Back to the Future
For this exciting event, TAO brings you top industry leaders from Walt Disney, SpiNovation Labs, Venngage and Vocalmeet Inc. to share their expertise!
Join us on June 11th 2017 at ProofPoints Toronto head office for a chance to hear these great speakers, an opportunity to ask them your questions during our panel discussion and networking. A light lunch will be served.
Meet Our Speakers!
Alif Khalfan currently serves as Vice President at The Walt Disney Company, where he oversees Product Strategy for Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media’s games, apps, and connected experiences studios. Alif joined Disney through the acquisition of social gaming company Playdom in 2010. While at Playdom since 2009, Alif worked as Executive Producer helping the business expand from 50 to over 500 employees worldwide. Prior to serving with Playdom, Mr. Khalfan enjoyed a business-focused entrepreneurial lifestyle, working for Goldman Sachs and several startup companies before founding a money-management software company of his own. He actively engages in the startup community, most recently as Tech Advisor to professional basketball player Metta World Peace and advisor to a handful of early stage startup companies.
Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste is an entrepreneur, technology consultant and innovator. She has over 12 years of senior leadership experience helping organisations develop and implement technology platforms across North America. She is presently Chief Learning Officer and Co-founder of Vocalmeet Inc. Vocalmeet provides learning and association management platforms to member-based organizations and associations.
Dr. Jno Baptiste is also a leading consultant on agile software development and has won awards for innovation and technology. She advises education institutions and associations worldwide and is a university lecturer on Digital Futures.
Jameel Somji is founder and CEO of SpiNovation Labs, which helps visionaries validate new product and service ideas fast using Google Design Sprints. Previously, Jameel helped build and manage Manulife’s Lab of Forward Thinking at MaRs. Jameel has also worked in Finance for many years and spent a year working with the Aga Khan Agency for Micro Finance in Kenya.
Fun Fact: Jameel loves music and is also a DJ
Nadya Khoja is the Head of Marketing for Venngage Infographics, an online infographic maker and graphic design software geared towards individuals trying to make information more accessible and digestible for their audiences. She has written for Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Next Web and speaks primarily on Content Marketing, SEO and Growth strategies.