10:00 - 10:45 AM



10:00 - 10:45 AM


Opening Keynote

11:00 - 12:00 PM


Workshop #1

12:00 - 1:30 PM


Lunch & Boothing

1:30 - 2:30 PM


Workshop #2

2:30 - 3:30 PM



3:30 - 4:00 PM


Closing Remarks


Here's the key info for each workshop. Check your email for your workshop placings! Full workshop details are available on our main page

Session 1

Getting started with AI services in AWS

Performance Theatre | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tulsi Garg, Amazon

Innovating at the Perimeter

ROOM 2306 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oscar Roque, Interac

SEO & Data Privacy in Digital Marketing

ROOM 2309 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Leon Wong, RED Academy

Cloud 101

ROOM 2311 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Nastassia Rashid, Microsoft

The Evolution of E-Commerce

ROOM 2314 | 1pm - 2pm
Mara Amariei, Shopify

Session 2

The World of Enterprise Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking

Performance Theatre | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Victor Badejo & Liam Adams, PwC

Innovating at the Perimeter

ROOM 2306 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Oscar Roque, Interac

Privacy in the Age of AI

ROOM 2309 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Amer Abu-khajil, TTT Studios

The World of Tech Consulting

ROOM 2311 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sasha Smirnov & Alan Hadle Hamilton & Jessica Li, Accenture

Invention at Amazon (How I Got My First Patent)

ROOM 2314 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Annie Groeninger, Amazon


Hubert Duan

AI Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Hubert Duan is an AI Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, focused on solving business problems using data science and machine learning on Microsoft’s cloud Azure platform. He has 10 years of professional experience in data science, and has 7 peer-reviewed paper publications with 1 granted patent.


Anastasia Hambali

Senior Manager of Venture Programs

Currently, Anastasia works with scaling companies to help them reach the next stage of growth. At BC Tech, she leads the Programs teams and designs growth blueprints to help companies grow from $1M to $10M annual revenues, to $25M+ annual revenues. She works directly with portfolio companies to help founders mitigate risks.

Mark Bakker

Director of Marketing

Mark joined TIMIA Capital in the Fall of 2018 as Director of Marketing. Previous to TIMIA, he held senior positions at a variety of SaaS start-ups and private equity firms including Thinkific, Filestack, and Xenon Ventures. He also teaches part-time at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

Leslie Collin

Sr. Director, People and Culture

As the Sr. Director, People and Culture at Unbounce, Leslie heads up people strategies, social impact, and workplace culture. Since 2014, and as a member of the executive team, Leslie has navigated the challenges of rapid business growth at Unbounce, seeing the business scale from 40 employees to nearly 200 across Canada and into Europe.

Stephen Menon

VP of Product

Stephen is a seasoned digital acquisition and product strategist in the financial services industry. With over 12 years of working experience in various lines of business within banking, Stephen formerly served as the VP of Operations at MBNA (acquired by Bank of America) and SVP of Marketing and Product. He later moved to TD Bank as AVP responsible for consumer credit cards, including the launch of Aeroplan which exceeded new account application and acquisition expectations by over 100%.


Sharp 50” 4K UHD HDR LED Roku Smart TV

Nintendo Switch Lite

Airpods Pro

Beats by Dr. Dre Studio 3 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Google Home

Hidrate Spark 2.0 Water Bottle