The Change Leadership Conference Toronto 2018

Change Leadership Conference 2018

LEADING CHANGE IN THE FACE OF AI AND ROBOTICS

Responding to Change Better and Faster.

May 30th, 2018

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Not Just another event, it's the Change Leadership EXPERIENCE!




Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the brink of revolutionizing how people live and work across diverse industries and globally. It is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, with Canada playing a strong role as one of the forerunners as evidenced by the significant global in-flow of investments from both Public and Private sectors.

It is expected that in the next several decades there will be disruption in many of the traditional work functions. In a nutshell, AI will bring about a paradigm shift in all industries; and how organizations handle the adoption of artificial intelligence and automation will be decisive for their survival.

Now is the time for organizations, leaders and change practitioners to start preparing for how to lead and respond to change better and faster. During the conference, participants will be exposed to various ways in which our world and workplace is being impacted by Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and how we can be better prepared and positioned to lead these changes.

The Change Leadership 2018 conference is being organized to help prepare Leaders, Change Practitioners and Organizations to lead change in face of AI and Robotics! Participants will be equipped with practical tools and strategies that will prepare them to lead in today's disruptive business environment.

The Change Leadership’s mission is to accelerate the preparation of leaders, change agents, and organizations to respond dynamically to the rapid pace of Change and Innovation taking place around us.



  • Date: May 30th, 2018

  • Time: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m

  • Audience: Leaders, Managers, Change Practitioners, Professionals and Innovative Organizations

  • Location : MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto, Canada


Meet Our Speakers


Michelle Holland

Toronto's Chief Advocate for the Innovation Economy


Michelle Holland is the Chief Advocate for the Innovation Economy for the City of Toronto and has been the leading voice on technology and innovation. She has lead the City's efforts to encourage growth in the sector...
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Tomi Poutanen

Co-Founder of the Vector Institute &
Chief AI Officer, TD Bank


Tomi is the co-founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Layer 6 AI, and Chief AI Officer at TD Bank. He has accomplished momentous breakthroughs in leading Artificial Intelligence in Canada and Globally...
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Claudette McGowan

CIO, Enterprise Technology Employee Experience, BMO


Claudette is an award-winning Technology Leader with 17+ years of success leading digital transformation, optimizing infrastructure, designing new support approaches to improve service experience...
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Prof. Tiff Macklem

Dean, Rotman School of Management


Tiff is widely regarded as a top-class economist, innovative thinker and a leader whose opinion is much sought-after regarding impacts of disruptive technologies on business and economic development...
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Dr. Nick Horney, Ph.D

Leadership Agility Expert, Author & VUCA Master


Dr. Horney is a master in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity), and the founder of Agility Consulting and Training, and has been recognized for innovations in organizational agility theory...
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Dr. Laura Copeland

Director of Medical Innovation & Transformation, Humber River Hospital


Dr. Laura was responsible for the change management, and leading 600+ physicians from a predominantly paper-based world into North America’s first fully digital hospital...
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Daniel Marquez

National Strategy Leader for AI, Accenture


Daniel is Accenture’s Strategy leader for AI, which has seen him work directly with ecosystem partners to help shape the Canadian AI landscape. He actively works with major Canadian companies, to help them set direction on how AI....
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Mara Nickerson

Chief Knowledge Officer, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.


Mara is an acknowledged Canadian industry leader in legal services innovation and services delivery, which includes the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Automation. As Chief Knowledge Officer, she has strategic responsibility for driving change adoption and ensuring...
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Niluka Kottegoda

VP Merchandising Innovation & Development, Sobeys Inc


Ms Kottegoda is an innovative thinker and visionary leader. As Vice President Merchandising Innovation & Development for Sobeys Inc. She is responsible for evolving the overall customer offer...
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Carole Piovesan

Litigator and AI Lead, McCarthy Tétrault


Carole is the firm's lead on artificial intelligence and an active member of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Management group. She regularly consults across various sectors on the evolution and integration of artificial intelligence and its legal implications...
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Jahanzaib Ansari

Co-Founder & CEO, Knockri


Jahanzaib is a leader in Transformative HR Technology, and works with fortune 500’s like IBM, to help transform their Talent Acquisition function into a competitive advantage. As an Implementor of Change, he is often invited to share his thoughts on A.I. Transformation, The Future of Work, and Diversity...
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Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta

Host, Change Strategist & Advocate, OliveBlue Inc.


Yvonne is a Change Management and Leadership Consultant, Speaker, Author and John C. Maxwell Leadership Coach. She is passionate about Change Leadership, and works with organizations to help them...
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More Amazing Speakers and Panelists to be announced soon!


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Why You Should Attend


AI and Robotics is disrupting the marketplace, and positioned to disrupt the workplace and how we drive change, and only those who are prepared will survive.

The decisions you make and how prepared you are will dramatically impact your position as a change leader; and the adoption of AI and automation will be decisive for the survival of your organization.

Get PREPARED to Lead Change in the face of AI and Robotics!

Hear from industry experts and leaders currently driving and implementing innovative change in their own organizations.

Get insider tips, strategies and knowledge to lead change and innovation in today’s INCREDIBLY fast-paced business environment.

Go far beyond the WHAT & WHY! Find out how to Get Ready, and Stay Ahead.

INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE to help you successfully LEAD CHANGE within your team, organization, and become a market leader.


Event Agenda


  • 8:30am - 9:00am

    Open Registration and Tea/ Coffee Reception, VIP Registration and Refreshments Lounge, Networking and Exhibitions
  • 9:00am - 10:00am

    Opening Remarks, and Speaking Session 1 - AI & Robotics Landscape, with Q&A Session
  • 10:00am – 11:00am

    Speaking Session 2 - Change Agility, Tools and Strategy, with Q&A Session
  • 11:00am – 11:30am

    Speaking Session 3 - AI, Robotics and Toronto - Michelle Holland, Toronto Mayor's Advocate for Innovation
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

    Lunch, Pictures and Exhibition, and VIP Networking Lunch in Lounge
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Panel Discussion on Leading AI & Robotics - Leadership, Strategy and Organisational Readiness, with Q&A Session
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm

    Speaking Session 4 - Case Study on Leading AI & Robotics, with Q&A Session
  • 2:30pm – 2:45pm

    Tea/ Coffee Break, Exhibition
  • 2:45pm - 3.45pm

    Speaking Session 5 - Reimagining the workplace in the face of AI and Robotics - The Employee Experience, with Q&A Session
  • 3:45pm – 5:00pm

    Panel Discussion on Leading AI & Robotics - Workplace Impact and Leading with Influence, with Q&A Session
  • 5:00pm

    CLOSE and Networking

Testimonials from 2017 Conference


  • Well, I had to catch my breath after spending the day at The Change Leadership Conference Experience on May 31st! Outstanding speakers and interesting new colleagues - Participantday at #changelead17 Feeling energized and full of ideas.
    Laura Melnick
    Change Management Practitioner
  • What an amazing, inspiring day at the Change Leadership Conference. Great to hear from all the wonderful speakers
    Andrea Carter
  • What a terrific line up of speakers. Each session was jam-packed with insight and information.
    Change Management Institute
    Canada
  • Had a great time talking disruptive leadership & innovation at The Change Leadership Conference. Thanks for having me!
    Dr Stephen Murphy
    Ted Rogers Business School
  • Amazing panel! Love the insights being shared by these change leaders.
    Teca Cameron - Tackie

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More Reasons to Attend


  • Create a culture of change and increase your influence

  • Learn how to respond to change better and faster

  • Hear real-life case studies on leading change and innovation

  • Better harness your teams in leading and managing resistance to change

  • Increase ROIs from change initiatives in your organization

  • Strategies and insights to stay ahead in a competitive market

Previous Attendees


About The Change Leadership


The Change Leadership envisions a future where a new type of leadership ideology thrives. One in which leaders of organizations and governments bridge emergent technology and innovation with the sustainability of employees, customers, the communities in which they do business, in the face of change, and are benevolently rewarded for doing so.


Our purpose is to foster a culture of change leaders who respond better and faster to the uncertainties stemming from disruption, innovation and technology permeating all industry sectors in a rapidly changing world.


Change is dynamic and unending; it is foundational for success, growth and market leadership. Without change, we remain stagnant, experience financial losses, and lose our relevance in the marketplace! Our mission is to accelerate the preparation of leaders, change agents, and organizations to respond dynamically to the rapid pace of Change and Innovation taking place around us.


'The Change Leadership' Series is presented by OliveBlue Incorporated, a global Change Management Consultancy and a team of business experts who are skilled in crafting memorable learning and brand experiences .

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