Schedule - July 18th, 2020

10:30 (EDT)

10:30 AM TO 10:55 AM

Stage

Opening Ceremonies & Mental Health in Tech

    Nicole Shum
  • Co-Chair
  • CUTC
    Daniel Martinovic
  • Co-Chair
  • CUTC
    Eric Windeler
  • Founder/Executive Director
  • Jack.org
    Eric Rafat
  • Founder/CEO
  • FoundersBeta
Our Co-Chairs, Nicole and Daniel welcome you to the largest virtual Canadian technology conference! Kicking off the packed day with Eric Windeler, who will talk about tech’s influence on Jack.org’s story and Eric Rafat, who will highlight the journey to building your own startup, as the founder of FoundersBeta.

11:00 (EDT)

11:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

Stage

Opportunities as the Luckiest Students within the Past 25 Years

    Dave Rensin
  • Sr. Director of Engineering
  • Google
"The Really Big Changes™ -- the things we look back on as important moments in our careers -- are usually only obvious in retrospect. Dave will talk about what it means to live through a moment that we immediately know is important and durable, what opportunities it opens up, and how one might respond.
11:00 AM TO 11:30 AM

Session

Making the Most of your Twenties

    Phil De Luna
  • Program Director
  • National Research Council of Canada
Sharing his story going from academia to carbontech co-founder to program director at the Government of Canada, Phil De Luna will provide advice on how to make the most of your twenties. He will speak about his journey of technology development especially around CO2 conversion, hydrogen production, and using artificial intelligence to accelerate discovery – all in the context of trying to decarbonize Canada.

11:35 (EDT)

11:35 AM TO 12:05 PM

Session

Exploring IoT for Social Good

    Sarah Maston
  • Sr. IoT Solution Architect
  • Microsoft
How do we build Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that make a profound difference in the world? Sarah explores IoT concepts and talks about how Microsoft’s Project Edison turned into a huge animal welfare project called Project 15.
11:35 AM TO 12:05 PM

Session

Fireside Chat with Tina and Kathleen

    Tina Eskridge
  • Senior Director of Marketing
  • Microsoft
    Kathleen Garcia-Manjarres
  • Growth Architect
  • BCG Digital Ventures
Tina, Senior Marketing Director at Microsoft and Kathleen, Growth Architect at BCG DV, chat about defining moments in their careers.

12:10 (EDT)

12:10 PM TO 12:55 PM

Session

IoT Workshop by Microsoft

    Daisuke Nakahara
  • IoT Solution Architect
  • Microsoft
    Sarah Maston
  • Sr. IoT Solution Architect
  • Microsoft
Double click on the foundational concepts of IoT Solutioning, following the pattern of “things, insights, actions” how you connect the dots to create innovative solutions. Daisuke will walk through concepts around data ingestion, event processing & real time notification, storage and analytics. Using live demo examples to illustrate the concepts, giving direction on how to get started, and how architectures look out in the real world.
12:10 PM TO 12:55 PM

Session

Entrepreneurship Panel

    Riya Karumanchi
  • CEO
  • SmartCane
    Marianne Bell
  • CEO
  • Toxon Technologies
    Chris Hoquis
  • Co-Founder
  • Saber Blitz
    Anna Pinol
  • Co-Founder
  • Jupiter
    Chris Schmidt
  • Founder
  • Pluto Ventures
From idea to exit, each startup and the founders behind them go through very unique experiences and challenges. With a well of knowledge to share, our panelists are here to give you a better look into what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur!

1:00 (EDT)

1:00 PM TO 1:20 PM

Session

Resume Critique with JobJunxion

    Jack Litchfield
  • Co-Founder
  • JobJunxion
    Sarah Gray
  • Customer Success Lead
  • JobJunxion
Join JobJunxion as they judge a series of resumes submitted by you! Gain key takeaways to use on your own resumes from a modern hiring platform.
1:00 PM TO 1:20 PM

Stage

An Immigrant's Journey to Tech

    Martha Nino
  • Senior Marketing Manager
  • Adobe
An unconventional journey into tech. Her past did not define her and most importantly did not stop her. Martha shares her story on breaking into tech as an immigrant.

1:25 (EDT)

1:25 PM TO 2:00 PM

Breakout

Session

Social Entrepreneurship

    Ravina Anand
  • Founder
  • FLIK
Ravina Anand will be speaking about taking an interdisciplinary approach to building social and mission-driven technologies. In her talk, she will discuss her unconventional journey towards social entrepreneurship. She will highlight her experience as a female founder, STEM scholar, and curious polymath. With an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, Ravina will engage in a meaningful discussion on leveraging your lived experiences and skills to create tangible solutions to large problems that will leave a social legacy.
1:25 PM TO 2:00 PM

Breakout

Session

Embracing Human-centred Design in Public Service

    Xiaopu Fung
  • Rapid Prototyping Lead
  • Ontario Digital Service
In an age where technology is disruptive, the global digital government movement is revolutionizing how people interact with their government. New "digital front doors" are being built for all types of government services. To do this well, public servants need to start with user research. Xiaopu will share real-life examples of decisions made with and without user research.
1:25 PM TO 2:00 PM

Breakout

Session

A New Career Paradigm Where You Can Have It All

    Jonathan Kwan
  • Managing Director
  • Kwantum Leap Group
Are you aspiring to “have it all” in your career, or has the current environment made you wonder if you can even have “some”, or even “any”? In this talk, we'll introduce a new career paradigm that will change your perspectives on what is possible, and help you answer one of the toughest questions: what should I do when I graduate?
1:25 PM TO 2:00 PM

Breakout

Session

Cloud Dev-Ops & Global Security Threats

    Jason Ezard
  • Senior Manager
  • SOTI
Developing and deploying a product has never been easier. The advent of cloud has made entrepreneurial developers shine by enabling them to focus on what they do best while paying for only the services they consume. However, the speed of delivery and the efficiency of defaults give rise to security threats. In this session, Jason will discuss the importance of following best practices, explore interesting security incidents and help define overall success in the Cloud.

2:05 (EDT)

2:05 PM TO 2:35 PM

Stage

The Three Pillars of Product Decision Making

    Ravi Mehta
  • Ex-Chief Product Officer
  • Tinder
Learn about the fundamentals of Product Decision Making from Ravi, previously the Chief Product Officer of Tinder, Product Director of Facebook and VP of Consumer Product at TripAdvisor.
2:05 PM TO 2:35 PM

Session

Fireside with Karl Moore and Henry Shi

    Karl Moore
  • Associate Professor
  • McGill University
    Henry Shi
  • Founder
  • Snap Travel
Chat with Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University, and Henry Shi, founder of SnapTravel and listed Forbes 30 Under 30, about pushing through adversity and finding their paths to success from the ground up.

2:40 (EDT)

2:40 PM TO 3:30 PM

Session

RBC’s Women in Tech Panel

    Ella Hilal
  • Director of Data Science
  • Shopify
    Pennie Santiago
  • Senior Director
  • RBC
    Sima Umathay
  • Product Manager
  • Splunk
    Alyssia Jovellanos
  • Product Manager
  • Microsoft
    Guenia Izquierdo
  • Engineering Manager
  • Flipp
    Megha Sharma
  • Technology Lead
  • RBC
An insightful discussion on female leadership in tech. Hear how our panelists’ overcame obstacles in Data Science, Product Management, and Software Engineering.

3:35 (EDT)

3:35 PM TO 4:20 PM

Session

Recruiter Session

    Armando Saldana
  • Recruiter
  • Uber
    Michelle Reyes
  • Recruiter
  • Geotab
    Christian Guirguis
  • Recruiter
  • RBC
AMA with recruiters from SAP, Square, and Geotab!
3:35 PM TO 4:20 PM

Session

Recruiter Session

    Carolynn Choi
  • Recruiter
  • Square
    Kristina Stephan
  • Recruiter
  • Bank of Montreal
    Dominique Pirolo
  • Recruiter
  • SAP
AMA with recruiters from BMO, Uber, and RBC!

4:25 (EDT)

4:25 PM TO 5:25 PM

Session

UX Research Workshop by Shopify

    Sam Yuan
  • Sr. UX Researcher
  • Shopify
    Rubén P. Huidobro
  • Sr. UX Researcher
  • Shopify
Work with a technique called Assumption Slam to learn more about research and how it is used to support product development with Sam and Ruben from Shopify!
4:25 PM TO 5:05 PM

Session

An Introduction to Data Science and Statistics by RBC

    Supreet Takkar
  • Data Scientist
  • RBC
Learn about data science and its applications in the real world by exploring topics such as data analysis & manipulation, visualization techniques (Kaggle), validation, and more, with Supreet from RBC! Psst a you will get the chance to view a small demo.
4:25 PM TO 5:05 PM

Session

Fireside Chat with Claudel and Jerry

    Claudel Kamgang
  • Product Manager
  • Linkedin
    Jerry Lee
  • Sr. Strategy & Ops Manager
  • Google
A candid discussion between Claudel Kamgang, PM at Linkedin, and Jerry Lee, Sr. Strategy & Operations Manager at Google.

5:10 (EDT)

5:10 PM TO 6:00 PM

Session

Life After Uni Panel

    Jonathan Javier
  • CEO
  • Wonsulting
    Katherine Carras
  • Product Designer
  • Palantir
    Tracy Cai
  • UX Designer
  • LinkedIn
    Joshua Mendoza
  • Founder
  • Destined for X
    Howard Tam
  • Software Engineer
  • Tally
    Jonathan Ng
  • Product Manager
  • Waymo
A candid discussion moderated by Jonathan Javier from Wonsulting about what life after university looks like and how to hunt for and secure new grad roles.
5:10 PM TO 6:00 PM

Stage

Top 5 Team Presentations for Microsoft Discover AI Challenge

The top 5 teams from the Microsoft/CUTC Discover AI Upskilling journey will present to you (and judges) in hopes of winning big prizes. TIP: Tune in and listen closely, because after the presentations there will be a quiz, and one lucky viewer will win a Microsoft Surface Go!

6:05 (EDT)

6:05 PM TO 6:35 PM

Stage

The New Tomorrow – How a Pandemic will Change the World (again)

    Jeff Chan
  • Senior Manager
  • TD
And just like that, the world stopped. This once-in-a-lifetime event is changing our habits and behaviours, leading to the emergence of key societal shifts. Jeff discusses understanding the change that allows brands like TD to recognize ways to move forward in a post COVID world.

6:40 (EDT)

6:40 PM TO 7:10 PM

Stage

Closing Award Ceremonies

6:40 PM TO 7:10 PM

Expo

Maker Fair

Watch along as presenters from Design Teams to personal Side Project show off what they've created, and be inspired to join or build your own!