January 14, 2020 by Speakers' Spotlight
2020 Trending Topic: Digital Transformation
In little over ten years, the world as we know it has completely transformed thanks to new technology and innovations. At this point, we can barely remember a time when we didn’t have everything we could possible need at our fingertips, thanks to our attached-at-the-hip smartphones. So, what could this new decade bring? And better yet, how can we continue to capitalize on today’s innovations to propel our industries forward?
Meet our digital transformation experts who work at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. They offer audiences insight into our fast-changing world and share how they can capitalize on new technology to be the disruptors and instead of the disrupted.
Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized strategist in the innovation space. He spent 12 years working at Deloitte, helping corporate executives better understand and plan for opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation. Now, as a general partner at Queen & Rook Capital, he focuses on applying exponential technologies and new business models to mature businesses.
Shawn draws on his experience to help audiences navigate their own journey of digital transformation. He provides them with a bold roadmap for the future by showing how using unexpected approaches to innovation can help companies keep up, and keep ahead, within this rapid state of change.
In recognition of his ground-breaking work, Shawn was named to Inc. magazine’s list of “100 Most Innovate Leadership Speakers” in 2018, and has been recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine.
A modern leadership expert, Andrew Au helps organizations learn how to respond to today’s new culture and nature of work. When companies like Microsoft, FedEx, and 3M want to accelerate their digital transformation journey, they call Andrew. He brings both substance and style to navigating disruption and future-proofing organizations, powered by big data and transformative ideas.
Andrew is the co-founder of Intercept, a strategic management consultancy. He was the youngest person to be inducted into the Entrepreneurs Organization at the age of 22, and is among the few Canadians to be named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list.
Andrew customizes his keynotes based on his audiences, exploring digital transformation in their specific industry to ensure his shared strategies are actionable and that audiences can walk away and apply them immediately.
A serial entrepreneur, Michele Romanow started five companies before her 33rd birthday, including SnapSaves, which was acquired by American tech giant Groupon, and Buytopia.ca, which acquired ten of its competitors, including Shop.ca and WagJag, and was ranked 3rd on the Profit Hot 50 list of fastest growing companies. She is a tech titan, a “dragon” on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and now the co-founder of Clearbanc, which invested $1 billion is startups in 2019.
What a resume! Michele has also created digital solutions for many of the world’s leading brands, including P&G, Netflix, Starbucks, and Cirque du Soleil, and was named one of the “100 Most Powerful in Canada” by WXN, a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and was the only Canadian included on Forbes’ “Millennial on a Mission” list.
Drawing on her incredible background, Michele shares the lessons she’s learned on her way to becoming one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, including the necessity of embracing change, encouraging disruption, and incentivizing innovation at every stage.
Leonard Brody is known as “a leader of the new world order”. An award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and one of Thinkers50’s top 30 up and coming management thinkers, Leonard’s compelling, customized talks address the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all. He shows organizations how to harness this uncertainty and turn it into success.
Leonard is currently the co-founder and executive chairman of Creative Labs, a joint venture with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in LA, the largest sports and entertainment agency in the world. There, he oversees the building of new ventures for some of the most well-known celebrities and political leaders in the world. He was previously the president of the Innovation and Digital Group for the Anschutz Company, which he took after selling his own company in 2009.
A highly sought-after public speaker, Leonard has lectured at institutions such as the G8 and the United Nations. His work has also been featured in publications such as Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, BBC and the New York Times.
Interested in learning more about digital transformation experts and the exciting ideas they can bring to your next event? Email us at [email protected].