CGMA Conference on Diversity and Inclusion as a Source of Competitive Advantage in a Global Economy
Date Thursday, October 27, 2016
Eventbrite - CIMA Conference on technology and the future of business
Time From 1.00pm to 5.15pm (followed by a cocktail reception until 7:00 p.m.)
Venue Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
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Leading Canadian business executives will discuss how inclusion, far from just an exercise in "ticking the boxes", provides a powerful competitive advantage for organizations that use it effectively. We will examine how diversity reduces the risk of "group think", and promotes effective decision making in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.”
Keynote Speaker

Miyo Yamashita

Chief Talent Officer

Miyo Yamashita is the Managing Partner of Talent for Deloitte Canada and the firm’s Chief Transformation Officer. She also serves on the Global Board of Directors for Deloitte.

Miyo became a Deloitte partner in 2010, after selling a national risk advisory firm she founded and managed from 2003 to 2010. In 2013, Miyo joined TD Bank as the bank’s Global Chief Privacy Officer and leader of Social and Digital Media Compliance.
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Guests of Honour

Arleen R. Thomas, CPA, CGMA

Senior Vice President
Management Accounting and Global Markets

Andrew Miskin, FCMA, CGMA
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Round Table Participants
Pamela Jeffery
Women’s Executive Network and the Canadian Board Diversity Council

Michael Bach
Founder and CEO
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Pavi Binning
President & CEO of George Weston Limited and Board Member of Loblaw
Companies Limited
Kimberly Ellison-Taylor
Global Accounting Strategy Director
Oracle America, Inc.
Norma Tombari
Senior Director
Global Diversity, RBC
Peter Sloly
Executive Director
Deloitte Canada

Order of Events
1.00pm Registration and networking
1.30pm Welcome address
1.35pm Opening remarks - Andrew Miskin, FCMA, CGMA, President of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
1.50pm Key note speech - Miyo Yamashita, Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte Canada
3.00pm Break
3.20pm Arleen Thomas, CPA, CGMA, Senior VP Management Accounting and Global Markets, AICPA
3.35pm Round table discussion, chaired by Pamela Jeffery, Founder of Women’s Executive Network and the Canadian Board Diversity Council
5.15pm Cocktail reception

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