Strategy in a World of Disruption
Represented by: Speakers' Spotlight
Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. He has extensive experience helping corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.
Kanungo is a practitioner who has worked with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation. He has been on the ground floor leading complex projects incorporating artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, behavioural economics, Web3, and more. Kanungo is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and invests in early-stage ventures.
Kanungo’s work and interviews have been featured in The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV. He has been recognized in Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” and Inc’s 100 Most Innovative Leaders. In 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen”. His content on innovation has also garnered millions of views, respectively across LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook. His book, The Bold Ones, published through McGraw Hill, will be releasing at the end of 2022.
Workplace Wellness for a Better Bottom Line
Represented by: National Speakers Bureau / Global Speakers Agency
Nova Nicole masterfully weaves life lessons she’s gathered from her career in Hollywood and her role in Leadership Development at Shopify to deliver instantly relatable presentations. She helps spark a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment over one’s own life. Audiences walk away with a fresh appreciation for their past, a bold affirmation of their power to transform their current experience, and effective tools to manifest dreams into future success.
On stage Nova shares stories that offer penetrating insights into the human condition. Her presentations are authentic, compassionate, and tell-it-like-it-is, while at the same time offering a touch of humour. Nova is a speaker who shares a dialogue with her audience. Her presentations are often accompanied by longer Q&A’s with audiences put to ease, and eager to engage in a deeper conversation around the topic at hand.
She’s a Workplace Mental Health Advisor and Leadership Development Facilitator at Shopify. Nova’s also a fixture on the internationally syndicated talk show CTV’s “The Social”, and has been profiled in outlets like Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Chatelaine, CBC and CTV.
Professionally, Nova spent over a decade working behind the scenes in Hollywood in marketing and promotions. Tales of the music business pique the interest of pop culture junkies, while her witty quips, heartfelt anecdotes and candid vulnerability drive every point home. Nova masterfully weaves the life lessons she has gathered from her interactions with celebrities and the downtrodden alike to deliver relatable workshops, motivational talks, and results- driven coaching sessions. She’ll help with tools for resilience and recovery for personal and professional life management.
Nova has presented to audiences such as the United Nations Association, YWCA, NAACP, COCA, Oprah Winfrey Network, University of Toronto, City of Toronto, Toronto District School Board, Dufferin-Peel School Board, Historica Canada and many others.