Speaker Diane Francis

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National Post

Diane Francis

Diane Francis is a well-known journalist, author, broadcaster, and Editor-at Large at The National Post. She writes extensively for publications around the world and is a regular columnist with PostMedia, Atlantic Council in DC, Singularity University Hub, journal The American Interest in DC, and the Kyiv Post, among other publications. She is a sought-after speaker at conferences on technology, geopolitics, US-Canada, business, energy, Russia-Ukraine, and white collar crime.

She has travelled all over the world covering major world events, and made dozens of trips to Ukraine in recent years.

She is also on the Faculty at Singularity University in Mountain View California, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, a Distinguished Professor at Ryerson University, and also on the boards of the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative and the Canada-US Law Institute. She is also a software developer working with a Kyiv firm.

Her popular twitter feed on tech and corruption now has more than 250,000 followers around the world.

She is an entrepreneur and serves as a director, investor, and advisor to several start-up companies and government organizations.

She is also an activist and has organized major conferences universities on bio-tech and business topics; with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and 2017 on future technologies; and was chief fundraiser, raising more than $1 million in corporate sponsorships for Singularity University’s Canada Summit in all 2017.

She is a member of Abundance360, created by Silicon Valley influencer and space pioneer Peter Diamandis, who leads this exclusive group of 250 entrepreneurs.






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