Speaker Series

The Engineering Leadership and Innovation Speaker Series is open to all members of the Western community interested in technology-based entrepreneurial opportunities. The series is supported by the John M. Thompson Chair in Engineering Leadership and Innovation at Western Engineering.

Upcoming Speakers


2023 Speakers

  • Prof. Emily Moore, was appointed Director of Troost ILead in October 2018 after more than twenty years in the industry. Emily started her career at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, scaling up new materials and processes from the lab to manufacturing. In her 11 years at Xerox, Emily learned a great deal about leading teams and developing new products, becoming a manager and Principal Engineer. Emily then spent 10 years at Hatch, a global engineering firm serving the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Emily led international teams to develop new product and service offerings and to deliver major projects, first as the Director of Technology Development and then as Managing Director, Water. Emily was also the inaugural chair of Hatch's Global Diversity and Inclusion efforts. Emily holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Chemistry from Queen's University and completed a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 2016 Emily was recognized as one of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining and received the SCI Canada Kalev Pugi Award.

2019 Speakers

2018 Speakers

  • Ron GlibberyFounder, President and CEO of Peraso Technologies

2017 Speakers

2016 Speakers