Eric Riz

Eric Riz

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Founder & CEO | Digital Transformation | Technology Trend | Innovation | Artificial Intelligence

Eric Riz is a visionary leader with 20+ years in technology, founded eMark Consulting in 2004, leading it to excel in Microsoft-based solutions globally. In 2014, he launched VERIFIED™, acclaimed for its data analytics work. An esteemed speaker and author, Eric's insights on the future of work resonate globally. Featured in The Globe and Mail and Entrepreneur Magazine, he contributes to industry discourse and mentors through initiatives like Futurpreneur Canada. Serving on the Microsoft Cloud Advisory Board and as a judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, Eric's impact spans beyond business. With clients including Disney and Microsoft, his consultancy empowers companies to optimize technology strategies. A prolific speaker, he has addressed over 200 events worldwide, sharing cutting-edge insights and shaping the tech landscape.
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ERIC RIZ BIOGRAPHY

Eric Riz is a visionary leader and accomplished CEO with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. After quickly rising through the ranks in consulting, he started his firm, eMark consulting, in 2004. Under his guidance, eMark has become a leader in providing Microsoft -based solutions to clients worldwide.

In 2014, Eric founded the data analytics firm VERIFIED™, earning numerous awards for its work verifying resumes and social profiles. As a speaker and author, Eric’s outlook on the future of work and data strategies is welcomed at conferences worldwide.

Eric has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox Business, The Motley Fool, and Huffington Post. Additionally, he sits on the Microsoft Cloud Advisory Board, acts as a Judge for the Microsoft Imagine Cup, as well as many volunteer positions including mentoring for Futurpreneur Canada. Eric authored SharePoint for Decision Makers in 2013 and is working on his second book, Broken Social Scene.

Over a 20+ year career, Eric has worked with and mentored some of the largest companies in the world, including Disney, Microsoft, and Home Depot. Combining his consulting, coaching, and training skills, he has helped hundreds of companies better leverage and strategically utilize their technology choices.

Eric has spoken at more than 200 events around the world, with audiences varying in size from thousands to highly targeted smaller groups benefiting from his cutting-edge tech wisdom and insights.

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It's Science, Baby! Proving the Power of Positive Reinforcement at Work

Entrepreneur

Eric Riz, the founder and CEO of Empty Cubicle, a candidate-verification platform company in Toronto, explained how employees need to understand and agree on what type of reinforcement technique is the most effective. "To deploy positive motivation across a department or the entire organization, begin by openly discussing the differences between the two reinforcement types with team members," he said via email. "Inevitably, feedback must be provided to teams. A common understanding of the communicative options available is important to obtain buy-in."
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5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Launched My Start-Up: With Eric Riz, Founder & CEO of Empty Cubicle

Medium

An entrepreneur focused on driving change and improving corporate efficiency, Eric Riz is the Founder & CEO of Empty Cubicle; the world’s first verified job platform. Eric, a 2016 B2BNN HR Influencer, is the force behind the corporate vision of the company, changing the way organizations hire world-wide, and filling a recognized gap in the hiring process. With the launch of Empty Cubicle’s proprietary technology, Eric has filled a burden in the HR space, drastically reducing the amount of time companies spend vetting new hires.
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CEOs Spend 25 Percent of Their Day Alone. Get Out and Actually Lead

Inc. This Morning

Sometimes you need to work from your computer. There's no way around it. But that doesn't mean you have to lock yourself in your office. For example, Eric Riz, the founder and CEO of hiring platform Empty Cubicle, often works on one of the office couches. "It's impossible to truly connect with your team from behind a desk; you lose the personal connection which, once lost, is near impossible to replace," he said. "I've found that more face-time increases trust and comfort amongst my staff."
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Eric Riz Topic Presentations

Breaking Barriers in AI

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  • Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword in the tech industry for quite some time now. But what exactly is AI and how is it transforming various industries? To answer these questions Eric Riz invites you on a journey to explore the cutting edge of this powerful technology and explore this confounding topic using his extensive years of experience working with AI in the field.

    In this engaging session, Eric will walk through real-world examples and case studies showcasing how organizations are harnessing AI to drive innovation and achieve competitive advantage.

    You will step into the world of AI and discover its transformative potential in areas such as automation, predictive analytics, and personalized customer experiences. From optimizing business processes to unlocking new revenue streams, attendees will gain valuable insights into the vast possibilities of AI in shaping the future of work.

    Join Eric as he navigates the AI landscape and reveals how your organization can leverage this powerful technology to stay ahead of the curve.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define AI and its role in transforming industries.
    • Understand how organizations can use AI to drive innovation.
    • Explore real-life examples of AI in action.
    • Discuss the concept of corporate technology citizenship and how AI contributes to it.
    • Analyze the impact of AI on the future of work.

Corporate Technology Citizenship

Brave New Work

Risks and Opportunities in Future Data

The Data Dichotomy

Navigating the Future of Work

The Future of Hr

Leadership Through AI Turbulence

Building and Sustaining Growth With AI

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