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Sonia Bot

Sonia Bot is an entrepreneurial-minded leader and strategic thinker with extensive experience in technology innovation and global business management, ranging from global firms through to startup ecosystems. She has a broad range of direct experience in building strategy, mobilizing execution, developing new ventures and portfolios, leading organizational change, and driving a growth and performance culture. She is an accomplished industry presenter, author of numerous peer-reviewed published articles, industry executive member of the Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Council at Carleton University, and board member of Lead To Win. To date, Ms. Bot has built five new global businesses from the ground up. These ventures introduced wildly disruptive value propositions and were recognized as trailblazers in the communications, internet infrastructure, wireless, and mobility industries. In addition, Ms. Bot consistently ranks in the top 1% of global corporations for her achievements in leading breakthrough transformations of CEO top-of-mind and longstanding issues, exceeding $100M annualized savings, and reducing process waste by 25% to 70%. Ms. Bot’s experience spans the end-to-end lifecycles of global firms, as well as navigating through tumultuous economic cycles. Ms. Bot is the Chief Executive of The BOT Consulting Group Inc. where she partners with executives and entrepreneurs of small-medium enterprises and large entrepreneurial companies in the Information and Computing Technology sector (namely healthcare, mobility, telecommunications, software, internet, IT) to assist in building, growing, and transforming global ventures and to solve wicked business problems. Her prior work experience includes BlackBerry / Research In Motion, Nortel, Bell-Northern Research, IBM, and TransCanada Pipelines. She holds degrees in Computer Science with Systems Design / Electrical Engineering (BMath) from the University of Waterloo and Biomedical Engineering (MASc) from the University of Toronto, and she is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In November 2012, Ms. Bot received the honor of "Innovators & Entrepreneurs" by the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. "Fire in the Belly: Taking people and innovation-based businesses to the top of their game...". Ms. Bot can be reached at [email protected].