Jim Stikeleather

Chief Innovation Officer · Dell

Rev up the engines of your event and glimpse the future with Dell's Chief Innovation Officer, who explains & evaluates emerging technologies

Software Development Environments and Methods Software as A Service Product Management Process Engineering Cloud Computing

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

Tony Olvet

Group Vice President, Research · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Group Vice President of the research domains team at IDC Canada

Canadian ICT Market Trends Digital Transformation IoT & Mobility Top Executive Priorities

Mark Hart

Professor, Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) Associate Director, Aston Centre for Growth · Aston University

Mark Hart has worked and published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business development and policy.

Economic Performance Business Policy SMEs Small Business Entrepreneurship

Solomon Darwin

Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation | Executive Director, Center for Growth Markets · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Hailed as the “Father of the Smart Village Movement”

Open Innovation Smart Villages / Smart Cities Business Models Innovation Strategies for Emerging Economies Business Ecosystems

Dominique Halaby

Director, Business Innovation Group · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Halaby oversees development of Georgia Southern University’s City Center.

Community Development Workforce and Economic Development Non-Profit Organizations Workplace Innovation Rural Entrepreneurship

Alex Bratton

CEO & Chief Geek · Lextech Global Services

CEO & Chief Geek, Views Technology Through a Business-Focused Lens

5 Secrets to Successful Enterprise App Development The Consumerization of It Mobile Technology is Changing the World 20 Business Secrets Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know Indicators of Mobile App Opportunities

Marc Freedman

CEO and Founder · Encore.org

An award-winning social entrepreneur, frequent commentator in the national media, and the author of multiple books

Retirement Baby Boomers Aging Careers

Keith Sawyer, M.A, Ph.D.

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations · UNC at Chapel Hill

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, with focus on creativity, innovation, and learning.

Anthropology Sociology Psychology Pedagogy Ethnography and Participant Action Research

Carlos Paz-Soldan

CEO & Founder · Tenet Computer Group Inc.

Combines business and technology expertise.

Emergency Preparedness Information Technology Mobile Technology Business Augmented Reality

Lisa Kember

Regional Development Director · Constant Contact, Inc.

Small Business Marketing Expert - Eastern Canada

Email Marketing Public Relations Online Advertising Digital Marketing Engagement Marketing

Nefertiti Walker

Associate Professor of Sport Management and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nefertiti Walker's research centers on sports culture and developing diverse and inclusive cultures in sports and other organizations.

Gender in organizations Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Intercollegiate Sports Sports Culture Organizational Diversity and inclusion Women & Leadership in Sport Organizations

Stefanos Karagos

Founder - Information Alchemist · XPLAIN

An Award Winning Disruptive Keynote Speaker using non-Conventional Ways to Interact with the Audience.

Content Strategy Social Media Roi Content Marketing

Denise Amyot

President and CEO · Colleges and Institutes Canada

Denise Amyot is President and CEO of CICan, the national voice of Canada's public colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics.

Postsecondary Education Non - Profit Organization Non Profit Advocacy Postsecondary Education Administration Public Administration

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

John Danner

Lecturer (Continuing) | Senior Fellow · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Advisor and speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and strategy; Wall Street Journal bestselling author

Growth and Employee Engagement Entrepreneurship Innovation and Organizational Change Leadership Styles Failure as a Resource

David Stewart-Patterson

Vice-President, Public Policy · The Conference Board of Canada

No dragon in this den! Combining policy analysis & advocacy, the CBoC's VP of Public Policy enthusiastically supports young entrepreneurs

Public Policy

Jeffrey Baumgartner

Founder/Managing Director · Jpb.com

Hyperactive, thought provoking speaker on creative thinking

Creative Thinking Business Innovation

June Wiley

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

Experienced college administrator with expertise in managing web-based education programs.

Social Work Education Web-based Teaching Business Innovation Community Organization

Doug Williamson

President and Chief Executive Officer · The Beacon Group

A bold thinker and dynamic speaker, with extensive global experience, who can provide unique insights into today's business challenges.

Megatrends & Seismic Shifts - Coping With the New Reality Leading Through Chaos & Disruption Innovation & Design Thinking Global Leadership in A Modern World Science of Strategic Thinking