The Innovation Cluster has launched a new high-energy speaker series that brings global disruptors to Peterborough and the Kawarthas, called Electric City Talks. The launch of this series kicked off on November 19, 2019 with a lineup of popular guests to host throughout 2020.
The launch featured a special talk by Robert H. Lane. Lane is a Canadian innovator, seasoned business executive formerly of Commodore International, General Electric, NORTEL and NEDCO. Commodore International was one of the world’s largest personal computer manufacturers, with the world’s best-selling desktop computer, the Commodore 64.
Lane spoke about his journey of entrepreneurship and everything he learned along the way, from mistakes to accomplishments, and his friendships with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
The Innovation Cluster has been known for bringing notable speakers to the region for sold out shows, including Michele Romanow, Johnny Cupcakes and Nicole Verkindt.
“As the region grows as an entrepreneurial hub, we have seen a clear need to bring in global disruptors,” says John Gillis, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster. “Entrepreneurs and innovators are going to be blown away by the incredible talent and speakers that we’ve secured for this new series. It’s been designed to motivate attendees like they’ve never been before, and is set to be the most impactful innovation and tech events in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.”
The next confirmed speaker will be Jason Wight, Director of Engineering at OPG in January, followed by Craig Kielburger of WE Day and a surprise guest in the Fall to be announced!