Speakers

Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp

The world seems more fragmented than ever, but to JER THORP—one of the world’s most innovative artists—those fragments are data, and data can be read, organized, and used for good. Twitter, Microsoft, and The New York Times have all turned to him to analyze their data and create visual maps to show meaning being metrics. By creating multi-dimensional, visually stunning projects (often using hundreds of square feet of imagery and billions of pieces of data), Thorp makes data accessible, enabling all of us to change the way we think and act in relation to the information around us.

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle Scrimshaw

Gabrielle is an Indigenous professional with a passion for creating social impact. She has an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. Gabrielle is a regular contributor for Canada's largest national media outlets, and has been profiled by the New York Times, Forbes, Globe & Mail, among others.

Frank O'Dea

Frank O’Dea

Frank O’Dea’s life went off the rails in his early teens. Within a few years, he was living in 50-cent-a-night flop houses in Toronto’s bowery district where simply surviving was a challenge.