Past Speakers

Our diverse lineup of 2016 SMWi Toronto speakers inspired, informed and entertained our audiences.

Norm Kelly

Councillor, City of Toronto Ward 40

Jesse Brown

Digital Media Expert | Disruptive Journalist | Futurist

Shelby Walsh

President and Head of Research, Trend Hunter

Craig Silverman

Editor, BuzzFeed Canada

Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Social Media Editor, BuzzFeed Canada

Sean Stanleigh

Managing Editor, Globe Edge Content Studio The Globe and Mail

Amber Naslund

‎SVP Marketing, Sysomos

Sam Fiorella

Partner & CX Strategist, Sensei Marketing Inc.

Martin Waxman

President, Martin Waxman & Communications Chair, PRSA Counselors Academy

Dan Fricker

Social Media Lead at Shopify & Instructor at University of Toronto

Tucker Schreiber

Growth, Shopify

Casie Stewart

Director, Speaker, Social & Digital Pioneer

Michelle Pinchev

Founder & Lead Strategist, Pinch Social

Craig Follett

Co-founder & CEO, Universe

Kendra Nicholson

Fairy Beer Mother / Community Manager, Steam Whistle Brewing

Deborah Weinstein

President, Strategic Objectives

Cassandra Jowett

Senior Content Marketing Manager, Influitive

Michelina Teti

North America Social Media Manager - Brand + Community, lululemon athletica

Erica Edwards

Marketing Manager, Uber Canada

Dhanukshi Jayawickreme

Sr Manager, Global Digital Strategy and Delivery, Scotiabank

Armida Ascano

VP of Research Strategy, Trend Hunter

Ama Scriver

Freelance Writer / Body Image Activist

Andrew Gurza

Founder / Co-Director, Deliciously Disabled Consulting

Paul Moran

Director of Digital Media, Indie88

Jamie Michaels

Head of Brand Strategy, Twitter Canada

Jane Lee

Entrepreneur in Residence, Shopify

Eli Singer

Chief Marketing Officer, Engagement Lab

Derek Kent

Chief Marketing Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee

Sophia Jurksztowicz

Host, NHL on Sportsnet

Asif Hossain

Digital Content Manager, Canadian Olympic Committee

Matthew Iaboni

Digital Manager, MLSE (Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies)

Jay Satur

Social Media Manager, Anomaly

Amanda Hadi

Social Media Officer, AGO

Jill Andrew, PhD(c.)

Award-Winning Columnist. Body Image Advocate, Co-Founder, Body Confidence Canada Awards

Aisha Fairclough

Co-Founder, Fat In the and the Body Confidence Canada Awards

Daniel Reyes


Veronica Watson MacDonell

Associate Brand Strategist, Twitter Canada

Donna Papacosta

Co-author,The Business of Podcasting. Communicator, speaker, podcaster.

Jeremy Singer

Digital Producer, Entertainment Tonight Canada

Nelson Campana

Social Media Creative Producer, MLSE

Lindsay Lynch

Head of TV, Entertainment & Music, Twitter Canada

Stewart Reynolds

Brittlestar from Vine

Thomas Butta

Chief Marketing Officer, Sprinklr

Marissa Nelson

Senior Managing Director, Ontario Region, CBC

Ivan Tsarynny

CEO and Co-Founder, PostBeyond

Mama Bee

``Super Mom``, EhBeeFamily

Carolyn Ellis

Visual Facilitator, Leadership Trainer and Organizational Consultant

Paul Gray

Director, Platform Services at Kik

David Suydam

CEO and Founder at Architech

Alan K'necht

Search Engine Specialist, Freelance Writer & Consultant

Jeffrey Potvin

CEO + Founder, Hardboot Communications Inc.

Erin Bury

Managing Director at 88 Creative

Peter Armstrong

Manager, Digital Content, Accessible Media Inc.

Adam Sanders

Social PR Director, Strategic Objectives

Robin Hassan

Senior Marketing Communications & Emerging Media Strategy Executive

Danielle Finestone

Marketing Coordinator/Media Buyer at Sony Music Entertainment, Founder, TO Foodies

Tyler Handley

Co-founder at inkbox

Heather Anne Carson

Co-founder of Repable

Marie Chevrier

Founder of Sampler

Brittany Hopkins

Jewellery Designer, Shop Owner, Anice Jewellery

Jenna Jacobson

Social Media Researcher and PhD Candidate

Yanal Dhailieh

Founder, Peace Collective

Jaya Kahlon

Owner, Smoke + Ash

Kayleigh Dunn

Brand Lead of Digital and Social Strategy, Playtex Baby Canada,

Matt Tierney

Toronto Raptors Community Manager at MLSE

Andrew Stewart

Director, Content Strategy at Publicis

Andrea Chiu

Social Media Manager at BMO

Min Ryuck

Manager, Marketing Communications at Telus

Gloria Chik

Creator and Editor, URBANBLOC