and the top 25 environmentalists under 25 in Canada by the Starfish for three years. Chúk was MEC's ambassador for the outdoors and is an alumni of the first Ocean Bridge cohort, a group of young Canadians leading ocean health and literacy projects across Canada.<br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/ChukOdenigbo.png, Chúk OdenigboGP0|#503d3c06-2905-4c48-9399-1aba2ea13e9f;L0|#0503d3c06-2905-4c48-9399-1aba2ea13e9f|Chuk Odenigbo;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersChúkOdenigbo#f6891f
Founder & CEO, ShareWares http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Cody IrwinFounder & CEO, ShareWares <div class="ExternalClassB32C8F4C441F400397BFA4AE575CD4EC"><p>​Cody has a strong connection and love for nature, as well as a powerful draw to technology and innovation. He was born on a remote farm in Manitoba and later raised in uptown Toronto. He went on to study Mechanical Engineering at McGill University and moved to beautiful British Columbia after graduation. For the last decade he has called Vancouver home. There he started his first venture, Natural Source, offering corporate food services for technology companies. Over 10 years he grew this business into a local industry leader, until the pandemic closed offices and Natural Source's client base almost completely evaporated overnight. As devastating as this was, it proved to be an amazing opportunity. By repurposing his company's resources, he was able to build ShareWares with goals of eliminating single-use waste locally and worldwide.<br><br></p></div>GP0|#c1e362bc-ba75-4c01-b6b7-21f5eca541b1;L0|#0c1e362bc-ba75-4c01-b6b7-21f5eca541b1|Cody Irwin;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersCodyIrwin
Architect, M. Arch Senior Associate, Head of Innovation, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architectshttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Enlai HooiArchitect, M. Arch Senior Associate, Head of Innovation, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects<div class="ExternalClass01ADAC8E45EA482F930A20FB8147D7E9"><p>​Enlai is an architect and industrial designer specialising in the integration of engineering fields within circular design and architecture. He brings a variety of skills in dealing with complex challenges in the built environment.</p><p>As Head of Innovation, he leads the practice’s sustainability approach in competitions and develops thought leadership together with Perkins+Will on the topics of adaptive transformation in architecture, circular construction methods, materials health and change management. His projects include the integration of circular design and engineering systems into architecture, adaptive recycling, master plans and the development of a range of patented architectural products that contribute to the sustainable performance of buildings. Enlai has won a number of awards in both architecture and design. <br></p></div>GP0|#f886d31d-a32e-43b3-b229-4852ca9119ae;L0|#0f886d31d-a32e-43b3-b229-4852ca9119ae|Enlai Hooi;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersEnlaiHooi
CEO and Co-founder, Reusables.comhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Jason HawkinsCEO and Co-founder, Reusables.com<div class="ExternalClass93A928E1B76C4AA6B6967671C943D70B"><p>​Jason Hawkins is the CEO and Co-Founder at Reusables.com with half a decade of experience in food technology and circular economy. His first venture was a farm-to-table marketplace for students, which Jason started during his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Queen’s University and sold to a grocery retailer in Ontario. Prior to starting Reusables.com, Jason served as Director of Business Development at a large eGrocery technology company in Canada. Jason saw the damaging impact of plastic packaging waste on the coastlines, mountain ranges and cities during a solo trip to Asia when he was 18. From that moment on, he has been focused on using business innovation as a force to counter the global environmental challenge. Residing in North Vancouver, Jason spends his free-time in the trails with family and friends.<br><br></p></div>GP0|#f96c6867-9f90-43b5-bc1f-d3867e4bc040;L0|#0f96c6867-9f90-43b5-bc1f-d3867e4bc040|Jason Hawkins;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersJasonHawkins
CEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canadahttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Jayson MeyersCEO, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada<div class="ExternalClass56747743243E437DB591FD5851B0E560"><p>​Jayson Myers is the Chief Executive Officer of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. NGen is the organization that leads Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, an initiative funded by the Government of Canada that will leverage more than $600 million in collaborative, industry-led projects aimed at building world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.</p><p>Jay is an award-winning business economist who specializes in industrial and technological change.  Between 2007 and 2016, he served as President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry and trade association.</p><p>Jay has been widely recognized as one of the most influential economic policy advocates in Canada. He is an advisor to both private and public sector leaders, and has counselled Canadian prime ministers and premiers, as well as senior corporate executives and policymakers around the world. </p><p>He is a member of the Advisory Board of the World Manufacturing Forum and a leading advocate on the world stage on behalf of advanced manufacturing in Canada.</p><p>Jay has held a research fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford and lectureships in political economy at Oxford and the University of Warwick. He completed his academic studies at Queen’s University, UBC, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University.</p><p><br></p></div>GP0|#31abf820-835b-4654-9380-709c0aa013d3;L0|#031abf820-835b-4654-9380-709c0aa013d3|Jayson Meyers;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersJaysonMeyers
Senior Lead, Capacity and Partnerships, Impact and Innovation Unit of the Privy Council Office, Government of Canadhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Julie GreeneSenior Lead, Capacity and Partnerships, Impact and Innovation Unit of the Privy Council Office, Government of Canad<div class="ExternalClass31C03774766E43248DC4A7BE1D6F0CC7"><p>​Julie is responsible for developing partnerships and building capacity for the Federal government to use outcomes-based funding approaches, including Challenge Prizes and pay-for-success projects. Her team’s current portfolio of projects spans agriculture, climate, health, housing and space.</p><p>Before joining the Privy Council Office, Julie was a key designer of an innovative chronic disease program, which was an early adopter in using matched funding with the private sector and pay-for-results methods. She co-led a program of research to explore these types of partnerships, and has jointly published several papers in this field.</p> <p><br></p></div>GP0|#2f862a2d-4aa9-4f10-854f-66bb2d561f4b;L0|#02f862a2d-4aa9-4f10-854f-66bb2d561f4b|Julie Greene;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersJulieGreene
Associate Professor, UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Kathryn GretsingerAssociate Professor, UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media <div class="ExternalClass856E05C34916462CAEF1D46D92876639"><p>​In addition to being a professor at the UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media, Kathryn is a long—time public broadcaster at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with a record of creating award-winning work at the local and national level in Canada. She is also a Killam Teaching Prize winner and was named one of North America's top innovative journalism educators in 2018.</p><p>Kathryn is a respected mentor and trainer at CBC, where she continues to work in the public broadcaster's Learning and Development department. She works across platforms, but her first love is audio - leading training workshops for reporters, producers, editors and hosts on performance and audio skills, including podcasting and compelling storytelling. Kathryn's commitment to teaching, reporting, and fostering dialogue about issues of social justice, Indigenous relations, and mental health appears in the courses she teaches and in her key collaborations.<br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakerPhotos2022/KathrynGretsinger.png, Kathryn GretsingerGP0|#fc3f194f-038b-4f5a-b458-d60c51cb6862;L0|#0fc3f194f-038b-4f5a-b458-d60c51cb6862|Kathryn Gretsinger;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersKathrynGretsinger#d6ad29
Co-Founder and Director of Research, Development and Innovation, TriCyclehttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Louise Henault-EthierCo-Founder and Director of Research, Development and Innovation, TriCycle<div class="ExternalClass8E07550FF5C44554BC04CF7A78518765"><p>​Louise is co-founder and director of research, development and innovation at TriCycle.</p><p>Her post-doctoral research at Laval University focused on the use of insects such as mealworms and black soldier flies to valorize organic waste materials. For 15 years, she has been passionate about the management of organic waste. She has raised earthworms capable of handling 10 tonnes of organic matter per year and planned several institutional and industrial composting sites. She has also worked with insects at Espace pour la vie. She is an associate professor at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique du Québec and director of the Eau Terre Environnement Center and was previously head of scientific projects at the David Suzuki Foundation. Author of numerous scientific publications, she is also a popularizer appreciated by the media. </p><p><br></p></div>GP0|#7d6f6110-f04a-46cf-9ceb-4e146b3f959b;L0|#07d6f6110-f04a-46cf-9ceb-4e146b3f959b|Louise Henault-Ethier;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersLouiseHénault-Ethier
CEO and Co-Founder, Intelligent Cityhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Oliver LangCEO and Co-Founder, Intelligent City<div class="ExternalClass338D83B83E35433E8632781A3F9818CE"><p></p><p>Oliver is an industry leading and award-winning entrepreneur, developer and architect, who has consistently contributed through innovation and built solutions in the areas of design for urban housing and cultural projects, technology development, off-site prefabrication automation, mass timber construction and carbon net zero building technology.</p><p>Oliver is providing new visions and solutions for mixed-use housing, advanced prefabrication and green building strategies. He has chaired the advisory urban design panels of UBC and the City of Vancouver, and frequently provides public key notes and lectures across Canada, North America and abroad.</p><div><p>Oliver is also the Principal and Co-founder of LWPAC, a Governor General’s Medal winning architecture practice based in Vancouver since 1999. LWPAC is also the design architect for the NEXT Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.<br></p><p><br></p></div></div>GP0|#b55d498d-2899-474f-b340-b271ecd45033;L0|#0b55d498d-2899-474f-b340-b271ecd45033|Oliver Lang;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersOliverLang
Chair, Metro Vancouver Boardhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Sav DhaliwalChair, Metro Vancouver Board<div class="ExternalClassCD8EF6F89B1B4E8D806CD2FE0BBF9009"><p>​Sav Dhaliwal was elected Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board in November 2018, following a decade as a Board Director and 16 years as City of Burnaby Councillor. He has also served as president of both the Union of B.C. Municipalities and Lower Mainland Local Government Association and worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as the Chair of the Standing Committee for Municipal Finance and as well as Infrastructure and Transportation Policy. </p><p>Prior to local politics, Sav enjoyed a long career in the private sector working in information technology at TELUS. He has also served not-for-profit organizations in Burnaby, including the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association, Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame Committee, New Vista Society and the Burnaby Lions Club. Sav has been recognized by the Government of Canada, the University of British Columbia & the Goel Family Charitable Foundation, the Fiji Association of British Columbia and the Chetna Association of Canada for his outstanding services to the Community. He and his wife, Cheryl, have lived in Burnaby for more than 40 years.<br><br></p></div>GP0|#547e4176-ce87-4e31-aa83-18fe5cee480a;L0|#0547e4176-ce87-4e31-aa83-18fe5cee480a|Sav Dhaliwal;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersSavDhaliwal
Co-founder and COO, Moment Energyhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Sumreen RattanCo-founder and COO, Moment Energy<div class="ExternalClassE62B299F0CFC4CF299D82F23D2338B57"><p>​Sumreen is a co-founder and COO at Moment Energy, a BC cleantech start-up that is creating sustainable energy storage systems by repurposing retired electric vehicle batteries. At Moment Energy, Sumreen leads their supply chain and marketing teams and is responsible for establishing relationships with the world’s largest auto manufacturers. Sumreen graduated from SFU with a degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering. She gained extensive experience working in robotics and quality assurance at companies such as Apple, Archiact, and PNI Digital Media. Recently, Sumreen was announced as one of Canada’s Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leaders, a Global & Mail Business Changemaker and Canada’s 2022 Clean-50 Emerging Leader.  <br><br></p></div>GP0|#cea3b39a-a151-4876-8321-82080faff272;L0|#0cea3b39a-a151-4876-8321-82080faff272|Sumreen Rattan;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#93a21b23-c8e7-45c9-89aa-1864f4fcd24eSpeakersSumreen Rattan