AutoShow Live comes to Discovery

May 9, 2019

 Interview series will be broadcast live from OCE innovation conference

During this year’s Discovery conference, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is once again partnering with the Toronto Star and the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) to present AutoShow Live, a series of interviews with specialists from the automotive, mobility and transportation sectors.

AutoShow Live with Norris McDonald

 AutoShow Live is an online talk-show format series broadcast live from the Discovery show floor that features Norris McDonald, award-winning journalist and former editor of Toronto Star Wheels, in conversation with current and future leaders of the innovation community to discuss what’s next in Ontario and around the globe related to automotive and transportation technology. The interviews will be broadcast live on Facebook on May 13 starting at 4:45 pm and May 14 at 2:45 pm.

AutoShow Live guests include:

May 13

  • 4:45 p.m.Larry Murat, Vice President and CTO of Regional Accounts, Ericsson North America
  • 5:15 p.m.Nicole Buckley, Chief Scientist, Canadian Space Agency
  • 5:45 p.m.Bob Love, Senior Partner, BLG
  • 6:15 p.m.Tenille Houston, Vice President, Communications and Marketing, SmartCone Technologies

May 14

  • 2:45 p.m.Dr. Francis Dube, CEO and Chairman, Zen Graphene Solutions
  • 3:15 p.m.Greta Cutulenco, CEO and Co-founder, Acerta Analytics Solutions
  • 3:45 p.m.Duncan Stewart, Director of TMT Research, Deloitte Canada
  • 4:15 p.m.Ross McKenzie, Managing Director, WatCAR

Through the Autonomous Vehicles Innovation Network (AVIN), a program delivered on behalf of the government of Ontario, OCE first worked with the AutoShow Live team, CIAS and the Toronto Star to bring in experts to CIAS 2019 in February, and this exciting live streamed interview series is a continuation of that partnership.


Named Canada’s Best Trade Show in 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018, OCE’s Discovery is Canada’s premier innovation conference and trade show. It brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, investment and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in the areas of advanced manufacturing, energy, ag-tech/food tech, cleantech, advanced health, digital media, information and communication technologies and automotive. The Discovery conference and showcase attracts more than 3,600 attendees and over 500 exhibitors. For more on Discovery, visit