VP of Community, BC Tech Association
Rocky Ozaki is a self-professed evangelist on the future workplace. He believes that technology, a sharing economy and the connected generation are dramatically changing the way companies attract and engage their people, and is leveraging his 10 years of senior level operations and HR with four years of start-up tech experience to help organizations of all sizes and sectors thrive in the workplace of today.
Ozaki is the Vice-President of Community for the B.C. Tech Association and is a co-founder of STARFiiSH, an engagement survey company for the tech industry.
Co-Founder, Juice Inc.
As the founder of Juice Inc., Wilson functions as a human energy architect working with leaders to build the conditions in which innovation, the creation of values and unforgettable customer experiences can flourish. He helps leaders step into life’s grittiest tensions, inspiring them to create a sustained approach to positive change and better business results.
Head of HR, SAP Canada
Globally SAP has 80,000 employees, and Agnes Garaba works tirelessly with the Executive Leadership Teams across Canada to drive business execution through best in class human capital practices and employee engagement. Agnes and her team are committed to creating an exceptional end-to-end work experience to SAP Canada’s leaders and employees, driving innovative projects within all elements of the HR portfolio.
CSR Whiz, Realized Worth
Corey joined Realized Worth, a company focused on the design and implementation of corporate volunteering and giving programs, after more than 15 years working in the environmental consulting sector. He currently manages the operations, business development and account management. As an active volunteer, he works with a number of environmental social justice organizations.
Culture Curator at 360insights
Travis is the Culture Curator at 360insights and an espresso enthusiast. He works with senior leadership, HR and the people leaders of 360insights to create the “360 Unbelievable Experience”. Since 2012 he has focused on talent acquisition, learning, growth and employee experience for this rapidly growing software company which grew from 59 employees in 2012 to over 260 today. 360insights is rated in the top five best places to work in Canada for four consecutive years!
Assistant Vice-President, Client Experience
Integrated Health Solutions at Sun Life Financial
Jennifer is a change leader with experience in financial services, with a focus on connecting health and business performance. Jennifer leads a team of organizational health experts focused on meeting the healthy workplace objectives of Canadian businesses, including some of Canada’s most recognized employers. She is passionate about using health data and insights to support decision making, and deliver solutions that drive business performance.
HR Specialist in Work Culture
Celese is a Certified Human Resource Executive and has participated in formal reviews and tripartite forums of Canadian and international employment legislation. She is a sought-after investigator for Harassment and Workplace Violence complaints. Celese’s consulting practice, The Fletcher Consultancy, focuses on improving work relationships which results in substantial savings of management time, productivity improvements and harmonious workplaces.
Mental Health Expert, Out of the Shadows
Allan’s commitment and understandings to the lifelong process of truly living enables him to equip audiences with invaluable tools. After a youth spent persevering through mental health issues and addictions, Allan shares a simple process and reassures everyone that nobody needs to be fixed. Rather, the value of being seen and heard is immeasurable.
Technology Innovator, Igloo Software
Dan is a leading expert on the rise of the digital workplace and the future of work, helping organizations achieve their true purpose through a people-powered digital workplace. Dan has successfully led Igloo from a technology start-up to a globally recognized company. Drawing on his wealth of experience, he helps companies navigate pressing workplace trends.
Conflict Management Practitioner, Yukon Government; Respectful Workplace Office
Joie is a lawyer, mediator, and conflict resolution specialist and has many years of experience adjudicating claims of physical and sexual abuse at Indian Residential Schools. Joie is also trained in Integrative Body Psychotherapy and brings this body focused training to her work in coaching and conflict resolution.
Authority in Global Work, Richter Global
Natalie’s specialization is communication style differences and how to bridge the gaps and leverage those differences. She taught Applied Cross-Cultural Management and her coaching practice includes organization and team culture development and integration. She also coaches executives who do business in relationship-centric cultures who must maintain professional integrity and comply with regulatory processes.
Driven by her belief that for companies to thrive, the people must thrive, Corry’s coach approach brings alchemy to leadership development and she breaths life into coaching cultures to life within companies. She cross pollinates insights, ideas and solutions from the entire leadership spectrum and the result is the elusive “AH HA” moment!
Organizational Psychology Researcher, University of Waterloo
Jared is an organizational psychology researcher and people analytics consultant who specializes in deriving quantitative insights from unstructured HR data. Jared has analyzed text-based HR data for some of the largest organizations in Canada, and is currently developing a machine learning algorithm that replicates human categorization of text responses.