Stephen Shapiro

Innovation Evangelist, Hall of Fame Speaker, Business Author, Former Partner at Accenture

For more than 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation culture and collaboration to audiences in over 40 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of five books, including “Best Practices Are Stupid,” which was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011. He has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and CNBC. Clients include 3M, P&G, Nike, Marriott, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NASA, USAA, Fidelity Investments, and GE.

Helen Russell

Journalist and Bestselling Author

Helen Russell is a journalist and internationally bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Leap Year, Gone Viking and The Atlas of Happiness. Formerly the editor of MarieClaire.co.uk, Helen has worked as a Scandinavia correspondent for The Guardian, as well as writing a column for The Telegraph. She now lives in Denmark and writes for titles including The Telegraph, The Observer, Stylist, Metro, Grazia and The Independent. She has spent the last seven years researching into global happiness, mental health issues, trust and change and now writes and speaks on the topics internationally. Helen is married with a five year old son and two year old twins. Photo courtesy of Jonas Husballe Normann.

Paul Soubry

President & Chief Executive Officer

Paul Soubry joined NFI Group as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. Paul has a strong sales, marketing, business development and operations background in businesses held by both trade and private equity owners, with substantial experience in business transformations and LEAN operational practices. Prior to joining NFI Group, Mr. Soubry worked for StandardAero (one of the world’s largest independent aerospace maintenance companies) for 24 years where he held a variety of increasingly senior positions including being named President in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2006, and Chief Executive Officer in 2007.Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and attended the Executive Development program at Harvard Business School. Paul sits on the Board of Directors of New Flyer Industries, The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club/True North Sports and Entertainment and the Winnipeg Airports Authority.  He is also the Chair of the University of Manitoba’s $500M Front and Center capital campaign.

In 2003 Paul was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, was inducted in the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Hall of Fame in 2014, received the Chartered Professional in Human Resources Patron of the Year Award in 2016, was recognized as Canada’s 2016 CEO of the Year by the Financial Post and was awarded the University of Manitoba’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.  Mr. Soubry is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a graduate of the Directors Education Program.

Corinne Hancock

Chaos Coach & Keynote Speaker

Corinne Hancock is a globally recognized expert in building world-class leaders, effective teams and cultural proficiency in chaotic environments. With over a decade of international aid and development experience working around the world developing bold leaders, building highly effective teams, delivering medical trainings and delivering medical care.