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Women Leading Innovation

Women Leading Innovation Canada House celebrates International Women’s Day 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event Organized ByCanada House


(Friday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

Event Details

What moves technology, fashion, medicine and culture forward? Innovation! Come meet some of the incredible women leading their distinctive fields in new ways and using technology their way. 

Moderator : Monique van Dusseldorp

Speakers for this event

  • Anick Beaulieu

    Anick Beaulieu

    Chief Executive Officer, C2

    Anick Beaulieu embodies the belief that business is inherently human-centric, a principle she champions to great effect as the head of C2, a pioneering force in creative event production and global business excellence. Known for her inclusive and innovative perspective, Anick propels C2’s expansion, utilizing its flagship event, C2 Montréal, as a catalyst for growth across all facets of C2’s Business. 

    Chief Executive Officer, C2

  • Daniele Attias,

    Daniele Attias,

    Head Of Digital Experience & Innovation, Hermes

    As a creative technologist producer, Daniele Attias investigate the potential and opportunities for Maison Hermes since 2010, namely in dealing with XR Immersive contents.  Head of experience digital management for global strategic worldwide events, she imagine immersive experiences for customer experience by using XR technology (VR, 360o film, Mapping interactive tools, AI, AR & Innovation) from the brief/concept creation to final delivery. 

    Head Of Digital Experience & Innovation, Hermes

  • Madison Wackerman

    Madison Wackerman

    Immersive Producer, Walt Disney Studios

    Madison Wackerman is a Producer of Immersive Entertainment at The Walt Disney Studios. She is actively working on the Apple Vision Pro portfolio for The Walt Disney Company, and recently produced the Disney+ Immersive Environments for the headset.  Prior to the Studios, Madison was Lead Producer at Floor 84 Studio where she oversaw projects across various spaces including gaming, location-based entertainment and R&D platforms. She also drove Digital/Interactive Entertainment at Walt Disney Imagineering. There she acted as Associate Producer of Play Disney Parks and the Disney Team of Heroes app, designed for patients at Children’s Hospitals internationally. She has worked in theater both as a director and a vocal arranger, most notably as a vocal arranger for the national Sesame St. Live – Let’s Dance! tour. 

    Immersive Producer, Walt Disney Studios

  • Mariel Capisciolto

    Mariel Capisciolto

    Head of Digital Development at the BBC

    Mariel is Head of Digital Development at the BBC, where she works with TV commissioners across Drama, Comedy, Entertainment, Factual and Natural History to drive innovation and maximise creative opportunities brought by digital technologies. 

    Head of Digital Development at the BBC

  • Monique van Dusseldorp

    Monique van Dusseldorp

    Moderator- Curator, Creative NL / Rotterdam Immersive Tech Week / Program director, Hamburg Next Conference

    Monique van Dusseldorp is an Amsterdam-based curator and moderator of seminars and conferences on media, technology and innovation.   Recent projects include the Wired UK Energy Summit, the Deep Tech stage program at CogX London,  Nextconf Hamburg, The Conduit Oslo Impact talks, Immersive Tech Week Rotterdam, and the European EIT Health Summit. She also created the immersive media sessions for the official Dutch delegation to SXSW 

    Moderator- Curator, Creative NL / Rotterdam Immersive Tech Week / Program director, Hamburg Next Conference

  • Myriam Achard

    Myriam Achard

    Chief, New Media Partnerships and Public Relations

    Myriam Achard is the voice and face of PHI internationally. Her mission is twofold: to promote the development of local and international artistic avant-garde, while paving the way for new creators.Since 2006, she has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to promote PHI’s creative impulse, driven by an ambitious message: to develop and promote artistic innovation in the world. Thanks to its efforts, the group today occupies a prominent place in the artistic avant-garde, both as producer and distributor. PHI exports its creative impulse to three continents, from New York to Tokyo, via Venice.As head of new media partnerships and public relations, Myriam Achard travels the world in search of the most innovative and immersive works in order to present them in Montreal.

    Chief, New Media Partnerships and Public Relations

  • Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt

    Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt

    VP Design and Creative Services

    Sphere Entertainment

    Nathalie is an executive creative leader, developing large scale projects that merge culture, art, technology and live entertainment for global audiences. She has worked and lived around Europe and the United States, spending a decade in Berlin where she founded and curated her own art gallery, performed live visuals at night and directed international live events and immersive museum exhibits.Nathalie develops strategic and innovative formats that drive user participation and brand engagement, backed by clear data and returns. Over the years she has worked closely with leading brands, agencies, museum curators and talent to craft impactful, memorable live experiences at the nexus of emerging technology, user experience and pop culture. For the past four years, Nathalie worked on opening the immersive venue Sphere in Las Vegas by building the brand, innovating creative tools for the new spherical medium, growing the creative  team and transitioning a visionary start-up into an operational business.

    VP Design and Creative Services

Important information

Entry: 21 years+

Local regulations require the following security precautions to gain entrance to the venue:

Everyone must show a valid, physical piece of identification at the door. Expired documents, photos and digital identification will not be accepted.

Bag searches and security metal detecting wands will be used at the door.

No outside beverages, including coffee and water, are permitted.

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