Ed Clark

Partner, Radical Ventures & Chair, Vector Institute

Ed Clark retired as Group President and CEO of TD Bank Group on November 1, 2014 after 12 years as CEO. Ed was appointed a Director of Thomson Reuters in 2015. Currently, Ed is Chair of the Vector Institute, an independent non-profit institution dedicated to Artificial Intelligence. He is also a partner in Radical Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on A.I. start-ups and an advisor to Spin Master.Ed has been recognized in Canada and around the world for his leadership at work and in the community.

He was acknowledged by GTA Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) with the 2011 Outstanding Philanthropist award. Ed has been honoured numerous times for his vision, integrity and strong leadership. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2010 – one of the country’s highest distinctions – for his “contributions to Canada’s banking and financial industry, and for his voluntary and philanthropic endeavours.” In 2010, Ed was named Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year – widely viewed as the most prestigious award in Canadian business. In 2011, Ed was named Ivey Business Leader of the Year by the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.  In 2012 and 2013, Ed was named to Barron’s prestigious annual list of the World’s 30 Best CEOs.

Canadian Business awarded Ed CEO of the Year in 2013, and in 2014, American Banker named Ed a Lifetime Achievement Honoree.  In October
2014, the Harvard Business Review named Ed to The 100 Top Performing CEOs in the World. In March 2017, Ed received the Canadian Dealmakers Award. Most recently, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame for his “outstanding professional achievements and enduring contributions to Canadian society.” Currently, Ed is Chair of the Vector Institute, an independent non-profit institution dedicated to Artificial Intelligence in fields as diverse as finance, education, environment and clean tech, retail, advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care. Ed and his wife Fran live in Toronto; they have four grown children and twelve grandchildren. 

Schedule

Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24

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Wed, Sept 25

10:35am

10:35am - 10:50am

AI

Investing in Canadian Innovation with Ed Clark of Radical Ventures

The Chair of Vector Institute and Partner of Radical Ventures explains how investing in social infrastructure has allowed Canada to be a leader in innovation.

10:50am

10:50am - 11:20am

AI

Canada Versus the World with Ed Clark of Radical Ventures and Paige Dickie of Vector Institute

Two members of one of Canada’s leading artificial intelligence organizations engage in an honest conversation about the challenges in building a national AI ecosystem that can compete on the global stage.

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Thurs, Sept 26

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