The Host

Tony Chapman

Tony Chapman_webTony Chapman is one of the youngest individuals to be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends, a testament to a career where he spent three decades founding and building two internationally renowned advertising agencies and a research firm. Tony has delivered inspirational talks to audiences in China, Spain, Brazil, Warsaw, Mexico and throughout North America.

Four television documentaries, including ones produced in Australia and England, feature his philosophy on marketing and sales. You might also recognize Tony when he was the Judge on Food Network’s Recipe to Riches, the Host of Nissan Innovation Challenge, or his ‘Cause and Reaction’ segments that run weekly across Bell Media.

The Speakers

At Disrupted, you and your team have the opportunity to hear from speakers who have considerably influenced and disrupted the corporate tech landscape. Whether you represent your workplace, or you’re attending with the whole staff, attending Disrupted is an incredible way to shake up the way you operate, act, and think at the office.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

With everything we do happening digitally and online, privacy has never been more important. As one of the world’s leading privacy experts, Dr. Ann Cavoukian is responsible for creating Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specs of information tech, networked infrastructure and business practices.

Cavoukian has worked with Telus to certify multiple products and services, as well as Intel, IBM, Microsoft, and many more.

She firmly believes that privacy isn’t about hiding anything, but about being in charge of your personal information.

Cavoukian’s work has landed her name on top power lists from Maclean’s and Canadian Business Insider, and is a Top 25 Woman of Influence and a Top Woman in Tech. So if you want to know how to achieve the strongest protection possible, attending her talk is a great place to start.

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Bruce Linton

If handling billions of dollars in business deals and helping a company’s revenue grow over 600% over three years isn’t impressive enough, then you my friend may just be hard to impress. But once you hear Bruce Linton on stage, you’re all his.

Linton has a unique point of view on working in the world of tech, balancing expectations of shareholders, when everyone will get paid, and how getting fired could be the best thing to ever happen to you.

This engaging and entertaining speaker is best known as the former CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation and is the current Co-Chair on Martello’s Board of Directors, but what he really does best is get people talking. The resulting conversation from his Disrupted talk will no doubt continue for weeks to come, so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of it in person.


David Usher

When such innovative companies as Google, 3M, Cisco, Pepsi, Rogers, and SAP want to re-inspire creativity in their employees and executives they bring in David Usher. He doesn’t just talk creativity and artificial intelligence (AI) — he lives it. Drawing from his unique experience as the lead singer of Moist; a multi-platinum, four-time Juno award winning musician; a bestselling author, and as the founder of the artificial intelligence creative studio Reimagine AI, David defines the path that companies and institutions can follow to reboot their creativity in this brave new world of disruptive change.

Using examples from inside the disruption of the music business by the digital economy to his experience at the forefront of the AI revolution, Usher reveals why now more than ever creativity and innovation are the only way forward and an organization’s last, best competitive advantage.

Through his dynamic, interactive presentations, Usher uses live music, video, improvisation, technology, and humour to electrify audiences and demonstrate that creativity and creative success is a learnable skill that anyone can master, and helps audiences jumpstart their creative process both in their work and their lives.



You asked for it, so here it is! This year’s Disrupted includes a new track specifically for educators.


Presented by Microsoft/Morning of January 31, 2020

We believe in empowering the potential within every single student, and now is the time to help unlock the limitless potential of our teachers and schools with better technology for better learning outcomes. Did you know 70 percent of teachers cited time constraints as their biggest hurdle to providing more personalized content to their students? This research revealed technology can help clear away those obstacles by freeing up as much as 30 percent of an educator’s time, so they’re more free to respond to individual and group needs.  With tools, teachers can spend less time on administrative tasks and more time focusing on personalized learning for each student.  Learn about ways to transform your classroom time, and change how your students learn in today’s learning environments.


Dustin Jez, Co-Founder/CEO Fair Chance Learning


Screen Shot 2019-10-08 at 10.25.09 AMDustin focuses on educational leadership and professional development; in a modern contemporary learning environment.  He has worked extensively in developing professional development programming and instructional strategies for schools and school boards across Canada striving to successfully align technology with overall Board learning goals.  He is passionate about improving achievement outcomes for all students, professional development, leadership and meaningful technology integration.

Martha Jez, Co-Founder/CEO Fair Chance Learning


Screen Shot 2019-10-08 at 10.25.33 AMMartha began her career 15 years ago in education technology as an Educational Specialist at York University, providing learning strategies and assistive technology support for students with disabilities while completing her Master’s degree in Critical Disability Studies.  Martha is passionate about knowledge mobilization, and supporting educators to help them provideevery student with a fair chance to reach their potential.




Presented by Dell/Afternoon of January 31, 2020

Technology is transforming the way we live, work and learn at an ever-increasing pace.  It’s also creating opportunities to interact and engage with the world in highly personalized ways.  How might we prepare students to thrive in this rapidly changing, personalized world? Transformation in the classroom starts with the learning model, where students and teachers are co-creators throughout the learning process.  Come and discover digital tools to support your student-centred classroom and increase engagement using:

  • collaborative platforms to support global competencies and workplace readiness
  • blended learning resources
  • innovative tools to promote creativity
  • and more!

Join us for a creative and interactive session that will provide you wit the ideas to share with your staff and students and make your student centre classroom unforgettable.  Tool time with Dell!


Adam Garry, Director of Education Strategy @ Dell


Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 3.31.46 PMWith 15 years of consulting experience, Adam Garry helps schools pursue digital and student-led learning transformation as Director of Education Strategy at Dell. He has presented at such conferences as the International Society for Technology in Education, published articles on technology integration, and has co-authored two books, Teaching the iGeneration and Personalized Learning Through Voice and Choice. Adam was a Florida elementary teacher and holds a BA in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Teaching and Learning (Technology emphasis), and a Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University.

Katina Papulkas, Educational Strategist @ Dell


Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 3.32.08 PMKatina Papulkas is an experienced educator with a background in teaching, online learning, educational leadership, assessment and educational technology. She was an elementary teacher, a central instructional leader who designed and implemented initiatives around the effective integration of technology into curriculum, and a middle school administrator at the Toronto District School Board. Most recently, she was the Director of Educational Partnerships at Television Ontario (TVO) where she focused on the design and development of digital learning resources. She is currently Education Strategist at Dell. Katina holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.


Watch this space for more announcements about speakers, panels, and more!