"Where the Canadian Gaming Industry Meets"
2019 Keynote Session
Strategy in a World of Disruption
There are few industries that have been in as constant a state of disruption as the gaming industry. Organizations have continuously been searching for the best ways to engage consumers through all forms of technology and media, while consumer expectations and behaviours have also changed more in the last 10 years than in the last 100 years combined.
Shawn Kanungo provides a bold roadmap for the future. From the fragmentation of media to e-sports to artificial intelligence to mobile gaming to voice technology, he will help to make sense of the disruption reshaping the future of all industries, including gaming. How do we survive? How do we deliver better consumer experiences? How do we disrupt ourselves before someone else does? Today, we need to be bold, brave and experimental.
In this awe-inspiring talk, titled “Strategy In a World of Disruption," Shawn explores how the gaming industry can take unexpected approaches to innovation to remain competitive and relevant. Attendees will also learn about the importance of building a culture of innovation.
Shawn Kanungo is a strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology and he has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years of 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.
As General Partner of Queen & Rook Capital, Shawn is focused on applying exponential technologies and new business models to mature businesses. He is a practitioner who has worked hand-to-hand with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation, and he has adopted the concepts of behavioural economics, user-centered design, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, drones, and film to help create world-class client experiences.
Shawn'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. His podcast, The Remix with Shawn & Wang, can be currently found on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.