President & Managing Partner, Digital Transformation, KPMG Digital
CPA, National Manager at Grant Thornton LLP
CPA, Partner at CapexCPA
Managing Partner, Gamechanger
Candice Faktor is Managing Partner of Faktory Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in exponential technologies and network effects. Previously, Candice was the GM at Wattpad and a co-creator of Torstar Digital. She currently sits on the board at Coveo, a leading Canadian enterprise AI company, and is an Associate of the Creative Destruction Lab. Candice is also an Advisory Board Member for both the Centre for Brain Health and Innovation as well as Node Living, a global modern real estate platform.
“Tipper X”, Corporate Trainer & Keynote Speaker on Compliance, Ethics, Conduct Risk, Culture & Market Conduct
Tom Hardin spent much of his career as a hedge fund analyst in the United States. In 2009, as part of a cooperation agreement with the US Department of Justice, Tom assisted the government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the financial services industry. Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history. Since resolving his case in 2015, Tom has become an international corporate trainer and speaker on conduct risk and behavioural ethics.
CPA (Alberta), Innovation Strategist; General Partner of Queen & Rook Capital; Top 40 under 40
A strategist recognized nationally and internationally for his work in the innovation space, Shawn Kanungo operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. As General Partner of Queen & Rook Capital, Shawn uses concepts — like behavioural economics, user-centred design, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, drones, and film — to help organizations along their digital transformation journey. Shawn has been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV.
CPA, CA, Founder of Future Firm
CPA, CMA, Managing Partner, Technology & Transformation; Managing Partner, DSpace, Deloitte Canada
As Managing Partner of Deloitte’s technology innovation centre, DSpace, Steve McCaughey is involved in the development of Cloud AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Generation, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity prototypes. Steve is also responsible for managing teams that are conducting research on the Future of Work and the Future of Learning. A frequent speaker on Digital Innovation, Steve sits on the CPA Ontario Council and chairs the Risk Committee.
Principal, Relentless Economics; Economist, Author & Futurist
Linda Nazareth is an economist, futurist, and an expert on the future of work. She has authored four books, and is a regular columnist for the Globe and Mail. Linda is a sought-after keynote speaker who takes huge ideas and distills them into information an organization can use for strategic planning purposes. Her audiences include clients from The Economist Magazine, American Express, E & Y, and the Bank of Montreal. A frequent media commentator, Linda has been quoted in a wide variety of publications.
Executive Vice-President, Member & Student Services, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario
Craig Smith looks after Member & Student Services, which encompasses our Member Experience, Professional Development, Pre-certification Education, Employer Relations, Student Assessments and Registrations, and Customer Service Centre teams. Prior to joining CPA Ontario, Craig worked in senior leadership roles, including at Capital One, Rogers and Bell.
CPA, CA, Managing Partner at BDO Canada