Speaker's Biography:

John Ruffolo
CEO, OMERS Ventures

John Ruffolo is the CEO of OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. OMERS Ventures invests in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Ruffolo is also the senior vice president and head of knowledge investing with OMERS Strategic Investments. Prior to joining OMERS, he was a partner at Deloitte and global thought leader, global tax leader and Canadian industry leader for Deloitte's technology, media and telecommunications practice. Ruffolo serves as chair of the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association's Government Relations Committee and a member of its Executive Committee. He is also chair of the David Suzuki Foundation Friends of Ontario and a board member of Communitech. A chartered accountant, Ruffolo was formerly a partner with Arthur Andersen LLP and was an instructor for both the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and York University's Schulich School of Business, his alma mater.

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