EPISODE #41 – The Future of Disruptive Innovation with Shawn Kanungo

In this episode of The Innovators Behind Disruption, we explore what the future of disruptive innovation could look like with keynote speaker, Shawn Kanungo.

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  • 0:00 Opening remarks
  • 2:00 Are organizations embracing disruptive tech?
  • 6:00 Electricity the backbone of the future
  • 9:15 The growth of automation and AI
  • 14:26 The bubble of crypto
  • 19:05 The biggest disruptive forces to come
  • 22:37 Bio-tech, genomics and autonomous vehicles
  • 25:00 What advice would you give the younger generation
  • 28:34 The paradox of disruption
  • 31:59 Is a Metaverse ETF to come?
  • 35:15 The new industries of the metaverse
  • 35:50 Closing remarks


Shawn Kanungo, Keynote Speaker – Disruptive Innovation

Shawn Kanungo is a globally recognized innovation strategist. He previously spent 12 years at Deloitte working closely with leaders to better plan for the opportunities associated with disruptive innovation. Shawn is a Partner with Queen & Rook, where he advises leading organizations and executives on disruptive trends, and actively invests in early-stage ventures. His work and interviews have been featured in The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV. He has been recognized as Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. In 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen”. Shawn’s content on innovation has garnered millions of views, respectively across LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube & Facebook.


Raj Lala, President & CEO of Evolve ETFs

Prior to founding Evolve ETFs, Mr. Lala served as Head of WisdomTree Canada – a division of WisdomTree Investments Inc., one of the world’s largest ETF issuers. Prior to this, Mr. Lala was Executive Vice President and Head of Retail Markets for Fiera Capital Corporation, a prominent Canadian investment management firm with over $100 billion in assets under management. Mr. Lala co-founded and served as President and CEO of Propel Capital Corporation (which was acquired by Fiera Capital Corporation in September 2014). Propel raised approximately $1 Billion in structured products in its five years of operation. Prior to Propel, Mr. Lala worked with Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala held several roles at Jovian including President of JovFunds Inc., an asset management division of Jovian Capital. Mr. Lala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.


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