Cameron is co-founder and CEO of Business Instincts Group, (BIG). BIG is a Venture Lab that creates and commercializes disruptive technologies and business models. With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in the energy, technology and finance sectors, Chell has launched numerous ventures including Draganfly drones, ColdBore Technologies, Raptor Rig, Urthecast (TSX: UR) and ICOx Innovations (TSXV and OTC: ICOX) which creates and manages digital currencies for Fortune 5000 companies. In addition to being Chairman and co-founder of the KODAKOne Image Rights Management blockchain and co-architect of the KODAKCoin.
An experienced speaker, Cam has on multiple occasions addressed audiences of thousands at the “Power of Success” with Tony Robbins, in addition to speaking at the United Nations and TEDx Women Montreal. He is a thought leader who has been a keynote speaker, and a panelist on topics ranging from technology to homelessness. Cam’s public addresses echo themes of overcoming hurdles and creating “the impossible” based on not just his business experience but also his life experience that has ranged from owning jets, to living penniless as an addict on the streets of Vancouvers east end.
Entrepreneurship & Overcoming Adversity
A Master Business Strategist, Cam will teach you his organizing principals for how to position your life, career and business at the forefront of the world’s emerging trends while sharing his profound and gritty personal story of overcoming catastrophic loss.
By the age of 33 Cam had been a focused athlete and was a self-made success. He had built several billion dollar organizations, had been one of the pioneers of Cloud Computing, owned several properties across North America and enjoyed the “work hard”/ “play hard” life of the technology bubble. On September 11th, 2001 that world came crashing down.
The advent of 9/11 which he witnessed first-hand at the World Trade Center sent his world into a tailspin. He lost everything and found his ability to move through the resulting financial and psychological affects impossible. He turned to a life of substance abuse which as a result found him homeless and alone. Cam was in and out of rehab and unable to get back to that place where he could find solutions to this life altering situation.
Cam realized that success or failure was directly measured by responsibility. Cam will share how, with just $35 and the will to survive, he turned his life around and in just a few short years he regained both his health and prior financial success by first helping others to use his Master Strategies.
Today Cam is leading several companies to great success. Recently Urthecast which he Co-founded was awarded the number #1 Technology Company in 2016 by Deloitte for the creation of the first ever live video of Earth. This success he concedes is not done in a silo or by traditional KPI measurement but by RIPs or responsibilities in perspective. It is how the teams he leads determine strategic importance based on actions and measurements to deliver success.
Cameron has four children, is married and lives in Venice, California.