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Be energized by some of today’s industry’s top speakers and thought leaders as they discuss how to activate an employee powered culture within your organization.

Keynote speakers

Jeff Cates

Chief Executive Officer, Achievers

Jeff Cates
Jeff Cates serves as the CEO and President of Achievers. He was formerly the CEO and President of Intuit Canada, a software development company that produces premier brands such as TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint. Jeff’s …
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Dr. Natalie Baumgartner

Chief Workforce Scientist, Achievers

Dr. Natalie Baumgartner
Natalie has spent her career advising companies of all sizes, from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 firms, on issues related to company culture. Specifically tackling key hire assessment and portfolio due diligence…
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Michael C. Bush

CEO, Great Place to Work®

Michael C. Bush
Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, the 100 Best Workplaces for W…
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Marcus Buckingham

New York Times Best-Selling Author, The Marcus Buckingham Company

Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher and New York Times best-selling author focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. He is the author of two of the best-sel…
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Session Speakers

Khairoon Abbas

Program Manager, York Region

Khairoon Abbas bio

Kristian Bajorat

Director of Wellbeing, AVP, Zurich North America

Kristian Bajorat bio

David Bator

Vice President, Achievers

David Bator bio

Vanessa Brangwyn

Chief Customer Officer, Achievers

Vanessa Brangwyn bio

Thaiz Chanman

VP, People Experiencely and Organizational Effectiveness, Remitly

Thaiz Chanman bio

Michael Cohen

Chief Product Officer, Achievers

Michael Cohen bio

Dominic Cole-Morgan

SVP Total Rewards, Scotiabank

Dominic Cole-Morgan bio

Lois Davies

Manager, Social Policy and Inclusion/Accessibility, York Region

Lois Davies bio

Cheryl DeSantis

Chief People & Diversity Officer, SmileDirectClub

Cheryl DeSantis bio

Brittany Dunlop

Lead, Wellness and Benefits, York Region

Brittany Dunlop bio

Chester Elton

Co-Founder, The Culture Works

Chester Elton bio

Adrian Gostick

Owner, NYT Bestselling Author, The Culture Works

Adrian Gostick bio

Jonna Harris

Vice President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Jonna Harris bio

Brie Harvey

Employee Engagement Evangelist, Achievers

Brie Harvey bio

Mark Heywood

Head of Performance and Recognition, Lloyds Banking Group

Mark Heywood bio

Krystal Hindle

Manager of Customer Success, Achievers

Krystal Hindle bio

Leala McInerney

Manager, Communications and Community, Achievers

Leala McInerney bio

Cheryl Middleton

Chief People Officer, CO-OP Financial Services

Cheryl Middleton bio

Chelsea Parry

Director of Product Management, Achievers

Chelsea Parry bio

Amanda Pate

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Sun Life

Amanda Pate bio

Marcos Pesquera

System Vice-President, Christus Health

Marcos Pesquera bio

Donna Roberts

CHRO, Cracker Barrel

Donna Roberts bio

David Sinyi

Manager, Achievers

David Sinyi bio

Beverly Stacey

Country HR Manager, ABB in Australia

Beverly Stacey bio

Sofia Theodorou

Chief People Officer, PwC Canada

Sofia Theodorou bio

Katrina Thornton

Senior Director – Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Kellogg

Katrina Thornton bio

Matthew Tremmaglia

VP of Customer Success, Achievers

Matthew Tremmaglia bio

Kimberly King Webb

CHRO, Christus Health

Kimberly King Webb bio

Bianca West

Senior Manager, Professional Services EMEA, Achievers

Bianca West bio

Wayne Wiley

Customer Success Manager, Achievers

Wayne Wiley bio

Anna Zec

Senior Vice President, Global HR Services, CIBC

Anna Zec bio