A serial entrepreneur with extensive experience starting, growing & selling businesses, Raghwa Gopal is one of the most recognizable names in BC’s tech sector. In addition to his current role as President + CEO of Innovate BC, he’s a member of the Emerging Economy Task Force, the former CEO of Accelerate Okanagan, and started Kelowna’s first ever tech company.
Barbara Miller, a former pack and a half smoker is the founder of BMP Production and the creator of the BMP Method. In 2017 her 3rd improved edition of “How To Quit Smoking Even If You Don’t Want To”, won the Gold Seal literacy Award as it came back recommended by The US Review. Her book inspired her to teach the method in a one-day event. Now many years later she is preparing to tour across Canada and the US performing much larger 3-day interactive events. Barbara believes this needs to be a company benefit for workers.
John Datseris has worked in the digital world since 1998. His knowledge of technology and marketing helps companies better understand the digital space – how it is changing, how to leverage it, how to measure it and how to integrate it into their business. John is an expert in digital and new media and in developing and building actionable strategies and properties that are results focused. He has successfully led digital transformation programs for traditional marketing and media companies and is known for designing business and marketing solutions that develop social and financial capital for enterprises.
Six years ago he co-founded GNR8R Marketing Group – which generates strategies and solutions for the connected consumer. At GNR8R John and his team work with clients, agencies, technology companies and strategic service groups to build higher value marketing solutions.
Leslee Montgomery is the mother of 3 teenage girls and founder of Kyote Fitness & Counselling, a Burnaby based personal training facility that is tackling the mental health ripple effects of bullying. After 10 years working Health and Safety in the construction industry Leslee realized that everyone wants to be heard and listened to and that mental health was an area she wanted to get more involved with. Physical fitness has always grounded Leslee and then one day it came to her, what if you could provide the customer with a complete experience, providing a safe place to tackle mental health and physical fitness at the same time.
Glain Roberts-McCabe is the founder and President of The Roundtable, a company where leaders cultivate their leadership, together. The Roundtable is best known for their group and team-based coaching and mentoring systems that help organizations break down silos, increase collaboration and accelerate business all while building leadership capability. In 2014, The Roundtable was awarded a Gold Award by the Canadian Awards for Training Excellence in partnership with PepsiCo Foods Canada for their Roundtable for Leaders peer coaching and mentoring program and in 2016 they were named Best External Consulting Advisory in Canada at the Canadian HR Awards. In 2018, Glain was named one of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurs of the Year. All experiences were kind of like winning an Oscar but without having to wear sequins. Glain is the author of the Amazon best-selling book ‘Did I REALLY Sign Up for This?!’ and believes that leadership is a privilege. Her personal mission to inspire ambitious leaders to connect to their bigger purpose and passion so that work can be more fun and life can be more fulfilling.
Since then, Melissa was awarded a top 30-under 30 marketing professional award, was Chair of Communications for the Urban Land Institute of BC, played a key role in the ‘Fuck Cancer’ campaign earning her agency at International Stevie Award for Best Social Good Campaign, and became Canada’s first PR agency to become a certified B Corporation.
With the belief that stories have the power to drive behavior and social change, Melissa and her team embarked on an evolution of public relations. Enter Impact Relations, an organization dedicated to promoting the widespread practice of PR & communications for positive impact that works with emergent change makers across North America.
Jeremy Lundy has spent over a decade working in the government and telecom sectors doing implementation consulting and product development. He has participated in all phases of the software development lifecycle from design, development and testing to pre-sales support and client implementation. He has managed large teams through DevOps and Agile transformations and co-founded Techorrect Inc. Jeremy enjoys playing basketball and watching rugby.
Je m’appelle Jeff Soucy. Au travers mon entreprise RevFocus Marketing, je joins mes 2 plus grandes passions qui sont la santé/mieux-être et le marketing. J’ai toujours été dans le milieu du sport et après mon séjour comme athlète universitaire aux États-Unis, je cherchais une façon de rester dans le domaine.
J’ai alors commencé à suivre plusieurs formations sur le marketing web et j’ai appris comment aider les entreprises à acquérir des clients et augmenter leur chiffre d’affaire.
J’aide principalement les entreprises et les experts dans le milieu du mieux-être, que ce soit de la PNL, nutrition, suppléments et tout ce qui touche à la santé et au mindset.
Quand j’ai commencé, tout ce que je voulais était d’aider les entrepreneurs à aimer la business qu’ils avaient travailler fort à batir, mais je me suis vite rendu compte qu’en travaillant avec eux, que j’avais leur business à coeur autant qu’eux.