Cherry Rose Tan - Tech Visionary & Thought Leader - SBC
Cherry Rose Tan

Cherry Rose Tan

Toronto, Ontario
Tech Visionary & Thought Leader
Cherry Rose Tan is tech visionary distinguished leader and an award-winning educator who has guided thousands of leaders through the trenches to mental health. Cherry Rose Tan is a fifth-generation entrepreneur and her superpower is helping leaders talk about the really hard things, so they can lead powerfully at work.
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With over 15 years of experience in tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship, futurist Cherry Rose Tan has built a reputation as the “First Mover” in several industries, including crypto, ed-tech, and mental health. A crypto Investor since 2015, Cherry Rose Tan partnered with her brother and resulted in the creation of Paycase Financial, a Canadian blockchain pioneer that provides infrastructure and liquidity to global financial markets.

Cherry Rose Tan’s latest company #REALTALK, the mental health movement for the tech industry, is known for being North America’s first and largest platform on Founder Mental Health. Specializing in working with high-net worth and C-Suite clientele, Cherry Rose Tan grew the movement to 40,000 leaders and 70 national champions in four years, with a synonymous Top 14 Business podcast on iTunes as well.

Currently, Cherry Rose Tan is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, where Cherry Rose Tan advises a global ecosystem of 200 startups and 3,000 members. As a Venture Partner for GoingVC Partners, one of the largest angel networks in San Francisco, Cherry Rose Tan holds expertise in early-stage B2B SaaS, network effects, and regulated industries like crypto and cannabis.

Early in her career, Cherry Rose Tan has been an award-winning K-12 educator, teaching in Canada’s most exclusive schools. With a M.A. in Education from the University of Toronto, she specialized in gamification as a teacher-researcher and holds a 25-year history as a gamer, where she ranked #17 (out of 25 million users) on Neopets, a virtual pets website that served as a precursor to the metaverse.

As an Innovation Keynote Speaker, Cherry Rose Tan is represented by the Speakers Bureau of Canada, with her first book being released in late 2022. Her companies have been featured on Forbes, Inc., The Globe and Mail, CBC, Nasdaq, Reuters, Insider, and MarketWatch for being disrupters in their respective industries.



Cherry Rose Tan Topic Presentations

future proof - managing disruption as an organization

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  • How do we innovate once we know the glimpse is here? The glimpse happens when we see the future and sense that our industry, its assumptions, and the ways it operates will change for better or for worse.

    Organizations, especially those that are incumbents in their respective industries, are always challenged by new and ambitious players that wish to overtake their market share.

    In this keynote, futurist Cherry Rose Tan talks about what it takes to be a leader that can introduce, manage, and sustain innovation and disruption. Evolving as a company is not a solo activity, but one that requires buy-in from multiple stakeholders.

    What does it mean to scale innovation from leader to organization to industry? Learn how you can evaluate and create your organization’s culture to sustain this innovation.

the four i's of data: building a data-driven culture

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  • What is the importance of building a data-driven culture, and how can it make or break the bottom line? As a venture capitalist, Cherry Rose Tan knows how data is key to assessing, derisking and executing strategic decisions as leaders. In a fast-paced world, data is needed to adapt to internal and external stakeholders.

    This trend is especially true for consumers, where 59% will stop purchasing from a brand that fails to curate its experiences.

    In this keynote, Tan speaks about the four pillars (or four I’s) of data. Data-driven cultures are the backbone for inspiring, mobilizing, and empowering organizations to do good and make money at the same time.

    By challenging the myths around data, while incorporating real-life case studies from her own work, learn how to move data from access to insight to final action.

one percent-her - the age of inclusive leadership

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  • Do biases and stereotypes overlook skills? Cherry Rose Tan comes from five generations of entrepreneurs, where her success as a Woman of Colour represents less than 1% of all tech founders.

    As a Filipino-Chinese Canadian woman who has carved her own path as a C-Suite executive, she shares her first-hand experience of entering, surviving, and flourishing in male-dominated industries like tech and academia.

    In this keynote, Tan speaks about the advantages of diversifying your leadership and your workforce to open the doors for the next generation of leaders.

    By challenging organizations to confront the norms, behaviours, and language that can lead to discrimination or exclusion within the workplace, tangible action can be taken on inclusive strategies and diverse teams.

the future of work - retaining millennial and gen z talent

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  • With the “Great Resignation”, how do we engage and retain our best talent? Cherry Rose Tan is an expert on the Future of Work, advising and investing in startups that are solving this problem.

    With organizations balancing in-person, work-from-home, and hybrid work, they must learn to become 21st-century organizations: able to recruit, retain, and grow a workforce that wants hybrid and/or remote work to stay. In this keynote, Tan demonstrates research, strategies, and frameworks for being the employer of choice.

    As the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Schulich School of Business, she has a unique and intimate view of Millennial and Gen Z talent, where she prepares BBA and MBA alumni to enter the workforce. Organizations must be responsive to the trends of work, in order to stay competitive in their industries.

the future of community - metaverse, esports, and gamification

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  • What is the metaverse and why should we care as a company? Cherry Rose Tan is a tech Investor and Advisor that specializes in the Future of Community, where Millennials and Gen Z are native to the metaverse.

    In these digital and immersive worlds, entire storylines, communities, and even economies are created that represent billions of unrealized revenue for companies.

    In the keynote, Tan shares the trends and insights that have shaped the emergence and takeover of the metaverse. It means leveraging Tan’s 25-year history as a gamer, where she ranked #17 (out of 25 million users) on Neopets, a virtual pets website that served as a precursor to the metaverse.

    This talk is especially relevant to companies in Media, Entertainment, and Sports, where fans want to engage with your organizations digitally.

the future of money - blockchain, nfts, and digital assets

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  • What is possible with blockchain and how will this affect my organization? Cherry Rose Tan has been a crypto Investor since 2015, partnering with her brother and resulting in the creation of Paycase Financial, a Canadian blockchain pioneer that provides infrastructure and liquidity to global financial markets.

    Blockchain has taken over industries and headlines, challenging the way we conceptualize value and money.

    In this keynote, Tan shares the latest research and trends on the blockchain, with a particular focus on digital assets like non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

    As a first mover in this space, she brings unique and historic insights as to why retail investors and underrepresented customers (e.g. Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) have mobilized on blockchain and what this technology means for organizations.


Cherry Rose is a collaborator. When you work with her, you know that she’s giving it her most. The Canadian Innovation Exchange’s community of 10,000+ founders and investors value the spaces that Cherry Rose creates for our leaders.

Lauren Linton

Executive Director
Canadian Innovation Exchange

When you have a leader like Cherry Rose come on stage, ‘I went through this and I went through this, and this, and this, and I’m still standing,’ that is such a powerful message to the world.

Theresa Laurico

Founder & CEO
SociaLIGHT Conference

Cherry Rose is the real deal. It’s hard sometimes to get the words out, when you have people that make it a genuine impact on not just the attendees, but on the event organizers and everyone around them. It’s a very rare thing. It’s very rare.

Steven Pulver

Fireside Conference

I saw Cherry Rose Tan speak and was immediately struck by her rare and compelling mix of candor, compassion, and professional expertise. If you are thinking of booking her: Do it.

Caitlin Kelly

Regular Contributor
The New York Times

I’ve attended so many of these conferences and always end up zoning out or losing interest. Cherry Rose’s keynote was the complete opposite. Her story was so real, and I was so captivated and engaged through every moment of her talk.

Evan Woo

Student Trustee
Toronto District School Board

Cherry Rose had the entire group engaged and captivated from start to finish. She is personable, funny, and captivating. Her wealth of experience across numerous industries is remarkable and this was core to what made her keynote so powerful.

George Silva

National Manager
Dealer Operations at Mercedes-Benz Canada

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Are you looking to hire Cherry Rose Tan for your event? Cherry Rose Tan Toronto, Ontario is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Cherry Rose Tan is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Cherry Rose Tan is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Cherry Rose Tan from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Cherry Rose Tan to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Cherry Rose Tan creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Cherry Rose Tan from Toronto, Ontario offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Cherry Rose Tan is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Cherry Rose Tan focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Cherry Rose Tan will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Cherry Rose Tan’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Cherry Rose Tan speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

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Cherry Rose Tan is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Cherry Rose Tan speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Cherry Rose Tan to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Cherry Rose Tan for your event. As Cherry Rose Tan's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Cherry Rose Tan and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

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Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Cherry Rose Tan for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Cherry Rose Tan, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada’s top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

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