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Small Business Summit Speakers

We are bringing together a robust mix of local entreprneurs and global thought leaders to inspire you at this years Small Business Summit. Each speaker brings a different element to the discussion, challenging the status quo.

Thought leader

John Winsor

John Winsor understands how digital disruption is changing the world, and his speaking topics address the results of disruption in a way that is profoundly tangible and useful to business.

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Serial entrepreneurs

Chris Simair and Andrew Chau

SkipTheDishes Co-Founders Chris Simair and Andrew Chau share their entrepreneurial journey from building Skip to one of Canada’s top ten consumer brands and leading the business to one of Western Canada’s largest exits in 2016, to challenging the Canadian financial sector and growing the Prairie start-up ecosystem in their latest start-up ventures.

Meet Chris and Andrew

Strategist

Zain Velji

Local Calgary strategists with a decade of experience in political, business, and non-profit communications and marketing, with a specific focus on mobilization and engagement.

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Geri Anderson

Director, Policy & Communications at the Calgary Chamber, Geri drives policy development and communications and advocacy for the organization. At the Chamber, she has built a team from the ground up, engaged with all levels of government, media and the business community, and worked alongside internal departments consistently communicating the value and purpose of the Chamber.

Entrepreneur

Naim Ali

Naim Ali is the CEO of SM2 Capital Partners, and will be sharing his business growth story during the Pivot Point Panel.

Meet Naim

Entrepreneur

Jill Williams

Jill is the Founder and President of Leap Studios, and will be sharing her business growth story during the Pivot Point Panel.

Meet Jill

Entrepreneur

Lucas McCarthy

Lucas is the Founder and CEO of Showpass and will be sharing his business growth story during the Pivot Point Panel.

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Jana Mosley

Jana is responsible for ENMAX’s regulated transmission and distribution (wires) business. With almost two decades of industry experience, Jana has worked for various utilities, industrial consumers, generators, and the Alberta Electric System Operator. Prior to joining ENMAX in 2015, Jana served as President for Similan Consulting Inc. and advised companies across North America on electricity policy application, connection to the transmission grid, utility processes and project management.

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