Dr. Nick Bontis Award-winning professor of Strategic Management, McMaster University; Director, Institute for Intellectual Capital Research; 3M National Teaching Fellow
Dr. Nick Bontis is the world’s leading expert on intellectual capital and its impact on performance and was named as one of the Top 30 Management Gurus world-wide. He helps organizations leverage their most important intangible asset for sustainable competitive advantage. Nick has been immersed in the field since 1991 when a cover story in Fortune Magazine, titled “Brainpower”, changed the course of his life. Risking a secure future, Nick left a promising banking career to pursue a PhD in the field. His ground-breaking doctoral dissertation went on to become the #1 selling thesis in Canada. His accomplishments thus far could fill a volume.
Dr. Bontis has delivered keynote presentations on every continent for leading organizations in both the private and the public sector. His dynamic, high-energy presentations provide personal and team recommendations for improving individual and organizational effectiveness leaving audiences with the tools, inspiration and impetus to accelerate management performance. His customized programs are a mix of practical managerial tools, rigorous academic research, strategic consulting, entertaining humour and a blast of youthful exuberance.
Dr. Bontis is the Director of the Institute for Intellectual Capital Research – a leading strategic management consulting firm. His services have been sought after by leading organizations such as the United Nations, Microsoft, Health Canada, Royal Bank, Telus, Accenture, SAS, Mitsubishi, United Way, the US Navy and IBM. Tom Stewart, former Editor of Fortune Magazine and Harvard Business Review, recognizes him as a “pioneer and one of the world’s real intellectual capital experts”. He is also on the Advisory Board of several organizations including a variety of educational-based institutions designing and implementing executive development programs across the country.
Dr. Bontis is the author of the best-selling book Information Bombardment: Rising above the digital onslaught. He has won international acclaim for his leading-edge research and award-winning management cases. He is ranked as one of the top cited authors in management research globally with over 36,000 citations world-wide.
With his unique combination of substance and sizzle, Dr. Bontis is guaranteed to ignite, entertain and enlighten NHLC participants, empowering them with both the tools and the inspiration to perform at a higher level of accelerated performance.