Digital Leadership Summit

Thursday, September 20, 2018
One King West, Toronto

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The DeGroote School of Business in partnership with the EMBA in Digital Transformation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Digital Leadership Summit.

New Tech Disrupting Old Models

Emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, predictive analytics, autonomous vehicles, VR and AR are quickly displacing current business models and disrupting established industries. The DeGroote School of Business is pleased to present the 2018 Digital Leadership Summit – a one-day exploration of how leaders in healthcare, finance, and entertainment are responding to digital transformation and what you can learn from them.

The Digital Leadership Summit promises provocative discussions with DeGroote’s top experts and thought leaders from highly regarded and innovative organizations. Join more than 150 professionals from a broad spectrum of sectors as we focus on managing digital disruption.

Agenda

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Leonard Waverman
    Dean, DeGroote School of Business
  • Gino Scapillati
    Vice Chair, Strategy and Innovation, Bennett Jones
  • Moderator: John Crean
    Teneo Strategy
9:00 – 9:40 a.m. Convergence of Disruptive Transformation and Urbanization: Opportunities for New Business Models

Examining disruptive digital technologies that are changing the way cities are engaging with their citizens, planning their growth, investing in their infrastructure and building for the future.

  • Mike Steep
    Professor and Executive Director, Digital Cities Consortium, Stanford
9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Convergence of Disruptive Transformation & Sports Entertainment

A case study discussion on the impact of digital technologies on the fan experience.

  • Dan MacKenzie
    VP and Managing Director, NBA Canada
  • Maeesha Patel
    EMBA in Digital Transformation, Class of 2018
  • Megan Munro
    Manager, Digital Strategy, MLSE (Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Marlies)
10:10 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Convergence of Disruptive Transformation & Health

A case study discussion on the impact of digital technologies on the patient experience.

  • Jason Fischer
    Division Head, Division of Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Jane Nassif
    EMBA in Digital Transformation, Class of 2018
  • Brendan Carr
    President & CEO, William Osler Health Systems
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Convergence of Disruptive Transformation & Financial Services

A case study discussion on the impact of digital technologies on the customer experience.

  • Todd Roberts
    Partner, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte
  • Fatema Pirone
    Senior Director, Enterprise Innovation, CIBC
  • Christian Ramirez
    EMBA in Digital Transformation, Class of 2018
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Accelerating Transformation Through AI: A Discussion with Alexa

An onstage dialogue with Amazon’s Alexa on how A.I. is accelerating the speed of business model disruption.

  • Barry Libert
    President, OpenMatters,
    DeGroote EMBA Industry Professor
12:00 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch, Keynote & Wrap-up

  • Moderator: Eva Klein
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Summit Reflections

Our panelists will explore the ethical and longer-term social implications of the digital disruptions discussed in the morning.

  • Sanjay Khanna
    Futurist
  • René Villemure
    Ethicist, President of Éthikos
  • Paula Payton
    Behavioral Scientist, Columbia University
1:20 – 1:30 p.m. Thank You and Closing Remarks

For Chartered Directors, this event qualifies for 3 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD). For more information about the Chartered Director program, visit The Directors College website.

Speakers & Panelists

Digital Leadership Summit

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$225 + HST. Includes the full agenda, breakfast, and lunch.

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