John Breakey is a serial entrepreneur in the Information Technology and Learning industries.  In 2012 John founded Fivel Systems specialized in accelerating the adoption of change in organizations.  The service combines the latest in multi-media, social science and learning / retention methodologies. Fivel compresses the time it takes for an organization to realize its business outcomes.  John oversees the growth of his companies, invests in emerging companies and serves as an advisor and consultant to growth companies. He is also a member of Angel One in Halton. John is a regular speaker at industry trade shows and webinars, and frequently contributes topical articles for publication in the web.  John has served as Board Chair of a number of community organizations,  industry associations, and private Companies.

Andrew Lui, PhD, has a unique career that spans academia, business, as well as politics and government. With previous appointments at the University of London, Cornell University, McMaster University and the University of Toronto, Andrew is leading expert on international relations and Canadian foreign policy. He then transposed his knowledge of global trends and his ability to analyze and solve complex issues as an executive in a start-up energy company. In that capacity, Andrew led the company in strategic planning and business development, essentially devising business models and spearheading negotiations with some of the world's foremost energy giants. Recently, he served Canada's new federal government in operational and advisory capacities. Andrew remains committed to public service and is a passionate believer in Canada's innovation and start-up potential.

Innovation | Alignment | Growth

Sylvain Tassé is a results-driven executive with over 20 years of organizational leadership experience and a proven track record of driving sustainable revenue, profit and productivity within a rapidly changing and fast-paced environment with an ease of adaptation to different markets. Sylvain is able to identify business opportunities and leverage competencies to propel growth, reduce costs, improve market positioning and strengthen financial performance. Excellent presenter, negotiator, team builder and communicator fluent in French and English. He has worked in a variety of companies from his own start up in 1992 Cargo Zone to the market leader in Embedded Computing; Kontron GMBH, for the largest distributor of Electronics; Avnet, Triton Electronik. His specialties include: Project Management, Sales and after sales support, Logistics, Operations, ERP, Analytical tools, Supply Chain Management, Gaming Floor Analytics, Marketing tools and Data Visualization, Business Intelligence and most recently Video Analytics.

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Jason Daley is a serial entrepreneur with a unique talent for the Art of the Startup and with all the business acumen, strategic connections, and talents to bring great idea to market. He accumulates over fifteen years of professional experience in a multitude of high growth industries with an emphasis on Media & Entertainment, Web Technologies and Real Estate. Jason has advised hundreds of business owners and is a proven catalyst to help clients achieve their business goals, he is also a sought-after consultant, advisory board member, and speaker in the startup / business community.  Jason is Entrepreneur in Residence with @1125 Living Lab, Carleton University and Founder / Venture Catalyst, Conduit Solutions.   He was recently nominated on the Board of Directors of The Ottawa Network.

Jason is a recipient of Ottawa's top-40 under-40 recipient, multiple Bootstrap award winner and has received Invest Ottawa's Rising Star CEO Award. He's also received volunteer service recognition awards from Carleton University's Student Association, the Sprott School of Business and the Alumni Association.


AXIA Strategists also draws specific competencies from professional collaborators in order to provide businesses with an holistic approach to value creation.

Jacques Dénommée CFA has of over 30 years of successful team creation, business strategies and risk management experiences with small and medium-sized businesses, including 18 years as Partner with a dominant Canadian Venture Capital firm. Through the years, Jacques has occupied key positions on Board of Directors and assisted various companies across Canada such as Miranda Technologies, Metrowerks, Optosecurity, Netistix (BSM), Telecité and Sciemetrics. Jacques is also an advisor for Innovative platforms such as NSERC I2I program, Devtech (Québec International) and Jeux Universitaires du Commerce. He was instrumental in the execution of turnaround, mergers and acquisitions transaction and successful IPO with several technology companies. Jacques is on the Organizing Committee of the Quebec Forum on Intellectual Properties (FORPIQ). He is a frequent lecturer at the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management, Laval University and Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal on the topic of Value Creation and Sustainable Economic Development through the Creation of Innovative Ecosystems. He is also the Author of “The Business Paradox” published at Friesen Press.