21 - 24 October, 2019 | Toronto, Ontario
Jose Pires, Founder & President at Global Excellence & Innovation

Jose Pires


Founder & President
Global Excellence & Innovation

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jose.

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Main Conference Day One: October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019


5:10 PM Innovation Acceleration: Ideas, Methods and People

In a fast changing world, how do you build a culture where extraordinary innovation becomes ordinary? a Culture that lasts and consistently delivers exponential leaders, growth and value creation. The key ingredients to innovation acceleration are not what you see portrayed most often in the media. Great, enduring organizations know what it really takes to create and, most importantly, scale innovation. We will explore how to blend disciplined innovation methods with elements of venture capitalism, crowd sourcing, and collaborative leadership to deliver innovations in any industry.

Main Conference Day Two: October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019


Culture Change Focus Day


1:45 PM Culture and Business Transformation: Making the Impossible Possible

If “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, operational excellence, safety, and high reliability
may easily become side dishes. Nearly 90% of all major organizational initiatives or
programs die a slow death, systematically chewed up by the jaws of culture. Let’s break
the cycle and serve a dinner of best practices from great, enduring organizations that
have transformed their cultures into their greatest competitive advantage.
This Executive Masterclass and Dinner session will highlight effective mechanisms and
practical approaches for cultural transformation:
• Evaluating cultural status, history and resistance to change
• Intentionally designing a culture for competitive advantage
• Identifying and engaging cultural champions, influencers, and leaders
• Engaging and energizing the workforce to implement change that creates value
• Accelerating leadership development aligned with the new culture
• Transforming apathy and complacency into a purpose driven organization that
delivers results