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Future Trends Speakers

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Michael Adams

Leading Market Researcher

One of Canada’s leading thinkers on public opinion, demographics, and trends, and the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies, Michael Adams delivers ground-breaking social research, customising his...

Michael Adams

Ian Altman

Bestselling Sales Author | Inc. and Forbes Columnist | Strategic B2B Advisor

Organisations call on bestselling sales author and internationally respected business expert Ian Altman to provide guidance and innovative insight on business strategy and sales. Altman’s proven methods help modernise sales and marketing to alig...

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Dr. Nick Bontis

Leading Strategy and Management Expert

The “knowledge era” is here. Do you know how to survive? An internationally recognized intellectual-capital expert, Dr. Nick Bontis helps individuals and organizations accelerate performance by working smarter—with the power of knowledge manage...

Change Management Speaker

Jim Bottomley

Future Success Strategies

From Fortune 500s to non-profits, Jim Bottomley has advised organizations across sectors as they set about charting a path for the future. Providing insight into how social, economic, and demographic trends are shaping the years ahead, Bottomley’s ...

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Ian Bremmer

Global Political Risk Expert

Specializing in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk, Ian Bremmer is one of the world’s leading global political risk researchers and consultants. Renowned for merging the study of political science with current financ...

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Leonard Brody

Business and Technology Visionary

Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order” by BC Business magazine. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary who is consistently...

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Jesse Brown

Digital Media Expert | Disruptive Journalist | Futurist

What does the future hold for Canada? Are our institutions and economy at odds with rapid technological and cultural change? Are we keeping up? From business to government to media, disruption is here. Technology and media expert Jesse Brown explains...

Todd Buchholz

Global Economic Commentator and Policymaker

The Associated Press has said that Todd Buchholz “lights up economics with a wickedly sparkling wit.” A former associate director for economic policy at The White House and advisor to such investment firms as the Soros Fund, Goldman Sachs...

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Jim Carroll

Futurist, Trends, and Innovation Expert

Jim Carroll is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists on trends and innovation. Possessing a massive global blue-chip client list, he helps to transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes....

Jim Carroll Futurist Speaker

David Coletto

Marketing Research Leader and Expert on Canadian Millennials

As a founding partner and CEO of Abacus Data, David Coletto and his team deliver strategic advice and research design expertise to many of Canada’s foremost corporations, advocacy groups, and political leaders. A leader in online research methodolo...

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Steve Dotto

Technology Expert

Technological advances have a profound effect on our work and personal lives, and understanding these changes is critical for everyone. With engrossing talks—highlighting everything from what gadgets and platforms you should embrace or ignore to co...

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Mike Dover

Technology and Marketing Thought Leader

Do you want to have meaningful conversations with your customers but don’t know how to do it? Mike Dover, a leading authority on social media, popular culture, and the economic and social impact of technology, as well as the co-author of Wikibrands...

Ryan Estis

Business Performance Expert

Ryan Estis challenges conventional thinking on corporate culture, communication, client acquisition, brand ambassadorship and change. The former chief strategy officer for the marketing division of McCann Erickson, he helps companies, leaders, and s...

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Niall Ferguson

Internationally Renowned Historian

Named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Niall Ferguson’s work impacts industry, finance, government, and academia. Controversial, expansive, and eloquent, Ferguson’s talks explore themes that have urge...

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Richard Florida

Renowned Economist | Bestselling Author

Richard Florida is one of the world’s most sought after speakers on global trends, economics, prosperity, competitiveness, and growth. Combining in-depth analysis, a fascinating personal story, and a touch of self-deprecating humor, it’s no wonde...

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Dr David K Foot

World-Renowned Demographer

Author of the number-one bestseller Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift, David Foot is an outspoken and controversial demographics expert—one who can bring demographic statistics to life, and make the aging of soci...

Dr David K Foot Demographer Speaker

Avi Friedman

Housing Guru

Acclaimed by Wallpaper magazine as “one of the top 10 style setters who will most influence the way we live in the next quarter century,” architect and professor Avi Friedman speaks with passion on the future of home and community design as i...

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Rudyard Griffiths

Anchor, Bloomberg North | Munk Debates Moderator

Rudyard Griffiths never shies away from discussing the big issue of the day. The anchor of Bloomberg North on Bloomberg TV Canada, and the organizer and moderator of the semi-annual Munk Debates, the world’s preeminent public debating forum, Griffi...

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Alfred Hermida

Media Scholar | Journalism Educator | Online News Pioneer

Alfred Hermida combines academic rigour with a journalist’s sensibility on how to tell a compelling story. An award-winning digital media pioneer at the forefront of research into social media and new forms of storytelling, he is sought after for h...

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Michael Hyatt

"Dragon", Next Gen Den | Entrepreneur and Technology Visionary

Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire when he was just 25, by building two highly successful tech firms valued in the hundreds of millions. Today, he ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, is a celebrated “Dragon” on CBC’s new onl...

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Mitch Joel

Business Transformation and Digital Marketing Expert

When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and called him,...

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Avinash Kaushik

Web Analytics Master

Avinash Kaushik is the “Digital Marketing Evangelist” for Google. One of the few experts in web marketing that makes data understandable, Avinash shows how leaders, marketers, and executives can leverage digital platforms and data to out-innovate...

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Darrell Keezer

Digital Marketing Expert

Darrell Keezer is a digital marketing evangelist. He makes digital marketing great by creating engaging websites that convert visitors into customers. Proving that digital marketing can help businesses increase revenue and gain relevancy in today’s...

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Giselle Kovary

Generational Expert | Organizational Performance Consultant

As president and co-founder of n-gen People Performance Inc., Giselle has dedicated the past 13 years to building strategies and programs that help clients target, motivate and engage employees in order to increase performance and productivity. She i...

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Polly LaBarre

Co-Author, Mavericks at Work | Founding Member, Fast Company Magazine

For nearly 20 years, Polly LaBarre has worked to embolden and equip leaders in every realm to help make their organizations more resilient, innovative, inspiring, and accountable. A rigorous thinker, energetic storyteller, and tireless explorer of th...

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Charlene Li

Social Media and Marketing Expert | Bestselling Author

If words and terms like social networks, blogs, wikis, RSS, and widgets make you feel dizzy with confusion, social media and marketing expert Charlene Li is here to help. Teaching companies how they can use technology to better meet the needs of thei...

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Greg Lindsay

Expert on Cities, Mobility, Travel, Trade, and the Future of Work

Greg Lindsay is literally a man on the street, reporting from the intersection of global trends and local wisdom. Widely cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology, and transportation, on the design and resiliency of cities, and on how to...

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Mike Lipkin

World-Renowned Motivator and Communicator

Mike Lipkin brings out the best in leaders and employees around the world. The founder and president of Environics/Lipkin, a global research and motivation company, and the author of numerous bestselling books, he combines Environics’ trademark...

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Brennan Loh

Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Shopify

Brennan Loh leads the teams responsible for building and managing the key strategic partnerships for Shopify, Canada’s #1 e-commerce retailing solution.  In his eye-opening presentations, Brennan discusses the inside story about Shopify’s grow...

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Tod Maffin

Digital Technology and Marketing Guru

Even at seven o’clock in the morning, Tod Maffin’s upbeat and enlightening presentations on digital technology and marketing bring audiences to their feet. Recognized as a thought leader in online business innovation and strategy, he sheds light ...

The Hon. Preston Manning

Founder of the Reform Party of Canada

Preston Manning tirelessly championed the cause of democratic and political reform throughout his impressive career as one of Canada’s great visionaries. His presentations provide a dynamic and substantive discussion of both current issues and an o...

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Vikram Mansharamani

Yale Lecturer | Global Equity Investor| Bestselling Author of Boombustology

Boom-bust cycles. They’re occurring more frequently than ever. The most notorious ones impact financial markets, but they also impact nations, healthcare, food, energy, education, technology and many other areas as well. Vikram Mansharamani, the be...

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Seth Mattison

Trend Spotter | Workforce Strategist | Management Renegade

Anticipating talent trends is a key determinant of success. Attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting outstanding talent is one of the critical capabilities that distinguish successful companies now and in the future. Leaders must have a clear...

Seth Mattison Trend Spotter Speaker

David McWilliams

Economist | Broadcaster | Bestselling Author

David McWilliams is one of Ireland’s leading economic commentators and was the first economist to identify the Irish boom as nothing more than a credit bubble, warning of its collapse and the consequences for the country. He is a Young Global Leade...

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Catherine Murray

Co-Host and Anchor for BNN | Former VP at Deutsche Bank

An invigorating new voice in business television, BNN’s Catherine Murray puts a spotlight on the stocks and stories that dominate the world of finance, interpreting the day’s news with her acute understanding of the inner-workings of the global e...

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Adam Nanjee

FinTech and Innovation Expert

Adam Nanjee is building Canada to be the next global fintech leader. As head of Canada’s largest financial technology innovations vertical at MaRS Discovery District, Nanjee oversees a national network of several hundred startups, global financial ...

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Linda Nazareth

Economist and Trends Expert

The world we live in is morphing into a new one as we speak—that’s a scary prospect for many, but after a presentation by Linda Nazareth, you will feel like you have a handle on the future. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at...

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Dan Pontefract

Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office | Bestselling Author of Flat Army and The Purpose Effect

Your people are your most valuable asset, and if you want them to excel―and your profits to soar―you need to abandon your traditional management style and adopt a collaborative, open leadership approach—one that engages and empowers your staff....

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Jeremy Rifkin

President of the Foundation on Economic Trends

A futurist of extraordinary vision, Jeremy Rifkin doesn’t just illuminate the complexities of global trends, he helps to mold them. An advisor to heads of state and government officials around the world, Rifkin speaks frequently to government, ...

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Peter Sheahan

International Expert on Leveraging Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Peter Sheahan inspires innovative business thinking and creates lasting behavioral change. A highly successful entrepreneur, in the space of three years he built a multi-million dollar consulting practice as the CEO of ChangeLabs, attracting clients ...

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Anders Sorman-Nilsson

Futurist | Innovation Strategist

Is your organisation being digitally disrupted? Is your analogue business model ready for the digital future? Do your leaders and teams suffer from change fatigue? Anders Sorman-Nilsson helps organizations convert disruptive questions like these into...

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Janice Gross Stein

Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Whether it’s economics, geopolitics, or international security and terrorism, few people have a better understanding of global issues than Professor Janice Gross Stein. Her dynamic presentations provide a unique perspective into what’s re...

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Duncan Stewart

Tech, Media and Telecom Trends Expert

Everybody needs to know what’s going to happen next. That’s true across all industries, but the areas of technology, media, and telecom seem to be changing faster than ever before. Duncan Stewart helps you get a head of the trends. A globally rec...

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Brian Thwaits

Brain Trainer

Brian Thwaits is a learning whiz who first demonstrated his flair for performance as an award-winning educator. He’s now an engaging and entertaining ‘brain trainer’ who shows people how to enhance their thinking, communication, innovation, and...

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Max Valiquette

Innovation and Trends Expert

Max Valiquette helps companies, organizations, and brands find solutions to their problems by better understanding their employees, customers, and communities. Named one of Canada’s “Most Influential Marketers” by Marketing magazine, he has wor...

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Mike Walsh

Futurist and Authority on Digital Trends in Emerging Markets

What does it take to lead a 21st century company? Can we re-imagine the way we do business? Mike Walsh prepares business leaders for what’s next. A leading authority on the intersection of emerging technologies, consumer behavior, and fast growth m...

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Richard Worzel

Leading Futurist

The innovative organization is nimble, informed, and ready to change directions–and that’s what organizations need to be or become now, because not only is the pace of change accelerating, but the rate of acceleration is increasing. Business ...

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Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Computer | Chief Scientist, Fusion-io

Before laptops fit into briefcases, before iPads fit into purses, and before iPhones fit into back pockets, computers were as big as vending machines, and certainly not portable. In 1977, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple (with Steve Jobs) chang...

Nora Young

Host of CBC Radio’s Spark | Author of The Virtual Self

Nora Young is an informed and ideal guide for anyone looking to examine—and plan for—the ever-changing high-tech landscape; she helps audiences understand trends in social media, big  data, wearable tech and more, while showing them how to bette...

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