Anthony de Fazekas is recognized as a go-to IP strategist, working with a broad range of IP rich companies across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on FinTech and information technology including Artificial Intelligence (AI). He supports corporate innovation agendas of enterprises end-to- end: devising innovation protection processes, IP mining strategies, deploying technology to streamline IP development, leading IP brainstorming sessions, upgrading the various agreements and policies relevant to open innovation and digital transformation, and providing advice on patent pooling arrangements and participation in IP, blockchain and smart contract consortia.
Mr. de Fazekas has worked extensively in the innovation sector with many research institutions, large corporate innovators, clusters, startups and scaling technology companies.
He has a proven track record in helping drive the acceleration, and increased valuation, of technology scaleups. Anthony is lead outside counsel to many scale-ups: managing cross-disciplinary teams, systemizing legal offerings, and advising on a range of IP and commercial issues. He has a track record in formulating winning IP and IP monetization strategies, and contributing to successful exits fuelled by development of winning IP portfolios.
Anthony developed our firm’s Scaleup Preparedness Program, which includes a series of modules on key legal/IP/regulatory topics that help scaleups accelerate their business globally, to remain agile while managing risks.
As the Head of Technology & Innovation for Canada, he manages our firm’s extensive, cross-practice Technology & Innovation industry group. He leads thought leadership initiatives in Canada, is part of our global, integrated Technology & Innovation team, and is responsible for continuous build out of
our scaleup program including associated legal technology.
Anthony is a regular lecturer on IP and innovation related topics including for example the IP portion of the Rotman FinTech MBA elective course, IP commercialization for Osgoode Hall Law School. He speaks extensively about a range of topics including protecting value and managing risk in technology collaborations, legal and ethical implications of AI (especially from the point of adoption of AI by enterprises), data sharing and ownership arrangements in AI, and IP strategy and IP development programs for scaleups.
Michael, a graduate of the University of Toronto, is the Director of Sales Analytics and Incentive Programs at the largest office furniture manufacturer in Canada. Over the course of his 21 year history with Global Michael has had various roles from customer service to change management. Using his vast experience and understanding of the company’s culture, he has taken the lead in moving Global Furniture Group from thinking of data as a liability to the world of analytics. He is implementing a program in which the asset of data will be used to inform decision making. This program has begun in the sales and marketing side of the business, but is expected to expand into purchasing, supply management and the customer experience.
As the inaugural data scientist for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, I have been entrusted with the ambitious task of establishing a data science capacity in the Ministry. My vision of this capacity is to employ data science methodologies to improve patient outcomes, and advance health system performance in Ontario.
In my previous role at the Ministry as a senior methodologist, I specialized in the development of forecasting models and visual analytics products to support evidence-based decision making in the Ministry. I have also worked at Statistics Canada as a survey methodologist, playing a key role in the development of the Services Producer Price Index. I am also a certified trainer, currently providing training in analytics for internal Ministry staff.
I have been invited to participate at several forums including McKinsey’s Hackathon, International Conference on Establishment Surveys, and the Ontario Regional Trauma Networks Forum. I have also presented my work and research at several conferences including the Statistical Society of Canada Annual Meeting, Health Data Users Conference, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Rounds.