John Vardalos

John Vardalos Design thinker

As the founder and CEO of J5 and the linchpin of the Calgary Chamber's growth accelerator program Ignite, John Vardalos has the inside scoop on what it takes to create new growth engines and transformation through design thinking and business model innovation.

Founder and CEO | J5

John Vardalos is the founder and CEO of J5, a strategy and design company with studios in Calgary and Edmonton. His firm works with corporations and nonprofits seeking to create new growth engines and transformation through value proposition design and business model innovation.

Clients include United Way of Calgary, ATB Financial, Cenovus Energy, The Calgary Zoo, The Calgary Airport Authority, Olds College, the University of Calgary, Shaw Communications and many others.  

John has been featured on CBC Radio and regularly speaks at conferences and events about the importance of innovation and design to diversify and strengthen the local economy. Prior to founding J5, he held senior roles at organizations such as Capgemini Consulting, Ernst and Young and Xerox Canada. 

IGNITE GROWTH: John Vardalos and Megan Stanley

  • 02 May 2018
  • Main Stage
  • 9:20 am - 9:50 am