Shawn Kanungo

Keynote Speaker

Innovation Strategist

Hyper cannibalism

Explosive Innovation

Shawn Kanungo

Strategy in a disruptive era

Shawn Kanungo is a strategist and keynote speaker and shares his hands-on experiences through talks around the world to help leaders navigate change within a digital era.



Shawn Kanungo is an entrepreneur & keynote speaker operating at the intersection of creativity, business and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte. Shawn’s mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

Shawn is a practitioner who has worked hand-to-hand with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation. He has adopted the concepts of behavioural economics, user-centered design, crowdsourcing, artificial intelligence, drones and film to help create world class client experiences.

In 2018, Shawn became the Founder & CEO of Silver, a technology company focused on creating the next-generation of voice products and services for businesses. Silver helps organizations use the magic of voice – leveraging Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant – to drive business performance. 

His work and interviews have been featured in Forbes, The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV. In 2016, he was recognized as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. He has spoken at TEDx in 2017, and named to Inc's 100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers in 2018. His podcast, The Remix with Shawn & Wang, can be currently found on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Stitcher.



Consumer expectations and behaviours, shaped by new market entrants, have changed more in the last 10 years than in the last 100 years combined. Disruptive innovation is forcing everyone to reimagine their customer experiences and business models. How do we survive? Today, we need to be bold, brave and experimental. We can only keep up if we foster a relentless culture that promotes experimentation. This is our only competitive advantage.



In this talk, Shawn discusses why fear always kills innovation. And today, when the improbable is the new normal, we can't be fearful because we are consistently seeing new challenges.


Disruptive Innovation Keynote Reel


tedx - What Will I Teach My Child About the Future? 

As an innovation strategist, Shawn Kanungo shows organizations how to disrupt before they are disrupted. In this heartfelt talk, Shawn shares the only constant advice he can provide to his daughter about a world that is ever changing.


Why We Need Digital Leaders

We need leaders that can understand, play and navigate in the digital era.