Discover the secrets to leading your workforce
in the age of automation, A.I., and robotics.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Oct. 24, 2019
Your Leadership
Leadership In The Age of Automation, A.I., and Robotics
By Nick Jankel, International Keynote Speaker from the UK
Keynote Description

You'll walk away with:

• Insights into how exponential digital technologies like AI, automation, and robotization will disrupt and transform how businesses create and deliver value for customers.

• Understanding of what is at stake in the future of work, for employees and society as a whole and how leaders must act to shape the future of work that they want to see.

• How to design the governance and structure of your organization to balance stability with agility to harmonize smart machines with wise humans.

Nick Jankel is a highly sought-after and accomplished international keynote speaker who inspires audiences across the globe to forge the future of the digital, disrupted, and damaged world. As a futurist, leadership theorist and transformation catalyst at the
pinnacle of thought leadership, Nick has advised and accelerated many ambitious organizations such as Novartis, HSBC, Unilever, Nike, No.10 Downing Street, Genentech, Smucker’s, Google, Diageo, Roche, Intel, Lendlease, P&G and the BBC.

Nick is a globally-recognized expert on the future, and the role of Transformational Leadership in manifesting it. He does not just
illuminate what the future holds - from AI, blockchain and biotech to climate change and Gen Z - but how audience members must change themselves to forge the future they want to see. Using cutting-edge neuroscience explained in simple ways within beautiful presentations, he inspires people with warmth and finesse to leave behind old ways of thinking and acting to embrace the limitless opportunities of the Digital Age.

Unlike most speakers, Nick provides audiences with take-away tools that they can use for a lifetime; and can include immersive experiences to start people making the change at the event. He customizes every talk with relevant case studies, stories from the frontlines, and nuggets of science. A seasoned broadcaster, Nick hosted his own network BBC TV Show, has been featured in the FT and The Sunday Times, and has taught at LBS, Oxford, Yale and SciencesPo. He obtained a Triple 1st Class degree - summa cum laude - in Medicine & Philosophy from Cambridge University and is the author of a number of books on creativity, transformation, and leadership. As a philosopher, he has been invited to speak at the prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival, TEDx,
PBWC SF, and SciFoo at Google Mountain View.
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Get Ready For The 4th Industrial Revolution
The Future of Leadership Summit is your golden ticket to mastering the new leadership skills required for the 4th Industrial Revolution driven by extreme automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
Here's a snapshot of the lessons you'll take away from this year's Future of Leadership Summit:

 <+>  Discover how exponential digital technologies like AI, automation, and robotization will disrupt and transform how businesses create and deliver value for customers.

<+> Explore a proven four-step strategy to turn your disengaged workforce into a unified high-performing team, resulting in increased profit, customer satisfaction, and retention.

<+> Learn the seven leadership traits that will enable leaders to better engage others, generate more sustainable results from their teams and be more prepared to lead the changes in the shifting demographics of the workplace.

<+> Learn how you can use the UGLY ADVANTAGE this year to truly connect with your employees and build high-performing teams.

<+> Explore the friction between traditional and innovative leadership, and what you can do today to create a culture of entrepreneurship that shifts organizations to value creators for all their stakeholders.

<+> Lastly, discover what the future corporation might look like in the age of artificial intelligence, including the challenges (i.e. large-scale job loss) and opportunities that lie ahead.

So, You Think HR Should Own Employee Engagement? Think Again!
By Jill Christensen, Best-Selling Author and Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Thought Leader

Keynote Session Description

Jill’s outlook on employee engagement is radically different. Although Human Resources “owns” culture change in 95 percent of organizations, she believes they are being set-up to fail because they don’t “own” the people who have the greatest impact on culture change – frontline managers. The solution? Traditional approaches to employee engagement must be thrown out and replaced with something that actually works. Jill Christensen, author of the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, has uncovered a proven four-step strategy to turn your disengaged workforce into a unified high-performing team, resulting in increased profit, customer satisfaction, productivity, and retention. Priceless.

You’ll leave this session with:

• The reason why employee engagement initiatives have failed for decades.

• Tactics to engage leaders and managers in employee engagement.

• A proven four-step strategy you can apply immediately to re-engage your employees.

Jill Christensen is a former Fortune 500 business executive, who led Global Internal Communications at Avaya and Western Union. She is a best-selling author, international keynote speaker, and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt. Jill was named a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer, and her popular weekly blog was named a Top 100 Corporate Blog alongside of Apple and Microsoft.
Jill has worked in 15 industries, partnering with the best and brightest leaders around the world to improve productivity, retention, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth by re-engaging employees. Her proven approach to increase engagement has led her to speak throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, Singapore and India. 
Leading More Effectively in a Generationally Diverse Workplace
By Kevin Mulcahy, Co-Author, The Future Workplace Experience
Multiple generations in the workplace is the new normal. Different generations bring different values, beliefs and expectations to the workplace. Shifting workplace demographics require leaders to lead differently!

Attendees will learn insights into how to navigate the personal, collaboration and support preferences of different generations.

Attendees will also learn the seven leadership traits that will enable them to better engage others, generate more sustainable results from their teams and be more prepared to lead the changes in the shifting demographics of the workplace. 


Kevin is Co-author of “THE FUTURE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE” and the co-host of The Future Workplace Network. He regularly facilitates corporate workshops to help organizations ‘future proof’ their business and HR strategies based on the latest research insights. Kevin has also coached on leadership effectiveness on several executive education Programs at the Harvard Business School.
The Information Age Is DEAD!
Welcome To The Conversation Age...
By Peter Lynch, Former Fortune 500 Executive
Keynote Session Description

Picture your teams following your vision with passion. Would that help you achieve your business goals 10 times faster?

The Information Age is dead. 

The Conversation Age is about the rise of authenticity as a currency for leaders of the future. It is a real and raw conversation you'll need to have in the future to grab the attention of your teams. In this talk, built from his book The UGLY Advantage, Peter uncovers the secrets to creating a powerful leadership connection with teams delivered through the impact of authenticity.  

He'll share how he used video to grow the connection between executives and employees. This video series saw 12 times the consumption of every other intranet posting. He'll also walk you through the leadership hack that led to a 1-year growth of non-required training by over 1,200%. And lastly, you'll experience the 3 keys to how you can become a master of conversational leadership. 

Come learn from this TEDx speaker, former Fortune 500 executive and passionate storyteller, and become a master storyteller yourself in just 45 minutes!
Leadership In The Age of Automation
By By Chris Davis, Director of Education, ActiveCampaign
Automation is here to stay. Whether it terrifies you or excites you, as a leader you must learn how to use it for your advantage. 

Done correctly automation will enable you to do more, encourage your team to perform higher, and empower your leaders to dream further. 

Join this session to learn how to take advantage of the automation era to stay on the cutting edge of technology without cutting into your profits.


Chris Davis serves as a strategic advisor for start up companies looking to grow quickly using proven marketing growth strategies. 

His systematic approach to business growth has enabled him to help startups raise a collective of $57 million in VC funding to date.

Chris served as the Head of Marketing Automation for two years at a startup called Leadpages, where he built out the marketing system that helped raise $37 million of funding over three rounds.

Before Leadpages, he served as a firmware engineer at Lockheed Martin for seven years, where he programmed microprocessors for United States Defence technology.
The Struggle between Maintaining and Innovating Your Business
By Shari Hughson, Director, Master of Management - Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
Shari Hughson has led a unique and unconventional life. She has been an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, social innovator and extreme adventurer. 

She started her first business at the age of 25 and won CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year before the age of 30. Shari has been a founding member in four more companies, two great learning opportunities (aka failures) and two ongoing scaling tech and data driven health businesses. Shari created a social innovation program in mental well-being that won a National Honour from the First Nations Health Authority of Canada. 

She is currently the Director of the Master of Management Innovation & Entrepreneurship program at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.  
Traditional leadership has been trained to avoid risk, maintain operations, and follow procedures and processes. 

All critical to long term success. But employees continue to be more and more disengaged from their workplaces. And now 81% of CEO’s say innovation is important to the bottom line, and they don’t believe they have the people and systems to do it right.

Will the drive to innovation make matters worse or possibly fix it all? This session will explore the friction between traditional and innovative leadership, what the differences are, and how to create a culture of entrepreneurship that shifts organizations to value creators for all their stakeholders. 
Leadership and Artificial Intelligence; The Coming Revolution
By Oliver Christie, 1 of the Top 10 Influencers Driving Artificial Intelligence in Business by Computer Business Review
Oliver Christie is an Artificial Intelligence consultant who helps companies, industries and countries envision their future and leverage this technology to the fullest potential. 

He was a Google Moonshot Winner, IBM Watson Prize Winner and named 1 of 10 Influencers Driving AI in Business by CBR.

He advises and trains on Security, Big Data, AI/ML, and Organizational Strategy. Recently he has talked at Nasdaq, Microsoft and Fast Company on AI and is featured as a thought leader in the upcoming 'The Change Healthcare' eBook.
Artificial intelligence is set to change the business landscape of every industry dramatically. Being prepared and understanding these changes should be the focus of today's business leader.

In a non-technical talk, I will discuss the technology we have today, how it will impact current products and services. I will discuss the reality of large-scale job loss (why this is task replacement) using real-world examples from both the US and overseas. 

Your role as a leader is going to change as AI becomes commonplace. I will use a 'Man + Machine Model,' to describe the augmented self in a business context. This will not be a SciFi view but rather the practical reality of what is coming. 

Lastly, I will give it a projection of what the future corporation might look like, including the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 
The Future of Employee Retention
By Dick Finnegan, CEO, C-Suite Analytics
Keynote Session Description

It’s more fun to discuss technology than people because technology solutions are everywhere…but people solutions are not. In fact, there have been few innovations for years as we battle low unemployment, stagnated engagement, high turnover, and way too many openings. 

Our closing session will bring answers instead of questions, with these key take-aways:

• Employees quit jobs early because employers down-play the downsides of their jobs…and there’s a solution for that

• The one constant in every relationship, at work or at home, is trust…and our leaders must build better trust skills and gain self-awareness to be successful

• Exit interviews are worthless…but Stay Interviews deserve to be the rage


Dick Finnegan is a world-renowned expert on Stay Interviews, Employee Engagement and Cutting Turnover.

He travels extensively speaking at executive meetings and conferences, has authored five books on Stay Interviews and Employee Engagement, and is CEO of C-Suite Analytics and Finnegan Institute. BusinessWeek magazine has said “Finnegan offers fresh thinking for solving the turnover problem in any economy”.

An in-demand speaker by business leaders, Dick transforms an audience's perspective on Employee Turnover and Engagement with concrete data, insight and humor, while providing an employee retention and engagement solution that cuts turnover by 20% or more in the first six months.
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Regular Pass
This pass includes: 

- Theatre seating behind Premier - row 10+
- Coffee/tea

This pass doesn't include:
x Notebook & pen
x Lunch with delegates or speakers
x A copy of the book titled "If not you, who?"
x Book signing with Jill Christensen
Premier Pass
This pass includes: 

- Classroom seating behind VIP - row 3+
- Notebook & pen
- Coffee/tea
- Lunch with delegates

This pass doesn't include:
x Networking lunch with all speakers
x A copy of the book titled "If not you, who?"
x Book signing with Jill Christensen
VIP Pass
***Extremely Limited Quantities***

This pass includes: 

- Classroom seating in the front: row 1-3
- Notebook & pen
- Coffee/tea
- Networking Lunch with all speakers
- A copy of the book titled "If not you, who?"
- Book signing with Jill Christensen
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