TBLP080 | Roger Chabra: Chief Innovation Leader

Roger Chabra is the Chief Innovation Office at Tribal Scale. He has decades of experience as a successful technology operator, investor, and entrepreneur. In his free time, he spends it with his young son and family. And not known to others, he is a human Shazam. He admits that he can guess an 80’s track within three seconds of playing it.

In this episode, Edwin and Roger discussed how he was able to emerge as a business leader at the start of the internet popularity. Roger shared his thoughts on finding the right opportunity for you and how to grab it even if you are unqualified. Listen in and write down the nuggets of wisdom you can apply to your startup company.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Roger describing the early years of internet and tell his transition story from becoming a person of computers to finance and becoming a venture capitalist
  • How to stand out with your application and grab your dream position
  • Discover how Roger do something bold and get people to support the idea
  • The three things that Tribal Scale do to help their clients level up their products
  • Where does true innovation come from

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP079 | Claire Adams: Media Leader with Purpose

Claire Adams is the co-CEO of Canada’s premier network for driven Millennials, Notable Life Media Group, Inc. It covers all aspects of millennial life including social, professional, and charitable engagements.

Claire loves food and travel. She is very easy going but works very hard. After taking over Notable Life, 18 months ago, she now looks forward to travelling next year.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Claire touched on the topic of leadership fueled by gratitude. She shared how she starts the day and how it commands the rest of it. Claire also opened up on the challenges of re-branding and transforming an organization with a different culture. This episode is full of nuggets of wisdom you can apply to your organization.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The importance of collaborating with like-minded business leaders
  • Why Claire transitioned from production stage manager to an entry-level position and became an executive producer of live entertainment
  • The difference between a Freelancer and an Entrepreneur
  • How to scale a company while introducing a new strategy
  • Challenges they faced when they took over a company with a different culture
  • Becoming a business leader with compassion and purpose
  • Find out how Claire practices gratitude

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP077 | Dr. Laura Lee Copeland: Leading with Compassion

Mindfulness has been a buzzword for this year. Can business leaders practice being mindful? Will it benefit their organization? All these questions will be answered today by Laura Lee Copeland, Chief Medical Information Officer at Healthtech.

In this episode, join Laura and Edwin as they discussed why it’s vital to invest in yourself if you want to get the most out of your ability. Laura also shared her struggles during a difficult transition in her career. Tune in to this episode, to discover the benefits you will get out of meditation and how you can be a leader with compassion.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Laura recounts her journey from being an office manager to a resident doctor and now a physician informaticist
  • Opening up on one of the key decision she had to make and take the risk of being an informaticist
  • How Laura win over the limiting beliefs she had on her head while doing her transition
  • Why meditation can help you focus and being mindful in your business
  • Leadership with compassion, find out what this means

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP076 | Jack Newton: Legal Cloud Leader

Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. He founded Clio 9 years ago to bring law firms to the cloud. When he is not busy managing Clio, you can found him jumping into the ocean when it’s this time of year, enjoying the warm weather, getting a relief from the hot streak. He is a husband and a father to three young children.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Jack caught up with how Clio educate the legal community on the security-, ethics- and privacy-related issues. He also shared the core values that inspired his team to be in a founder’s mindset.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The challenges lawyers have to face after Law School
  • How Clio will help lawyers adapt to and embrace the changes with technology
  • Find out the two key decisions Jack made to scale their company
  • What is the founder’s mindset and how it helped for client’s retention
  • Draw the Owl and other Clio’s core values that every organization should have

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP074 | Mara Nickerson: Legal Services Innovation Leader

Mara Nickerson is Osler’s Chief Knowledge Officer and an acknowledged Canadian industry leader in legal services innovation and services delivery. She leads national teams who are responsible for professional development, knowledge management, records and conflict management and is the driver behind the Firm’s implementation of legal project management and process improvement.

Join Edwin and Mara Nickerson, as they discuss why (and how) it’s vital to accept the changes for the law industry and how they are coping with the technology evolution. Mara also shares tips to help lawyers overcome their fears about innovation. 

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Mara’s vital role to ensure that every team member has the information they need when they’re talking to clients
  • Challenge of switching from practicing law to Chief Knowledge Officer
  • What are the steps Mara took to grow as a leader continually
  • Three factors for a Law Firm’s innovation
  • Technology’s effect on lawyers and how Mara’s organization deal with the evolving change

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP072 | Ross Andrew Paquette: Marketing Cloud Leader

Ross Andrew Paquette is the founder and CEO of Maropost, North America’s fastest growing marketing automation company, as ranked by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. After founding Maropost in 2011, Ross has gone on to double annual growth every year since turning a one-person operation into an international business. Acting as the strategic center of the company, Ross is responsible for determining both business and development direction.

After working tirelessly for the last six years, Ross is now busy travelling. His focus now is to let his team move, make decisions, let them make mistakes and take control of the roles in the areas they want. While they’re doing that I Ross gets a little bit more free time to travel.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is Maropost and how it will help you build your business
  • What is the one key component that will help you grow your business
  • As a business leader, find out the two things you have to look for when hiring a new team member
  • Learn how Ross motivates his team members to be a creative thinker
  • How listening helped Ross to be an effective business leader

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be.”

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on the air and answer it there.

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This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP065 | Jacqueline Leung: News on the Go

Jacqueline is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pressed. Not a news junkie by any means, she created Pressed because it’s a product that she needs. Prior to launching her first startup, she spent several years working in marketing roles at companies spanning across industries like sports, food, and media. She has a media degree from Western University and a communications certificate from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

When not busy, you can find Jacqueline having run or trying out a new restaurant. Her future plan is to integrate news to everyone, make it accessible and easy for people. They are doing it now through a newsletter, where they send the top five stories around the world that you should know in a conversational way.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How does Pressed News make it easier and digestible for people to find the news
  • The role of Networking in how Jacqueline grow as a business leader
  • Confidence, Doubt, and Self-awareness; some of the challenges Jacqueline has to face and conquer
  • How does Jacqueline handle stress and anxiety that came along with her role
  • Why is it important for a business leader to be honest with their team members

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP064 | Jamie Michaels: Twitter Leader

Jamie Michaels is the Head of Brand Strategy at Twitter Canada. He joins forces with top advertisers to create ideas that impact during moments that matter. Before joining Twitter, Jamie was the Director of Brand Integration for Rogers’ Sportsnet and NHL properties. In this part, he was in charge of creating and executing coordinated media answers for Sportsnet’s 5 stages and Toronto Blue Jays media associations.

Jamie’s life outside of the business world is that he is a family person. The family is a cornerstone for him since he is a kid to being a business leader. He has two young boys and an awesome wife. Jamie is a lifelong tech nerd. He loves music and he plays the guitar. Jamie is a huge Grateful Dead and also a sneakerhead covering both spectrums of the classic rock and the modern sneakerhead culture.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Key milestones and difficult decisions that Jamie had to make that allowed him to grow as a business leader
  • Why Twitter work well as a global organization
  • The importance of having a creative mindset
  • How does Jamie encourage creativity within his organization
  • What is the role of personal and leadership development program for Jamie’s growth as a business leader

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

 

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP062 | Carl Rodrigues: Enterprise Mobile Leader

Carl is President, CEO and founder of SOTI Inc., a world leader in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Mobile Security Technology. SOTI’s products and technology have received numerous awards and accolades from around the world. Today SOTI’s products are distributed around the world through a network of over 4000 VARs, Resellers, and Distributors. Over 17,000 companies around the world leverage SOTI’s EMM solution, MobiControl, to manage, support, secure and track their mobile workforces.

Carl is a geek at heart. He loves technology for many years. When he started SOTI, he was fiddling around and building some kind of technology that he is passionate about.  He loves to think of ways that technology can be used to solve business problems or even to help people in general. He is a dad to two teenage kids and a loving husband to his wife. One of the new initiatives they are working on is starting to work a little bit in robotics and vision systems.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • High Tech Startups Vs Old School Approach
  • The advantage of learning marketing, sales and strategies through experience
  • Carl’s evolving role while SOTI scaled up
  • The importance of choosing the right people when a company is scaling up
  • Discovering the challenges of a company growing all over the world
  • Government’s crucial role in helping companies to be a global player

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP059 | Michael Katchen: Investment Leader

Michael Katchen is the CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, a leading online investing service operating in Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom. Before starting Wealthsimple, he worked at a YC-backed startup called 1000memories, and we sold the business to Ancestry.com in 2012.

At a very young age, Michael became very interested in investing when his sister randomly entered him into a stock picking contest. Michael won the contest and took his father to skiing.

He moved to San Francisco and was part of the tech community.  Michael was a consultant at McKinsey doing work for banks and financial institutions. Then, a couple of his former colleagues got into YCombinator in 2010. They invited him to move to the Valley and help build a company. That gave him a chance to take a leap and be an entrepreneur.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is Wealthsimple and hear from Michael their 12-month forecast for the company
  • Find out the valuable lesson learned by Michael during the Tech Bubble Burst in 1990
  • How to be a successful leader in a scaling company
  • The concept of “We are Makers’ Owners”
  • Biggest takeaway when growing your company in other countries
  • Efforts made by Michael for their remote offices

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.