Charter Member Annual Dinner

The Annual C100 Charter Member dinner is the number one invitation-only event for our Charter Members in Silicon Valley.

Each year at the annual Charter Member Dinner, the C100 presents its ICE Award (Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship) to a Canadian who has been an innovator, leader and mentor, and who gives back to the community.  The recipient is interviewed fire-side chat style to discuss fun & interesting stories they have learned, and to talk about ways they have given back.

This year the C100 is pleased to present the 2015 C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award to Don Listwin.


Don has over 30 years of technology investing and management experience highlighted by a decade at Cisco Systems during the "right ten years."  During his tenure at Cisco, he built several multi-billion dollar businesses including the Service Provider line of business creating todays global internet infrastructure.  Following Cisco was a public company CEO stint at Openwave who built the core software components of what is now the mobile Internet.   His mother's death from ovarian cancer motivated him to step down from operating roles to build the Canary Foundation.  The Canary Foundation has created the world's largest research initiative in the early detection of cancer.  He serves as CEO of the foundation and works actively in scientific and philanthropic communities.  Don also invests in private companies and currently sits on seven boards including D-wave, Genologics and Teradici that are all headquartered in British Columbia.  Don received his BSEE from the University of Saskatchewan where he remains active with student engineering entrepreneurial programs and is a consulting professor at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. 

As part of the program, Don Listwin will be interviewed by John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO at RBC.