Discover our mentors in INNOVATION
For our fourth cohort of mentors, we’ve recruited mentors with diverse backgrounds related to INNOVATION, digital and technology.
We’ve regrouped various expertise including content strategy, e-commerce, media, database and content monetization, artificial intelligence, UX, business strategy, digital transformation – functions that enable better strategy and capture the value of innovation. Welcome the mentors of our fourth cohort in INNOVATION.
Discover all our mentors, and then complete the registration form to be part of the program.
Anne Lise Pic-Thoorens
Digital Transformation Advisor
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of Givry.
MANTRA: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
Founder and CEO
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a cold beer from one of Canada’s craft breweries.
MANTRA: Don’t wait.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a latte or a gin tonic depending on my mood… and the time of day!
MANTRA: Believe in yourself. Think outside the box.
BIRON HEALTH GROUP
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good latté on a terrasse.
MANTRA: Dare while holding true to your values.
Head, Communication, Marketing and Digital Strategy
EXO – RÉSEAU DE TRANSPORT MÉTROPOLITAIN
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good glass of red wine from Spain or a bowl of latte.
MANTRA: Do what you love and life will give it back.
Vice-President Talent and Ecosystem
MILA, QUEBEC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a coffee… preferably at Café Ricardo.
MANTRA: Always seek to be relevant, in all your actions.
Senior Advisor - Media Strategy
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a cappuccino from San Simeon or a glass of Sauvignon.
MANTRA: The best things that happen in the corporate world are the result of a team effort and not the work of just one man.
Lead UX Designer
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
MANTRA: Humans are at the center of it all, and everything is connected.
VP mPlatform, Strategy & Innovation
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…an Aperol Spritz (which I love!)
MANTRA: Nothing happens for nothing.
Founder and CEO
MINDSMASTER CANADA INC.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…an espresso or a cappuccino with almond milk.
MANTRA: My motivation every morning is to learn something new thing every day without forgetting “when you hit the bottom, the only way to go is UP!”
Director Communications and Interactive Media
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good IPA (love this), or in the company of good friends, I’ll bring out old Bourgogne.
MANTRA: Take change by the hand before it takes you by the throat (Winston Churchill).
Head of Data Monetization, BI and Strategy
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a cool glass of Chardonnay and a few olives!
MANTRA: Work hard, Play hard!
Senior Advisor, Digital Interaction Department
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of water with violet syrup from Toulouse.
MANTRA: “I like things to happen. And if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.” – Winston Churchill
Entrepreneur - Digital Expert - Strategic Thinker
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good early morning coffee; it creates amazing opportunities throughout the day!
MANTRA: Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed (even our business DNA!)(Adapted quote by Antoine Lavoisier)
Senior Director, Desjardins Digital
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good cup of coffee.
MANTRA: “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do, we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” ― Steve Jobs
Vice President Marketing and Digital Strategy
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a beer from a local microbrewery or a good glass of wine.
MANTRA: Quite simply, a leader is never negative. He seeks solutions.
Director, Omnichannel Strategy and Content
TVA PUBLICATIONS SUR MESURE
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a good chaï tea (but not latte, just hot water and tea) or a chilled glass of Sancerre (oh, and wouldn’t it be nice to do that on a sun-filled terrace?)
MANTRA: I am enough. I continue to grow. I have the courage to be vulnerable.
Director, Digital Products
FRANK AND OAK
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a latte or, after 5PM, a kir.
MANTRA: Lots of passion, a good dose of pleasure, an ounce humility, and an acute ability to listen.
Consultant, Digital Content
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a light glass of wine and a plate of charcuterie.
MANTRA: Always go above and beyond, question yourself, and mostly read, read more and about everything.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a bowl of matcha tea from Camellia Sinensis (and a few Japanese desserts on the side!)
MANTRA: Failure is the foundation of success.
Digital Media Producer
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good coffee or tea.
MANTRA: Keep learning and evolving.
Vice President, Digital and CRM
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a nice craft beer on a cool terrasse.
MANTRA: If you go to bat you can strike out, but you can also hit a home run.
Lead, Digital Innovation
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a Mandy’s salad.
MANTRA: Embrace change, and never stop learning.
Business Development Manager eCommerce
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… glass of red, from Spain or Portugal (my two favourite).
MANTRA: Nothing is too complicated. Nothing is impossible when we are passionate about what we do!
Marketing Leader - Retail Banking
NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a good latte or a glass of white wine!
MANTRA: Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Director of Media and Analytics
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a strong cappuccino, or a martini.
MANTRA: Don’t look back. That’s not where you’re going.
Professor, Journalist and Guest Speaker
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of wine while discussing the future of digital media.
MANTRA: If we can imagine it, someone is in the process of inventing it.
Director of Industry Solutions
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a decaf latte at any time of day.
MANTRA: Feel the fear and do it anyways. smile often.
Vice-President, Business Intelligence
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a matcha tea or an IPA beer (depending on the time of day).
MANTRA: Everyone knew it was impossible, then came along a fool who did not know it, but still did it (Pagnol)
Marketing & Customer Experience
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER … a macchiato in the morning and a glass of white wine in the evening.
MANTRA: Improving your skills brings you closer to your dreams, while authenticity and loyalty invite others to help you achieving them.
CEO / General Manager
CAREBOOK TECHNOLOGIES INC.
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a good and creamy cappuccino, no sugar..
MANTRA: Whatever happens, respect yourself and the people around you.
Senior Advisor, Digital Capacity – PhD Artificial Intelligence
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of sulfite free wine or a cold beer.
MANTRA: Act. Never accept the status quo.
Director Transformation Projects
CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a flat white or a cortado.
MANTRA: Anything is possible to those who believe.