Podcast Host Metis Business Leader Visionary
Ross "Memphis" Pambrun
Ross Pambrun, CEO of an artificial intelligence company revolutionizing environmental protection through machine learning, will set the stage as our opening keynote speaker. A distinguished graduate of both Harvard and MIT, Ross has earned the 2023 award for his groundbreaking technology innovations.
As a former professional fire captain, Ross proudly wears medals of service from the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary, reflecting his long-standing commitment to community safety. Host of The Squeaky Wheel Podcast, he has conducted over 100 insightful interviews with guests from diverse backgrounds and expertise.
Ross Pambrun, a Métis business leader, bridges the gap between industry and Indigenous Awareness, contributing to vital conversations that foster understanding and collaboration.
Technology Leader Award Winning Educator Leadership Guru
Saby Waraich is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and award-winning Technology Leader. Recently named Higher Education IT Executive of the Year by Ed Scoop, Saby's achievements extend globally.
HMG Strategy has honored him with the Global Leadership Institute award for leveraging technology to drive business value and future growth. Additionally, Saby has been recognized with the Global Technology Executives Who Matter award for his unparalleled contributions to business transformation and talent development.
The City of Portland bestowed upon Saby the prestigious Purple Cow Leadership award for his excellence in leadership and the successful delivery of complex programs. Thinkers 360 recognizes him among the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers in the Project Management community.
Leadership Coach Mentor Podcast Host
Benjamin Chan B.Sc., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, ASM
Ben Chan is a Project Management Leadership Coach helping to transform overwhelmed, stressed out project managers to become confident, strategic project leaders.
By working with his clients to elevate their approach by integrating critical-thinking, a strategic mindset, emotional intelligence, consulting skills with project delivery frameworks - he helps project managers be more confident, resilient, and armed with the tools to deliver better and advance their career.
Ben has over 15 years of experience in various industries and project types. His drive and unique approach to project delivery has made him a highly sought after coach and project leader.
In addition to his work, Ben mentors for the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership (CCAL) and hosts the project leadership-focused podcast, the Organized Chaos Café. He also was the former VP of Professional Development for PMI Southern Alberta Chapter (SAC).
Ben graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and holds certifications for Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Engineer (P.Eng), Agile Scrum Master (ASM), and Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
Management Consultant Sessional Instructor Product Owner
Patrick Binns, MBA, P.Eng, PMP, FCMC
Patrick brings stories and experiences resulting from 35 years work experience in the IT industry in roles as a subject matter expert, project manager, and product owner. As a certified management consultant, he has worked with many organizations to improve operational performance. Patrick utilizes a “top-down outcomes approach” when assessing current-state challenges and designing business-led digital transformations that will improve productivity. Patrick is a founding partner of The Management Institute (tmi-ca.com) and owner of Abinsi Solutions Group (abinsi.ca); he is also a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta.
Transformation Expert Sessional Instructor Director
Nisreen is a technology & business transformation professional with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Jordan, an MBA from McGill University, as well as PMP, PMI-ACP and CBAP certifications. She has over 22 years of experience in major transformations spanning a broad range of industries, such as Real Estate, Facility Services, Education, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, and the Public Sector. She has worked in Dubai, Montreal and Edmonton. Nisreen is currently the director of Corporate Technology Projects at the City of Edmonton, and is a sessional Instructor at MacEwan University.