Keynote Speakers

Jacqueline Carter

The world is facing a global leadership crisis. 77% of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88% percent of employees say their leaders don’t engage enough, and 35% percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired. Leadership and mindfulness expert Jacqueline Carter explains how organizations can confront and solve this crisis by putting their people at the center of ... Read More

Fab Dolan

Fab Dolan is the Head of Marketing at Google Canada. Fab Dolan teaches Fortune 500 business leaders how emerging technologies can redefine the way they do business. We are all in the business of tech now, he says: it’s time to let go of the passive consumerism that has defined much of our relationship with computers. From startups that acquire millions of users overnight to global corporations embracing an exponential ... Read More

Panelist: Derek Hudson

Derek Hudson is CEO of Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC). Derek has been with EEDC for over five years, and in that time has served in a number of roles; most recently, before becoming CEO, Derek served as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary. Derek’s professional passion is improving the performance of people and organizations and growing the prosperity of the Edmonton region. Derek is a graduate of the ... Read More

Panelist: Wayne Karpoff

Wayne Karpoff, a serial entrepreneur, is President of Willowglen Systems Inc., an Edmonton based company that provides a wide range of SCADA technology that powers pipelines, subway systems, heavy rail systems and other mission-critical infrastructure  the world. Previously, Wayne founded YottaYotta Inc. (now part of Dell/EMC), developer of advanced distributed storage solutions. Prior to YottaYotta, Wayne was president ... Read More

Facilitator: Kevin Monroe

Kevin Monroe believes that people who find the higher purpose for their life and leadership have more fun, experience greater fulfillment, and make the world better and brighter for everyone else. Since founding X Factor Consulting in 2005, Kevin has worked as a Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker. He hosts the Higher Purpose Podcast, a weekly show exploring and encouraging the pursuit of purpose ... Read More

Panelist: Tracey Scarlett

Tracey Scarlett is the President of BioQuest Ventures Inc., providing consulting services for entrepreneurial companies looking to develop and expand their businesses as well as for organizations looking to build more effective and inclusive programs for innovators and entrepreneurs. Ms. Scarlett is a Director of the Business Development Bank of Canada, and Alberta Enterprise Corporation, is a Trustee of the Sawridge ... Read More

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam, a Philadelphia-area journalist, in an expert on time management who shares her techniques for getting the most out of each day to audiences of busy people everywhere. She’s written numerous books on the subject of productivity, including 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010), and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Portfolio, 2013). She is also the author of I ... Read More