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2021 Founders Forum

Saturday, September 18th 2021

'Conversation with Founders' discussion with Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BroadbandTV; Sharan Pasricha, Founder & CEO, Ennismore; Julien Codorniou, Vice-President, Workplace from Facebook; Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve, Co-founder & CEO, Alan; Ilkka Paananen, Co-founder and CEO, Supercell.

Canaccord Genuity’s 41st Annual Growth Conference

Thursday, August 12th 2021

Presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV.

Senate Panel: A Diverse Path to Prosperity for all Canadians

Monday, April 19th 2021

A webinar discussion, hosted by the Senate of Canada, on directly addressing racism to unlock entrepreneurship. Participants include Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV; Chief Terry Paul, Chief and CEO, Membertou; Wes Hall, Executive Chairman & CEO, Kingsdale Advisors.

Scotiabank TMT Conference

Tuesday, March 30th 2021

Fireside Chat between Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV and Jeff Fan, Wall Street Analyst, Scotiabank.

LinkedIn Live for IWD and Women’s History Month

Friday, March 26th 2021

Panel discussion about choosing to challenge and the empowerment of inclusion and equality. Participants include Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV; Tom Keiser, CEO, Hootsuite; Sara Clemens, COO, Twitch.



Roth Virtual Conference

Thursday, March 18th 2021

Panel discussion on uncovering growth opportunities listed in Canada. Participants include Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV; Brady Fletcher, President and Head of Investment Banking, Roth Canada; Delilah Panio, Vice President of Capital Formation for Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX...

Elevate Virtual Roundtable

Wednesday, March 17th 2021

Fireside Chat between Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV and Margaret Stuart, Country Manager, Canada, Salesforce on building a quadruple bottom line business.

Eight Capital innoVIII: The Digital Evolution of Media Conference

Thursday, January 28th 2021

Presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV.

Great Vancouver Board of Trade Panel

Friday, January 22nd 2021

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade sponsored a conversation on B.C.'s New Economic Development Agency. Participants include Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV; Sue Paish, CEO, Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster; Tamara Vrooman, President, Vancouver Airport Authority.

Canaccord; Canadian Tech: New Wave of Public Companies

Tuesday, January 19th 2021

Fireside Chat with Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson & CEO, BBTV and Aravinda Galappatthige, Wall Street Analyst, Canaccord Genuity on digital media and video.

2020 Founders Forum

Friday, June 26th, 2020

'The Future of Media', a panel discussion with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Mark Thompson, CEO, New York Times; Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer.

2019 Elevate Tech Festival, Toronto

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

‘Mind the Gap: Equality in the Workplace’, a conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Maureen Farrell, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal.

2019 Ladies Who Launch, Toronto

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Opening Fireside Chat with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor and Co-Founder, Ladies Who Launch.

2019 Collision Conference, Toronto

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Opening Keynote Conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada.

2019 CES

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Spotlight Conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Todd Spangler, New York Digital Editor, Variety.

2018 G20, Argentina

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

‘Using Power and Influence to Promote the Economic Empowerment of Women’, a conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Clarisa Estol, Chair, Business Women Leaders Task Force; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada; Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IADB.

2018 Web Summit, Lisbon

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

‘Success in a changing media landscape’, a keynote presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.

2018 Fortune Global Forum, Toronto

Monday, October 15th, 2018

‘Digital on Demand: New Models for Media and Entertainment’, a conversation with Shahrzad Rafati Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Jeffrey Remedios, President, Universal Music Canada; Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune.

2018 CES

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

‘The New Digital Entertainment Ecosystem’, a conversation with Shahrzad Rafati Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Todd Spangler, New York Digital Editor, Variety.

2017 Cannes Lions, Cannes

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

‘Building a Global Digital Media Powerhouse’, a keynote presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.

2017 BC Tech Summit

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

‘BroadbandTV Building a Global Digital Media Powerhouse out of B.C.’, a keynote presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV

2016 Dreamforce, San Francisco

Friday, October 7th, 2016

‘Trust & Growth in the 21st Century’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Marc Benioff, Chairman & Co-CEO, Salesforce; Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO, Bank of America; will.i.am, Musician & Entrepreneur.

2016 DMEXCO, Cologne

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

‘The Power of Total Video’, a presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.

2016 Collision Conference, New Orleans

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

‘Building the Next Generation of Smart Media Brands’, a keynote presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.

2016 NAB Show, Las Vegas

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

‘Redefining Entertainment: Building a Global Digital Media Powerhouse’, a conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Saba Hamedy, Entertainment Reporter, Mashable.

2016 FT Digital Media, London

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

‘Predictions for the Future of Media: New Disruptions, New Models’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and David Pemsel, CEO, The Guardian Media Group.

2016 WEF Annual Meeting, Davos

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

‘Moving Beyond Shareholder Activism: Building a Multi Stakeholder Organization’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Marc Benioff, Chairman & Co-CEO, Salesforce; Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO, Bank of America; Ariana Huffington, CEO, The Huffington Post;...

2016 CES

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Headliner Conversation Conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Todd Spangler, New York Digital Editor, Variety.

2015 Business Insider: IGNITION, NYC

Monday, December 7th, 2015

‘Five Million Videos’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Ynon Kreiz, CEO, Maker Studios; Kerry Trainor, CEO, Vimeo; Steve Kovach, Tech Editor, CNBC.

2015 Web Summit, Dublin

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

‘Inspiring Stories in Online Video’, a keynote presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.

2015 MIPCOM, Cannes

Monday, October 5th, 2015

‘Media Mastermind’, a conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Jimmy Maymann, President of Consumer Brands, AOL and CEO of The Huffington Post.

2015 VidCon, LA

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Fireside Chat with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube.

2015 Variety: Newfronts, NYC

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

‘Knowing Newfronts: State of Ad-Supported Digital Entertainment Business’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; David Cohen, Chief Investment Officer, Universal McCann; Dermot McCormack, President, AOL Video and Studio; Lisa Utzschneider, Senior Vice President,...

2015 CES

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

‘Dollars and Sense: The Business of Digital’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV and Chris Vollmer, Partner with Strategy, a member of the PwC network firms.

2015 CES, Digital Hollywood

Monday, January 5th, 2015

‘Multi-channel Networks & the YouTube Phenomenon’, a panel conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Urs Cete, Managing Director & CEO, Bertelsmann Media Investments; Eunice Shin, Director, Manatt Digital; T.J. Marchetti, CMO, AwesomenessTV; Reza Izad, Co-Founder & CEO,...

2014 Medientage Munchen, Munich

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘TV Summit’, a panel conversation Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Gary Davey, Executive Vice President Programming, Sky Deutschland; Professor Nico Hofmann, CEO, UFA Fiction; Dr. Christoph Schneider, CEO, Amazon Prime Video; Christoph Krachten, President, Mediakraft Networks;...

2014 CABSAT, Dubai

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

‘The Digital Content Revolution: A World of Opportunity’, a keynote Presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.

2014 Digital Life Design, Munich

Monday, January 20th, 2014

‘Digital Storytelling: Surfing the Video Explosion’, panel Conversation with Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV; Jamal Edwards, Founder & CEO, SB.TV; Jimmy Maymann, CEO, Huffington Post; Stefan Schulz, CEO, Watchever; Henry Blodgett, CEO & Editorial Director of Insider, Inc.

2012 TEDx Vancouver

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

‘You Are What You Watch’, a keynote presentation from Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO, BroadbandTV.