Calgary-based entrepreneur Jim Gibson is an active leader in the Alberta innovation ecosystem. With 30 years of experience at the forefront of technology and change as founder of six different technology startups, Jim is a passionate advocate for “paying attention” to what’s coming and providing concrete examples of how we can all be leaders and role models for change. As a published author of the 2018 book, Tip of the Spear: Our Species and Technology at a Crossroads, Jim challenges the reader and listener to understand and respond to a new world that sees infinite possibilities meeting serious global problems head on.

He is a partner with Thin Air Labs, co-founder of the Rainforest Alberta movement, program lead of the Calgary Innovation Coalition, a mentor with the Venture Mentoring Services of Alberta, a member of the A100, and an advisor to many local startups.