Bringing critical issues and candid conversations to Calgary
The Haskayne School of Business is thrilled to announce a new speaker series that brings visionaries from diverse business fields to Calgary for thought-provoking conversations you won’t hear anywhere else in town. Next Up: The W. David Duckett Speaker Series features high-profile speakers to address critical and emerging issues in business and society. Designed to bring together Calgarians from various business backgrounds, the series stimulates discussions to help inform decisions and create viable business solutions to better our community, business landscape and economy. This twice per year speaker series – happening in the spring and fall – is hosted at the University of Calgary in the brand new Mathison Hall Event Centre.
Lisa Seacat DeLuca leads the engineering, design, and product management organization at Unstoppable Domains innovating the future of the decentralized web. She is the 2nd Most Prolific Female Inventor in the world and as a technology executive for the past decade, Lisa brings emerging technology to life. Previously, Lisa spent 16 years at IBM as a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Product Management. Lisa holds a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University with minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Productions.
Lisa is an Inductee into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame, Entrepreneur Magazine listed Lisa as one of their "49 Female Entrepreneurs Who Are Reshaping the Business World", she's one of the 115 Most Inspirational Women in Web3 and the Metaverse, and she's been featured in #LinkedInTopVoices in Technology list three years (2019 #2, 2018 #1, 2017 #2), and was an MIT 35 under 35. She is a TED speaker, a self-published author of two children’s books titled "A Robot Story" and “The Internet of Mysterious Things”, and the most prolific female inventor in IBM history. Her innovation portfolio includes over 1,000 patents filed in the United States and abroad, of which, over 650 have been granted, to date. The topic of her innovations include cloud, mobile, IoT, social, security, AI, commerce, blockchain, web3. Lisa is an AAAS-Lemelson Inventor Ambassador where she increases visibility to the importance of innovation. Lisa has spoken at numerous tech conferences and written articles to share her technology and innovation passion with others.