Our Advisory Council

The Advisory Council ensures the continued success, growth and relevance of the DMZ by providing advice on matters such as strategic direction, international growth, program reviews, fundraising, technology and industry trends. Additionally, the council promotes the DMZ in the broader business community, including among potential investors, customers and/or partners. They’re also here to open the right doors for startups.

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director, DMZ & CEO, DMZ Ventures

Agnes Hilkene

Executive Director, The George and Helen Vari Foundation

Anthony Lacavera

Founder and Chairman, Globalive Capital and Advisory Council Chair

Bruce Croxon

Partner, Round13 Capital

Claude Guay

President & General Manager, IBM Canada

David Walmsley

Editor in Chief, The Globe and Mail

Fay Wu

Managing Director, NFQ Ventures

Isaac Olowolafe Jr.

Founder and General Partner, Dream Maker Ventures

Kevin O’Brien

President and GM, WW Canada

Mohamed Lachemi

President and Vice-Chancellor, Ryerson University

Peter Bowie

Independent Director, former CEO of Deloitte China