In our rapidly shifting business landscape, serial entrepreneur and technology visionary Michael Hyatt equips leaders with the tools and strategies needed to face change head-on and prosper. Hyatt is one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, having built and sold two highly successful tech firms. Speaking to leadership, change management, innovation, and entrepreneurship, he shows audiences how to leverage creativity, knowledge, and adaptability to find business success even in the face of uncertainty.
Hyatt was the CEO and executive chairman of BlueCat — one of the largest private software companies in Canada — where his leadership philosophy was to focus on strategy and empower his employees to execute. Since selling his company, Hyatt has become an active investor in several startups, later-stage businesses, and private equity and venture capital firms. He is also a founding partner at the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab and a senior advisor to Northleaf Capital Partners.
Previously a “Dragon” on CBC’s online sensation Next Gen Den, Hyatt is currently a weekly business commentator on CBC News; the host of Business Unplanned, a podcast that offers expert opinions and advice for small businesses; and an investor on the hit Spotify podcast, The Pitch.
In addition, Hyatt chairs the Hyatt Family Foundation, which focuses on women’s health, critical hospital research, and sponsorship of underprivileged minorities. In recognition of his work, Hyatt was awarded the “Power Partner Award” from Women of Inspiration for his supportive and innovative work for women in Canada and the developing world. He has also been named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”.