JASON Atkins |Culture: The New Competitive Advantage   @jayatkins

Jason began working with technology early on creating a bulletin board system (BBS) even before the Internet as we now know it was really in existence. By the time he was 16 he had his own networking support and software development business where he wrote one of the first online rebate systems in the mid 90’s.  Jason has always used his strong entrepreneurial spirit to grow businesses by leveraging technology to create new opportunities. Before founding 360incentives.com, Jason served as President and CEO of TMR, a marketing services company. Over the past few years Jason has been involved with several organizations including the vice-chair technology committee for YPO (Young Presidents Organization), education chair Global One YPO Chapter, member of Summit Series (invite only community of entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and thought leaders) and speaker on technology for Dale Carnegie.


PHIL Buckley |The 50 Biggest Questions That Keep Leaders Up At Night    @PhilBuckley01

Phil Buckley is a senior change management professional with over twenty years of experience helping individuals, teams and organizations achieve business goals across country and global businesses. He has managed twenty-eight large-scale change projects including co-leading global change management for the $19.6 billion Kraft Foods acquisition of Cadbury with a team of forty change leads across sixty countries. His change assignments include mergers and acquisitions, demergers, organization restructurings, efficiency drives, culture initiatives, business model developments, strategy creation and deployments, downsizings, systems implementations, and organizational capability developments. Phil is the author of a new book, Change with Confidence: Answers to the 50 Biggest Questions that Keep Change Leaders Up at Night (Jossey-Bass, March, 2013). It provides complete, actionable answers to the fifty burning questions that leaders routinely ask about how to manage change successfully. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Toronto and a Diploma in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. Phil is a frequent public speaker on change, including keynote presentations, business facilitations, and university lectures. His work has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, The Globe and Mail, and many other business publications. Phil’s weekly blog can be read at change with confidence.com.      

JOCELYN Bérard | Accelerating Leadership Development  @GKJocelynBerard

Jocelyn Bérard is an experienced executive with extensive Canadian and international experience in the areas of Human Resources and Business management. He has worked in Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. Jocelyn's clients are from industries as diverse as telecommunications, auto manufacturing, health care, retail,aerospace and banking. He has worked with organizations such as Purdue Pharma, Nissan, The Ottawa Hospital, Canada Post, eHealth, Peugeot, Sobeys, GM, Hydro One, MPAC and Pratt & Whitney. His interventions focus on Talent Management, especially related to Leadership Development, Succession Management and Selection best practices. Jocelyn has two undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Human Resources, a Master Degree in Industrial /Organizational Psychology and an Executive MBA. Jocelyn’s new book titled “Accelerating Leadership Development” has been published by Wiley in September 2013. He has also contributed to numerous articles published by Global Knowledge and in newspaper and magazines. 

RYAN Walter | Feeding the Hungry Spirit  @WRyanWalter

Ryan Walter has played more than 1000 NHL games over 15 seasons. He was drafted second overall by the Washington Capitals, where he became the NHL’s youngest captain. Ryan won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens before finishing his playing career as a Vancouver Canuck. He was World Junior Team Canada Captain, four-time Team Canada member, NHL All-Star, Vice-President of the National Hockey League Players Association, and NHL Man of the Year. He has also served as an NHL coach, Head Coach of the Canadian National Women’s Team, a TV hockey analyst, actor for television and movies, board game creator, and expert contributor to newspapers, radio, and television. Currently the President of the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat, Ryan speaks worldwide, has a Master’s Degree in Leadership/Business, is a Director of the Hockey Canada Foundation, a member of the Seton Hall Stillman School of Business Leadership Advisory Council and the author of five books.

LAUREN Friese |Understanding Gen Y  @LaurenFriese

Lauren Friese is the founder of TalentEgg.ca, Canada’s leading online career resource for students and recent graduates. Lauren started TalentEgg in 2008, after receiving her master’s degree at the London School of Economics, because she wanted to create a better way for students to transition from school to work in Canada. She also attended Queen’s University and has worked in consulting and financial services in the UK.  Lauren has been recognized by PROFIT Magazine as one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in Canada, by Women's Executive Network as Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100, and TalentEgg was recently awarded Best Expanding Business in the 2012 Canadian Youth Business Foundation Chairman’s Awards for Best Business. Lauren is currently a finalist for the EY Ontario Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in the Young Entrepreneur Category.

Elevating Results Conference Speakers

The Elevating Results Conference is pleased to introduce dynamic, Canadian business leaders who will share their experience, thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit!