Leadership | Change and Innovation Visionary
Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire by building two highly successful tech firms that he sold for $500 million dollars. Today, Michael ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, and was a celebrated “Dragon” on CBC’s online sensation Next Gen Den. He is also a weekly commentator for CBC’s The Business Panel and spoke previously on The Exchange and On the Money. Speaking on leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, the future of tech, and managing change, Hyatt believes that no matter what the topic, we need to embrace change, because, as he says, “change is good” and “our future is great”.
Hyatt is currently on the Board of BlueCat, one of the largest private software companies in the country, focused on the internet of things. Prior to his current role, he led the company since its inception as CEO and Executive Chairman, where his leadership philosophy was to focus on strategy and empower his employees to execute.
A Founding Partner at the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab, Hyatt acts as a coach for venture founders to set business and technical milestones to increase the ventures’ chances of success. He is also on the CEO Board of Advisors at Georgian Partners, one of Canada’s leading venture capital firms; an invester on the hit podcast “The Pitch”; was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and was a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award.