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Nwachukwu Agbakoba

Director of Business Transformation

Nwachukwu William Agbakoba is a certified Project and Change management Consultant with over 15 years of professional experience spanning the public and private sectors in North America and Africa. Currently the Director of Business Transformation for Alberta based Athabasca University and a Doctoral Candidate of the same University, he is an MBA graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. He also holds program completion certificates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard, Cornell University, and the University of Alberta. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Mr. Agbakoba is also serial entrepreneur and has founded 3 companies which play in the Technology, footwear and transportation sectors. He also sits on the City of Edmonton’s Transit Advisory Board where he and co Board members deliberate and advice City Councilors on issues affecting transit. Nwachukwu is an active member of globally recognized volunteer organizations. Outside of work or business, he enjoys travelling, meeting new people and learning their cultures. In his quiet time, he enjoys reading or playing the saxophone, which he hopes to become an expert player of someday.

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David Block

Consulting

I've been in the industry for a long time and have been consulting off and on for various companies. I was the CTO at Dymo, a consumer products company, as well as VP Product Development at Esselte. Products I've lead have received multiple awards for Design, Usability, and function as well as patents. I've helped many companies improve there processes and solve complex problems.

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Stephen Rawson

CFO

Stephen is an expert in digital and data strategy and implementation. His content expertise spans cloud computing, machine learning, AI and data-driven marketing, as well as digital product strategy and development. He currently supports the MEA region’s largest private and public sector enterprises on top-level strategies and program management in these topics. In addition to his large-scale consulting work, Stephen has grass-roots experience building small companies. He is a founding member of School of Humanity (an online-first high school) and frequently advises startups on (1) strategic topics like product-market fit and go-to-market, (2) operational topics like performance mgmt., scaling, processes, culture and hiring, and (3) corporate issues like fundraising and M&A. Prior to moving to strategy, Stephen held several roles in Finance in Europe across Goldman Sachs, Lazard and PwC. In this time, he supported several high-profile deals such as the $30bn+ sale of chip manufacturer ARM to Softbank and the $25bn merger negotiations between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. Stephen studied Economics at the University of Cambridge, and also holds a MSc Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.