Gloat on location: Toronto

Join Jeff Schwartz, Gina Jeneroux, Walmart Canada, and Dan Pontefract on the future of the skills-based workforce
Skills strategies aren’t a fad; they’re what determines whether companies thrive or struggle to survive. Join us to learn how to turn skills into your differentiator.

Dan Pontefract is a renowned leadership strategist, award-winning author, and keynote speaker with over two decades of experience helping organizations and leaders improve performance, productivity, and overall engagement. He has presented at four TED events and earned multiple industry awards. Dan has written five best-selling books and he also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review.


Shannon Pawlick is a talent strategist and change leader who designs and implements workforce talent strategies that upskill organizations through AI technology. She has led global talent COEs and enabled change management for Walmart’s transformational projects. Currently pursuing a second Masters in Educational Leadership, she aims to create tech-enabled, human-led ways of working.


Jennifer Pierce (JP) is the Vice President of Talent Management and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Walmart Canada. She promotes career growth, development, and inclusion in the company. JP aims to create a regenerative talentforce for the future. She has over 20 years of HR leadership experience in Consulting, Retail, and Financial Services. JP holds a B.A. in Political Science from York University, an H.B.A in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from Wilfred Laurier University, and is an Adler Trained Coach.


Gina Jeneroux is a future of work and skills strategist and business leader with 30+ years of experience in the financial services and learning industries. Passionate about developing skills for the future, she excels in human-centered design, and creating strategies and solutions that make an impact. Gina is a Professor of Practice in Future Work & Skills at International Business University, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution, a Board Member for the Students Commission of Canada, and she sits on the executive advisory boards for various learning, technology and professional networks. She holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, and she is a curious explorer who strives to learn one new thing every day.


Jeff Schwartz is a future of work expert and the author of WORK DISRUPTED: Navigating 21st Century Work and Careers, and co-author of the recently published WORKFORCE ECOSYSTEMS. Currently serving as Gloat’s Vice President of Insights and Impact, Jeff was the founding Partner of Deloitte Consulting’s Future of Work Practice and is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School.


April 13th, 2023


Storys Building,
11 Duncan Street, Toronto, Ontario

Downtown Toronto, near St. Andrew subway station

  • 9:00 - 9:30 am
    Registration + coffee + networking
  • 9:30 - 9:40 am
    Welcome remarks
    Jennifer Schwindt, Gloat Senior Account Executive - Canada
  • 9:40 - 10:20 am
    Cracking the Skills Code - The Future is Now
    Gina Jeneroux, Future of Work & Skills Strategist and Former CLO, BMO Financial Group
  • 10:20 - 10:50 am
    Networking Break
  • 10:50 - 11:30 am
    The Future of Work Strategy for 2023 and Beyond
    Jeff Schwartz, VP Insights and Impact, Gloat
  • 11:30 - 12:15 pm
    Fireside chat panel
    Featuring Dan Pontefract, Gina Jeneroux & Walmart Canada's Jennifer Pierce and Shannon Pawlick. Panel facilitated by Jeff Schwartz.
  • 12:15 - 1:00 pm
    Closing Remarks, Book signing, Networking lunch