Week 2023


Amy Karam

Global Competitive Strategist

November 23, 2022 | 8:40 am - 9:40 am

Keynote: Global Trends are Shifting the World Order

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Amy Karam is a recognized speaker, thought leader and trusted authority on globalization, competitive strategy, innovation, 5G, digital transformation, the shifting power dynamics in international business, and the geo-political impact of China’s rise as well as other emerging nation, as discussed in her TEDx talk.

She is the author of THE CHINA FACTOR: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy, an instructor for Stanford and Duke University Professional Education, in addition to her own workshops, and a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

Amy is a media commentator on Bloomberg, CTV National, CBC, Yahoo Finance, Washington-based think tanks like the Carter Center, and has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, iPolitics, The Globe and Mail, The Hill Times, among other outlets.

Drawing on her 15 years of Silicon Valley experience, and extensive international expertise in high-tech and other industries (she’s worked with over fifty countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa), Amy has worked with numerous organizations including Apple, Cisco, Nationwide, Capital One, Visa, SAP, Google, Global Affairs Canada, The Bank of Canada, EDC, ISED and the World Bank.

She advises C-suite executives, and guides execution-level management, in creating focused, innovative, global expansion strategies. Amy also counsels governments on global competitive innovation policies, and was invited by the UK parliamentary S&T committee on 5G infrastructure to testify on geopolitical dynamics, and how to catch up on emerging technology and innovation strategies.

Amy speaks on the change that companies need to make in order to survive and thrive in these rapidly evolving global competitive dynamics with a new kind of competition that plays by different rules. How to maintain and grow a company’s innovation advantage, the impact of a cultural IQ on your ROI, and how the shift in the approach and mindset of sales and strategy professionals are critical to success in this new global economy.

With a dynamic, engaging and unique presentation style, she combines humor and hard truths to create an effective and lasting impression on the audience.

Amy has an International MBA and a Bachelor of Administration, having studied at the University of Ottawa and at McGill. She also completed the Innovation for Economic Development Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and the ‘Mastering Design Thinking’ program at MIT.

Amy Karam