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Introducing featured keynote speakers


Keynote Speaker

Nick Nurse will be joining us at AxoniCom LIVE on September 28th to tell the story of how he took the Toronto Raptors all the way to the top. He’ll also share tips on how to inspire your team during difficult times and how to promote a winning attitude throughout your organization.

Nick Nurse, Head Coach, Toronto Raptors

Nick Nurse is currently the head coach for NBA champion Toronto Raptors and the Canadian Senior Men’s National team. During his 30+ years of coaching experience, Nurse has earned numerous championships around the world at the professional level and a reputation as one of the most innovative coaches.

Nurse was named the ninth head coach in Raptors history in June 2018 following five seasons as an assistant.

Keynote Speaker

Ginger Hardage

Ginger Hardage recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO’s executive leadership team. At Southwest, Ginger led a team of 150 people responsible for building and sustaining the organization’s legendary culture and communications enterprise. Most importantly, Ginger helped champion the values, purpose and “Best Place to Work” initiatives that made Southwest a perpetual standout on Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies in the World” list.

In 2017, Ginger launched Unstoppable Cultures, a brand designed to help organizations create and sustain cultures of enduring greatness.

Keynote Speaker

Michael C. Bush

Michael C. Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women list, the Best Workplaces for Diversity list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world.

Driven by a love of business and an unwavering commitment to fair and equitable treatment, Michael joined Great Place to Work as CEO in 2015, bringing 30 years of experience leading and growing organizations. This includes serving as CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, which he grew from $40 million to $300 million in revenue. Michael is a former member of President Obama’s White House Business Council and a founding board member of the private equity seed-fund, Fund Good Jobs, which invests in small inner-city businesses.

Plus, a roster of #FrontlineForward session leaders…


Carol Leaman, President & CEO, Axonify

Carol Leaman
President & CEO, Axonify

Dan Cockerell, Former Executive, Disney

Dan Cockerell
Former Executive, Disney

Francis LaLonde, VP, Transportation, Walmart Canada

Francis LaLonde
VP, Transportation, Walmart Canada

Heather E. McGowan, Future of Work Influencer

Heather E. McGowan
Future of Work Influencer

Janet Stovall, Executive Communications Manager, UPS

Janet Stovall
Executive Communications Manager, UPS

Rob Siefker, Senior Director of Customer Service, Zappos

Rob Siefker
Senior Director of Customer Service, Zappos

Christine Tutssel, Co-Founder & Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Axonify

Christine Tutssel
Co-Founder & Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Axonify

Doug Stephens, Founder, Retail Prophet

Doug Stephens
Founder, Retail Prophet

Lou Tedrick, VP Global Learning and Development, Verizon

Lou Tedrick
VP Global Learning and Development, Verizon

Dane Jensen, CEO, Third Factor

Dane Jensen
CEO, Third Factor

Andrea Curry, Senior Vice President Product Management, Axonify

Andrea Curry
Senior Vice President Product Management, Axonify

Edwin Frizzel, Regional Vice President, Accor Hotels Central Canada

Edwin Frizzel
Regional Vice President, Accor Hotels Central Canada

Mike Troy, Editorial Director, Progressive Grocer

Mike Troy
Editorial Director, Progressive Grocer

Andrea Vrbanac, Vice President of People and Culture, Axonify

Andrea Vrbanac
Vice President of People and Culture, Axonify

Bob Phibbs, Retail Doctor

Bob Phibbs
Retail Doctor

Senchal Murphy, Senior Director of Training & Onboarding, Kroger

Senchal Murphy
Senior Director of Training & Onboarding, Kroger

Nick Starck, Vice President, People Strategy, Insights & Technology, Southeastern Grocers

Nick Starck
Vice President, People Strategy, Insights & Technology, Southeastern Grocers

With your hosts and MCs


Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo is a disruption strategist who works at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years of working at Deloitte. Kanungo’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 a partner of Queen & Rook Capital, Kanungo helps organizations adopt exponential technologies and more to the digital age. He is a practitioner who has worked hand-to-hand with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation.

Kanungo’s work and interviews have been featured in Forbes, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV. In 2016, he was recognized as Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. He spoke at TEDx in 2017 and was named to Inc’s 100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers in 2018.


JD Dillon

JD is one of the most prolific authors and speakers in workplace learning today. His practical approach integrates science, technology, storytelling and pure common sense to enable employees, improve performance and drive business results. For 20 years, JD has executed strategies for global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company.

What Can You Expect at AxoniCom LIVE?

Hear from world-renowned keynote speakers

Meet like-minded peers committed to the success of their frontlines

Get inspired by industry thought leaders

Have some fun along the way

Walk away with actionable insights

Get answers to your burning questions

Get your free ticket for the only event focused on moving the frontline forward. We promise, it’ll be well worth your time.

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We can’t wait to see you in September! Until then, you’ll be hearing from us as we release more exciting details about the conference.

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