Industry Influencers' Circle

Melville Influencer Circle

Join industry influencers and Melville faculty members on a platform created for expert dialogue. The influencers' circle talks about the future of work, imminent changes to business education, and possible avenues we create for Alpha generation. The objective of this event is to create meaningful connections and collaborative learning between faculty and industry partners.

Thursday, March 2, 2023
10:15 AM - 3:00 PM (PST)
KPU Civic Plaza, 6th Floor

Meet the Event Speakers

  • Bridgette Zacharias
    BC Hydro


  • Kathy Scarborough
    Fraser Health Authority


  • Tara Immell
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Event Agenda

  • 10:15 AM – Guest Registration Opens. Each guest will receive a group number to be used during the group activity breakout.
  • 10:55 AM – Dean’s Welcome.
  • 11:00 AM – Partnering with Melville Schools of Business. Travis Higo, Interim Director, Strategy & Business Development.
  • 11:05 AM – Introducing our Speakers.
  • 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Bridgette Zacharias, Director of Operations & Enterprise Supply Chain, BC Hydro. Presentation title: Category Management & Meeting the Demand for Strategic Supply Chain Talent.
  • 11:45 AM to 12:00 PM - Coffee Break.
  • 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM - Kathy Scarborough, Director of Learning Strategy & Innovations, Fraser Health Authority. Presentation title: 'Learning’ as a Health Human Resource Strategy.
  • 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM – Group activity: industry guests and faculty members will breakout into groups of 6-7. Each group will be provided with a handout and more info. Activity notes will be collected.
  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch Buffet, Open Networking & Photo booth.
  • 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Tara Immell, Melville School of Business Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Presentation title: Bolstering Graduate Communication Skills.
  • 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM – Sharing some quotes and ideas from the group activity & closing remarks.
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