Delegate and Companion Breakfast

Wednesday, April 3rd  •  8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  •  Palais des congrès  •  Room 517 C/D

Keynote Speaker  •  Justin Kingsley

Creative Artist and Entrepreneur

 
What does Justin Kingsley do? A better question: What doesn’t he do?

A New York Times bestselling author, Justin is a storyteller, strategist, creative director, photographer and a former Press Secretary under Prime Minister Paul Martin. Named one of Canada’s most creative people by Marketing Magazine, Justin has served as Creative Director for NHL superbrand the Montreal Canadiens, turned Star Wars and Indiana Jones into global museum exhibitions, put a McDonald’s into the side of a mountain at a snowboarding competition, and developed award-winning communications strategies for UFC champ Georges St-Pierre and slogans for the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. The strategy he developed for Adidas at the London Olympics was named best global campaign of the Games.

Justin Kingsley


Business Sessions Speakers

Wednesday, April 3rd  •  10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  •  Palais des congrès  •  Room 518

A Taste of Disruption

Are you curious to learn more about innovation, digital and analytics as valuable assets to your organization? This is an interactive experience designed and delivered to engage CPMA members as they explore the potential and impact of digital, innovation and analytics on work today. We invite you to join a team of Deloitte Nextgen leaders who will provide an opportunity for you to connect with each other and some exciting changes coming in each of these important organizational areas.

Liora Raitblat
Liora Raitblat – Innovation

  • Liora is a Consultant in the Human Capital Consulting Practice in the Ottawa. She has been involved in a variety of change management projects, including the world's largest SAP S4/HANA implementation for a leading professional services firm. Liora has experience working in communications, strategic planning, and digital innovation.

 

Rebekka BondRebekka Bond – Innovation

  • Rebekka is a Senior Consultant with Deloitte's Strategy and Operations practice. She is passionate about public sector innovation and helping clients to better understand and plan for disruption related to technology, new business models, and user experience.
  • Rebekka holds a graduate degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where she specialized in public administration and innovation policy.

 

Steven MacNeilSteven MacNeil – Analytics

  • Steven is a Consultant with Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada's AI practice, and has exposure working with both public and private sector organizations. He provides a combination of strategic-level thinking with hands-on technical abilities, which he has acquired through experience in both advisory engagements and large technology implementations.
  • Steven is TOGAF 9 Certified, and focuses on Data Architecture and Management, Data Lakes/Data Warehousing, Enterprise and Solution Architecture, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

 

Morgan NordstromMorgan Nordstrom – Analytics

  • Morgan is a Consultant in the Technology practice. Since joining Deloitte, Morgan has primarily worked in the public sector designing and facilitating transformation- and innovation-focused projects.
  • Prior to joining Deloitte, Morgan worked in computer vision, machine learning, and entrepreneurship, and he continues to bring his technology acumen to the experiences he designs. Morgan leads the Discovery Zone in the National Capital Region, applying a public sector lens to disruptive technologies.

 

Jordan Murray
Jordan Murray – Digital  

  • Consultant with Deloitte’s Digital Customer practice, with working experience designing and delivering Digital Transformation projects for public- and private-sector clients.

 

 

Cecilie Schytz CollaitzCecilie Schytz Collaitz – Digital

  • User Experience specialist with a passion for innovation, digital and behavioural design. Experience working with both start-ups and enterprise companies, helping them through innovative processes of creating simple and intuitive solutions to their problems.
  • Experience includes workshop facilitation, user research (qualitative and quantitative), user journey mapping, wireframing, prototyping and user testing among others. Educational background in Project Management (BA) and IT (MSc) with a specialization in Service Design.
 

Delegate Lunch

Wednesday, April 3rd  •  11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  •  Palais des congrès  •  Room 517 C/D

Paul Richards – Regional Manager, Innovacorp
Paul Richards is the sector lead for Agri-technology for Innovacorp, Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization. Paul focuses on enabling knowledge-based companies to accelerate the commercialization of their technologies and to create a dynamic high-growth entrepreneur culture in Nova Scotia.

Since taking on this role, Paul has worked to establish a growing ecosystem in Atlantic Canada, capable of growing venture-grade companies for the Agri-tech sector. His portfolio of early stage start-ups has raised over $50 million dollars.

In addition, Paul servers as a Director for Bioenterprise, Canada’s leading national Agri-tech accelerator, where he advises companies from across the country on commercialization and raising investment. He is also a founding member of the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub, a public/private consortium design to transform the bio-economy.
 

Ketan Kaushish – CEO, Ukko Agro
Ketan Kaushish has over nine years of experience working in the agriculture industry in commodity trading with Cargill and Louis Dreyfus, and in the pesticide industry with Syngenta. Prior to founding Ukko Agro, Ketan was the global lead for Syngenta’s seed treatment portfolio for potato, cotton and all vegetable crops based at their headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Ketan is an MBA from Cornell University.
 

Avi Bhargava – CTO, Ukko Agro
Avi is an electrical engineer with over 10 years of collective experience in designing business and technology strategies, leading complex technology implementations, and managing scaling-up operations. Prior to working at Ukko Argo, Avi was a technology consultant with Deloitte and PwC. His engagements have exposed him to the intersection of business and technology within agriculture, healthcare, banking, insurance, utilities, high-tech and many public sector divisions.
 

Teric Greenan – CEO, Nexus Robotics
Jad Tawil – CTO, Nexus Robotics

Nexus Robotics is a start-up company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They have built a robot prototype for pulling weeds out of vegetable crops. The purpose of this technology is to reduce the dependence farmers have on labour and herbicides for weed control. Nexus will be performing a field trial this summer at Elmridge Farm in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. Nexus is planning to offer a robotic weeding service to farmers in the near future.