2018 Digifest Speakers
Brand DesignerLearn More
Her branding boutique helps entrepreneurs reach and keep their ideal customers using communication design as a strategic tool. Claudia is passionate about communication, marketing and design thinking, using her problem-solving skills to bring out the best of each business to the market.
Claudia studied Graphic Design in Brazil and Italy, and is a Design Management alumni from George Brown College’s School of Design. She is the author of the 2017 Brazilian Graphic Design Biennale identity and an active member of the regional as well as the national design associations (Adegraf and ADG Brasil).
Information DesignerLearn More
Giorgia Lupi sees beauty in data. With her practice, she challenges the impersonality that data communicate, designing engaging visual narratives that re-connect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas.
Her work is included in MoMA’s collection, and the Museum recently commissioned an original, site-specific piece for the exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern? Lupi also gave a TED TALK on her humanistic approach to data.
New Venture Creation, University of Guelph
Dana was the founding Executive Director of Food Starter, a food business incubator and accelerator that has been recognized with a Premier’s Award for Innovation Excellence. Their clients have launched over 80 product lines and created +160 food sector jobs
As the Associate Director of New Venture Creation, her team enables Canada’s smartest agri-food and biotech minds to transform their insights into the commercial value and enhances Canada’s international reputation as a place where great ideas and safe food are abundant.
Learn More MakeLab started three years ago when they took eight 3D printers to a Toronto bar and taught design until the last call. Since then they have taken their laser cutters, light tables, and edible photo booths out of the lab, inventing ways to spark wonder and creativity in unexpected places. Makelab has been engaging people through teaching innovative design from small to large events around the world. Their past clientele includes the ROM, AGO, Fashion Week and TIFF.
MakeLab started three years ago when they took eight 3D printers to a Toronto bar and taught design until the last call. Since then they have taken their laser cutters, light tables, and edible photo booths out of the lab, inventing ways to spark wonder and creativity in unexpected places.
Makelab has been engaging people through teaching innovative design from small to large events around the world. Their past clientele includes the ROM, AGO, Fashion Week and TIFF.
Executive DirectorLearn More
Navid was also the founder and CEO of Airpost a leading AI-based cloud security company based in Silicon Valley. Airpost was later acquired by Box in 2015. Post-acquisition, Navid leads product for multiple large product groups at Box, which included overseeing product technologies in machine learning, big data, and advanced security.
As an active alumni for the world’s #1 B2B startup accelerator, Alchemist, Nathoo has been speaking around the world on their behalf. He is an investor and advisor in multiple B2B early-stage startups.
White has exhibited his artwork throughout North America and Europe. His works can be found in public collections, including those of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canadian Art Bank, and the National Gallery of Canada
From 1978 to 2016, he taught electronics, concept development, and computer programming at both OCAD University and Ryerson University in Toronto.