The next in the series of InnovateWork Toronto events takes place this evening in downtown Toronto. 300-350 HR, Talent, and Tech pros are expected to come together for lots of networking and to hear from some of the brightest minds in the business.
Here’s our pick of top speakers and panelists at the November 2017 edition of #InnovateWorkTO.
Michael Serbinis, Founder & CEO of League
Mike Serbinis is the CEO and Founder of League Inc., a new kind of health platform that is set to disrupt the world of insurance. Prior to League, Mike was the Founder and CEO of Kobo, a global leader in ebooks, and docSpace, a pioneer in cloud storage. Mike got his start building one of the first search engines, Zip2 at the start of the Internet boom. A rocket scientist who once developed jet propulsion systems at age 16, Mike is known as a serial entrepreneur who has built multiple transformative technology platforms across several industries, with over $1B of exits.
A rocket scientist who once developed jet propulsion systems at age 16, Mike is known as a serial entrepreneur who has built multiple transformative technology platforms across several industries, with over $1B of exits.
Cheryl Fullerton, EVP People & Communications, Corus Entertainment
Cheryl Fullerton is Executive Vice President, People and Communications at Corus Entertainment. Cheryl is accountable for the leading the creation of a high-performance culture, and integrated, high impact people solutions to support the exceptional creativity and performance of the company’s people. Communications responsibilities include internal and external stakeholder communications strategies and execution for Corus’ roster of market-leading television networks, radio
Communications responsibilities include internal and external stakeholder communications strategies and execution for Corus’ roster of market-leading television networks, radio stations and associated assets. Cheryl also oversees Corus’ corporate social responsibility programs including the organization’s company-wide philanthropic initiative, Corus Feeds Kids.
Tania Oppedisano, National Director of HR, DIALOG
Recently appointed as National Director of Human Resources, Tania plays a valuable part of DIALOG’s diverse culture, having worked in the Toronto Studio as both a Human Resources Manager and Studio Administrator previous to this role.
After starting in 2009, she took on challenges and grew the Toronto studio from 37 to 130 in just two years with her keen ability to find the right hire to fit the studio culture. She brings big picture thinking, enthusiasm, and energy to her daily work and has provided leadership to DIALOG’s administrative team, while working with Studio Directors and Team Leaders across studios on human resources strategy and initiatives.
William Greenhalgh, CEO, HRPA
Over 35 years of leadership experience in Marketing, International Operations and Finance in a variety of industries including electronics, petroleum, entertainment, publishing and business services.
William joined HRPA as CEO in early 2006. Awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 for contribution to Palliative Care. William is presently Corporate Secretary and Board member of the Human Resources Association; Board Member of the Human Resources Research Institute; government appointee as Vice Chair of the Board of the Ontario Public Accountants Council; member of the CD Howe HR Policy Council; member of the Champions Council of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association; Chair of the Canadian HR Committee at the International Standards Organization (ISO) and Chair of the multi-country Working Group developing a global HR Competency Framework within ISO.
Stephen Harrington – National Lead, Talent Strategy, Deloitte
Stephen Harrington is Deloitte’s National Lead – Talent Strategy, and has been a writer and speaker on the future of work and the workplace of the future since 2011. He suggests that workplace design can impact culture, if the employee experience is placed at the heart of design and given equal weight to other strategic objectives. Stephen is currently co-authoring a paper on the future of work with the HRPA, due to be released in fall 2017.
With 17 years’ experience in Consulting, Stephen leads transformations in talent strategy that enable our client’s people to feel personal purpose and impact, as the business drives improved results. Stephen’s work is focused on building and implementing talent strategies that deliver not only improved employee value proposition but also business benefits in the form of improved productivity and bottom line savings. Stephen frequently speaks at events on topics involving the future of work and innovation and he has published several papers on the subject.
Kelly Davis, Senior Vice President, HR – Town Shoes Limited
Kelly is a Senior HR leader with generalist and specialist experience in both retail and hospitality industries, with 14 years of HR experience in retail (Town Shoes Limited, Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada and Lord & Taylor in the U.S) and 2 years of HR experience in hospitality with Cara Operations (Milestones, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s).
Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts (major in Industrial Relations) from McGill University and CHRE and CHRL (former SHRP and CHRP) designations, as well as an H.R.C.C.C. (Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified) designation from McMaster University.
Krista Jones, Managing Director, Work & Learning – MaRS
Krista is the managing director of Work & Learning at MaRS. Krista has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 25 years, and has personally advised and been actively involved in over 200 startups.
For the past four years, Krista has been the driving force behind the creation of MaRS’ globally-leading Work & Learning sector. Krista has experience working in both large public companies and in startups. She is an engineer, entrepreneur, mentor and an expert at solving ambiguous problems. She has a unique combination of strategic, technical, operational and marketing expertise. She is known for her comprehensive knowledge of existing and emerging Information & Communications Technology (ICT) architectures, technologies, and innovation practices.