Artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality — we live in a constant state of digital disruption and transformation, and we’re expected to adapt quickly. Meet some of our expert speakers who are helping us to navigate this change by equipping people and organizations with the tools needed to stay ahead of emerging trends and thrive in our ever-evolving, fast-paced world.
Andrew Au brings both substance and style to navigating disruption and future-proofing organizations, powered by big data and transformative ideas.
Referred to by Forbes as a “millennial expert”, Andrew is a modern business leader who helps global blue-chip brands respond to the new culture and nature of work. He is currently the co-founder of Intercept, a strategic management consultancy, and the president of Scopium AI, a healthcare startup developing a patented cognitive platform focused on improving patient care and reducing medical costs using artificial intelligence.
Andrew was the youngest person to be inducted into the Entrepreneurs Organization at the age of 22, is among the few Canadians to be named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. He has delivered dynamic keynotes and interactive workshops for a diverse set of organizations including Microsoft, Avison Young, Sun Life Financial, Harley Davidson, Intuit, and a variety of trade associations
Leonard Brody is an award- winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary. He is currently the Chairman of Creative Labs, a joint venture with Creative Artists Agency, the largest sport and entertainment agency in the world, and a highly sought-after speakers who has presented and lectured to audiences from the United Nations to Visa, Pepsi to the G8.
His work has been featured in such publications as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and the New York Times. Hi is currently writing a new book in partnership with Forbes, called The Great Rewrite. In his compelling, customized talks, Leonard addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it.
With more than 25 years of experience in marketing, business, and tech, Porter Gale works at the forefront of emerging trends and innovations. A c-suite executive and tech lover, Porter was previously the Vice President of Marketing for Virgin America, where she helped launch the airline into an award-winning, category-changing brand. She currently works with CEOs of tech-driven companies to provide mentoring, marketing, fundraising, and recruiting support.
In her popular talks, she uncovers the latest trends and innovations in marketing and technology, and shows how strategically building a network improves happiness, productivity, and return. Porter has spoken at a number of high-profile events including the Economist Forum, the Ad Age Digital Forum, The IBM THINK Conference, TEDx La Jolla, the American Express Luxury Summit, and more.
Strategy Magazine has called Mitch Joel “one of North America’s leading visionaries” and a “Rock Star of Digital Marketing.” When brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify, and GE want to use technology to better connect with their consumers, they call Mitch because he helps to fill in the gaps needed for innovation and transformation and building your business today to meet the demands of tomorrow. His style is big, engaging, entertaining, educating, and eyebrow-raising.
Mitch is currently the founder of Six Pixels Group, an advisory, investing, and content producing company that focuses on commerce and innovation. He is also a bestselling author of two books. His second book CTRL ALT Delete was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Amazon and explores the convergence of five key movements that have changes business forever.