Heather Farley, M.D.

Chief Wellness Officer · ChristianaCare

Dr. Farley, an emergency physician by training, is one of the nation's foremost experts on healthcare worker wellbeing

Change Management Wellbeing Burnout Provider Wellbeing Wellbeing at Work

Megha Kumar

Research Director, Software and Cloud Services · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Megha helps vendors and end-users navigate the cloud services and digital innovation landscape in Canada

Cloud Services Enterprise Applications PaaS (Platform as a Service) Saas (Software as A Service) Digital Transformation

Michael Ballard

President & CEO · Resiliency for Life

I help people gain the insight to be inspired, key skills to manage and lead, and an easy to understand process to create success.

Resiliency Self-Leadership Stress Mental Health Productivity

Lars Goransson

Managing Director, Canada · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Lars Goransson is responsible for IDC's Canadian operation as Managing Director.

Competitive Intelligence Competitive Analysis Business Strategy Market Research Market Intelligence

Alma Stevenson

Professor of Literacy · Georgia Southern University

Alma Stevenson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical literacy, strategies, assessment and literacy in the content areas.

Language and Literacy Development Diverse Learners and Educational Equity Science Education

Juan Araque

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Araque is an expert in leadership, education, community development, diversity, violence prevention and positive youth development.

Leadership, management and social policy in the public and not-for-profit sectors Amber Alert Adolescent Development Violence Prevention Youth Development

Shelley B. Wepner, Ed.D.

Professor and Dean, Education · Manhattanville College

An expert in literacy education and technology in education.

Entrepreneurial Leadership In Schools Technology and Education Literacy Education Education and Suburbs

Kevin Nourse, PhD, PCC

Adjunct Faculty - Evidence Based Coaching · Fielding Graduate University

Seasoned organization development and coaching professional with a passion for developing resilient leaders and organization.

Coach Education and Coaching Supervision Team Development and Effectiveness Executive and Leadership Coaching Evidence Based Coaching Leadership Development

TA Loeffler

Professor · Memorial University of Newfoundland

TA inspires audiences to embrace the challenge of change and promotes self-leadership through interactive multi-media presentations

Leadership Team Building Resiliency & Change

T. William Lester, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Lester is an expert on the impact of minimum wage and living wage policies on urban economic development.

Economic Development Labor Market Institutions Living Wage Policies Minimum Wage Policies Labor Economics

Lou Russell

CEO / Queen / Learning Facilitator · Russell Martin & Associates

As a sought-after international speaker to leaders, Lou blends her humorous stories with her engaging on-the-ground experience to customize

Project Management for Scalability Eq for Project Decision Making Success Leading Unruly Project Teams Focused Performance

Dena McMartin

Associate Vice-President · University of Regina

Dena McMartin has developed and supported numerous academic and research partnerships within the university and with international partners.

Stormwater Quality Agricultural Water and Environmental Performance Monitoring Source Water Protection and Planning Chemical-Free Water Treatment Solutions Extreme Water Events & Climate

Judy Helm Wright

Author and Speaker · Artichoke Press LLC

Enthusiastic keynote and conference speaker on RESILIENCE and being a Bounce-Back person. Brings scientific study and life examples of the p

Resiliency - Bounce Back Person Power of Encouraging Words Motivational Respect Responsibility & Resiliency Broke But Not Broken

Gustavo Vejarano

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Wireless Multihop Networks (Wmn) Cognitive Radios and Networking Cross-Layer Design Cyber-Physical Systems: adaptation mechanisms for WMNs to human activity and behavior Self-Organized Communication Networks

Warren Shiau

Research Vice-President, AI & Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Warren Shiau is a Research Vice-President, specializing in AI & Analytics at IDC Canada.

Artifical Intelligence Quantitative Surveying Market assessment and segmentation Message and value proposition testing Thought leadership research

Patrick J. Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Martin's research applies control theory and artificial intelligence to enable the safe deployment of distributed autonomous systems.

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Systems Robotics and Automation Cyber Physical Systems Autonomy

Jason Bremner

Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Jason Bremner leads team of experts helping clients succeed in the software and services markets in Canada.

Precision Agriculture Outsourcing Enterprise Applications Cloud Services Digital Transformation

Harvey Seim, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Marine Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

Seim is an expert on physical oceanography, coastal meteorology and exploring the potential of offshore wind energy.

Offshore wind power Ocean meteorology Physical oceanography Renewable Energy

Helen Land

Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Helen Land focuses on how culture, gender, stress, coping, and spirituality affect physical and mental well-being in vulnerable populations,

Health Spirituality Gender Social Work Education Social Work

Milos Manic, Ph.D.

Professor · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Manic conducts research in the areas of machine learning, software defined networks and human-machine interfaces.

Computational Intelligence Techniques (Machine Learning) with Applications in Energy Cybersecurity and Human Machine Interfaces Software Defined Networks Fuzzy Neural Data Mining Techniques Energy Security Human-machine Interfaces