Dr. Martine Rothblatt and Alicia Tillman lead the first wave of dynamic and diverse speakers taking the stage at C2 Montréal 2019 (May 22 to 24)
MONTREAL, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - C2 Montréal, the award-winning transformative business conference, announces two inspiring women as part of its 2019 lineup. Powerhouse entrepreneur Dr. Martine Rothblatt (CEO, United Therapeutics Corporation) and B2B marketing specialist Alicia Tillman (CMO, SAP) will be joining filmmaker Spike Lee and many more at this exciting 8th edition of C2 Montréal.
Dr. Martine Rothblattt: The boundary pusher
One of the co-founders of Sirius XM, Dr. Martine Rothblatt moved into biotech after her daughter was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension at the age of 5. She not only developed a successful treatment, thus saving her daughter and many others' lives, but she also put the drug on the market where it generates nearly $1.5 billion in revenue each year. Dr. Rothblatt founded United Therapeutics Corporation in 1996, where she still occupies the role of CEO. As a transgender woman, she also led the first call to create international transgender health standards and recently authored books on xenotransplantation (Your Life or Mine), cyberethics (Virtually Human) and non-binary gender identity (Transgender to Transhuman).
Alicia Tillman: The brand champion
Named one of the Forbes's top 50 in "The World's Most Influential CMOs" report in 2018, SAP's Alicia Tillman is an award-winning strategic marketing executive at the forefront of championing brand purpose. The B2B marketing specialist started the Women in Leadership program at SAP Ariba, building a community of over 3,000 women across the tech industry and providing coaching in areas such as personal branding and executive presence. Alicia also launched the first-ever business travel industry forum in China, created the first social media platform for American Express Business Travel and developed the industry's first customer loyalty product that uses gamification.
Changing the C-Suite game
C2 Montréal will be welcoming these remarkable female leaders who are not only changing the business world but also people's daily lives. "Dr. Martine Rothblatt and Alicia Tillman personify perseverance and passion", said Richard St-Pierre, President of C2 Montréal. "Each's desire to go further by pushing boundaries has led to achieving seemingly impossible goals. This devotion has allowed them to become great leaders recognized worldwide for their achievements and role models for the leadership of tomorrow."
C2 Montréal announces diverse roster of speaker for 2019
From artists to scientists, C2 Montréal is also proud to welcome to its stage a variety of talents:
- AI inclusivity advocate and artist Stéphanie Dinkins
- Award-winning Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson
- Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde
- DARPA neuro-tech innovator Dr. Justin Sanchez
- Globally-renowned conservationist Mark Tercek
- Groundbreaking sports tech engineer Mounir Zok
- Corporate comedian Sarah Cooper
- Sustainable food system proponent and social scientist Jacy Reese
They will be sharing their insights and expertise as part of the growing roster of creative minds to take the stage May 22-24 in Montreal, Canada. Winter rates for tickets and registration can be secured here.
About C2 Montréal
C2 Montréal is a 3-day transformative business conference that inspires 7,000 decision-makers across numerous continents and industries each year. A non-profit organization, C2 Montréal was imagined by creative agency Sid Lee in collaboration with founding partner Cirque du Soleil. In an immersive environment specifically designed to spark new ideas, the event's talks, workshops, extreme brainstorming sessions, meetups, performances and celebrations challenge participant biases and shift their perspective, allowing them to explore completely new ways of doing business. Recipient of four BizBash awards, including "Best Conference" and "Most Innovative Conference", C2 Montréal has also been described as "a conference that's reinventing how we network" by Harvard Business Review. C2 Montréal will be presenting its 8th edition on May 22, 23 and 24, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
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