Leading Change In The 4th Industrial Revolution

Responding to Change Better and Faster. May 8th, 2019


Join us to hear from Renowned AI, Innovation and Leadership Experts, and our Leading Industry Panelists right here in Toronto!

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

Not Just another Leadership 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.



Alex Weber

MC And Host

Alex is an Award-Winning Host, Motivational Comedian, and Keynote Speaker. He is also an American Ninja Warrior, World Record Holder, 5x TEDx Speaker, and one of the youngest coaches ever to be awarded US Lacrosse Coach of the Year honors.

Olivia Neal

Executive Director For Digital Change, Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat

Olivia works with people across and outside the Government to support the creation of structure and culture to enable the drive to be increasingly digital.

Armughan Ahmad

President & Canadian Managing Partner, Digital And Technology Solutions, KPMG

Armughan is a technology executive with 25 years of experience delivering digital and technology solutions globally.

Yvonne Ruke Akpoteva

Founder - The Change Leadership, and Change Leadership Strategist and Advocate, OliveBlue

Yvonne is a Change Management Strategist and Change Leadership Advocate with over 20 years of experience helping professionals an organizations to navigate and transition through change.

Benoit Hardy-Valleé

Associate Partner, Canadian Leed - HR Reinvention, IBM

Benoit leeds a team of consultants who reinvent HR by enhanding operating models and the employee experience.

Michelle Joliat

MD & Head, Wealth Digitization, Robotixs and Process Transformation, BMO

Michelle founded the Wealth Managament Robotics Team at BMO, and leads the Process Transformation team helping to redesign work across BMO.

Maaz Rana

COO & Co-Founder, Knockri

Maaz is a co-founder of Knockri, where they have built an artificial intelligence assessment tool that analyzes peoples verbal and non-verbal communication skills through video, and can quantify whether someone is empathetic or confident for the early screening of job candidates.

Hessie Jones

Founder ArCompany, and Director, International Council on Global Privacy and Security by Design

Hessie is a seasoned digital strategist, author, tech geek and data junkie. She has spent the last few decades on the internet in banking, publishing platforms and tech start-ups including Yahoo!, Citi, CIBC, Argis/Aegis Media, Cerebri, OverlayTV, and Rapp Collins.

Dr. Rick Huijbregts

VP, Strategy & Innovation, George Brown College

RIck oversees the strategic planning and partnership developmemt to ensure George Brown College remains well positioned to evolve and adapt for the digital and rapidly changing future.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Distinguished Expere-In-Residence - Privacy by Design Center of Excellence, Ryerson University

Recognized as one of the world's privacy experts. Dr. Ann served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada.

Michel Gord

Founder and CEO, MLG Blockchaing

Michael is focused on making blockchains and digital assets mainstream by working with enterprises, governments, universities, startups and institutions to educate, start and globally scale leading blockchain projects.

Dr. Laura Copeland

Chief Medical Information Officer, Healthtech

Laura is a medical informatics specialist and physician, and the former Director of Medical Innovation and Transformation at Humber River Hospital (the first fully digital hospital in North America, and the first Canadian Hospital to recruit a humanoid robot).

Gilian Fischer

Global Manager of Customer Advocacy, MindBridge Ai

Gillian empowers customer to embrace and adopt new AI technology within their organizations.

Claudette McGowan

CIO, Enterprise Technology Employee Experience, BMO

Claudette is an award-winning, globally-focused Information Technology Leader with extensive years of experience and sccess in leading digital transformations, desiging new support approaches to improve service experience, and much more.

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.


  • 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


  • 8:30am - 9:00am

    Open Registration and Tea/ Coffee Reception, VIP Registration and Refreshments Lounge, Networking and Exhibitions
  • 9:00am - 9:15am

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

    Speaking Session 1 - The Changing Landscape of AI and Robotics, 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 – 1:15pm

    Panel Discussion on Leading AI & Robotics - Leadership and Organisational Readiness, with Q&A Session
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm

    Speaking Session 4 - Humber River Hospital Case Study on Leading AI & Robotics, with Q&A Session
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm

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

    Speaking Session 5 - Re-imagining the workplace in the face of AI and Robotics - 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

    CLOSE and Networking


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