Kurtis Thomas

Producer/Director, OpenText

The Art of Storytelling

Storytelling is a foundational human skill and ability, but have you ever truly considered its elements in the ways you communicate?

This session will look at the power of storytelling in all its forms. What makes a story good? Will it resonate with your audience? Is it memorable? Combining science and real world experience, this session breaks the elements of story down to the key pieces that can be leveraged to improve any business communication and interaction.


Kurtis Thomas is a Producer/Director at OpenText in Waterloo, Ontario. He coordinates a team of videographers and animators and oversees the organization’s video production worldwide.

Kurtis is a creative and ambitious individual who has spent the past decade studying and working in the field of digital media. He has also worked and volunteered as a radio DJ, an arts and community reporter for a local paper, and an educator at Conestoga College. As an established storyteller across multiple mediums, Kurtis is a firm believer in continuous learning, and sharing his vast knowledge and experiences.