BlackBerry's Thorsten Heins, Author and Influencer Seth Godin, Google CFO
Patrick Pichette to be Keynote Speakers at Upcoming Communitech 2013 Tech
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
"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 Well.ca
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
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:
Communitech www.communitech.ca 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 (www.oneinnovation.ca),
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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