Michael 'Doc' Norton, Keynote Speaker
Global Director of Engineering Culture
Doc is responsible for cultivating a culture of excellence and collaboration through teamwork, empathy, and mutual respect. Develop an on-boarding, in-boarding, and continuing education curriculum. His job, more than anything else, is to strengthen the bonds between Groupon’s people, teams, and offices; to effect a cohesive, committed, and exuberant team of software engineers dedicated to excellence.
CEO, Happy Melly
Jurgen Appelo calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy.
Since 2008 Jurgen writes a popular blog at www.noop.nl, covering the creative economy, agile management, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations. And he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management.
John’s special power is getting the right people on the bus and letting them be their true selves. His culture initiative is changing attitudes and reinforcing our Core Values.
Executive Coach and Organizational Change Consultant
Session: Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization – Doug is an executive coach, organizational change consultant, author and TEDx speaker. He engages with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute, the Center for Innovative Cultures, Great Work Cultures and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management.
Senior Strategy Manager, TELUS
As an Innovation Catalyst and Lean Evangelist, Carlos works with a talented group of coaches and team members to lead a large-scale Lean and Agile implementation across the enterprise.
Author, Speaker, Futurist
Session: Leading on the 21st Century Edge – Ayelet Baron is revolutionizing work through her speaking, writing and workshops by helping leaders build 21st management practices and prepare their organizations for future realities. She introduces new ways of working and helps leaders integrate them into day-to-day practices.
Co-Founder, Create Reason
Session: How We Did $100.000 of good in 48 Hours – Max Farrell is co-founder of Create Reason, a firm focused on inspiring entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship inside companies to drive employee engagement and internal innovation.
COO, Capital One
Pepe has overall accountability for the operations function, including Servicing, Loss Mitigation, Marketing Operations, and the Business Risk Office for the company’s Canadian Card business.
Consultant, speaker, thinker, and ninja
Session: Bye Bye HR- Disrupting People Practices – Riina’s vision is to be among the best hands-on catalysts for people-related change and development. She’d also want to make progress in surfing, but clearly made it a bit difficult for herself, while living in Finland.
Catalyst and Certified Scrum Coach
Session – Manager’s Journey, Awareness, Epiphany and Choice – Michael is a Catalyst – he helps people get results that last. His mission is helping organizations enjoy the success that comes from happy, engaged, and purposeful people.
Session: Co-Creating Change, Building a Future Together – Ellen Grove is an Agile coach & trainer with Agile Partnership (http://agilepartnership.com) in Montreal & Ottawa, Canada. Ellen helps teams and organizations do better work through coaching them in creating the circumstances in which they can work most productively and effectively.
Senior Innovation Designer, The MomentSession: Designing Change: Incubate the Future
Erika has facilitated and coached a wide range of frontline teams as they face the challenges of innovation and large-scale problem and puzzle solving. Erika is Senior Innovation Designer at The Moment.
SVP of HR, AGF Investments Inc.
Bonnie is an experienced human resources leader with a wide ranging practice in encouraging performance excellence, enhancing leadership development, and overseeing reward, recognition, and recruitment decisions to support the organization’s strategic objectives.
Dr Philip Foster
Author and Executive Coach
Session: The Open Organization – Philip Foster is a Thought Leader in Business Operations, Organization and Strategic Leadership. Facilitating change through the design and implementation of strategies, strategic foresight and strategic planning! Philip is a prolific writer, international lecturer and serves as an Adjunct professor at the Middle Tennessee State University.
Assistant IT Director
Session: How We Did $100.000 of good in 48 Hours – Jodi Jones is an assistant director of IT at the Principal Financial Group where she leads software development teams with a focus on improving delivery using agile techniques.
Senior Director, CBC
Session – Manager’s Journey, Awareness, Epiphany and Choice – Soo leads CBC’s central digital platform division, a cross functional team of UX and product development professionals responsible for producing and maintaining CBC’s core online and mobile products and the content delivery systems that power them.
Steve speaks regularly at conferences in Canada and the United States, have been featured on InfoQ, co-founded the Winnipeg Agile User Group, and works at Protegra where he’s helping rid Protegra of harmful performance reviews!