Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta. The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta.
This episode is hosted by Peter Beaudoin. Peter manages strategy and partnerships for an innovative alliance of energy companies committed to reducing environmental impacts through collaborative R&D efforts. Peter worked for more than 20 years in Asia building and investing in a variety of businesses. His most recent role outside of Canada was with the World Wildlife Fund, where he was the Chief Executive Officer of WWF China, based in Beijing. Prior to that, Peter lived in Hong Kong for 15 years working in the technology industry.
John Vardalos is the founder and CEO of J5, a design firm that specializes in customer experience and business model innovation. Learn more at www.jfive.com John is also the co-founder of the Social Impact Lab, which is the United Way of Calgary’s social innovation lab. Learn more at www.thesocialimpactlab.com
He has been featured on CBC Radio, Business in Calgary magazine and regularly speaks at conferences about the importance of building cultures of creativity and experimentation. Previously, John held sales and marketing leadership roles at organizations such as Capgemini, Ernst and Young, Dell Canada and Xerox Canada.
Please connect with John directly at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnvardalos/
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This Episode Sponsored By: Zinc Ventures
Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford
Episode Music: Tony Del Degan
Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan