Debbie joined the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in 2018. As Executive Vice President of People and Culture, she oversees the strategic development of the organization’s human resources policies including learning and development, recruitment and corporate culture.
Lori is an analytics, technology and marketing executive with 20+ years experience driving profitable business growth through the strategic use of data and analytics. Having worked around the globe, she’s helped Fortune 500 companies across financial services, telecom, technology, health care, retail and manufacturing advance their business through the strategic use of data and insights.
Starting in the marketing service provider sector at top tier agencies like Ogilvy1, Rapp Collins and KnowledgeBase Marketing, she developed and executed marketing and analytics initiatives for B-to-C and B-to-B markets, for clients like IBM, Dell, Bell, and Bombardier.
She later held progressively senior positions within top tier Canadian banks. At CIBC, she oversaw credit card acquisition, retention, revenue/risk/ price optimization and partnerships. She became CIBC’s Vice President of Client Insights and Database Marketing responsible for enterprise analytics, research, and direct marketing where she drove bank strategy leveraging insights to proactively identify business trends and opportunities. At TD Bank, as Vice President of Analytics and Market Research she helped reimagine the customer journey and customer contact optimization from a data-driven approach.
Joining SAS, the leading analytics software firm worldwide, Lori was the Executive Lead of Customer Intelligence across the Americas where she led a business strategy, sales and software consulting practice across the Americas. There, she advised firms on the strategic use of customer intelligence, and integrated approaches to customer management. She established analytics technology, processes and structures empowering firms to compete.
Today, as Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Lori oversees analytics for the retail bank including: revenue/risk/price trade-off decisions, product analytics, customer optimization, database marketing, predictive analytics, customer experience, sales and service optimization. She also leads enterprise customer journey analytics, and cross-channel client experience analytics, and the monetization of journeys.
Lori is a frequent industry speaker, published writer, and analytics thought leader. She’s also a board member of the Queens, Schulich and Goodman Analytics Schools.
Patrick is a People Analytics Leader who has built and led HR reporting and analytics teams for the last 7 years across banking, telecom, and most recently, the utilities industry. Prior to people analytics, Patrick was in consulting supporting large-scale transformation and integration projects for over 10 years spanning the Philippines, Singapore and Canada. With Hydro One, Patrick is leading HR Reporting and Analytics where he is tasked to elevate customer service for reporting operations as well as lead the charge in building an analytics capability that will support material business insights.
A senior business analyst and team lead, specializing in system integration and people analytics. Over than 7 years of experience implementing ERP solutions across various sectors, including education, retail, automotive, and more recently banking industry. With Scotiabank Lissa is working on HR Reporting and Analytics solution, to provide actionable insights to HR business partners.
Maria Cartagena is the Senior Vice President, People Operations at Kira Systems where she is responsible for the overall people strategy, including scaling the team, cultivating a performance driven engagement culture and delivering a great employee experience.
Previously, she lead the People function at other notable tech companies in Toronto, including Nulogy, where she led the team in achieving public recognition for their unique culture with 4 awards, ScribbleLive and at IntelliResponse, where she was part of the leadership team that drove their most successful year to date, and ultimately its acquisition in 2014 by 2/47.ai
With over 20 years of experience, Maria has held several HR leadership roles with creative and technical teams, globally and locally. She is passionate about driving the importance of culture and its connection to productivity and high-performance teams. Her goal is to create an employee experience that demonstrates genuine support and sense of belonging to each employee to drive engagement.
Lorena Scott is a Colombian born entrepreneur and investor, who now proudly calls Toronto “home”. Currently, Lorena is Head of People of Operations at Ritual, the mobile pickup app that taps networks of co-workers and colleagues for fast and easy pick up and pay at a wide variety of local restaurants and coffee shops. Prior to Ritual, Lorena was VP of Operations at 500px, leading their People, Customer Support, Finance & Accounting, Legal and Operations teams. Lorena was bit by the startup/tech bug after founding MommiesFirst, a Toronto based monthly subscription service supporting expectant and new mothers across the US and Canada. Prior to MommiesFirst, Lorena sat on the other side of the startup equation as an investor and held various investment roles at private equity and venture capital funds in the US and Canada. Lorena is a mom of three incredible boys, and loves spending time with her family, running, and dancing.
Rob Catalano is passionate about helping companies succeed – by leveraging technology to make employees successful. With his unique experience in HR Technology as a founding employee at Achievers, Rob co-founded WorkTango – software that helps give employees a voice and companies actionable insight.
He has recently been named as a 2018 Top Global Employee Engagement Influencer, has had the privilege of speaking in over 30 cities the past three years, and loves the opportunity to connect with passionate HR leaders across the globe.
Nationality: United States
As One Model’s Product Evangelist, Phil gets paid to be excited about People Analytics. This is a pretty good deal for a naturally excitable person with 10 years of experience in HR and analytics - especially one who drinks more coffee than anyone on the team.