June 2017

The Next 150: Canada's Leadership on Transformative Change

11:30am-1:30pm | Chateau Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

In our 150-year history, we have come a long way together. Canada has achieved growth and economic prosperity while fostering increasingly progressive approaches to leadership. Now facing a more complex and globally-connected playing field than ever before, the country faces a new wave of challenges. Disruption touches each sector in the way we work, learn, and lead. It has become clear that Canada’s economic prospects remain only as strong as our organizations and their leaders, and the degree to which they  are willing to embrace disruption and evolve in the ways they do business. In this new reality, leaders from Canada’s economic drivers weigh in on what it takes to challenge the status quo and lead into a thriving future.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- For information about accessibility, please email morano@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to morano@economicclub.ca by Thursday, June 1, 2017

Deepak Chopra

President and CEO
Canada Post

Deepak Chopra

Mr. Chopra is responsible for this $8-billion enterprise that is the largest enabler of remote trade and commerce through its postal network and principal subsidiaries Purolator Inc., SCI Group Inc. and Innovapost Inc. Under Mr. Chopra’s leadership, Canada Post has taken major steps to redefine its role in the increasingly digital economy, transforming from a letter-centric business to a customer-driven e-commerce powerhouse that is today Canada’s no. 1 parcel company.

Mr. Chopra has more than 25 years of global experience in the financial services and postal industry. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitney Bowes Canada and Latin America.

Mr. Chopra is a passionate supporter of Canada’s diverse communities and aboriginal entrepreneurship. He serves on the boards of Canada Post Corporation, Purolator, SCI Group and the Conference Board of Canada, and chairs the board of the Canada Post Community Foundation, a charity devoted to children’s causes.

Michael Tremblay

President & CEO
Invest Ottawa

Michael Tremblay

Michael Tremblay joined Invest Ottawa as President and Chief Executive Officer in March of 2017. Prior to joining Invest Ottawa, he was the Vice President of Public Sector for Microsoft Canada since April 2007. Michael led all of Microsoft Canada’s public sector activities including sales to Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, as well as to the Healthcare and Education sectors. Mike has 33 years of sales, marketing, operations and general management experience, with significant experience serving public sector clients. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mike worked for SAP Canada as Senior Vice President, Public Services, managing the Canadian Public Sector market. Mike has also held senior executive positions with Fujitsu Consulting, JDS Uniphase, EDS Systemhouse and Digital Equipment Corporation – principally across Canadian, American and Latin American markets. Mike has an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal and is a graduate of Computer Technology from Algonquin College and is a graduate of the Director’s Education Program from the Institute of Corporate Directors. From 2004-2017, Michael served as a member of Algonquin College’s Board of Governors and served as Chair of the College’s Foundation Board. Michael is an active member of the Audit and Corporate Services Committee and has previously served on the Advocacy Committee with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Roseann O'Reilly Runte

President & Vice Chancellor
Carleton University

Roseann O'Reilly Runte

Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University, graduated with a B.A. summa cum laude in French from the State University of New York and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She has previously served as President of l’Université Sainte-Anne, Principal of Glendon College, President of Victoria University and of Old Dominion University.

She is the author of numerous scholarly works in the fields of French, comparative literature, economic and cultural development. She is also a creative writer and has received a poetry prize from the Académie française.

Dr. Runte has been awarded the Order of Canada, the French Order of Merit, fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, the Palmes Académiques and several prizes for her work on the environment, for community and national service. In addition, she holds a number of honorary degrees.

Dr. Runte has served on numerous boards and commissions in both Canada and the United States. For example, she was President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, President of the Humanities Federation of Canada, a member of the Executive Committee of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chair of the Board of the Foundation for International Training, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Gardiner Museum, member of the Virginia Industrial National Development Authority, the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding Integration Center, the Advisory Board of SunGard SGT, the non-profit LifeNet Health Board, the Ontario Quebec Private Sector Advisory Committee, the National Bank of Canada, and the Executive of the Royal Society. She currently chairs the Board of Fulbright Canada-U.S. and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). She is a member of both the European and the World Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Runte took up her duties at Carleton University on July 1, 2008.

Victoria Lennox

Founder & CEO
StartUp Canada

Victoria Lennox

Victoria is the co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada, a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada. She is recognized by the United Nations Development Programme and the European Union as one of the foremost experts in entrepreneurship education; ecosystem and program architecture, governance, development and implementation; and, in fuelling entrepreneurship movements and awareness campaigns.

She is the first Canadian and one of the youngest recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. As a student at the University of Oxford, Victoria won the award for having pioneered a grassroots youth entrepreneurship movement in the UK called NACUE. Today NACUE is central to the UK’s youth entrepreneurship ecosystem, supporting more than 55,000 higher education students and graduates across more than 100 institutions.

On the global stage, Victoria is a strong leader. As the catalyst for Startup Generation and host of Startup Nations, Victoria supports and mentors the development of youth enterprise organizations in more than 20 countries; provides advisory support to international organizations in the areas of entrepreneurship networks, education and policy development; and supports colleges and universities in enhancing their entrepreneurial activities. Countries around the world are also working to emulate Startup Canada's methodologies and activities, viewing the organization, under Victoria's leadership, as the best practice in fuelling entrepreneurship culture.

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