Virox Future Forum 2010 prepares student leaders for a future of change in the world of work

Lee-Anne McAlear

The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 didn’t even exist in 2004 – that’s the mantra of the 2010 Virox Future Forum, designed to prepare Sheridan School of Business student leaders for a new world of work. The Virox Future Forum offers Sheridan School of Business students the opportunity to hear tips from successful business people about how to thrive in the new business world, how to launch their career, and how to be successful in a marketplace that’s always changing.

Ian Portsmouth

“The 2010 Forum promises to be another exceptional event that will, no doubt refine the course of thinking of most, if not all, the students selected to attend with respect to the future economy, and what career choices are more likely to be sustainable in such a dynamic world,” said Randy Pilon, President, and CEO of Virox Technologies Inc.

Sean Wise

The second annual Virox Future Forum, sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc., will feature top speakers and trend spotters in the business world. Sheridan School of Business students will also get an opportunity to visit booths by Virox Technologies Inc. recruiters, Canadian Business Youth Foundation, and Sheridan’s Alumni department. In addition, three students will each receive a $1000 award from Virox Technologies Inc.

“This event will be something to reflect upon, years from now, and I suspect one will look back fondly upon the guidance given by these esteemed guest speakers,” said Pilon.

This year’s featured business speakers include Lee-Anne McAlear, Ian Portsmouth, and Sean Wise.

Lee-Anne McAlear is Program Director of Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management at York University and president of the Toronto based innovation house, CURRENT. McAlear is a highly regarded consultant, facilitator, speaker and training specialist. For over 20 years, Lee-Anne has worked globally with Fortune 500 and high growth entrepreneurial firms to help formulate strategy and enhance individual, team and organizational performance.

Ian Portsmouth is the editor of PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success. PROFIT magazine has served Canada’s entrepreneurial community for over 20 years. Portsmouth has won several awards or his business writing, and is a frequent media commentator on the management issues and best practices of Canadian growth companies.

A self-confessed entrepreneur from the age of 13, Sean Wise has helped train over 3,500 entrepreneurs. He specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential organizations raise funds, turn a profit and be successful. A successful author, Wise’s latest book is How to be a Business Superhero. Wise is also known as the “Dragon’s Keeper” for his ongoing role as host and industry advisor of CBC television’s hit business reality show, “Dragon’s Den”.