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Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs, joins industry experts to discuss topics such as; cyber security, artificial intelligence (A.I.), auto innovation (including electric and self-driving cars), blockchain, ETFs, and more.

Evolve ETFs: The Innovators Behind Disruption with Raj Lala Evolve ETFs

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Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs, joins industry experts to discuss topics such as; cyber security, artificial intelligence (A.I.), auto innovation (including electric and self-driving cars), blockchain, ETFs, and more.

    Episode 44 – Investing in Disruptive Innovation with Scott Bullis

    Episode 44 – Investing in Disruptive Innovation with Scott Bullis

    EPISODE #44 - Investing in Disruptive Innovation with Scott Bullis

    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore disruptive technologies and investment opportunities in disruptive innovation with keynote speaker, Scott Bullis.



    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:00 Opening remarks and introductions

    0:55 Dot com era

    2:33 Growth and adoption of disruptive technology

    3:50 Looking for investment opportunities for investors

    6:10 Pandemic accelerating technologies

    8:50 Disruption in the finance industry

    10:22 Cryptocurrency & payment systems

    13:22 Views on the metaverse

    15:20 Social concerns on technologies

    16:50 Top predictions for the next five years

    18:59 Closing remarks



    GUEST SPEAKER:

    Scott Bullis - Portfolio Manager, IA Private Wealth

    Scott Bullis brings a wide range of skills to the team. As well as having an MBA in finance (Ivey - University of Western Ontario), he has an engineering degree (Queen's University) and has held both Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional designations. He has taught a range of business courses at the University of Alberta (Edmonton), York University (Toronto) and Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops) in the areas of Family Business, Small Business Management, Marketing and Strategy. Before becoming an advisor, Scott held senior roles in a silicon valley during the dot com boom, ran a 450 person offshore engineering firm and was a director of Canada's National Quality Institute. Scott is a fully licensed Portfolio Manager. He holds both the CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) and PM (Portfolio Manager) designations.

    DISCLAIMER:

    Scott Bullis is a Portfolio Manager for iA Private Wealth®. Opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the Portfolio Manager only and do not necessarily reflect those of IA Private Wealth. The information contained in this podcast comes from sources we believe reliable, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or reliability. The opinions expressed are based on an analysis and interpretation dating from the date of publication and are subject to change without notice. Furthermore, they do not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any of the securities mentioned. The information contained herein may not apply to all types of investors. The Portfolio Manager can open accounts only in the provinces in which they are registered.

    iA Private Wealth is a trademark and business name under which iA Private Wealth Inc. operates. iA Private Wealth Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Clayline Wealth is a personal trade name of Scott Bullis.

    • 19 min
    Episode 43 – Everything Crypto with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano

    Episode 43 – Everything Crypto with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano

    EPISODE #43 - Everything Crypto with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano

    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore the current cryptocurrency landscape and what’s next for bitcoin and ether with Elliot Johnson and keynote speaker, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano.



    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:00 Opening remarks

    1:53 Key opportunities and challenges in bitcoin

    7:25 Nation-state adoption of bitcoin & regulations

    18:33 Bitcoin adoption in industries

    19:35 US ETFs

    22:53 Canadian cryptocurrency ETFs

    27:40 Institutional adoption of cryptocurrency

    33:26 Financial advisors & investing in cryptocurrency

    41:24 Closing remarks



    GUEST SPEAKERS:

    Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, Entrepreneur and Technology Investor – The Pomp Podcast

    Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is an entrepreneur and technology investor. Most people simply call him “Pomp.” Pomp currently manages an investment portfolio valued at more than $500 million, including investments in many of the largest companies across the bitcoin and crypto industry. He also hosts the popular podcast “The Pomp Podcast,” which has been downloaded more than 20 million times. He writes a daily letter that is read by more than 150,000 investors each morning. Pomp’s interests lie at the intersection of finance, technology, entrepreneurship, and economics, which he tweets about extensively to his more than 1.1 million followers.

    Elliot Johnson, CIO & COO - Evolve ETFs

    Elliot is Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operation Officer at Evolve ETFs. Prior to joining Evolve ETFs, Elliot was Senior Vice President, Retail Markets at Fiera Capital Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment management firm. Elliot has been a featured guest on BNN Bloomberg and featured in top publications such as, Toronto Star, Yahoo Finance, Benzinga, Investment Executive, Wealth Professional and Motley Fool. Elliot is also a frequent guest on various industry webinars, ETF panels, wealth and cryptocurrency podcasts, including Jessica Moorhouse and BTC Media.

    • 42 min
    Episode 42 – Midyear ETF Industry Update with Eric Balchunas

    Episode 42 – Midyear ETF Industry Update with Eric Balchunas

    EPISODE #42 - Midyear ETF Industry Update with Eric Balchunas
    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we chat with Bloomberg senior ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas on the ETF market thus far in 2021.

    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 Opening remarks
    1:20 This year so far
    3:30 How is growth spread between DIY and advisors?
    6:50 What are the biggest trends that are being seen now?
    12:05 Why ESG investing could be on the up
    16:50 Bullish on Clean Energy ETFs
    20:05 Overall thoughts on disruptive tech from Eric
    22:00 Making sense of retail-driven purchases
    30:00 Competing with the big boys of disruptive tech
    32:30 Predictions of when crypto ETFs will hit the US market
    37:20 Predictions for the first-day volume of Bitcoin ETFs in the US
    43:55 Favourite tickers
    49:50 Closing remarks

    GUEST SPEAKER:

    Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst - Bloomberg

    • 50 min
    Episode 41 – The Future of Disruptive Innovation with Shawn Kanungo

    Episode 41 – The Future of Disruptive Innovation with Shawn Kanungo

    EPISODE #41 - The Future of Disruptive Innovation with Shawn Kanungo
    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore what the future of disruptive innovation could look like with keynote speaker, Shawn Kanungo.

    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 Opening remarks
    2:00 Are organizations embracing disruptive tech?
    6:00 Electricity the backbone of the future
    9:15 The growth of automation and AI
    14:26 The bubble of crypto
    19:05 The biggest disruptive forces to come
    22:37 Bio-tech, genomics and autonomous vehicles
    25:00 What advice would you give the younger generation
    28:34 The paradox of disruption
    31:59 Is a Metaverse ETF to come?
    35:15 The new industries of the metaverse
    35:50 Closing remarks

    GUEST SPEAKER:

    Shawn Kanungo, Keynote Speaker - Disruptive Innovation
    Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. Shawn is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and actively invests in early-stage ventures. His work and interviews have been featured in The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV. He has been recognized as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. In 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen”. Shawn’s content on innovation has garnered millions of views, respectively across LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube & Facebook.

    • 37 min
    Episode 40 – The Ever Evolving Privacy Law with Carole Piovesan

    Episode 40 – The Ever Evolving Privacy Law with Carole Piovesan

    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we sit down with Carole Piovesan of INQ Law to discuss how spending on cybersecurity is divided and which ways data privacy is involved in everyday life.  



    TIMESTAMPS: 

     0:00 Opening remarks 

    1:30 Banning paying ransom on ransomware attacks 

    3:50 The three spends of technical defence 

     5:35 Data privacy in everyday life

     7:25 Giving up control of privacy

     9:20 Big tech privacy adjustments 

    12:00 Recent changes of privacy 

    13:45 AI in the healthcare sector 

    16:30 Bridging the divide between tech and medicine

     17:15 Canadian GDPR 

    18:50 Closing Remarks 



     GUEST SPEAKER:  Carole Piovesan - Managing partner, INQ Law  

    Carole is managing partner at INQ Law, focusing her practice on privacy, cyber readiness, data governance and artificial intelligence (AI) risk management. She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy, cyber readiness and breach response, data governance, ethical AI and responsible innovation. Prior to founding INQ Law, Carole was co-lead of the national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group at McCarthy Tétrault. She has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.  Carole plays an active role in shaping data law, policy and standards in Canada and globally. She is the co-chair of the federal government’s Exposure Notification application. She also co-chairs the data governance working group for the Data Governance Standardization Collaborative at the Standards Council of Canada. She is a member of the Data Governance Working Group for the Global Partnership on AI, as well as an advisor to several AI start-ups.  In 2018, Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Digital Leaders in the national data and digital transformation consultations. In this role, she led consultations with businesses, academics, civil society and industry associations to inform the first national Digital Charter. Announced on May 21, 2019, the Digital Charter has led to significant proposed reforms to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law.

    • 19 min
    Episode 39 – Understanding eSports With Chris Overholt

    Episode 39 – Understanding eSports With Chris Overholt

    In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we sit down with Chris Overholt of OverActive Media to discuss the ever-growing eSports industry. This discussion ranges from the ins and outs of being an eSport professional, the financial growth this industry will see and where Toronto fits into the potential space for an eSports performance centre.

    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 Opening remarks
    2:05 Getting involve in eSports
    4:10 The difference between eSport and eGaming
    7:15 A day in the life of an eSports professional
    10:00 eSports – A growing industry
    12:35 Prize pools
    15:30 How the traditional eGaming companies are involved in eSports
    20:10 Viewership in eSports during Covid-19
    23:00 Reopening plans post Covid-19
    25:00 An eSport performance centre
    26:40 Toronto’s talent pool
    29:00 Closing remarks

    • 31 min

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