Gregory Wade currently is Managing Partner of Strategies for New Growth.
Gregory Wade has dedicated his 29 years of industry experience to the establishment and implementation of advanced business strategies, effective organizational plans, cultivation of a strong engagement culture and an industry leading marketing capability all of which lead to advanced corporate performance and results.
Greg’s recent business building initiatives include the establishment of the corporate strategy and transition plan of on-prem to SaaS video conferencing firm, Vidyo along with the consult into firms such as UPS, Quid, Absolute, Blueprint Software, Spotify and Outbrain. In parallel, Greg is a business mentor to executives at Twitter, Microsoft, Mattel and UPS.
Greg has extensive global experience including Vice President, Enterprise Business and Chief Customer Office roles at Samsung Electronics in Suwon, South Korea where he established the global B2B mobile strategy for 2015-2018. For the majority of his career, Greg held senior marketing, business development and corporate leadership positions across BlackBerry and AT&T.
Greg was the SVP, Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific and a Member of the Board of Directors at BlackBerry where he established from start-up, a $3B USD business practice and an award winning brand known for its digital marketing leadership.Greg was with BlackBerry for over 11 years and benefited from an early career foundation of 11 years at AT&T (Canada).
Prior to his engagement with Samsung, Greg was President of a division of DDS Wireless International based out of Vancouver, Canada where he led a division spanning R&D, Product Management to Marketing all focused on hardware & SaaS for the transportation and logistics industry. Coming off of his departure from BlackBerry (RIM), Greg was Managing Director,
Mobility for Inflexion Point Technologies Pte Ltd an emerging markets private equity firm headquartered in Singapore.
Greg is focused on sharing his considerable experience with corporate executives, entrepreneurs and third-wave companies that are not afraid to take risks, to adapt to change, or to use technological advances to achieve their goals. Greg has a lot to say about the emergence of third-wave companies, not only high-tech companies but others with the ability to transform their products and organization in response to changes in the economy, social habits and customer interests. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto, and an MBA from Schulich School of Business and is an active investor and adviser to California start-up company, SpeakUp, a board member at big data analytics firm Chopin and a member of the advisory board at Toronto-based Ellipsiz Communications. He is a mentor to select University of Toronto students. Greg loves his family time with his wife of 29 years and his two millennial sons where he enjoys traveling, competing in half-marathons and contributing to community endeavors involving small and mid-sized businesses.
Sini is an accomplished technology evangelist and senior executive with over 20 years of experience in the technology sector. He is a Director of Cloud and Enterprise Services Sales at Microsoft, and leads Microsoft Consulting strategic engagement helping clients with long-term technology vision and Digital Transformation. Sini has broad experience in formulating strategy
to establish business growth leveraging technologies and by developing complex, high value, business to business solutions involving multiple service providers.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2017, Sini was a Global Deal Maker for IBM responsible for strategic engagements including complex deals and large outsourcing contracts. During his tenure with IBM, Sini closed over $3.4 Billion in contract value working on some of the largest and most complex transformational projects in Canada.
Sini is a graduate in Engineering from University of Toronto, has earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, Western University and is a graduate of Wharton Business School Master Deal Maker program.