Annual Meeting

Educational Session

Monday, June 6, 2022  |  13:30-14:30

Fearless Government

From leveraging automation, building ecosystem partnerships and anticipating changing citizen behaviours, Shawn Kanungo will paint a vision of how governments can be a catalyst for others to help them drive innovation. He will also help to make sense of the rapidly changing demographic, societal, economic, and technological trends shaping the future of our Canadian roads.

In this awe-inspiring talk, Shawn Kanungo provides a bold roadmap for the future. He explores how we can take unexpected approaches to innovation to remain relevant in this new world post-pandemic.

We now need public sector leaders to be fearless and enablers for change.

Shawn Kanungo, Disruption Strategist


Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. He has extensive experience helping corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

Kanungo is a practitioner who has worked with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation. He has been on the ground floor leading complex projects incorporating artificial intelligence, cloud technologies, behavioural economics, Web3, and more. Kanungo is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and invests in early-stage ventures.

Kanungo’s work and interviews have been featured in The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC, and CTV. He has been recognized in Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” and Inc’s 100 Most Innovative Leaders. In 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen”. His content on innovation has also garnered millions of views, respectively across LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook. His book, The Bold Ones, published through McGraw Hill, will be releasing at the end of 2022.