Keynote Speakers

We are happy and honoured to announce that Patrick Lor and Austin Hill have accepted to be our keynote speakers.

Patrick Lor


Patrick is an entrepreneurial business professional with expertise in the areas of strategy, operations management and marketing. His latest venture was, where he also led the company in finance, IT, and business development in his role as EVP and director. He joined iStockphoto pre-revenue, and upon his departure, the company was selling over 12 million images annually. iStockphoto became the world’s most successful web 2.0 stock photography company, and was sold to Getty Images, a NYSE company, for US$50,000,000 in February of 2006. He is now actively seeking his next venture.

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Austin Hill


CEO of Akoha, Chairman of Standout Jobs, Principal at Brudder Ventures. Austin Hill is a Canadian entrepreneur who has been creating technology startups for 15 years. He was a founder of Zero- Knowledge Systems (now called Radialpoint) and as its President helped the company raise $75 million between 1997 and 2001.

In addition to his time as President with Zero-Knowledge Systems Austin Hill served as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, the CEO of Synomos Inc. (a subsidiary of Zero-Knowledge Systems) and as the Executive-Vice President of Research for Radialpoint (Zero-Knowledge Systems was renamed Radialpoint in 2002). Radialpoint was honored by Deloitte & Touche one of Canada’s fastest growing technology firms in their 2006 Technology Fast 50 award.

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