LEAD TALK speakers

LEAD Talks is a C3 speaker series designed to bring together people who can encourage and inspire by delivering talks and performances that encourage Leadership Education Aspiration and Determination. Each speaker is challenged to deliver a compelling and thought-provoking talk in 15 minutes or less.



Digital Painting Performance by Kiwon Oh

Kiwon.jpgDigital drawing with music will be performed by Kiwon Oh (오기원). He is a SEGA senior environment artist who is an accomplished concept artist, book illustrator, 3D environment artist, and a digital painter. He had done previous digital painting performances with other musicians - New York 2009 with flutist Song Solnamu, Vancouver 2012 with CCM artist Kim Brian, and Vancouver 2013 with Pianist Grace Lee and Orchestra. 

His background includes studying animation and Digital media design in Ottawa. His first job in the game industry was working on a Korean MMORPG game called "Ark online". He worked on characters and environment concept designs. When he moved to work for Siliconknights in Ontario, he worked on a X-Box 360 title "Too Human" as a character concept artist. Too Human was Sci Fi fantasy RPG game that had science fiction and fantasy concept arts. He moved to to BC in 2005 to work for SEGA Relic Entertainment and covered over 10 AAA titles, including “Company of Heroes”, “Space Marine” and “Dawn of War” series. 

He will be performing two painting:

1. Prayer from the north

“Prayer from the north” is a song made by a Korean flutist friend Song Solnamu. He had an inspiration from North Korean mothers, praying for true freedom. The realtime digital painting performance will be focusing on an emotional memory of lost dreams and the hope on the barren land of North Korea. 

2. Arirang

“Arirang" is one of the most famous traditional Korean songs. This song represents the message of identity and memory from our motherland Korea. As we find out our true colour and identity, we will be set free from so many difficult self-identity questions. The process is not easy but definitely worth the effort for our lifetime.


Speakers Series:

1. Daniel Kim

Dan.jpgDaniel is a Vancouver-based (British Columbia, Canada) artist, philosopher, empath, healer, and counsellor with a passion for joy and inner peace, family and marriage.

Since graduating from the Sauder School of Business (UBC) with a Bachelor of Commerce and a marketing major, Daniel has spent a lot of his time working in the entertainment and broadcast industries, both behind and in front of the camera. Currently he works as a YouTube content creator, video editor, composer, speaker, and DJ.

In 2012, Daniel produced a video called "Pop Danthology 2012" that went viral all over the world. In just three days, the video gained over 10 million views. Daniel now goes viral every year with his annual music mashups and has been on CNN Live News, NPR, Forbes, Huffington Post, People, Mashable, USA Today, NBC News. Daniel's music mashups are enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. His YouTube channel has more than 100 million views.

Having suffered through anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and addictions in his past, Daniel is also passionate about mental health and the emotional needs of gifted children and adults. His blog is one of the top self-help resources for OCPD and it has been shared by American Mensa (largest and oldest high IQ society in the world), doctors, and professors. Daniel speaks at conferences and seminars.

website: canadankim.com

facebook: facebook.com/canadankim

twitter: @canadankim



2. Miyoung Lee

Miyoung-Lee-2.jpgMultiple Webster nominee and RTNDA winner, Miyoung Lee rings in her eleventh year with CBC as the host of CBC News Vancouver at 11pm. She is also a daily contributor on News Now with Ian Hanomansing on CBC News Network.
Miyoung began her career as an intern at CBC the day before the September 11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York. And, so began her journey into reporting some of the biggest stories of the next decade including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Queen of the North sinking and the taser death of Robert Dziekanski.
Miyoung worked as a producer and director for CBC Radio One's The Early Edition before moving into television as a reporter and producer with CBC News Vancouver.
A graduate from both BCIT, with a Broadcast Journalism Degree, and UBC, with a B.H.A. Honours in History with a Minor in English Literature, Miyoung strongly believes in giving back to the community. She spends much of her time mentoring high school students aspiring for a career in Journalism, as well as volunteering with the Richmond Student Parent Colt Program, an organization that supports teen mothers to complete their high school education.
Her community and career ambitions are evident as her accolades continue to grow with multiple regional and national RTNDA awards, Jack Webster nominations, the CanWest Global Systems Broadcasters of the Future Award, The Ruth Hancock Scholarship in Journalism, Senator Vivienne Poy Leadership Award to name a few.

3. Lindsay Smith

GC-lins-300sq.jpgLindsay has dedicated her career to leveraging digital in advertising, as well as, building software platforms that will advance how people connect and communicate with each other. As the founder and CEO of Massive Media, she works with businesses big and small to help them adapt and grow, in what she likes to call - The Digital Wave. Over the last 15 years, Lindsay has co-founded several online start-ups including Techvibes.com and has become a go-to digital expert for news stations across Canada. Lindsay has worked with several of Canada’s leading brands including Samsung, Microsoft, Best Buy, and Rogers Communications. She is also the Host and Executive Producer of GetConnected TV, a North American digital lifestyle brand that reaches over one million people every month through their nationally syndicated television show and online web series.  Recently, Lindsay re-joined the board of BCAMA in the position of President Elect.



4. Alex Chiang

TD_Portraits_ks014.JPGAlex is currently the District Vice President Retail Branch Banking for Burnaby Tri Cities and New Westminster where he leads approximately 20 branches and 450 staff to create legendary customer experiences. 

After graduating with a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Alex joined TD and has worked in various roles involving project management, finance, sales leadership, statistical analysis and operations.  Prior to moving to Vancouver 4 years ago, Alex's career included roles based out of Calgary, Toronto and Portland, Maine.

Prior to TD, his work experiences also include call centre management, product development and marketing consulting.

Alex is currently a member of the executive committee for the Vancouver Chapter of Ascend Canada and is currently working on the launch of a student chapter at UBC.  He is also a board member of Cameray, a not-for-profit agency providing youth and family counselling services in Burnaby and New Westminster. 

He recently returned from a volunteer trip to Africa, where he was a guest speaker at a business conference in Kenya and Uganda.

His passions include  raising money for cancer research, TED Talks, traveling, the UFC, NFL, the Toronto Raptors and running half-marathons.


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