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Karen McClure

Chief Investment Officer
Digital Technology Supercluster

As part of Canada’s Global Innovation Clusters, formerly the Superclusters, the Digital Supercluster helps Canadian organizations—big and small—develop, scale and unleash digital technology breakthroughs, creating a myriad of opportunities for Canadians and growth for Canadian companies. We bring together businesses, academia, community and government agencies to solve some of industry and society’s biggest challenges and capture opportunities together, better and faster than any single organization can achieve on its own.

Karen leads a $350+ million portfolio of investments in digital innovation projects that focused on developing digital technologies to address challenges in the health, natural resources and industrial sectors. Over the coming years the investment focus in health will continue to be on developing digital solutions that improve access to health services, deliver better health outcomes and /or improve the sustainability of Canada’s health systems. In our natural resources and industrial sectors, investments will focus on the development of technologies that support the decarbonization and support the fight against climate change.

By applying her broad experience in leading complex programs at global, national and regional scales, she brings a strategic, yet pragmatic perspective to investing in world-class initiatives. Karen has led some of the most complex “firsts” and “never-done-before” initiatives in the information technology, healthcare, and financial services sectors.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She is currently a Member of the Board of Directors and Quality Committee of Halton Healthcare and also serves as a Canadian representative on the International Advisory Committee on TRIUMF - Canada's particle accelerator centre located in Vancouver.

Day 1 - Nov 01, 2022
1:45 PM

Presentation: Tech Convergence - Opportunities to Leverage Adjacent Sectors to Advance Plant-Based

Karen Mc Clure Headshot

Don’t Miss Out.

Over the course of two days, Plant Forward will demonstrate the strength and integrity of Canada’s integrated supply chain, highlight sustainability initiatives and the latest innovations happening in Canadian crops and ingredients, and provide insights from trailblazing companies who have chosen Canada as their preferred place to invest in plant-based innovation.

Registration is now closed.


Access to all Plant Forward in-person sessions including networking opportunities.

Regular: $1050


Virtual access to event sessions, includes virtual access to all Plant Forward speaker sessions. Q&A and networking opportunities are unavailable for virtual pass.

Online only: $850

Important Registration Information:

  • Registration closes October 28
  • Early bird registration rates are available April 1 – July 31
  • Plant Forward will follow the government-mandated COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event
  • There will be no on-site registrations for Plant Forward. Attendees must be registered prior to coming on-site
  • View the cancellation policy here
  • See who’s attending Plant Forward!