Meet Our Keynote Speakers!

Jeff Phelps

Jeff Phelps

Jeff is the VP of Major Projects at Bruce Power with more than 30 years of experience in the electricity generation and supply industry, including more than 20 years of experience managing and delivering many aspects of complex nuclear projects.

Jeff previously worked in the UK where he was the Director, Projects Controls, Nuclear New Build, Électricité de France (EDF).

Kelly Duffin

Kelly Duffin

Kelly Duffin is the VP, Transformational Change at Great-West Life. She leads the development of Transformational Change Office (TCO) - a Center of Excellence in Change Management.

Previously, she was an Associate Principal in the Toronto Office of McKinsey & Company. During her 11 years with McKinsey, she helped executives and client teams  transform their operations, organizations, and strategies to address cost pressures, changes in consumer behavior and technology, and increased competition.


David Barrett

David Barrett is a National Program Director for The Centre of Excellence in Project Management and Business Analysis at The Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is a Professional Speaker specializing in Execution Leadership, Project Leadership and Personal Leadership. 

He is the co-author of The Power of The Plan and co-compiler of The Keys to Our Success.

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Allison Graham

Allison is the author of the bestselling book From Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding and Profitable Networking Made Easy! and Married My Mom, Birthed A Dog: How to Be Resilient When Life Sucks will be launched early in 2017.

She speaks on Developing Profitable Relationships throughout North America and has been featured in the Financial Post, Globe and Mail, Fast Company, Investment Executive, Huffington Post and The Bottom Line.

Meet Our Breakout Speakers!


Peter de Jager

Peter de Jager is a Keynote Speaker, Writer and Consultant on Rational Assimilation of the Future. He has published hundreds of articles on Problem Solving, Creativity, Change and the Impact of Technology on privacy, security and business.

He has written dozens of regular columns for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American, Association Trends, CIPS across Canada, Enterprise, Globe & Mail online and Municipal World. His audiences have included the World Economic Forum, The World Bank and The Bank for International Settlements.

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

Wendy is a  former executive with more than 25 years of HR experience and an internationally certified coach specializing in team and leader development. Wendy is one of the first coaches in Canada to obtain her Certification in Neuro Transformational Coaching.  She specializes in coaching high potential, innovative leaders and teams in various sectors and believes when we operate in a culture that values trust and cohesiveness, it has the power to change the way we all engage in business.


Alan Mallory

Alan is an Innovative International Speaker, Author and Professional Development Coach with a passion for leadership and living life to the absolute fullest!

Alan is passionate in working with people to reach new heights in the way they think and the actions they take. An avid adventurer,  he enjoys outdoor activities in the wilderness involving strategy and problem solving. In the spring of 2008, he and his family set a world record after an incredible self-guided expedition on Mount Everest. 

Monika Alder

Monika Alder

Monika Alder is the Director, Transformational Change at Great-West-Life. Previously, Monika led the development of enterprise change capabilities at Canada’s second largest credit union and worked as a Consulting Manager at a leading western Canadian management consulting firm.

Monika has over ten years of organizational development and change management experience on many large scale projects: ranging from business transformation, corporate mergers, organizational restructuring, as well as technology implementations. Her insights are derived from working both as a thought leader inside the organizations undergoing business transformation, as well as a trusted external management consultant.


Mishkin Berteig

Mishkin Berteig has been training, coaching and consulting for organizations adopting Agile since 2001. Mishkin co-founded Berteig in 2004. Mishkin is committed to helping individuals, teams and organizations apply Agile to transform their way of working.

Mishkin has assisted organizations of all sizes to make the transformation from traditional methods to Agile methods (Extreme Programming, Scrum, Lean, OpenAgile). Assistance includes Agile culture change, Agile change management, executive management coaching, Agile management, Agile product, project and operations management, Agile teamwork and Agile engineering practices.




Nora Fisher

Nora Fisher is currently leading the IS Transformation initiative at Great-West Life, with engagement from Corporate Strategy,  Transformation Change Office (TCO), Human Resources and Communications divisions.

Nora re-joined London Life in 2008, after running an independent consulting practice for 8 years, providing HR, IT, Program Management and Process design services to a number of companies across numerous industries including: manufacturing, technology, aviation, utilities, government (provincial and municipal) and financial services. Since returning to London Life, Nora has led IS divisions and large-scale programs, led the initial development of the Canadian innovation strategy, and supported establishment of the Transformation Change Office.


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