Keynote Speakers

Each year, World Workplace invites renowned speakers to provide attendees with fresh outlooks on leadership, expert guidance on FM-specific challenges, and inventive ideas for achieving personal and professional goals.

See who’s lighting up this year’s general session stage. Learn to build world-class teams, improve workplace well-being, and prepare for (and survive) radical change.

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Shawn Kanungo

Opening Keynote Speaker
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Céline Cousteau

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Fabien Cousteau

Opening Keynote Speaker
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Opening Keynote: Shawn Kanungo

Keynote Speaker, Disruptive Innovation and General Partner

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Shawn Kanungo is a disruption strategist. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte. Shawn’s mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

Now, as partner of Queen & Rook Capital, Shawn helps organizations adopt exponential technologies and more to the digital age, and has worked hand-to-hand with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation.

Shawn has been recognized as one of Avenue Magazine‘s “Top 40 Under 40” and was named one of Inc.’s 100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers in 2018. His work has been featured in Forbes, the Globe and Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV.

Opening Keynote

Environmental speakers, Celine and Fabien Cousteau are committed to educating the world about our shared home—the water planet. Céline and Fabien travel the world, studying the intersection of nature and culture. In this illuminating presentation, they make the connection between business and the environment—illustrating how Corporate America’s contribution to the sustainability of the planet impacts the overall economy. The Cousteaus reveal how our cultures and the plants and animals that surround us are all interconnected, showing that protection of the environment is also protection for our diverse cultures.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Céline Cousteau

Explorer and Filmmaker

Fabien Cousteau

Deep Ocean Explorer and Environmentally-conscious Business Strategist, Grandson of the Legendary Explorer Jacques Cousteau

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