Top Sheridan Faculty of Business students learned how to help shape their own future at the fourth annual Virox Future Forum – A Window to Tomorrow’s Opportunities, held recently at Sheridan College. Sponsored by Randy Pilon, President and CEO of Virox Technologies Inc. and Sheridan Business alumnus, The Virox Future Forum 2012 presented top business speakers Sean Wise and David K. Foot who spoke about emerging career opportunities in a changing world for Sheridan Faculty of Business students. Host, broadcaster and Sheridan professor, Lou Schizas lent his urbane wit and business street-smarts to the all-business opportunity for student leaders to discover emerging trends in business.
Sean Wise is a venture capitalist, noted lecturer and author, and advisor to the Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank reality television series. David K. Foot is an in-demand speaker, a University of Toronto lecturer and the author of the popular Boom, Bust & Echo. Wise spoke about his experience with entrepreneurs on the television series and demonstrated how to shape entrepreneurial ideas into viable projects. Professor Foot demonstrated how the use of demographics can help to predict emerging trends. Students were able to question the speakers during a panel discussion and were invited to network with Pilon, Wise and Foot during the lunch break and after-conference reception.
Matthew McQuade, Marketing Trafalgar, Bharathy Sugaprathan, Office Administration-Medical Davis, Jordan Moore, Marketing Management PG HMC, each received a $1000 award from Virox Technologies Inc. in a random draw for conference participants, and Majid Nabi, Accounting, Davis, won an Apple i-Pad courtesy of the Faculty of Business for attending the conference. In addition each participant received a signed copy of Sean Wise’s new book Hot or Not, courtesy of Randy Pilon and Virox Technologies Inc.