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SMALL BUSINESS WEEK: Disruption specialist speaking at Biz2Biz Expo 2018

Shawn Kanungo, a disruption strategist, will deliver an information at the Biz2Biz Expo in Charlottetown on Oct. 18, 2018.
Shawn Kanungo, a disruption strategist, will deliver an information at the Biz2Biz Expo in Charlottetown on Oct. 18, 2018. - Contributed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Shawn Kanugo deals in disruption.

Thursday, Kanugo gives business leaders his advice on dealing with automation, the sharing economy and voice technology when he delivers a presentation at the Biz2Biz Expo on Thursday in Charlottetown.

The info session takes place at 2 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre.

Kanungo is a disruption strategist who helps make sense of disruptive technologies shaping the future of organizations.

“Although every industry is threatened by disruption, I believe it is the greatest time ever to be in business,” he said. “All the tools and technologies that an organization ever needed to be truly digital are now available and inexpensive. The game will be won by leaders who embrace digital.”

Kanungo has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space, recognized as one of Avenue Magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" and was named to Inc's "100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers" in 2018.

His podcast, “The Remix with Shawn & Wang”, can be found on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

“We expect Shawn to share valuable insights on how the business-world is evolving and ways our local business community can embrace this change,” said Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Penny Walsh-McGuire. “When businesses understand what is influencing new trends and behaviour, they are better positioned to adapt to and capitalize on future industry disruptions.”

The Biz2Biz Expo hosts close to 2,500 attendees and more than 100 exhibitors each year.

The Expo provides the local business community the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services.

The expo takes place on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre. Public attendance is free.

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