Keynote Speakers

2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Randy Taylor

Taylormade Leadership Media

Randy Taylor is a true example of what is possible for us all. Randy has emerged as one of the nation’s leading experts in human potential and leadership. His passion to encourage others to breakdown their most daunting personal barriers, helping them to rewire the way they think and inspire them to reach their true potential. Over 3 decades of study into the science of human behaviour has been instrumental in his development of seminars and top level training programs on peak behavioural performance and leadership. His client list spans the nation with many of the leading fortune 500 organizations.

Bailey Parnell

SkillsCamp Soft Skills Training

Bailey Parnell is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company, and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Bailey is an award-winning digital marketer, TEDx speaker, and businesswoman with a talent for helping people and brands tell better stories. Her work and expertise have been featured on CBC, CTV, FOX, Flare Magazine, and more. She is also currently doing her part-time Masters in Communications and Culture at Ryerson University with research looking into social media's impact on mental health.

Kelly Lovell

CEO, Lovell Corporation and Founder of MyEffect

Kelly Lovell, CEO to Lovell Corporation and Founder of MyEffect, is globally recognized for her expertise on ``Bridging The Gap`` to the next generation. A 16-time award-winning entrepreneur and speaker, Lovell is an expert ranked among the top 0.1% of online influencers for youth-led innovation, future skills training, social entrepreneurship, and preparing for the future of jobs. Frequently enlisted advisor for influential bodies including the United Nations, G7, G20 and the High Level Political Forum, Lovell’s impact is far reaching. She is Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and a Queen’s Young Leader winner - a prestigious leadership award personally presented by Her Majesty the Queen to exceptional young people under the age of 30 in the Commonwealth who are using their skills to transform lives and leave a legacy of change.

Matthias Oschinski

Director, Innovation Economics, MaRS Discovery District

Matthias is the Director of Innovation Economics at MaRS Data Catalyst and a teaching faculty member at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. Over the past six years he has conducted in-depth research on the Future of Work in the context of Canada’s labour market. Matthias has over 16 years of experience in empirical economic and statistical analysis working at think tanks, in academia and the public sector. He has lived and worked in Germany, the UK, India and Canada. Over the past 16 years, he has designed and delivered numerous workshops, lectures and presentations on matters of economic policy to a variety of audiences. Matthias holds a PhD in Economics from the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, UK.