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Vladimir Putin

Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

An Armchair Discussion on the Future of Data in the Digital Economy

The Honourable Navdeep Bains has been the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development since November 2015. He is the Member of Parliament for Mississauga Malton and a member of Privy Council. Since he was first elected in 2004, he has served in various roles, including Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Paul Martin and critic for Public Works and Government Services, Treasury Board, International Trade, Natural Resources, and Small Business and Tourism. Minister Bains is a former adjunct lecturer at the University of Waterloo. He is also a former visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. His private sector experience includes several years at the Ford Motor Company of Canada. Minister Bains has a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor. He also holds a Certified Management Accountant designation. He is a long time resident of Mississauga, where he lives now with his wife and two children. Panel Discussion with: Adam Felesky, CEO at Portag3 Ventures, Executive Chairman at KOHO Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder and CEO, skritswap Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, OMX Sam Sebastian, President and CEO, Pelmorex Corp.

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