Keynote and Breakout Speaker Bios

Ted Graham

Head of Open Innovation at General Motors

Keynote: Competing With Disruptive Innovation – July 18th, 3:15p-4:00p

Ted Graham is the head of Open Innovation at General Motors where he helps identify partnerships that will help build new forms of mobility including autonomous and connected vehicles. He is also the former Innovation leader at PWC and a McKinsey strategy consultant with a focus on understanding and leveraging people networks to influence the spread of ideas.

Ted often speaks to audiences about The 5 things I learned about disruptive innovation as an UberX driver and how to apply some of these lessons across a multitude of industries on the cusp of disruption. His first hand account was initially released as a widely read LinkedIn influencer post, then a CBC Metro Morning interview and is now part of his forthcoming book called “The Uber of Everything” to be released later this year.

Over the years Ted has enjoyed diverse pursuits in his spare time: scrabble champion, world ranked Rock Paper Scissors competitor and volleyball magazine publisher.

Jared Hamilton

Dealer, Founder and CEO of DrivingSales

Jared Hamilton is an award winning entrepreneur and technology thought leader. He professionally speaks to audiences around the globe about social technologies, operating businesses in the digital world, and the future of web technology.Jared is the founder and CEO of DrivingSales and is often described as one part dealer operator and one part tech geek.

He grew up working at his father’s dealerships in the Silicon Valley. He attended NADA’s Dealer Candidate Academy, NADA’s Advanced Education Program at Babson College, and studied Automotive Marketing and Management at Northwood University. He has over 10 years of dealership management experience in addition to his award-winning entrepreneurial record.

Jared is a highly acclaimed international speaker, educating audiences across the globe about capitalizing on the Internet’s opportunities and how to invest and implement technology solutions inside businesses.