Archives: Speakers

Frisia Donders, SMart (E.U.)

Frisia Donders is responsible for the territorial development of SMart. She manages several cross-cutting projects and is a spokesperson for SMart. Over the past eight years, Frisia has initiated numerous partnerships with actors from various sectors (academic, socioeconomic, cultural/creative, public and institutional). SMart’s stakeholder community is supported and nurtured in several ways: networking, individual and collective…

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Sito Veracruz
Sito Veracruz – Fairbnb

Sito Veracruz is an entrepreneur and urban consultant established in Amsterdam since 2012. He is a member of the platform FairCity Amsterdam and one of the inspirers of ‘FairBnB.’ His specialties are the creation of interactive city tools and the integration of technology and participation in urban policies. In the last 2 years, he has performed research…

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Jen Horonjeff, PhD
Jen Horonjeff, PhD,

Jen grew up with juvenile arthritis and now has a laundry list of other conditions. She is passionate about elevating and valuing the consumer’s voice and went on to become a healthcare researcher, industry consultant, regulatory advisor, and, most importantly, a consumer advocate. Today, Jen is one of the founders launching an innovative platform coop,…

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Chloe Waretini
Chloe Waretini, Enspiral

Chloe is a long-standing Member of the Enspiral Network, founded in New Zealand. Over the past five and a half years developing this organisation she has become a specialist in purposeful community development, participatory process, collectively-intelligent decision-making and fostering collaborative culture. Her nickname in Enspiral was co-Chloe because doing things better together was so intrinsic…

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Nora Young
Nora Young

Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, a national radio show and podcast about technology and culture, which airs on CBC Radio. She was the founding host of CBC Radio’s Definitely not the Opera, where she often discussed topics related to new media and technology. Her work has also appeared online, on…

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Patrick Nangle, CEO of Modo Carshare Co-operative

Patrick Nangle’s career includes over 20 years of executive leadership, with international and Canadian companies, focused on technology, mobility, fleet operations and customer service. Before joining Modo in 2016 he was CEO at Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight, parcel, and logistics provider. The first local carsharing organization of its kind, Modo is known in the…

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Helen Kontozopoulos, University of Toronto

Helen’s role as Co-Director at the University of Toronto’s Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab – DCSIL is to foster creativity, innovation and commercialization. She Co-founded the lab in 2014 to support entrepreneurship, tech transfer and increase industry collaborations. Beyond the lab, Helen works with teams as a member of the Product Development Team of…

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Evan Henshaw-Plath, Affinity Works

Evan Henshaw-Plath helped create the tech collective. First engineer at Twitter, and founding member indymedia &, Evan has also been CTO of Digital Garage’s, and is a research affiliate at MIT where he has taught lean design in the Media Lab. Evan is working on a new investor backed project called with a team…

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Kristy Milland, McMaster University

Kristy Milland, is studying at McMaster University, after spending the last 10 years as a worker on Amazon Mechanical Turk. She is community manager of and also operates other tools and sites for Turkers. Recently, she led the Dear Jeff Bezos campaign on, which brought about a great deal of media interest. In an attempt…

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Margaret Vincent, Stocksy United Senior Counsel

Margaret arrived at Stocksy following a winding career path with over 10 years of experience in customer service and retail sales. Following law school at the University of Michigan, she practiced in legal fields grounded in the protection of individuals, including high-conflict custody and consumer protection litigation. Margaret was first accepted as a photographer at…

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