Innovation & Global Trends Conference
Challenge assumptions. Challenge thinking. Challenge everything at ONWARD.
ONWARD is two half-days that bring together some of the smartest minds in business, innovation, technology and global trends.
Gain insight into the direction our world is going and be inspired.
From new modes of transportation that will change the way we live, to self-learning computers that mimic the human brain, to disruptive marketing and emerging technology that is transforming economies on a global scale, you will learn about cutting edge ideas that will keep you one step ahead.
Meet some of today’s most innovative thinkers and challenge the way you do business.
Salim Ismail is a sought-after technology strategist, a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University, and the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations. He knows breakthrough technologies, and how organizations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers.
Dirk Ahlborn is the CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) and the Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. Founded in 2013, HTT designs and builds the most highly profitable, fastest, safest, and environmentally friendly transportation system for passengers and goods.
Debbie Landers is the Vice President, Cognitive Solutions at IBM Canada. In this role, she a large cross-country team focused on working with our clients to find innovative new ways to grow and transform their businesses by leveraging IBM’s investments in Cognitive Computing (Watson) and Cloud as well as our legacy of excellence in Consulting and Delivery Services, Analytics, Cybersecurity, Systems and Software.
Called “a sought-after guru to NFL coaches, Olympians, hip-hop stars and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs” by the New York Times, Ryan Holiday shows how great minds have embraced the timeless power of stoicism to overcome obstacles and lead with integrity.
Judy Fairburn is at the leading edge of forging a new path of collaborative innovation in Alberta's resource industry. She understands first-hand the challenges facing Alberta and how investment in technology and innovation across all sectors will provide greater economic diversity, environmental and social progress.
In addition to Stakeholder and Aboriginal relations, reputation and brand, communications and issues management, Arlene Strom is also responsible for Suncor’s sustainability and outreach strategy, climate change strategy, environmental excellence support.
Driven by the principles of excellence, honor and responsibility and an unwavering commitment to education as an engine of economic prosperity, Carlo Montemagno, PhD has become a world-renowned expert in nanotechnology and is responsible for creating groundbreaking innovations which solve complex challenges in the areas of informatics, agriculture, chemical refining, transportation, energy, and healthcare.
Diane Francis is an award-winning columnist, bestselling author, investigative journalist, television commentator and screenplay writer. She writes pieces for many newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Politico, the World Post, Miami Herald and is a regular contributor to the New York Post and The Guardian. She is Editor-at-Large at Canada’s National Post and writes for the US Edition of the Huffington Post.
Simon Raby is an academic and active practitioner in innovation and entrepreneurship. In his 10-minute presentation, he'll distill all the learnings he's gathered at ONWARD, and share how executives can find ways to successfully apply this knowledge to their own business, right on the spot.
Adam is a strong believer in a vibrant and healthy business community and the role that it plays in the overall prosperity of the city. His focus at the Calgary Chamber is to ensure that the environment exists for all businesses to be successful.
Your early adopter, all-access pass to the ONWARD Summit, plus entry to the Sips 'n' Such reception June 5th and grab 'n' breakfast June 6th.
Tier 2 tickets are available when Tier 1 sells out. PS: The only difference between the two is price. This is still an all-access pass to the ONWARD Summit.
Take a deep-dive into how to successfully navigate the four strategic management challenges: orientation, trade-off, relevance, execution.
Engage with the ONWARD speakers in real life at a gourmet dinner with wine pairings. Does it get any better?
Learn how to build an exponential organization straight from the ONWARD keynote himself.