The Change Leadership Conference Toronto 2019

Change Leadership Conference 2019


Responding to Change Better and Faster.

May 8th, 2019

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

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain, and all things Fourth Industrial Revolution are now at the forefront and instrumental to business success. These technologies are 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 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 8th, 2019

  • 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

Alex Benay
Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Alex Benay is a Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Chief Information Officer of Canada.Prior to his appointment in April 2017, Alex was the President and Chief....
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Dr. Laura Copeland
Chief Medical Information Officer, Healthtech
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 Dr. Copeland is also....
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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....
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Benoit Hardy-Vallée
Associate Partner, Canadian
Lead – HR Reinvention
Benoit Hardy-Vallée leads a team of consultants who reinvent HR by enhancing operating models and the employee experience. Through Design Thinking and Digital Change Management his team brings....
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Maaz Rana
COO & Co-founder,
Maaz Rana, is a champion of inclusion and belonging. His mission is to help eliminate unconscious hiring bias and equitably increase diversity in the workplace.He is a keynote speaker and a.... read more
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 Coach & Teacher. Advising and supporting....
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More amazing Speakers and Panelists to be announced soon!


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, Networking and Exhibitions
  • 9:00am - 9:15am

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:15am - 10:00am

    Speaking Session 1 - Leading Change in the 4th Industrial Revolution, 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 - Are We Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution - Toronto?
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

    Lunch, Pictures and Exhibition, and Networking Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm

    Panel Discussion on Leading in 4th Industrial Revolution - People, Leadership and Organizational Readiness, with Q&A Session
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm

    Speaking Session 4 - Case Study with Q&A Session
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm

    Tea/ Coffee Break, Exhibition
  • 2:45pm - 3.30pm

    Speaking Session 5 - The Future of Work - The Employee Experience, with Q&A Session
  • 3:30pm – 4:15pm

    Panel Discussion on Leading AI & Robotics - Strategy, Driving Adoption and Change Management, with Q&A Session
  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm

    CLOSE and Networking

Testimonials From 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
  • 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
  • This conference was brilliant. The environment and feel was perfect for the topic. The speakers each brought a uniqueness to the stage as they shared both their views and how they applied technology within their industries.
    Steve Pinkus
    Pinkus Consulting Inc.
  • The focus on AI and Robotics coupled with industry leading speakers was a wake up call for CM practitioners and very timely.
    Swaroop Dogra
  • This conference was brilliant. The environment and feel was perfect for the topic. The speakers each brought a uniqueness to the stage as they shared both their views and how they applied technology within their industries.
    Jonathan Hood
  • Very thought provoking & motivational day. Change is happening so quickly yet it will never move this slowly again! Wow! A real game changer for me.
    Anne-Marie Cerasuolo
    Aviva Insurance

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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

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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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