EPISODE #44 – Investing in Disruptive Innovation with Scott Bullis

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore disruptive technologies and investment opportunities in disruptive innovation with guest speaker, Scott Bullis.


  • 0:00 Opening remarks and introductions
  • 0:55 Dot com era
  • 2:33 Growth and adoption of disruptive technology
  • 3:50 Investment opportunities in tech for investors
  • 6:10 Pandemic accelerating technologies
  • 8:50 Disruption in the finance industry
  • 10:22 Cryptocurrency & payment systems
  • 13:22 Views on the metaverse
  • 15:20 Social concerns on technologies
  • 16:50 Top predictions for the next five years
  • 18:59 Closing remarks


Scott Bullis – Portfolio Manager, IA Private Wealth

Scott Bullis

Scott Bullis brings a wide range of skills to the team. As well as having an MBA in finance (Ivey – University of Western Ontario), he has an engineering degree (Queen’s University) and has held both Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional designations. He has taught a range of business courses at the University of Alberta (Edmonton), York University (Toronto) and Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops) in the areas of Family Business, Small Business Management, Marketing and Strategy. Before becoming an advisor, Scott held senior roles in a silicon valley during the dot com boom, ran a 450 person offshore engineering firm and was a director of Canada’s National Quality Institute. Scott is a fully licensed Portfolio Manager. He holds both the CIM (Chartered Investment Manager) and PM (Portfolio Manager) designations.



Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs

Prior to founding Evolve ETFs, Mr. Lala served as Head of WisdomTree Canada – a division of WisdomTree Investments Inc., one of the world’s largest ETF issuers. Prior to this, Mr. Lala was Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Markets for Fiera Capital Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment management firm with over $100 billion in assets under management. Mr. Lala co-founded and served as President and CEO of Propel Capital Corporation (which was acquired by Fiera Capital Corporation in September 2014). Propel raised approximately $1 Billion in structured products in its five years of operation. Prior to Propel, Mr. Lala worked with Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala held several roles at Jovian including President of JovFunds Inc., an asset management division of Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.



Scott Bullis is a Portfolio Manager for iA Private Wealth®. Opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the Portfolio Manager only and do not necessarily reflect those of IA Private Wealth. The information contained in this podcast comes from sources we believe reliable, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or reliability. The opinions expressed are based on an analysis and interpretation dating from the date of publication and are subject to change without notice. Furthermore, they do not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any of the securities mentioned. The information contained herein may not apply to all types of investors. The Portfolio Manager can open accounts only in the provinces in which they are registered.

iA Private Wealth is a trademark and business name under which iA Private Wealth Inc. operates. iA Private Wealth Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Clayline Wealth is a personal trade name of Scott Bullis.


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