Keynotes

Selected Keynotes

  • November 16, 2017

    What Has Already Happened that has Yet to Make itself Manifest?

    Toyota Executive Session. Schulich Executive Centre. York University. Toronto.

  • September 27, 2017

    The Future of Urban Mobility

    Keynote. Metrolinx Executive Education. Schulich Executive Education Series.

  • June 16, 2017

    Starting From Scratch

    Keynote.  Innovation Ignites Conference, Ontario Centre for International Cooperation, Toronto

  • May 29, 2017

    Transformation and Disruption in Digital Marketing

    Keynote. AdTech  2017.  Toronto, Canada.

  • May 22, 2017

    Transforming Organizations for the Subscription Economy

    Conference. UNARTE University, Bucharest, Romania

  • May 21, 2017

    The Future as a Choice

    Keynote. Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Romania

  • May 11, 2017

    Future Proofing the Financial Services Sector

    Keynote and Workshop, Toronto Dominion Bank, Executive Education Cohort 2, TD University, Mount Laurel, New Jersey.  

  • May 8, 2017

    Challenges and Opportunities in the Subscription Economy

    Keynote and Workshop, Sick Kids Foundation Executive Team & Schulich Executive Education, Toronto, Canada.

  • April 19, 2017

    Starting From Scratch: Innovation and Transformation

    Keynote, Accelerate 100, Calgary, Alberta

  • April 11, 2017

    Futureproofing Financial Services

    Keynote and Workshop,  Toronto Dominion Bank , Executive Education Cohort 1, , TD University, Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

  • October 27, 2016

    Beyond Imagination: The Creation of New Value in Design

    Keynote. 10th International Congress of Management and Technology in Architecture and Design, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico.

  • October 6, 2016

    Intrinsic Behavior and the On- Demand Economy.

    Keynote. . Insurance Council of Canada & Schulich Executive Education, Toronto, Canada.

  • October 5, 2016

    Everything Autonomous.

    Keynote. Toyota Dealers Association of Canada & Schulich Executive Education, Toronto, Canada.

  • September 27, 2016

    The Future is Your Choice.

    Keynote. PAC International Conference. Packaging Association of Canada. Niagara. Ontario

  • September 15, 2016

    Challenges and Opportunities in the Subscription Economy.

    Keynote. METROLINKS Executive Team & Schulich Executive Education, Toronto, Canada.

  • August 14, 2016

    Transformational Leadership

    Workshop. ELP 8 McCain Institute for Entrepreneurship, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

  • March 25, 2016

    From Capability to Possibility

    Workshop. SKF Foundation & Schulich Executive Education, Toronto, Canada

  • March 24, 2016

    Starting From Scratch: Reimagining the Organization

    Workshop. SKF Foundation & Schulich Executive Education Toronto, Canada.

  • November 20, 2015

    Beyond Imagination: The Creation of New Value in Business

    Keynote. IT Association of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE

  • November 3, 2015

    The Creation of New Value in Design

    Keynote. Interplay 2015 IASDR Congress, International Association of Societies of Design Research. Brisbane, Australia

  • October 9, 2015

    Foresight, Innovation and Transformation

    Workshop. SKF Foundation & Schulich Executive Education Toronto, Canada.

  • October 2, 2015

    New Business Models for a New Times

    Plenary Session Panel. EFNI 2015. European Forum for New Ideas Sopot, Poland

  • October 1, 2015

    Reality 2030: Where are we Heading?

    Panel. EFNI 2015. European Forum for New Ideas Sopot, Poland

  • September 30, 2015

    Value Creation as Strategy

    Workshop. GoGuru Launch Kalkstein Co. Warsaw, Poland

  • September 30, 2015

    Beyond Imagination: New Value in Business

    Keynote. GoGuru Launch Kalkstein Co. Warsaw, Poland

  • August 14, 2015

    Transformation, Innovation and Leadership

    Workshop. ELP 7 McCain Institute for Entrepreneurship, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

  • May 20, 2015

    The Future of Work

    Office Nomad Series, Volume 7 Helsinki, Finland

  • May 18, 2015

    Beyond Imagination: Value Creation and the Internet of Things

    Keynote. The Think Company of the University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

  • May 11, 2015

    Transformational Leadership

    Workshop. May 21, 2015 Nokian Corporation, Nokia, Finland

  • August 14, 2014

    Change, Innovation and Leadership

    Workshop. ELP 7 McCain Institute for Entrepreneurship, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

  • June 11, 2014

    Expanding the Crisis Resolution Mindset through Innovation

    Workshop. June11, 2014 Crisis Management Initiative, Martti Ahtisaari Centre Helsinki, Finland

  • November 21, 2013

    The Networked Mobile Behaviour Space

    Nestle Canada. 2020 Series Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • November 4, 2013

    Innovation Excellence and the Condition of Being Human

    Ontario Centers for Excellence Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • October 9, 2013

    The Business of Innovation in Behavior Space

    European Institute of Innovation and Technology – EIT ICT, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

  • August 16, 2013

    Change, Innovation and Leadership

    McCain Institute for Entrepreneurship, Miramichi, NB, Canada

  • June 3, 2013

    Full Spectrum Entertainment

    Stream – Markets for Internet TV Content Conference Santa Monica, California, United States.

  • April 10, 2013

    Play, Pleasure and Business Innovation

    Google Innovation Talks Google Canada, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • March 27, 2013

    Business Models in Behavior Space

    Rotman Business Club, Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • March 6, 2013

    The Business of Innovation in Behavior Space

    Innovation Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • January 19, 2013

    Imagination and Renewal: The World as a Plant

    University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  • April 25, 2012

    The New Behaviour Space Play, Purpose and Pleasure as Content

    Keynote. 2012 PlayBack Summit. Toronto

  • April 4, 2012

    The Networked Mobile Behaviour Space Play, Pleasure and Purpose as Marketing Strategy

    Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) Mobile Conference. Toronto

  • March 26, 2012

    Networked Mobile Gaming Executive Workshop

    The MBA Training Company London, United Kingdom

  • January 25, 2012

    Social Gaming in the Networked Society

    European Lotteries Association. Staying on Top of the Game London, United Kingdom

  • October 4, 2011

    The Internet is Just Beginning: Disruption and Transformation in the Networked Society

    AToMiC 2011, Kool Haus, Toronto

  • September 20, 2011

    Innovation, Foresight and Business Design

    Famous Entrepreneurs Series, Syracuse, New York. U.S.A.

  • August 19, 2011

    Change and Innovation

    Workshop G. Wallace F. McCain Institute, Square Lake Resort, Alma, New Brunswick

  • April 12, 2011

    Global Collaboration and Innovation

    Forbes Business Leadership Forum, IBM IMPACT 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

  • April 11, 2011

    Creating Communities to Generate Customer Loyalty

    Forbes Business Leadership Forum, IBM IMPACT 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

  • April 11, 2011

    Disruptive Business

    Forbes Business Leadership Forum, IBM IMPACT 2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

  • March 21, 2011

    A Strategic Scenario for Massive Social Gaming

    Smart-Tech Strategy Conference, New York. U.S.A.

  • November 2, 2010

    Strategic Foresight Innovation Practice

    World Lottery Convention 2010. Brisbane. Australia.

  • November 1, 2010

    Exploring Strategic Foresight and Innovation in the New Global Environment

    World Lottery Convention 2010. Brisbane. Australia.

  • October 5, 2010

    Disruptive Business: Rethinking Innovation Practice

    Keynote Association of Innovation Practitioners, (AIP) Toronto, Canada.

  • August 13, 2010

    Disruptive Business and Innovation Models

    Workshop G. Wallace F. McCain Institute, University of New Brunswick, Square Lake Resort, Alma, New Brunswick

  • May 18, 2010

    PlayFullMinds: A Manifesto for Play, Imagination and Innovation

    INplay 2010. Opening Keynote. Toronto, Canada.

  • February 10, 2010

    Redefining Innovation and its role in Marketing

    Schulich Executive Education, Masters Certificate in Marketing Communication Leadership. Toronto. Canada.

  • January 28, 2010

    The Landscape of the Mobile Society.

    The Digital Incubator. On Screen Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

  • January 19, 2010

    Strategies for Brand Management in the Mobile Society.

    New Years Evolution, Digital Alberta, Calgary, Canada.

  • November 17, 2009

    Disruptive Business: Redifining Innovation

    AEM Association of Equipment Manufacturers 2009 Annual Conference, Hollywood, Florida

  • November 16, 2009

    The Challenge of Mobile Digital Media

    AEM Association of Equipment Manufacturers 2009 Annual Conference, Hollywood, Florida.

  • October 7, 2009

    What’s the Big Idea?

    Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.

  • September 23, 2009

    Location Content and the Future of Malls

    International Council of Shopping Centers 2009 ICSC Canadian Convention, Toronto, Canada.

  • September 3, 2009

    Brand Management Strategies in the Mobile Society

    3.9 Marketing&Advertising Day (Mainontapäivä 3.9) The Association of Finnish Advertisers. Helsinki, Finland. (above

  • August 14, 2009

    Change, Innovation, Monetization

    Workshop G. Wallace F. McCain Institute, Square Lake Resort, Alma, New Brunswick

  • July 27, 2009

    Designing a New Future

    Canadian Design & Engineering Education Conference 2009. (CDEN) Annual Conference. Keynote, McMaster University, Hamilton. http://www.cden2009.org/Agenda.html

  • June 17, 2009

    The Earth as Your Mirror.

    June 17, 2009 Keynote for the Award Ceremony of the Feel the Earth 2009 Design Prize Porto, Portugal. (above)

  • June 6, 2009

    Strategies for Everything 2.0

    nextMEDIA Conference, Banff.

  • May 29, 2009

    Foresight, Disruption and the Re-Design of Business

    Seoul Design Centre. Seoul, South Korea

  • May 27, 2009

    Massive Innovation and Disruptive Business

    Taiwan Design Centre. Taipei, Taiwan

  • May 25, 2009

    Design Innovation in Everything 2.0

    Japan Institute of Design -GK Design Group Tokyo, Japan.

  • May 7, 2009

    Designing Ourselves- Designing Tomorrows

    University of California, Santa Barbara. Keynote in “The Tomorrow Makers” series. http://www.worldeshipday.com/ http://www.tmp.ucsb.edu/extracurricular/lectures.html

  • April 15, 2009

    Disruptive Business.

    ALC Re-Boot Your Imagination 2009 Innovation and Trends Conference.

  • December 17, 2008

    Disruptive Business and Crowd Sourced Massive Innovation.

    Keynote. Ideaction Executive Innovation Day. Toronto.

  • November 27, 2008

    Barack Obama’s Social Media Strategy and Your Brand’s Communications Needs.

    Co-presenter with Rahaf Harfoush. The Art of Seeing Series. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

  • November 6, 2008

    Energy, Imagination and Innovation

    Keynote. 21Inc. Ideas Festival St.Andrews, New Brunswick

  • October 30, 2008

    The User Experience of Location Content

    Co-presenter with Shane Green, Vice President Nokia/Navteq. The Art of Seeing Series. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

  • October 25, 2008

    Expectations 2.0 and the New Value Chain

    Keynote, “Supply Chain… the core of Innovation” 11th Annual Conference OIPMAC - Ontario Institute of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada

  • August 1, 2008

    Change and Innovation

    Workshop G. Wallace F. McCain Institute Square Lake Resort, Alma, New Brunswick

  • July 10, 2008

    The Meaning of Life 2.0

    Art Institute of California- San Bernardino Creative Infinity Conference

  • July 1, 2008

    Imagination and the Creative Ethos

    Art Institute of California- San Bernardino

  • June 10, 2008

    Experience Design: Getting to WOW

    Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship Wilfrid Laurier University, School of Business and Economics

  • April 10, 2008

    Strategic Desire in Innovation

    Innovation and Export Conference, St.John’s Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Innovation Trade and Rural Development

  • April 6, 2008

    Everything 2.0: The Redefinition of Expectations

    InnoGeneralia 2008 Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science

  • April 5, 2008

    Desire, Innovation and Experiential Marketing

    Back to Basics Conference, Corporate Image, Helsinki

  • March 1, 2008

    The Context for the Next Big Thing

    Environics Communications/ Toronto

  • February 5, 2008

    The Ecosystem of Innovation as Culture

    University of California, Santa Barbara Technology Management Program

  • January 14, 2008

    Strategic Desire in Innovation

    Conference Board of Canada Leaders’ Panel on Innovation-Based Commerce

  • January 11, 2008

    Innovation Through Design

    Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship Innovation & Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

  • November 18, 2007

    What Do You See Beyond Tomorrow?

    KAAMOS Forum. Saariselkä, Lapland. Finland

  • November 12, 2007

    Evaluating the Market Potential for Breakthrough Innovation.

    Schulich Executive Education Centre Technology Innovation Program. York University, Toronto

  • November 10, 2007

    The Desire Economy.

    Indus Entrepreneurs Toronto (TiE Toronto)

  • November 10, 2007

    Building and Managing Innovation Teams.

    Schulich Executive Education Centre Technology Innovation Program. York University, Toronto

  • November 3, 2007

    Sources of Innovation: Improving Canada’s Innovation Performance.

    The Conference Board of Canada. Innovation Council 22nd Meeting. London Ontario.

  • November 2, 2007

    The Future of Work and Play.

    Lappset, Lapland, Finland.

  • October 22, 2007

    On the Ethos of Innovation.

    Voices that Matter Conference. San Francisco. California. U.S.A.

  • October 14, 2007

    Desire, Innovation and Monetization.

    Nokia Technology Platforms Innovation Day Workshop.

  • September 21, 2007

    Passion in Innovation.

    Canada Council, Writing and Publishing Professional Day, Edmonton, Canada.

  • September 20, 2007

    The Human Condition and Service Innovation.

    Forum Viridium Helsinki Design Week 2007.

  • September 16, 2007

    The Benchmarking of Emergent Behaviour.

    RENDEZ WORKSHOP. Nokia House, Espo, Finland. Pan European consortium on business innovation implementation

  • September 15, 2007

    The Next Big Thing.

    IDEAN Open House Helsinki.

  • September 13, 2007

    Methods for Pre Competitive Innovation.

    McMaster University. XEROX INNOVATION CENTRE at McMaster

  • September 8, 2007

    Methods for Pre Competitive Innovation.

    McMaster University. XEROX INNOVATION CENTRE at McMaster

  • June 14, 2007

    Magic, Asymmetric Strategy and Innovation.

    Keynote. Overlap Retreat on Innovation Conference. Orillia, Geneva Point. Ontario.

  • June 10, 2007

    Communism meets Capitalism in Self Publishing.

    Devices and desire Conference. Book Expo Canada

  • June 9, 2007

    Leading Change-Proposals for Pre-Competitive Innovation.

    Future Sense. Tallin, Estonia

  • June 7, 2007

    Passion, Risk and the Exploration of Possibility.

    Keynote. JUMP Associates Open House, San Mateo. California. U.S.A..

  • January 5, 2007

    Beyond the Imagination Challenge

    Keynote. Rotman School of Management. Toronto.