Professional Development

Seminar for the Appointed Actuary

Montréal: Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal

September 17-18, 2015

Keynote Speaker – Dan Roam

Dan Roam is the author of the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, a guide to using simple pictures to describe complex concepts and sell others on breakthrough ideas, which was named the innovation and creativity book of the year by Fast Company, BusinessWeek, and the Times of London. The book has been published in 27 languages and topped charts in the U.S., UK, Japan, Germany, China, Korea, and France. Mr. Roam’s newest book is Show and Tell: How Everyone Can Make Extraordinary Presentations. He and his whiteboard are frequent guests on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NPR.

He is the founder and president of Digital Roam, a management-consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for such clients as Google, Boeing, eBay, Microsoft, Walmart, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Senate. His analysis of American healthcare on 50 napkins was hailed by BusinessWeek as “the world’s best presentation of 2009”, and prompted the White House Office of Communications to invite him in for discussions on how to visually clarify complex policy issues.