U of T Engineering

University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

BizSkule showcases engineering leadership in business through keynote speakers and industry panelists ranging from start-up founders to global C-suite executives. Our networking-friendly events connect successful, business-savvy engineering alumni at all stages of career development.

Our Events

FinTech: (Don’t) Show Me the Money

November 24, 2016

Panellists from a wealth of financial services backgrounds will be on hand to discuss the rapid growth of financial technology (FinTech) startups and services, their potential for both challenging and growing traditional financial systems, and how engineering plays a role in their development for the future.

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Imad Ferzli
Assistant Portfolio Manager
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Frank Palmay
Partner
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Dan Rosen
Director
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Alvin Mok
Global Manager
 

The Future of Health Care and the Vital Role of Technology

February 24, 2016

The health-care industry is undergoing massive changes and technology is playing a pivotal role. Innovations are enabling a smarter health-care system — one that will save time and money, while ensuring better patient outcomes.

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Dr. Sheldon Elman
Founder & Chairman, Medisys
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Dr. David Jaffray
Medical Physicist & EVP, Technology and Innovation, UHN
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Sergio Rattner
CEO & Founder, iPorta Corp
 

The Heart of the Matter

February 25, 2015

Join us at BizSkule for a heart-to-heart with Karl Martin (EngSci 0T1, ECE MASc 0T3, PhD 1T0), the alumnus behind the revolutionary Nymi Band, as he discusses the future of wearable technology, digital security and biometric authentication with moderator and alumnus George Babu (EngSci 0T0), co-founder of a stealth AI/robotics company.

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Karl Martin
CEO/Founder at Nymi Inc.
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David Schie
CEO - Linear Dimensions Semiconductor Inc.
 

The 3rd Urban Revolution

October 29, 2014

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Michael Masserman
Director of International Government Relations, Lyft
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Sean Rathwell
Partner and Vice President, Integrated Mobility, MMM Group Limited
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Marcy Burchfield
Executive Director, Neptis Foundation
 

Next Generation Air Travel

April 30, 2014

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Dan Breitman
Retired VP, Engine Development Programs
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Jay Godsall
CEO, Solar Ship
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Carmine D’Orsogna
Manager, Engineering, Global Express Platform at Bombardier Aerospace
 

Up in the Cloud: Engineering the Internet

February 12, 2014

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Alex Grbic
Director of Product Marketing, Altera
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Rami Rahim
Executive Vice President, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks, Inc.
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Yuri Sagalov
Co-founder and CEO, AeroFS
 

Moving @ the Speed of Mobile

October 22, 2013

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Sep Seyedi
CEO & Co-Founder
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Geordie Konrad
Co-Founder Konrad Group
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Parham Aarabi
Professor, University of Toronto & Founder/CEO
 

Technology
How do you validate product ideas and strategies in the early stages of a startup?
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Karl Martin
CEO/Founder at Nymi Inc.
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Cities
Do we have to give up our privacy in order to adopt connected forms of mobility and transportation?
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Michael Masserman
Director of International Government Relations, Lyft
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Technology
What is the biggest challenge of running a startup?
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Yuri Sagalov
Co-founder and CEO, AeroFS
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Cities
What is the main challenge a city faces in urban planning?
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Sean Rathwell
Partner and Vice President, Integrated Mobility, MMM Group Limited
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Technology
What will be the next big areas of innovation or advancement for mobile?
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Geordie Konrad
Co-Founder Konrad Group
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Business
How will solar power help us service areas otherwise very difficult to reach?
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Jay Godsall
CEO, Solar Ship
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Business
How is air travel comfort going to evolve?
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Carmine D’Orsogna
Manager, Engineering, Global Express Platform at Bombardier Aerospace
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Health & Medicine
How will the role of hospitals change in the future and what changes will therapy see as a result?
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Dr. David Jaffray
Medical Physicist & EVP, Technology and Innovation, UHN
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Business
What will be the largest innovation in the aircraft manufacturing industry?
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Carmine D’Orsogna
Manager, Engineering, Global Express Platform at Bombardier Aerospace
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Technology
What is it like going through YCombinator and what value does it provide to a startup?
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Yuri Sagalov
Co-founder and CEO, AeroFS
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Technology
What role does networking play in the Internet of Things?
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Rami Rahim
Executive Vice President, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks, Inc.
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Business
How are airships and electricity going to contribute to the aerospace industry?
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Jay Godsall
CEO, Solar Ship
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