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Conversations with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join host Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, as he sits down with some of the most successful and fascinating people in Canadian business.

Conversations with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join host Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, as he sits down with some of the most successful and fascinating people in Canadian business.

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Canada

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Conversations with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join host Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, as he sits down with some of the most successful and fascinating people in Canadian business.

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@SpeakofBiz

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English


Episodes

Pressing the reset button on capitalism: how to build a more inclusive society

6/3/2021
As Guy Cormier looks ahead to a post-COVID Canada, the president and CEO of the Desjardins Group says it’s time for all of us to embrace a new approach. “Capitalism has lifted a lot of people out of poverty,” he says. “[But] at the same time, I think it's quite obvious that there is some collateral damage.” Cormier points to climate change and income inequality as examples of the myriad social challenges facing Canada. He says it’s time “to give capitalism a do-over” by ensuring that the...

Duration:00:28:11

A war-time effort: How Montreal’s CAE pivoted from aerospace to ventilators … in 11 days.

5/20/2021
When the federal government appealed to business for help in the fight against COVID-19 last spring, technology company CAE answered the call. It developed a ventilator prototype in 11 days and started manufacturing it soon after. But that’s not all. CAE designed online training programs to teach healthcare workers how to protect themselves from infection. It also started manufacturing air sanitizers for use in healthcare settings, workplaces and schools. Now the company has pivoted again,...

Duration:00:28:23

Connecting Canadians: why communications infrastructure will be key to economic recovery

5/6/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how Canadians live, work and interact . Whether we are working from home or trying to stay in touch with friends and family while complying with stay-at-home orders, digital technology has become an essential tool. The demands on Canada’s communications systems have never been greater. For Bell Canada, the pandemic spurred a rapid increase in network capacity. “It was clear right away that people needed to communicate in a different way to keep the economy...

Duration:00:30:19

Canada’s digital future: learning new skills in a rapidly changing world

4/22/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a digital transformation that was already well underway in Canada - just look at the phenomenal rise in online shopping and video conferencing over the past year. But the digital economy requires new skills. Is Canada’s workforce ready? “There is this stat that 40% of work is going to be impacted by automation,” says Sabrina Geremia, VP and Country Manager of Google Canada. “The misnomer is it’s 40% of jobs. It’s actually 40% of WORK. Which means every...

Duration:00:23:26

Downtowns after lockdowns: how to revitalize Canada’s cities

4/8/2021
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of Canada’s downtowns are still eerily quiet. Thousands of employees continue to work from home, leaving many office buildings sparsely occupied. But Jon Love, founder and CEO of KingSett Capital, believes Canadian cities will bounce back after the pandemic. The reason? Connection. “We can connect digitally, but it's so different than connecting live,” he says. “Relationships are the currency of business. And connection and relationships are...

Duration:00:30:31

Beyond COVID: Powering a strong economic recovery

4/1/2021
On April 19th Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will unveil Canada’s first federal budget in more than two years – a budget she has described as the most significant of our lifetimes. What will it take to build a stronger, healthier and more resilient economy after the pandemic? In a timely conversation at the Canadian Club Toronto, Goldy Hyder discusses the path forward with Monique Leroux, Chair of the Industry Strategy Council, Mark Little, President and CEO of Suncor Energy and Darryl...

Duration:00:44:50

"We have the foundation to succeed" — Robert Asselin, Senior Vice President, Policy of the Business Council of Canada

11/3/2020
In this rapidly changing world, Canada needs an economic plan that builds on the country’s strengths, addresses its weaknesses, and reduces the risks from future disruptions. In late October the Business Council of Canada created a roadmap to help get there. In our report “Powering a strong recovery: an economic growth plan for Canada”, we outline a plan that builds on three key pillars: people, capital and ideas. Share your thoughts here. On today’s podcast, Senior Vice President of...

Duration:00:12:04

“An acceleration of the digital world" — Claude Guay, President and General Manager of IBM Canada

10/7/2020
What’s it like to start a new job in the middle of a global pandemic? Claude Guay knows. He became President and General Manager of IBM Canada last May. Since then he’s been finding creative ways to connect with employees and clients, while developing solutions to help the country respond to the economic and health crisis. How do you stay agile as a leader in a world of disruption? What role will innovation play in helping Canada rebuild? And what needs to happen to ensure the future...

Duration:00:29:50

“Corporate Canada needs to look more like Canada.” — Jaqui Parchment, CEO of Mercer Canada

9/21/2020
“Corporate Canada needs to look more like Canada.” That’s the call to action from Jaqui Parchment. As CEO of Mercer Canada she is one of only a very few Black women CEOs in the country. She is also a Director of the BlackNorth Initiative and a founding member of the Black Opportunity Fund. And she is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. This summer, over 200 business leaders gathered to participate in the BlackNorth Summit, making commitments to address anti-Black racism in...

Duration:00:28:09

“Each day is truly a gift.” — Lisa Lisson: President of FedEx Express Canada

7/1/2020
“Each day is truly a gift.” Lisa Lisson, President of Federal Express Canada Over the past few months we’ve heard from many business leaders as they have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests on this podcast have told us how they have overcome unique challenges and we’ve heard about the many ways corporate Canada has supported communities through the crisis. Today, in our final podcast of the season, we’re continuing on the theme of leadership and resilience … but this time the story...

Duration:00:48:27

“We’re business people, let’s figure it out.” — Wes Hall: Executive Chairman and Founder, Kingsdale Advisors

6/26/2020
“We’re business people, let’s figure it out.” For Wes Hall, Executive Chairman and Founder of Kingsdale Advisors, the death of George Floyd was a call to action. He speaks with Goldy Hyder about July’s Black North summit, and why he’s urging corporate Canada to find solutions to end systemic racism through the creation of the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism.

Duration:00:21:05

“I’ve seen how business relationships can lift a community and a person out of poverty into a place where they’re full of pride.” — JP Gladu: Former President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

6/21/2020
“I’ve seen how business relationships can lift a community and a person out of poverty into a place where they’re full of pride.” Indigenous business leader JP Gladu speaks with Goldy Hyder about forging ties between Indigenous businesses and corporate Canada. He also reflects on calls for action against racism, and discusses the impact of COVID-19 on him and his community.

Duration:00:13:42

“We’ve pulled the future forward here” — John Baker: President and CEO of D2L

6/15/2020
“We’ve pulled the future forward here.” John Baker, President and CEO of D2L discusses the future of online learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and what parents and educators can expect when schools resume in the fall.

Duration:00:11:56

“We will come out of this stronger” ⁠— Charles Brindamour: CEO of Intact Financial Corporation

6/8/2020
“We will come out of this stronger.” Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact Financial Corporation, reflects on the need to build confidence as the economy restarts, what he has learned from dealing with other crises, and how Intact is helping the most vulnerable with food support.

Duration:00:16:57

“The energy industry has got to be part of the solution” ⁠— Al Monaco: President and CEO of Enbridge

6/5/2020
“The energy industry has got to be part of the solution.” Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge, discusses the role of energy in Canada, how Enbridge is supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the transition to a low carbon economy.

Duration:00:24:53

“There’s no textbook on how to manage under COVID-19” ⁠— Nicolas Marcoux: CEO of PwC Canada

6/4/2020
“There’s no textbook on how to manage under COVID-19.” Nicolas Marcoux, CEO of PwC Canada, shares his thoughts on Canada’s future business landscape, adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, and why cyber attacks are becoming more of a threat to businesses.

Duration:00:12:06

“I’m encouraged by the capacity to change at an accelerated pace” — Heather Chalmers: President & CEO, GE Canada

5/29/2020
“I’m encouraged by the capacity to change at an accelerated pace.” Heather Chalmers, President and CEO of GE Canada, reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic is hastening innovation, and what she is learning about Canada as the country responds to the crisis.

Duration:00:18:26

“Canadians will be a lot more digital post COVID” — Stacey Madge: President & Country Manager, Visa Canada

5/25/2020
“Canadians will be a lot more digital post COVID.” Stacey Madge, Country Manager and President of VISA Canada, offers insight into how the pandemic is changing consumer behavior, what that will mean in the future, and how VISA is helping small businesses through the crisis.

Duration:00:13:05

“The bright side of this is that it’s accelerated innovation everywhere” — Faisal Kazi: President & CEO of Siemens Canada

5/19/2020
“The bright side of this is that it’s accelerated innovation everywhere.” Faisal Kazi, President and CEO of Siemens Canada, reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred technological advancements. He also discusses what he has learned as a leader, how he and his employees are giving back to the community during the crisis, and the many steps the company is taking to ensure employee safety.

Duration:00:18:08

“I’ve never been more proud of our people” — Paul Mahon: President & CEO of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life

5/15/2020
“I’ve never been more proud of our people.” Paul Mahon, President and CEO of Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life, discusses the challenges of maintaining an essential service while employees are working from home, how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating change to the business model, and how Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life are addressing the mental health of both clients and employees.

Duration:00:13:29