Leaders & Icons: Former FBI Director James Comey

Thu May 10 2018

1:00 PM

Metro Toronto Convention Centre - John Bassett Theatre

255 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

All Ages

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Leaders & Icons presents Former FBI Director James Comey and Joanne Lipman - Author, "That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know About Working Together".

This event runs from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

General Admission tickets include the following:

  • Access To All Speakers
  • Seating on a first come, first serve basis
  • Seating available from rows 10 and onward

VIP Packages include the following:

  • Priority Seating - Rows 3-9
  • Express entrance
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Complimentary copies of James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” & Joanne Lipman’s book “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know About Working Together”
  • VIP Luncheon

Meet & Greet Packages include the following:

  • Priority Seating - Rows 1-2
  • Express entrance
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Complimentary copies of James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” & Joanne Lipman’s book “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know About Working Together”
  • VIP Luncheon
  • Meet & Greet with James Comey (including a photo opportunity)

Leaders & Icons: Former FBI Director James Comey

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  • James Comey

    James Comey

    Seminar/Lecture

    Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2013-2017)

    James Comey led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. His tenure was tested by new forces within and outside America’s borders. He oversaw the federal response to mass shootings in San Bernardino in December 2015 and at Pulse nightclub in Orlando the following June, at the time the deadliest in the country’s history. He also worked to address key leadership, agility, and diversity issues within the Bureau.

    Prior to his service at the FBI, Comey worked as a federal prosecutor in New York and Virginia as well as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. In the private sector, he has worked at law firms and as the general counsel of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor, and Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund.

    Comey is the 2017–2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and a Hertog Fellow in National Security Law at Columbia Law School.

    A native of the New York metropolitan area, Comey attended the College of William & Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. He and his wife Patrice have five children and live in northern Virginia.

  • Joanne Lipman

    Joanne Lipman

    Seminar/Lecture

    Joanne Lipman is author of That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together. A veteran journalist, she most recently was Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor in Chief USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship title and 109 other news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Arizona Republic.

    Ms. Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor, creating Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervising coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes. New York Times media columnist David Carr described her as the Journal's "innovator-in-chief." She subsequently was founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and Portfolio.com, which won National Magazine and Loeb Awards.

    She is a frequent television commentator, seen on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and CBS, among others, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review. She is also co-author of the critically acclaimed musical memoir Strings Attached.

  • Peter Aceto

    Peter Aceto

    Seminar/Lecture

    Peter Aceto is a passionate leader. Hi goal is to transform three areas of thinking – leadership, innovation, and diversity – that help business not only survive, but thrive. Peter was a founding member of the ING DIRECT/Tangerine’s senior leadership team in 1996. As CEO from 2008 to 2017, he transformed how banking, and business is done in Canada -- not only through innovation, but equally through his transformative leadership and emphasis on diversity. His relentless focus yielded outstanding results for Tangerine, its employees and its customers, and proved particularly instrumental in the $3.1 billion acquisition of ING DIRECT by Scotiabank in 2012.

    Peter is a social media leader and a frequent blogger. He is regularly profiled in the media, including in The Globe and Mail, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review.

    Peter is the co-founder of eQuo and is the executive-in-residence of TribalScale’s Fintech Venture Studio. He devotes much of his time to the technology, innovation, and startup ecosystem, and serves as mentor and advisor to several Canadian startups. He is also a board member of the Sinai Health System Foundation, UNITY Charity, and a member of the Council of Governors of iCanada dedicated to helping Canada become a world leading “intelligent nation.”

    Peter has been globally recognized with numerous business awards in the areas of leadership, communication and human resources.

  • Lee Smart

    Lee Smart

    Seminar/Lecture

    Second City Works will enhance the day's events with fun, interactive leadership exercises. These exercises will focus on the basic skills of improvisation that support leadership traits like authenticity, agility, and resiliency. Lee Smart is a comedian, improviser, actor, writer, facilitator, host and an alumnus of the famed Second City Main Stage in Toronto. With a career spanning more than two decades, Lee is a multiple nominee and winner of the Canadian Comedy Award, as well as the Gemini Award for Best Comedy Writing for television.

    In addition to his several roles in North American film and television, Lee is active in the comedy community and also the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed Comedy Network series, The Fifth Quadrant.

    For over a decade, Lee has worked with Second City Works, in the role of Creative Director and Lead Facilitator for improvisation based learning - enthusiastically sharing valuable improv methodology that helps clients focus on the skills the promote teamwork, engagement, spontaneity, creative thinking and, of course, a serious amount of fun!

  • Vicki Saunders

    Vicki Saunders

    Seminar/Lecture

    Vicki Saunders is the Founder of SheEO, a global collaboration of female entrepreneurs and radically generous mentors who work together to create a powerful ecosystem for growing women-led ventures. It is currently crowdfunding a million dollars for its first set of 10 businesses, and has set a goal to raise a billion dollars of capital by 2020.

    Vicki has co-founded and run ventures in Europe, Toronto, and Silicon Valley, including Zazengo (an online platform for consumer and employee engagement for Fortune500 companies focused on sustainability), KidsNRG/The NRG Group (which went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2000), and Impactanation, a global consulting firm focused on engaging youth to tackle the grand challenges we are facing.

    Vicki was named one of the 100 most influential leaders of 2015 by “Empowering a Billion Women,” alongside Marissa Mayer, Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, and Michelle Obama. She was also selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. She has spoken at events around the world including: The World Economic Forum in Davos, Women of Influence Series in Canada, TEDx Conference, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs events, and the Tallberg Forum.

  • Heather Reisman

    Heather Reisman

    Seminar/Lecture

    Heather Reisman is the founder, Chair and CEO of Indigo, Canada’s largest book, lifestyle and specialty toy retailer, and co-founder of Kobo, a leading global eReading company. Ms. Reisman was born in Montreal and educated at McGill University.

    For the first 16 years of her career Ms. Reisman was Managing Director of Paradigm Consulting, the strategy and change management firm she co-founded in 1979. Paradigm was the world's first strategic change consultancy and pioneered many organizational change strategies still in use today.

    Heather is a former Governor of McGill University and of the Toronto Stock Exchange. She has served on many North American boards and continues to serve as a Director on the board of Onex Corporation, and as an Officer of Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also a member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee, a geo-political think group.

    In 2014, Ms. Reisman co-executive produced the feature documentary “Fed-Up,” focussing on the role which the processed food industry is playing in the worldwide obesity crisis.

    Ms. Reisman is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from Ryerson University (2006), Wilfrid Laurier University (2009), Mount Allison University (2010), St. Francis Xavier University (2013), University of Manitoba (2016), McGill University (2017), and The Weizmann Institute of Science (2017), as well as several awards including The Order of Canada, The WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Financial Times of London Top 50 Women in World Business, Waterloo Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, University of Waterloo; International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, University of Manitoba; and the John Molson School of Business Award of Distinction, Concordia University. In January 2015, Ms. Reisman received the Desautels Management Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Canadian business and society.

    In May 2015, Ms. Reisman was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.

    Ms. Reisman is married to Gerald Schwartz, Chair and CEO of Onex Corporation. She has four children and nine grandchildren.

Leaders & Icons: Former FBI Director James Comey

Leaders & Icons: Former FBI Director James Comey
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All Ages

Leaders & Icons presents Former FBI Director James Comey and Joanne Lipman - Author, "That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know About Working Together".

This event runs from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

General Admission tickets include the following:

  • Access To All Speakers
  • Seating on a first come, first serve basis
  • Seating available from rows 10 and onward

VIP Packages include the following:

  • Priority Seating - Rows 3-9
  • Express entrance
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Complimentary copies of James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” & Joanne Lipman’s book “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know About Working Together”
  • VIP Luncheon

Meet & Greet Packages include the following:

  • Priority Seating - Rows 1-2
  • Express entrance
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Complimentary copies of James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” & Joanne Lipman’s book “That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know About Working Together”
  • VIP Luncheon
  • Meet & Greet with James Comey (including a photo opportunity)