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Innovate to Grow: Strategy in a World of Disruption

January 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST


About this Event

Thu, January 7, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST

We are kicking-off 2021 with the third installment of the Growth & Resiliency Speaker Series, curated by Mount Royal University’s Growth Catalyst program. Here we will explore ‘Creativity’ – challenging businesses to think innovatively to uncover ‘big’ growth opportunities.

Today, we are undergoing a paradigm shift. The world is not only changing because of technological innovation, but this has been accelerated due to COVID-19.

To navigate this disruption, individuals, companies, and leaders need to take control of their own destiny. It requires us to make bold decisions in a world of uncertainty. How do we compete with the giants? How do we spur growth amidst increased global competition? Today, we need to be bold, brave, and experimental.

Disruptive times require disruptive ideas. In this high-energy presentation, shot completely in a 750-person empty theatre, Shawn Kanungo provides a bold roadmap for the future. He explores:

    • How can we establish Alberta as a beacon for innovation and entrepreneurship
    • How can we take unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant
    • How do we apply strategies from the new disruptors outside of your industry

About the Speaker

Shawn Kanungo is a disruption strategist. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte. Shawn’s mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

Kanungo’s work and interviews have been featured in Forbes, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV. In 2016, he was recognized as Avenue magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” He spoke at TEDx in 2017 and was named to Inc’s “100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers” in 2018.

About the Growth & Resiliency Speaker Series

The Growth & Resiliency Speaker Series is brought to you by Mount Royal University’s Growth Catalyst program in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, the province’s innovation engine. The Speaker Series is supported in part by the Government of Canada, as part of the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

To learn more, watch previous keynotes, or to preview what’s coming next, visit us on:

About the Growth Catalyst Program

Led by Mount Royal University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Growth Catalyst is an intensive program designed to spark the creation and set the foundation for executing a growth strategy by CEOs and their senior leadership teams.

To learn more about the program and apply, visit us at:


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