Rocky Ozaki
Business Innovation, Futures, Work Culture & Transition Expert
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Rocky Ozaki is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer & consultant with a hyper-focus on creating innovative, agile and capable teams through complex transitions. He assists organizations through what he calls "The Rise and Fall of HR" which focuses on how critical it is for organizations to become 21st Century ready. Rocky Ozaki is one of Canada's leading through leaders on business strategy and corporate culture transformation experts on the past, present and future trends for the workplace. Rocky Ozaki's Disrupt HR Talks brings new innovative approaches for people first cultures.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Team Building & Teamwork
  • Business Growth & Strategy

Speaker Types

  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Economic Development
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance

ROCKY OZAKI BIOGRAPHY

Rocky Ozaki is one of North America’s most passionate business culture transformation experts on the future of work. Rocky Ozaki couples 10-years of executive operations & people & culture (HR) leadership in large enterprise organizations, with a decade of startup tech experience to form what Rocky Ozaki believes is the operational DNA of all modern companies. Rocky Ozaki delivers keynotes, and other presentations with a hyper-focus on creating naturally innovative and agile teams capable of thriving in our exponential times. He is passionate to help executives build future proofed resilient organizations that attract the right employees to bring organizations to new foundations of thinking and operating for business success.

It was in 2010 that Rocky Ozaki first heard the term, “the Future of Work”. Rocky Ozaki watched tech companies, mostly in Silicon Valley, co-designing a new paradigm of work (and life) that compelled him to leave the corporate world and join the startup tech scene in Vancouver, Canada. At first, Rocky Ozaki called BS on ping pong tables, Friday @ 4, “holacracy”, unlimited vacation, flip flop wearing CEOs, and the hyper-personalization and democratization of anything startups could solve with code. However, within 3-months he was converted. Not only did he believe in this “Future of Work”, it became clear to him that every company would one day operate as a technology company.  By 2013, Rocky Ozaki estimated that 99% of companies were still stuck in an outdated industrial age mindset and were facing inevitable disruption.

Once Rocky Ozaki equipped himself with years of startup & scale-up tech experience and entrenched himself in the innovation scenes across North America, He founded the “NoW of Work” with Eric Termuende which had a clear focus to prepare organizations for the future through generational and accelerated change. The problem to solve was clear – people and companies were not ready for an exponential world. The information/digital age had exploded beyond most people’s wildest imagination. A team, equipped with the culture and operational knowledge of both (necessarily bureaucratic) large corporations and scrappy (necessarily innovative and agile) startup tech, could bridge the gap and help organizations thrive in a rapidly changing world. Rocky Ozaki delivers keynotes, training and consulting services with a hyper-focus on creating naturally innovative and agile teams capable of thriving in exponential times through the great resignation.

Rocky is also a multi-time tech startup entrepreneur who recently co-Founded Pondr – software for teams who have made innovation a strategic priority. Pondr will capture ideas, then guide the innovation journey so teams develop the habit of ideating, validating, testing, learning, and measuring the return on their innovation investments. Through his experience as an entrepreneur and business leader, Rocky has always been at the forefront of digital transformation. Throughout the years, Rocky became an expert at identifying trends in the market and for the internal operations within a company. Along with his success came a large understanding of the future of work and how organizations needed to focus more on their people. Rocky Ozaki’s disrupt hr talks bring leaders and hr organizations foundational strategies to prepare for the future to create strong workforces that appeal to the 21st Century labour market. Rocky specializes in helping executives build futureproofed resilient organizations that attracts the right employees and retains top talent in a competitive environment.

The Future is NoW

  • In this keynote presentation, we’ll share compelling reasons why the future of work has already arrived, what it looks like, and what organizations should do to maintain market competitiveness and attract/retain top talent during these rapidly changing times. Expectations of the modern Customer and Employee Experience have dramatically changed…have you?

    The Future is already here…it’s just not evenly distributed.

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Demystifying Innovation

  • He’ll bring a global context to innovation, define key terms & frameworks used in the innovation world, and provide tactics to begin, or re-energize an organization’s transformation journey. The global pandemic may have forced organizations to challenge all their assumptions, but it’s also rapidly given birth to new products and services. Innovation is now a table stake of every modern organization. How do you stack up?

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Resilient Organizations

  • The “NoW of Work” believes every company has a unique “archetype” and self-identifying yours is the first step in building a truly resilient and modern organization. In this keynote, we’ll share the leading practices of organizations who not only weathered the global pandemic, but have developed the muscle memory and mindsets throughout their organizations to continue to excel in our exponential world.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

The 4-day workweek

  • It’s just a matter of time before a majority of companies will adopt this seemingly radical shift away from the Industrial Age, Monday-Friday, 9-5 workweek. In this keynote we will share the current impact of this shift, why most companies can adopt it, and what are the key components and frameworks to bring it to life!

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Elevate your Conference Experience

  • Creating innovative, impactful, and memorable conference experiences beyond keynotes.

    From break-out sessions to conference-wide Hackathons, we will take your events to a whole new level.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Boardroom Interactions

  • Often the first step in any organizational transformation is getting the Board of Directors and/or Executive Team inspired and aligned to the urgency of today. You can count on him to bring the data, insights and context needed to accelerate your journey.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Social Events

  • Planning a webinar or panel event and require an expert perspective or moderator? Rocky Ozaki thrives in encouraging debate and audience participation. Your social events will never be the same!

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Rocky Ozaki CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Team Building & Teamwork
  • Business Growth & Strategy
  • Business Management
  • Business Technology
  • Future Trends

Speaker Types

  • Campus & University Speakers
  • Career Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Economic Development
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Master of Ceremonies & Event Hosts
  • Motivation
  • Remote Workers & Virtual Team Building
FAQs ON BOOKING Rocky Ozaki

Rocky Ozaki keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Rocky Ozaki delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Rocky Ozaki from Vancouver , British Columbia for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

Interested in Booking Rocky Ozaki for an event?

Are you looking to hire Rocky Ozaki for your event? Rocky Ozaki Vancouver , British Columbia is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Rocky Ozaki is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki 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, Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki from Vancouver , British Columbia offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Rocky Ozaki is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Rocky Ozaki speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rocky Ozaki FOR A VIRTUAL OR KEYNOTE PRESENTATION?

Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Rocky Ozaki for your event. As Rocky Ozaki'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 Rocky Ozaki 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 Rocky Ozaki for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Rocky Ozaki, 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. 

When SBC receives a request to book Rocky Ozaki we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization’s event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Rocky Ozaki about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker’s fees. If you are looking to hire Rocky Ozaki, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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