Naheed Nenshi is a passionate Calgarian, an accomplished business professional, and a
community leader with a solid track record of getting things done. He has run a large nonprofit, has been a trusted advisor to corporate leaders in Canada and the US, and wrote the book on Canadian cities. Naheed spent many years at the international business consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., where he advised large telecommunications, banking, retail and oil and gas companies in corporate strategy. After leaving McKinsey, Naheed formed his own business, the Ascend Group, a consultancy that assists public, private, and nonprofit organizations grow. His real passion is making cities, especially
Calgary, work better. He is the lead author of “Building Up: Making Canada’s Cities Engines of
Growth and Magnets of Development”.
Yolanda Sargeant is the Queen of Lo-Fi Soul. A genre that she and her producer Comrade (Evgeniy) pioneered after not being able to find an appropriate label that fits their eclectic style.