Leadership Lecture Series

How do we do impossible?

We have all faced and experienced “impossible” in our lives. But what is the key to overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds? In this talk, Cameron Chell will tell his own story of recovery from addiction and life on the streets of Vancouver’s East End. In the face of an impossible situation, thinking of the big picture can be daunting and even paralyzing. To achieve the “impossible,” we must focus on just “doing the next thing.”

A Leadership Roundtable Discussion to Follow the Presentation.
Roundtable Panel Members include:

  • Dr. David Zygun, Edmonton Zone Medical Director
  • Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO, Alberta Health Services
  • Dr. Dawn Hartfield, Associate Zone Medical Director
  • Dr. Curtis Johnston, Associate Zone Medical Director
  • Mr. David Price and Ms. Teri Price

Videoconference Locations

  • Devon General Hospital
    •  Education Room A
  • Edmonton 7th Street Plaza
    • North Tower Room 4-400
  • Edmonton Alberta Hospital
    • Building 9 Room 114
  • Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute
    • Room 2139
  • Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute
    • Room 2279
  • Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre
    • 8 Flr R Wing Room 8R20
  • Edmonton Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Conference Room A
  • Edmonton Grey Nuns Hospital
    • St Marguerite Building Room DC415
  • Edmonton Misericordia Community Hospital
    • Room 1N-107
  • Edmonton North East Community Health Centre
    • Room 2202
  • Edmonton Royal Alexandra Hospital
    • Robbins Pavilion Learning Centre Theatre
  • Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital
    • Room 1R-015A
  • Sherwood Park Strathcona Community Hospital
    • Conference Room 1B-033
  • St Albert Sturgeon Community Hospital
    • Health Services Centre Room 320
  • St Paul Healthcare Centre
    • Telehealth Room
  • Stony Plain Westview Health Centre
    • Addictions & Mental Health Room C3.03

Cameron Chell

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.