OCTOBER‍‍‍ 19‍‍‍-21, 2018 | MONTRÉAL, QC

A‍‍‍ Program for Leaders Committed to Creating Better World



Speakers & Pr‍‍‍esenters

Our speakers list will continue to be updated and we will ‍‍‍continue to invite inspiring leaders from around the globe to be part of‍‍‍‍‍‍ our speaker panel.


4:30-6:00pm - Check-In

6:00 - 6:30pm - Welcome to Hive Canada: OFFICIAL LAUNCH

6:30 - 7:00pm - Speed Friending and crucible moment

7:00 - 8:30pm - Designing a Better World Dinner
(Creating An Ideal World From the Lens of World Leaders)

Climate Change
Politics and Economy

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Gender Equality
Human Rights

‍8:30- 9:30pm - The Future of the world

9:30 - 10:00pm - Day 1: Closing Session

Day 1 - Welcome Day & The World‍‍‍

Friday, October 19

8:30 - 9:00am - Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00am - Day 2 Intro and Hive Hierarchy of Needs

‍‍‍‍‍‍10:00 - 10:30 - Speaker‍‍‍‍‍‍

10:30 - 12:00pm - Designing Your Life Part 1

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch, Silent Reflection and Act of Kindness

1:00 - 1:30pm - Rapid Protyping

1:30- 3:30pm - Urban Discovery Tour with l'Autre Montréal :

(Discover today's urban issues, Shed light on forgotten aspects of history)

3:30pm: 4:00pm ‍‍- Free time- -Act of kindness

4:00-4:30pm - Visit of Groupe 3737: Director General

(A hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Diversity )

4:30-5:30pm - Designing Your Life Part 2

(Small Group Reflection: Design My Life)

5:30 ‍‍-6:30pm - Purpose Coaching with Ryan Allis

6:30 - 6:30pm- Day 2: Closing Session

6:30 - 9:30pm- Networking cocktail & Dance with Purpose

Day 2 - Your Life
Saturday, October 20

8:30 - 9:00am - Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am - Day 3 Intro and Impact Scaling

10:00 - 10:30am - Speaker: Leadership to Restore Balance on this Planet with Steph Jhala-Alhurst

10:30 - 12:00pm - Business Model Design & Theory of Change Workshop

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch & Small Group Reflection

1:00 - 2:30pm - Themed Mastermind Breakout Sessions

Impact Measurement
21st Century Marketing
‍‍‍Working with Impact Investment Funds‍‍‍
Strategic Impact Scaling

Social entrepreneurship
Blockchain for Social Good
High Growth Entrepreneurship

2:30 - 3:00pm - Coffee break and Act of Kindness

3:00 - 4:30pm - Small Group Reflection and Life Plan Design

4:30 - 6:00pm - Presenting Your Life Purpose and Manifesting It

6:00 - 6:30pm - Day 3: Closing Session and Good Byes!

‍‍‍Day 3 - You‍‍‍r Leadership
Sunday, October 21








Ryan is the Chairman and founder of Hive, a global community of leaders creating a better world. Previously, he led iContact as CEO and co-founder from startup to 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales, leading the company to an exit for $169M. Ryan has invested in purpose-driven startups like Off Grid Electric, SpaceX, Change.org, and LendingClub Ryan is the author of a book on entrepreneurship called Zero to One Million (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Ryan serves as a Emeritus Member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council and served as the National Co-Chairperson for Tech for Obama during the 2012 election. Ryan studied economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ryan ‍‍‍Allis
Chairman, Hive

Frantz Saintellemy is the founder of Groupe 3737, an incubator and business accelerator Founder of Q-Links Inc., OMNI Global and SMGT Inc. Co-founder of Réno-Metrix‍‍‍,‍‍‍ iWeartech, Defi3737, BisB Mag, V Kosmetik and Capital Plus Each of these companies are generating several millions of dollars in revenue and are recognized as innovators and leaders in their respective segments. Through the 3737, he has been responsible for creating significant business and technology activities in the St- Michel area. The 3737 now has more than 150 people employees working in the building in various sectors such as high tech, fintech, engineering, artificial intelligence and various other connected fields. With 21 years of experience, Frantz Saintellemy is an internationally recognized expert in the field of advanced technologies with several patents, innovations and start- ups. He sits on several boards and advisory committees including the Information, Communications and Technology Committee of the University of Montreal. He is also an advisor to the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI) to develop Quebec’s strategy for research and innovation (SQRI).

Frantz Saintellemy
Founder, Groupe 3737

Debbie Magwood is presently the Executive Director of the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre, which she founded in June 2008.  She is also a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma.Debbie started her career working in domestic violence , followed by helping street youth and those experiencing addiction. She has a special affinity for working with those who have survived a trauma; one of her proudest accomplishments was having been called as a trauma specialist to New York City to help after 9-11.Debbie’s career took a significant turn, landing her in a palliative care residence as a psychologist. It was here that her passion for helping cancer patients blossomed. After 6 wonderful years in palliative care Debbie resigned to open the West Island Cancer Wellness Centre.In 2017, Debbie was honored with the Shirley Miller Award, for outstanding leadership, the 150 Parliament Pin and the Senate Medal for her work with those experiencing cancer. Although these are all great accomplishments, Debbie is most proud to be the mother of two amazing children, Kasia and Jared.

Debbi‍‍‍e Magwood
Founder, West Island Cancer Wellness Centre

Zuby Onwuta is a legally blind innovator, disability advocate, speaker and inventor of Think and Zoom: Brain Control for Blind Assistive Tech. Hardships from losing his medical dream, as well as, US Army and engineering careers to visual impairment, inspired him to invent “Think and Zoom”, a solution that reads and responds to human brain waves, to provide vision augmentation and reading assistance.He is also the creator of "Kenti" iOS game, a brain-controlled mobile game ad winner of Apple WWDC scholarship, and author of Overcoming Disability with Creative Ability and Turning personal problems into solutions article. He is now the Founder of Think and Zoom, a startup with a vision of "Creating a world,where visual impairment no longer steals dreams,Or kills careers."and a mission of"Providing affordable and innovative tech solutions to enable the visually impaired succeed"Previous work experience include software engineering roles at Lucent, Goldman Sachs & Co and IBM. ‍‍‍Accomplishments include speaking engagements at TEDx, SXSW, United Nations and Disability Advocacy at the US Congress. He is also a recipient of the Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama. He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and business certificates from MIT Sloan and Harvard Business School.

Zuby O‍‍‍nwuta
Founder, Think & Zoom


Nersa Dorismond, author, speaker, trainer, specialized in project management for more than 15 years and entrepreneur for more than 25 years. She combines her two passions to offer the public tools to successly manage their project.Holding a degree in computer science from the Université du Québec in Montreal (UQAM) with a specialization in telecommunications, Nersa W. Dorismond worked for more than 15 years as Project Portfolio Controller for major Quebec companies such as Vidéotron ltée. She has also worked in the field of customer service for more then 10 years where she has acquired an exceptional ability to translate technical terms in English and French. Ms. Dorismond is recognized for her strong project management skills and has the ability to develop and implement new solutions to meet the needs of her clients. Nersa Dorismond has also written two books on the project controller, which she also teaches through GestionPCO, a firm specializing in integrating immigrants into the Quebec market. Her hard work and her commitment to a job well done allowed the company Service Logi-tel to win the Visa Entrepreneur Award in the category: "Best Service Company in 2007: company that she is the co-founder. Nersa Dorismond is socially involved in many causes. She is passionate about the social sector. For her, helping her community is a real gift.

Nersa Dorismond
President‍‍‍, GestionPCO

Marcus is the CEO of Magic, a digital marketing agency based in Boulder, Colorado. Marcus has led the marketing strategy for 40+ companies including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Hive and Kim Eng. With a passion for sustainability, renewable energy, spirituality and wellness he aims to impact millions of lives through digital marketing in those industries.

Marcus McNeill
CEO, ‍‍‍Magic

Stephanie is a multidisciplinary force in the realm of business strategy, social impact and leadership. She propels purpose-driven companies with a bold vision to make a difference in the world. Upon becoming a mother, Steph used her leadership coaching skills to build a community of empowered mamas (‘All The Mama Feels’ on Instagram & Facebook) and is now transforming organizations to allow families of working parents to thrive, showing how diversity and inclusion can positively impact culture, profits and society. Her experience travelling to over 30+ countries has shaped her lifetime commitment to creating a sustainable and socially thriving planet.

Stephanie Jhala-Akhurst
Founder, All The Mama Feels‍‍‍

‍‍‍J‍‍‍ohn Shannon is the acting Director General, Digital Technologies Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada, where he leads world-class researche‍‍‍rs advancing the leading edge of artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity and data analytics. Previously, John spent over four years as an Industrial Technology Advisor (ITA) with NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program. Prior to joining the National Research Council, John held a variety of executive leadership roles in both small and large organizations in the private sector. He spent almost a decade as an entrepreneur and angel investor, and his most successful start-up was acquired by PayPal for $1B in 2008. Before that, he spent almost two decades at Bell Northern Research and Nortel, ending as VP, Technology, of the business venture that was spun out to become Bill Me Later, where he held the position of CTO.

John Shannon
Digital Technologies Research Centre, NRC