ABOUT Gunjan

Building, Innovating and Scaling Success

Gunjan (She/her) is Data-Driven Chief Strategy Officer at GoEmerald, and CEO at transform this.

She responsibly innovates organizations and ecosystems in a way that the results are visible, measurable and repeatable. She enables organizations as a fractional CSO, CPO, COO, CTO and a board member by using data-driven strategy, governance and business models. She has led C-level innovation and product development initiatives for 38+ US & Canadian businesses in 10 industries. Each time, the goal has been to accelerate strategic growth by aligning organization, product and ecosystem to the customer success. She advocates for responsible innovation globally and has championed multiple success stories in this area.

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With over 15 years in technology, including at IBM and Accenture, Gunjan's experience spans disruptive innovation focus (data, AI, IoT, XR) in circular economy, spacetech, healthcare, public sector, transportation, retail and financial services. Gunjan has founded transform this, an innovation and research platform to enable global ecosystem-wide innovations. Her experience brings a holistic perspective to all client engagements. Visit Gunjan's data-driven profile below and meet with her to discuss your innovation and research needs.

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Awards

  • 2022 GoEmerald awarded '77 Best Toronto Business Intelligence Startups – Innovating Data Led Decisions' by The Startup Pill

  • 2022 GoEmerald awarded '101 Best Ontario Business Intelligence Startups – Innovating Data Led Decisions' by The Startup Pill

  • 2022 The DMZ Women Of The Year Nominee

  • 2021 Forbes Next 1000 Nominee

  • 2021 Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Nominee

  • 2021 Women of Inspiration Award by Universal Women's Network - Innovation Award Finalist

  • 2021 Women of Influence, RBC's Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award - Innovation Award Nominee

Industry Associations

  • TED Circles:  Host with a global audience

  • Harvard Business Review Advisory Council:  A member of opt-in research community of business professionals

  • GLG Network:  Expert Advisor, Business model innovation 

  • Vancery Network:  Expert Advisor, Enterprise data strategy

  • Nu Terra Labs Ltd:  Board Advisor (enabling food access in circular economy with AI/ ML systems)

  • University of Toronto at Scarborough Alumni Association:  Board Advisor

  • The DMZ at Ryerson University:  DMZ Angel

  • C3 and Climate Capital:  LP

  • Newchip Accelerator:  Start-up Mentor (AI, IoT, cleantech, spacetech)

  • Space Generation Advisory Council (supports UN Programme on Space Applications):  Mentor

  • Futurpreneur Canada:  Start-up Mentor

  • United Nations:  Volunteer

  • Lions Club International:  Member

Featured Speaker

  • Future-Proof Container Terminals Podcast: Data Drives Innovation & Digital Transformations (Netherlands)

  • Global panel: EasyProblemSolving's Unlocking value with remote work (India)

  • Agile Tour (France) 

  • Cybernaut Club Podcast (UK)

  • Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (Canada) 

  • DevOps Online Summit (USA)

  • Artificial Intelligence & Cloud Toronto Meetup (Canada) 

  • Toronto Agile Conference (Canada) 

  • International Data Engineering And Science (IDEAS) Association Southern California (USA) 

  • Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (Canada) 

  • Newmarket Chamber of Commerce (Canada)

 

Data-Driven Profile

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I had Gunjan parchuted into a last minute disposition of one of our non-core business assets. She jumped in, took charge and ensured our planning and execution delivered on time for a very aggressive target with the buyers. She was a great asset to our team and did a great job managing a complex disposition with tight timelines.

 
 

Gunjan-isms

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