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Dan Pontefract | Keynote Speaker & Author of OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, & FLAT ARMY

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS.... Dan was previously responsible for the overarching leadership development, learning and collaboration strategy at TELUS. He helped to drive a philosophical and cultural shift in the way TELUS views and experiences leadership with the introduction of the TELUS Leadership Philosophy (TLP), an open and collaborative-based leadership framework for all TELUS team members, alongside a litany of collaboration technologies. This included the launch of “Learning 2.0”; the shift to a social, informal and formal learning and collaboration model for all 43,000+ team members, bringing TELUS to the forefront of learning leadership. Amazingly, over Dan's tenure, employee engagement at TELUS skyrocketed from 53% to 87%. Prior to TELUS, Dan spent six years in the business intelligence space as the Head of University of Business Intelligence (UBI), an outfit that sat at SAP, Business Objects and Crystal Decisions. He also spent five years in higher education helping launch the High-Tech Professional Department of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Over his career Dan has been the recipient of over twenty industry awards. SPEAKING: Dan delivers 50+ keynote talks and facilitated sessions every year on topics ranging from leadership, culture, purpose, engagement, thinking and the future of work. Dan really loves to talk. So much so, he completes about 50 or so keynotes and discussions a year based on his books, research, and professional experience. Every talk is tailored to the audience he is speaking for. He has delivered his unique presentation style of humour, analogies, metaphors, stories and wicked graphics to the likes of business executives and team members in Europe, America, Australia and of course his home country of Canada. He has enjoyed sharing the stage with the likes of Susan Cain, Marcus Buckingham, Peter Mansbridge, Chris Hadfield, Dave Ulrich, Charles Handy, Clayton Christensen, Roger Martin & Dan Pink to name a few. TOPICS: • Collaborative Leadership • Purpose of Self and Role • Organizational Culture & Purpose • Employee Engagement • Open Thinking • Pervasive Learning • Collaborative Technologies AUDIENCES • Leadership Conferences • HR / People & Culture / CHRO • IT / Technology / CIO • C-Suite / Boards • Learning / CLO • High Potential / High Performer • Offsites & Meetings



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1 Review
S Arzoni founding partner, EventTechHub
Speakers from Experience.

Dan has a great history and now speaks from his experience. We're thrilled to have Dan at 500Speakers. I would encourage any meeting planner to connect and see what Dan has to offer!

October 2018

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