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The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast

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  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 21: Growth of the ETF Industry
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 21: Growth of the ETF Industry
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Dec 12 2018 43 mins
    Listen to discussions around the overview of the 2018 Canadian and US ETF market, the importance of active management for fixed income, the role of ETFs in the current market environment, key differences in the way advisors use ETFs in Canada and the US, the effect of regulations in the US regarding launching active ETFs, pros and cons of the race to zero fees, competition in the ETF space, and thematic ETFs.
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 20: Growth in Robotics
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 20: Growth in Robotics
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Nov 1 2018 27 mins
    Learn about the definition and differences between "automation" and "robotics", predictions for collaborative robots (cobots) that help with day-to-day chores at home, view on surgical robots and how they can enable surgeons to perform more effective and efficient procedures, the intertwinement of artificial intelligence (A.I.), machine learning and robotics, the convergence of embodied intelligence in machines, the shift from robots using a preplanned series of actions to robots that are able to be intelligent and adaptive, the industries that are most likely to be affected by robotic automation, the shift to jobs that require more interaction with people, how Canada ranks in regards to A.I. innovation, advancements from the University of Toronto, and predictions for the next 5-10 years.
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 19: Cannabis Infused Beverages
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 19: Cannabis Infused Beverages
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Aug 20 2018 26 mins
    Learn about why cannabis-infused beverages are at the forefront of the "cannabis format war", barriers to entry into the market, views on how the industry will grow, how big the cannabis-infused beverages market is expected to be in Canada, recreational marijuana legalization predictions for other countries, the importance of brand recognition to gain market share, and more. 
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 18: The Perils of Cybercrime
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 18: The Perils of Cybercrime
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Aug 17 2018 30 mins
    As the number of connected devices grows, the opportunity for cybercrime rises as well. Learn about: the importance of cyber security measures for low-risk devices (i.e. Nest thermostats, Fitbits) which can be the gateway for hackers to other systems, how companies can protect themselves from internal risks vs. external forces, the federal government’s cyber security initiatives including mandatory data-breach reporting rules in effect November 1st 2018, average budget allocations to cyber security for large organizations, including banks, the increase of spending on detection instead of just protection, and more.

    • About David Senf •

    David Senf is an IT research and advisory thought leader and executive with a particular focus on cybersecurity. He has spent close to two decades analyzing and delivering vendor, provider, channel and end-user success. He examines security within the larger context of technology adoption from containers to cloud and from DevOps to devices. He founded Cyverity to promote cybersecurity risk awareness, solutions selection, and operations benchmarks and best practices.

    Previously he was a VP at IDC where he worked with and presented to countless organizations – and much of the IT vendor community. He enjoys hundreds of press appearances in a variety of publications, including The Globe and Mail, CBC, The Star, Wall Street Journal, and Wired.
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 17: Re-imagining Work with AI
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 17: Re-imagining Work with AI
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Aug 8 2018 26 mins
    Learn what cognitive computing is, the development of AI from machine learning and taking into account reasoning, planning, and scheduling, how infusing intelligent automation and deeper meaningful engagement with customers can transform businesses, the benefits of deploying chatbots to assist customer service agents and reduce second calls by 15-20%, the importance of data in an increasingly connected world, recommended data safety measures, self-driving vehicle technology progress, what being an IBM Fellow means to her as a female, A.I. predictions, and more.

    • About Dr. Chitra Dorai •

    Dr. Dorai is a Computer Scientist, Data Science and AI Expert, Innovation Advisor, and Entrepreneur. She was formerly at IBM as an IBM Fellow & CTO.

    She has 25+ years of R&D experience and extensive portfolio of innovations with research contributions in Computer Science: Cognitive Computing -- Computer Vision, Industry Analytics, Multimedia Systems, Machine Learning, Stream Processing, and Cloud Computing. She was recognized as an IBM Fellow in 2015, IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2012, IBM Master Inventor in 2011, 2014, 2017, and received the Gerstner Award for Client Excellence, IBM's Highest Honor in 2011.

    Dr. Dorai has 100+ publications in premier books, archival journals & international academic conferences.

    Learn about Canada's First Innovation ETF (TSX: EDGE) - evolveetfs.com/edge
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, E16: Benefits of Responsible Investing
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, E16: Benefits of Responsible Investing
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Aug 1 2018 23 mins
    Find out how the terms ESG (environmental, social and governance) and SRI (socially responsible investing) are intertwined and different from each other, the business case for ESG when making investment decisions, how ESG can help present opportunities that do not show up in the financial statements, Millennial investing trends, the suitability of cannabis for responsible investing, especially with the upcoming legalization, the priority for ESG in the institutional space, ESG trends over the next few years from an investment perspective and more.

    Keynote Speaker: Dustyn Lanz

    Dustyn is CEO of Responsible Investment Association.

    Dustyn is quoted regularly in the national media as an expert on responsible investing and a frequent public speaker at some of Canada’s leading business schools and investment conferences. In 2014, he helped to launch Canada’s first financial designations for advisors with expertise in responsible investing. In 2016, Dustyn received a Clean50 Emerging Leader Award for his contributions to responsible investing in Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree from York University and a master’s degree from the University of Waterloo.
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 15: Autonomous Driving
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 15: Autonomous Driving
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Jul 25 2018 29 mins
    Learn about the levels of automation for autonomous cars, the behavioural shift to autonomous driving from traditional petrol cars, the significance of technology vs. legislation, the prediction for 2020 as an important year as level 5 autonomous vehicles will be available for public consumption, which companies are making the most progress towards electric/autonomous vehicles, electric vehicle market drivers, and more.

    • About Marc Hoag •

    Marc is a California-licensed attorney-turned-2x-startup founder with nearly 8 years of experience as head of product. He has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA. Shortly after law school, he successfully raised a Series A to build his first startup in the job/talent space, from which he spun out an internal tool that became Twibble.io, a social media scheduling and automation platform. He also launched his podcast Autonomous Cars with Marc Hoag.

    Learn about Canda's First Future Cars ETF (TSX: CARS): evolveetfs.com/CARS
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Ep. 14: Financial Services Disruption
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Ep. 14: Financial Services Disruption
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Jul 18 2018 19 mins
    Discover the evolution of stock exchanges, the vision and differentiator for NEO Exchange (a new and innovative Canadian stock exchange), the differences between Canadian and US markets in terms of market data transparency, how PTFs (Platform Traded Funds) work and its expected growth, the launch of NEO Connect, predictions for the industry and more.
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 13: Marijuana Legalization
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 13: Marijuana Legalization
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Jul 11 2018 18 mins
    Get an update regarding recreational marijuana legalization in Canada and around the world. Learn about policing, supply and demand predictions once recreational marijuana is legalized, expected average price per gram (in Canada) towards the end of 2018, number of regulated retail stores in Ontario, the opportunity for a hybrid system (privately owned and government owned stores), global market demand, importing and exporting, predictions for developing countries, the importance of branding, and more.
  • The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 12: Disruption Through ESG
    The Innovators Behind Disruption Podcast, Episode 12: Disruption Through ESG
    Evolve ETFs Recorded: Jul 4 2018 18 mins
    Find out what ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) means, how portfolio managers are using ESG strategies within the funds they are running, the shift from ethics to financial materiality, the potential growth of ESG interest with the transfer of wealth to Millennials, long-term trends for companies that perform well on ESG indicators, the movement toward green bonds, how institutional investors are looking at ESG strategies, opportunities for investors in water, ESG predictions, and more. 

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