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.

INNOVATION COHORT

INNOVATION

Anne Lise Pic-Thoorens

Anne Lise Pic-Thoorens

Digital Transformation Advisor

DESJARDINS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of Givry.

MANTRA: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Carl-Olivier Perras-Beaulieu

Carl-Olivier Perras-Beaulieu

Conference Producer

LES AFFAIRES

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.

Catherine Gingras

Catherine Gingras

Director, Marketing, Digital Development and Client Services

PROTÉGEZ-VOUS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good latté on a terrasse.

MANTRA: Dare while holding true to your values.

Christine Simard

Christine Simard

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.

Émélie Brunet

Émélie Brunet

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.

Emmanuelle Rougeot

Emmanuelle Rougeot

Digital Media Strategist

DESJARDINS

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.

Ève Larichelière

Ève Larichelière

Lead UX Designer

VALTECH CANADA

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.

Fauve Doucet

Fauve Doucet

VP mPlatform, Strategy & Innovation

GROUPM

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…an Aperol Spritz (which I love!)

MANTRA: Nothing happens for nothing.

Fouad Farès

Fouad Farès

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!” 

François Poulin

François Poulin

Director Communications and Interactive Media

TOURISME MONTRÉAL

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).

Guillaume Marcoux

Guillaume Marcoux

Head of Data Monetization, BI and Strategy

TC TRANSCONTINENTAL

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a cool glass of Chardonnay and a few olives!

MANTRA: Work hard, Play hard!

Ilham Lmissaoui

Ilham Lmissaoui

Senior Advisor, Digital Interaction Department

DESJARDINS

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

Isabelle Maheux

Isabelle Maheux

Entrepreneur - Digital Expert - Strategic Thinker

ISABELLEMAHEUX.CA

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)

Jean-Sébastien Charest

Jean-Sébastien Charest

Senior Director, Desjardins Digital

DESJARDINS

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

Jonathan Gendreau

Jonathan Gendreau

Vice President Marketing and Digital Strategy

BMR GROUP

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.

Karine Charbonneau

Karine Charbonneau

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.

Karine Vincent

Karine Vincent

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.

Lavinia Botez

Lavinia Botez

Consultant, Digital Content

CONTENU LB

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.

Line Atallah

Line Atallah

Vice-President, Marketing

KEATEXT

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.

Marie-Josée Lachance

Marie-Josée Lachance

Digital Media Producer

ENTREPRENEUR

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a good coffee or tea.

MANTRA: Keep learning and evolving.

Martin Céré

Martin Céré

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.

Martin Husar

Martin Husar

Lead, Digital Innovation

SANOFI CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a Mandy’s salad.

MANTRA: Embrace change, and never stop learning.

 

Mélanie Beland

Mélanie Beland

Business Development Manager eCommerce

CANADA POSTS

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!

Melanie Roth

Melanie Roth

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.

 

Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

Director of Media and Analytics

L’ORÉAL CANADA

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a strong cappuccino, or a martini.

MANTRA: Don’t look back. That’s not where you’re going.

 

 

Nadia Seraiocco

Nadia Seraiocco

Professor, Journalist and Guest Speaker

ENTREPRENEUR

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.

Naomi Goldapple

Naomi Goldapple

Director of Industry Solutions

ELEMENT AI

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER… a decaf latte at any time of day.

MANTRA: Feel the fear and do it anyways. smile often.

Olivier Nauleau

Olivier Nauleau

Vice-président, intelligence d'affaires

CAA-QUÉBEC

J’AIME DISCUTER AUTOUR…d’un thé vert matcha ou d’une bière IPA (dépendamment de l’heure).

MANTRA: Tout le monde savait que c’était impossible. Il est venu un imbécile qui ne le savait pas et qui l’a fait. (Pagnol)

Olivier Thellend

Olivier Thellend

Marketing & Customer Experience

FREELANCE

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.

 

Pascale Audette

Pascale Audette

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.

 

Yann Rezé

Yann Rezé

Senior Advisor, Digital Capacity – PhD Artificial Intelligence

DESJARDINS

I LIKE TO DISCUSS OVER…a glass of sulfite free wine or a cold beer.

MANTRA: Act. Never accept the status quo.

Youni Shabah

Youni Shabah

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.

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