10 Jan January 10, 2024 – AirBnB for Offices Howard Chang and Synthetic Media Dr. Jill Schiefelbein
The problem with most entrepreneurs is that they fall in love with their
solution. What you really need to do is fall in love with the problem. By
shifting the mentality, you end up producing things that are more viable
and more interesting to the marketplace.
Howard Chang is a serial entrepreneur and visionary leader. He founded theturnlab, a Toronto-based marketing and tech firm. With a storied career spanning over two decades, he transitioned from a renowned ad agency CEO to create a groundbreaking agency model. Beginning his entrepreneurial journey at just 20, Howard navigated both early success and bankruptcy by 29, displaying remarkable resilience. His ventures have spanned diverse sectors such as retail, sports marketing, and technology. Today, Howard drives theturnlab’s innovative consultancy, embodying sustainability and social responsibility, as evident in their carbon-neutral operations and B Corp certification. As a cancer survivor, devoted family man, and adventurous spirit, Howard’s diverse experiences infuse his expertise in sustainability, marketing, digital transformation, and branding. Just Boardrooms aims to the the AirBNB of professional meeting spaces.
Dr. Jill Schiefelbein – Chief Experience Officer and a Partner at Render – Digital Clones of You
Synthetic media is media produced through different types of artificial
intelligence and machine learning and it produces something that is unique.
Dr. Jill Schiefelbein thrives at the intersections of communication, education, and technology. University faculty-turned-entrepreneur, she’s an award-winning business owner, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years, analyzed terrorist documents to provide counter-terrorism messaging strategies to the military, and was a pioneer in the digital education space. Now, Jill is a leading researcher in the space of synthetic media, particularly around using hyper-realistic avatars to communicate. She’s the Chief Experience Officer and a Partner at Render, a start-up specializing in creating digital likeness solutions and providing integrated generative AI services. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business, is in bookstores around the country. Her next book, Effective Business Communication for Dummies, will be released in 2024.