Ontario 2018 Speakers
Keynote: Marci Ien, Co-Host The Social | Former Co-Host and News Anchor, Canada AM
For over 15 years, Canadians from coast to coast woke up every morning to Marci Ien’s friendly, familiar face as the co-host and news anchor of the national morning program, Canada AM. Today, Ien is seen across the country as a co-host of one of television’s most popular daytime programs, The Social. On-stage Ien also shines as an emcee, interviewer, moderator, and speaker.
In addition to her broadcasting work, Ien is a former distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts (RTA) program. She now sits on the university’s Board of Governors. In 2014, the program gave her the distinction of an award co-named in her honour. The Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond Award celebrates students from under-represented and marginalized communities who show great potential in any three of the school’s programs. In 2013, Ien was inducted into the RTA’s Wall of Fame for her significant contributions to the field of media.
Ien’s career in television spans over three decades, and has taken her from Halifax, where she joined CTV National News as a reporter in 1997, to Vancouver, where she was the News Anchor for CTV’s Olympic Morning at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In 2016, Ien was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Talk Show Host for her work on Canada AM.
Deeply committed to humanitarian causes, Ien travelled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Journalists for Human Rights, where she met with reporters and led training workshops. That same year, she was honoured by the Black Business and Professional Association with a Harry Jerome Award. Ien also works with World Vision, and travelled with them to Sri Lanka to report on the situation following the 2004 Tsunami.
Innovation Session: Deborah Jann, Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Roll Out Innovation
As Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Roll Out Innovation, Deborah draws on 20+ years of experience in adult education, creative problem solving, sales & marketing, entrepreneurship and management consulting. She is a graduate of the Queen’s Innovation and Design Thinking Program and is recognized by the Creative Education Foundation as a Master Facilitator of Creative Problem Solving, innovation and team building. She is dedicated to influencing workplace culture by building on her experience in business and her passion for innovation to contribute further to the national dialogue on Building a Creative and Entrepreneurial Canada.
Deborah has achieved market success as a business owner in the transportation and adult education
industries. As a principal in management consulting, she’s helped numerous clients win impressive sales,
awards and reputations. She is also certified on psychometric assessments and The Confident Coach™, an ICF-accredited coaching program.
A popular presenter, Deborah has spoken at the national conferences of the Municipal Innovators Community, Institute for Performance and Learning, Retail Council of Canada, Creative Problem Solving Institute, Mindcamp, The North West Company, Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) and Women in Leadership and Business.
Innovation Session: Alexandre Eisenchteter, Co-Founder, Stormz
A Six Sigma black belt and master facilitator, Alexandre Eisenchteter co-founded Stormz in 2012 with François de Metz, a talented developer. Stormz was born out of a frustration to run productive brainstorming sessions with more than 20 participants or when participants were spread out geographically. Combining digital technology with the science of collaboration, Stormz enables the delivery of highly engaging meetings and conference experiences.
Kevin Cochran, Co-Founder, enRICHed Academy
Over the last 15 years, Kevin has been one of the most sought-after speakers on the necessity of money management for families, teens and young adults. Having been featured on radio and television programs across the country, he has spoken to well over 100,000 people including professionals, students, schools, communities and corporations on the importance of financial literacy and how to create a foundation for personal wealth.
By the time Kevin was 20 years old he found himself $20,000 in credit card debt. Since then Kevin has played a key role in growing two companies to multi-million-dollar revenue status and removed himself completely from debt while creating a large foundation of wealth.
With the help of many mentors, Kevin has systemized and simplified money management. Kevin believes that money management is a lesson that we all learn eventually. Some learn it the easy way, and some learn it the hard way. Enriched Academy provides a foundation to help people avoid the damage caused from learning it the hard way and sets the stage for people to take control of their financial health. Kevin knows that enRICHed Academy will make a massive difference in people's lives, forever altering their financial future for the better by setting them up for financial success.