BlackBerry's Thorsten Heins, Author and Influencer Seth Godin, Google CFO Patrick Pichette to be Keynote Speakers at Upcoming

BlackBerry's Thorsten Heins, Author and Influencer Seth Godin, Google CFO 
Patrick Pichette to be Keynote Speakers at Upcoming Communitech 2013 Tech 
Leadership Conference 
WATERLOO REGION, ON, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - It holds the promise of being the 
best Communitech Tech Leadership Conference yet, as the lineup of keynote 
speakers and breakout session speakers comes together for the 2013 event in 
Waterloo Region on March 7th. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, coming off the 
worldwide launch of the BB10, will share his insights with the Region that is 
home to Canada's top tech company. Seth Godin, best-selling author, 
businessman and marketing pioneer and author of 14 books, is adding Waterloo 
Region to the locales where he has shared his expertise. And Patrick Pichette, 
Sr. VP and CFO of Google, will provide his perspectives based on nearly 20 
years of experience in financial operations and management in the 
telecommunications sector. 
"We're pumped about the calibre of speakers and the level of discussion that 
is going to take place at this year's Tech Leadership Conference," said Iain 
Klugman, CEO of Communitech which hosts the annual conference. "This is the 
must-attend event of the year for the tech community in Southwestern Ontario." 
Communitech's Tech Leadership Conference is the largest one-day gathering of 
tech professionals in Waterloo Region, bringing together an audience of more 
than 500 people drawn from private industry, startups, the investment 
community, the academic community and government to network, listen to 
leadership lessons, and share their own experiences. The day features: a Tech 
Expo Showcase of companies; keynote speakers; networking by industry plus 
breakout sessions; and a closing reception. 
The lineup of breakout sessions and speakers includes: 
Colin and Julie Angus: Dynamite Duo - Lessons in Teamwork 

    --  This dynamic pair of adventurers, writers, film-makers and
        outdoors-people are best-selling authors who have collectively
        written five books, and their films have been aired on National
        Geographic Channel, CTV Travel and more.

Ali Asaria: A culture of Innovation and Disruption
    --  Ali is the founder of
        which is Canada's largest online health, baby and beauty store.
        He asserts that we've become so lost in a culture of startups
        and venture capital, that we've forgotten the importance of
        real technological innovation and disruption, the topic he will
        address in his breakout session.

April Dunford: The Future of Marketing: What Startup Marketers can Teach Us
    --  April is the co-founder and Managing Director of
        RocketScope, a hybrid
        marketing accelerator and analyst firm focused on marketing
        best practices and strategy. April will take Tech Leadership
        attendees through the changing playing field of marketing,
        where the best marketing is no longer de facto done by the
        biggest teams.

Mike McCauley: 0 to Google in 18 months: The BufferBox Story
    --  Mike is co-founder of
        BufferBox, a network
        of automated package delivery lockers which allows consumers to
        ship parcels and online purchases directly to pick-up stations,
        solving the problem of failed deliveries by offering 24/7
        pickup. Other startups can benefit from the BufferBox

The Tech Leadership Conference will be held March 7(th) at Bingeman's 
Conference Centre, 425 Bingeman Centre Drive, Kitchener beginning at 8 a.m. 
with breakfast, registration and the opening of the Tech Expo, and closing at 
4:40 p.m. following the program completion and reception. To register, go to:

About Communitech
Communitech is the regional hub for the commercialization 
of innovative technologies supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech 
cluster of close to 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30B in 
revenue. A member of the Ontario Network of Excellence (, 
which is funded by the Ontario government, Communitech supports tech companies 
at all stages of their growth and development - from startup companies, to 
rapidly growing SMEs, to large global players - to create greater numbers of 
successful global businesses for Ontario and for Canada.

Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, Communitech, 905-866-2656

SOURCE: Communitech Ltd.

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