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Strategy to Operationalization Executive Breakfast

  • Vantage Venues (formerly St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre) 150 King Street West, 27th floor Toronto, ON, M5H Canada (map)

Strategy to Operationalization Executive Breakfast

Join us on Nov. 21, 2017 at 8:30am for a Strategic Breakfast. Learn about innovative new ways of optimizing your business, share your own experience, and network with peers from other organizations and industries.

Situated at Vantage Venues (formerly St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre), easily accessible through The Path.

The Presentation:

S2O: Strategically Transforming Your Business in the Age of Disruptive Change

Most business leaders have a vision of where they’d like to be; however, even the best corporate strategies can be disconnected from operational realities. Translating abstract strategic goals into practical, executable and effective plans has become increasingly difficult as modern digital transformation disrupts established business models and automation enables new levels of performance potential.

The S2O Strategy-to-Operations approach harnesses the power of digital transformation while ensuring your business strategy permeates the organization and its operations by:

  • Tying strategic goals to specific drivers of business value,

  • Articulating a clear, concise and holistic understanding of business operations, with a special focus on the integration between people, processes, technology and information,
  • Engaging deep business process analysis to plan and align change across the organization,
  • Re-inventing operational processes to accomplish required outcomes, and
  • Establishing a change-enabling governance model and organization.
Join us as we showcase how S2O provides a coherent, cross-functional execution roadmap to accomplishing your strategic goals. Throughout the conversation, we will be using an applied example of robotic process automation (RPA) to demonstrate S2O’s ability to yield operational efficiencies, cost reductions, and positive impacts to the customer journey.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in organizational change management.

The Presenters:

 Andrey Korikov  Business Process Engineering Practice Lead, Adastra

Andrey Korikov

Business Process Engineering Practice Lead, Adastra

Andrey is a Principal Consultant at Adastra Business Consulting, whose expertise and passion lie in bringing together the realms of information management and process transformation. He has led and supported major business transformations across a number of industries, including financial services, insurance, government, manufacturing, travel, real estate, and construction. As Adastra’s Business Process Engineering Practice Lead, he is responsible for project delivery, as well as continuous innovation and thought leadership within the space of organizational change.

 Mark Kohout  Strategy & Governance Practice Lead, Adastra

Mark Kohout

Strategy & Governance Practice Lead, Adastra

Mark has over 20 years of strategic planning, execution, and change management expertise.  Working at the intersection of business strategy, information management, and governance, he helps clients build alignment around strategic goals and real momentum for change. By supporting strategy execution with a host of governance and IM practices, he helps ensure sustainable results, learning, and fine-tuning of strategy.

The Panelists

 Mark Cohen  VP Operations, AST Trust Company (Canada)

Mark Cohen

VP Operations, AST Trust Company (Canada)

Mark loves designing and leading change in process, people and technology to support business strategy in the world’s best-known financial institutions. He has led assignments in Toronto, New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong that improved the way business was done at CIBC, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of New York and Solomon Brothers. He lives in Toronto.

 Neal Oswald, CPA, CFA   Practice Leader Digital Transformation (ICG), Wanilah Advisors Inc.

Neal Oswald, CPA, CFA 

Practice Leader Digital Transformation (ICG), Wanilah Advisors Inc.

Part of a team of senior experienced process transformation and analytics professionals, Neal applies a disciplined approach to redesign, digitize and transform End-to-End (ETE) processes focused upon improvements in the client and employee experience. Formerly the SVP of Process Management in Retail and Business Banking at a large Canadian Bank, Neal and his team built the capability to digitally measure and manage the ETE lending processes for the mortgage, cards and wealth businesses. Before that, as SVP Strategic Planning and Business Management in the Technology and Operations division, Neal provided thought leadership and direction to planning, development and execution of an integrated T&O strategy and several transformational projects across Technology, Global Operations and Corporate Services. 

 Ozge Yeloglu  Chief Data Scientist, Customer Success Unit, Microsoft

Ozge Yeloglu

Chief Data Scientist, Customer Success Unit, Microsoft

An academic entrepreneur, Ozge understands the importance of finding the real pain points of her clients and building solutions accordingly. In 2013, while working towards her PhD at Dalhousie University, she co-founded topLog, the predictive log analysis start up. She has worked extensively on Machine Learning and has published peer-reviewed papers in the field. She has also worked on  Intrusion Detection using Neural Networks and Unstructured Text Categorization using clustering and classification techniques. A life-long learner and problem solver, Ozge truly enjoys creating business opportunities for her clients by using technology.


Vantage Venues (formerly the St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre  (click for map)
150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9


8:30am–9am:  Breakfast
9am–10:15am:  Presentation
10:20am–11am: Expert Panel

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