Michael Tamblyn (keynote speaker) is the president and chief executive officer at Rakuten Kobo, where he
drives growth, profitability, and international expansion in a fiercely competitive market
He combines a passion for reading with a deep focus on hardware and software experiences. In addition to leading Rakuten Kobo, the global digital bookseller, he advises startups focused on aging and technology as chief entrepreneur of Age-Well NCE. He is on the board of directors of the Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s law reform body, as well as The Power Plant, Toronto’s foremost contemporary art gallery. Michael has been a part of Rakuten Kobo’s executive team since its inception in 2009, and previously held the role of chief content officer. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario.