Workshop: Bringing Your Ideas to Market with Nathan Monk of MaRS
Join MaRS’ Growth Strategist Nathan Monk as he leads a workshop on the latest marketing trends for entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Drawing on case studies from Canada’s fastest growing technology companies, Nathan will demonstrate how you can turn your ideas into a marketable business and what resources are available to Canadian technology companies to help them thrive.
Workshop: Career Pathways – Navigating Roles in Tech
Are you hunting for hidden career opportunities in the tech industry? Join Derek Watson, TWG’s VP of Engineering, as he shares valuable insights from his 18-year career in software. Find out what life is like behind the scenes at a leading independent software studio, learn about the different roles and departments you’ll find in a tech company, how and who tech companies hire, and what employers are looking for.
Morning Panel: Queer Identity in the Media & Tech Community
We're so excited to start our day with a discussion about self-identity and representation in the media and technology sector. Building a personal brand is key in both the technology sector and within the LGBTQ2+ community. We'll discuss: how do they intersect? What makes our intersectional identities unique?
Speaker Announcement: J Stead, Founder of NEW FRDM Bodywear
J Stead is a genderqueer model on a mission. Through their work, they strive to undo the mainstream shaming of gender variance. J is the founder of NEW FRDM Bodywear, an underwear company and lifestyle brand for trans and non-binary folks. In 2016, J was featured in People Magazine as a gender neutral model challenging traditional beauty standards.
Venture Out Speaker Announcement: Lydia Sarkovski of Salesforce.com
Lydia Sarkovski today is the Sr. Solution Engineer for the Marketing Cloud at Salesforce.com. In the last 6 Years Lydia, has moved around in the company and built her brand by taking on a few different and untraditional roles at salesforce.com. Her experience includes Account Executive for Small, and High Growth accounts as well as Mid-Market Accounts, Lydia moved into Product Management for the Data.com Global Product and lead the Product enablement project with Data.com. Currently Lydia is a Sr. Solution Engineer with the Marketing Cloud which is the leading Marketing automation platform integrated into Salesforce.
Speaker Announcement: Johnathan Nightingale of Hubba
When he's not running product as Hubba's Chief Product Officer, Johnathan Nightingale is a writer and editor of the Co-Pour. We'll never get tired of speaking with him about equality in tech & startups ... which is, I guess, why we keep inviting him back!
Speaker Announcement: Borrowell's Eva Wong
Eva Wong is Co-Founder and COO of Borrowell, a fintech lender that offers fast, fair, and friendly personal loans, and provides Equifax credit scores for free. With a background in management consulting and business development, she has worked at Maple Leaf Foods, Oliver Wyman and a number of not-for-profit organizations.