Keynote Speakers

Monday April 29, Opening Keynote

Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir

Kukpi7 (Chief) Casimir of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) is recognized as one of the most influential business leaders in BC. Her leadership focuses on inclusive, sustainable, and innovative growth, aligning economic strategies and socio-economic needs. Her experience and vision offer invaluable insights into advancing together in business and community development. She is also celebrated as a mother, grandmother, and wife. A recipient of the Order of BC (2022), her mantra, "Know your Passion, visualize your plan, collect your resources, and always be Determined to Succeed," perfectly encapsulates the spirit of this conference.

 

Confluence: Healing and Prosperity

Discover the inspiring journey of Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and hear how she is helping lead their community to economic growth and prosperity. Kukpi7 Casimir will share her transformative approach to overcoming multigenerational adversity and colonization through unity and collaborative progress. Her community’s vision of integrating Indigenous wisdom with modern practices offers a roadmap for building resilient, inclusive communities. This keynote is a testament to the power of healing and cooperation in shaping a prosperous future. Join us for an unforgettable experience of learning and empowerment.

 

 

 

Closing Keynote

Peter Pilarski, President, CIPR Communications

With 20 years of experience in digital marketing, communications, and government relations across diverse industries, Peter excels as a versatile strategist. His standout quality lies in an unwavering dedication to simplifying technology while embracing innovation.

Peter's mission is to demystify the AI landscape, enabling individuals and businesses to navigate it with confidence. His approach is centered on understanding the big picture and translating it to specific corporate goals and challenges that AI can solve.

Peter believes that while AI will cause disruption, organizations and individuals who take a systematic, fact-based, hypothesis-driven approach, coupled with strong change management practices, will succeed in using AI to streamline operations, enrich customer experiences, and achieve success.
 

 

How to Make AI Your Unfair Business Advantage

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is often hailed as the "future of business" and the "next big thing." With countless blogs, emails, and articles discussing AI's transformative potential, it can be challenging to discern its genuine impact on individual businesses.

This keynote will address the pivotal question: "What does AI mean for MY business?" It delves deeper than just recognizing AI's transformative nature, focusing on understanding its implications for business strategies and uncovering hidden opportunities.

You'll leave with these key takeaways:
1. Understand the real-world implications of AI for individual businesses.
2. Discover strategies to harness AI's potential for your business advantage.
3. Learn from real-life examples and case studies on AI's transformative impact

 

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