A one day event for Canada’s top tech leaders.

Growing the Canadian tech ecosystem together

Back for the second year, Canadian Tech @ Scale brings together Canada's top tech leaders to learn from each other's successes and failures as our companies have scaled. 

We keep hearing the same questions from CTOs and VPEs. Questions like: 

  • How do we interview leads?How do we grow people and technical leaders? How do we structure the team? 
  • How can I be a great manager or great architect? Should I still be coding? How should I spend my time? 
  • How do we scale infrastructure? How do we tackle technical debt? 
  • How do your teams keep making good technical decisions? 

So now there's no need to leave Canada (because really, who wants to?) to learn from and network with our country's brightest tech minds! 

This is an invite-only event and space is limited. If you are interested in attending in 2018, please email us at: info@canadiantechatscale.com.

    This is a joint venture between Jean-Michel Lemieux (SVP of Engineering, Shopify), Boris Chan (Managing Director, Pivotal Labs) and Bruce Dorland (Managing Director, Grossman Dorland Recruiting). 

    We listened to the feedback from last year's attendees and made improvements to...

    • Diversity across the event
    • Format to ensure there is plenty of time for networking (including a pre-party meet & greet the night prior) and discussions (breakout sessions all afternoon). 
    • Venue which is far more spacious and we've also stepped up the food quality 

    Take a look at the great talks from 2017 and 2016.

    See everyone in 2018!!

    The Details

    Wed, June 14, 2017

    5:30pm - 7:00pm: Welcome I Meet & Greet

    The night before Canadian Tech @ Scale and for those travelling into Toronto there is a pre-event ‘ice-breaker’ so that you can meet all your peers in advance of the full day.

    Shopify Toronto
    Join us at Shopify’s (80 Spadina Ave) rooftop patio for drinks and munchies

    Thurs, June 15, 2017

    9:00am - 5:00pm: Canadian Tech @ Scale

    Toronto Reference Library
    Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
    789 Yonge St

    The Agenda

    Thurs, June 15, 2017 

    9:00am - 9:25am: Registration + breakfast 

    9:25am - 12:55pm: Keynotes

    Tony Savor, Lessons from Scaling CD at Facebook/OANDA 

    Inmar Givoni, Machine Learning for the rest of us

    Johnathan Nightingale, Scaling Teams + Coaching 

    Jean-Michel Lemieux, Leading your teams with maps 

    12:55pm - 2:00pm: Lunch 

    2:00pm - 4:00pm: Workshops + Breakout Sessions

    We want to get to the topics that are most important to you. We've left the afternoon open for workshops & breakout sessions & and 1:1 time and it will be customized based on live discussions of the morning.

    4:00pm - 5:00pm: Networking 


    • Inmar Givoni - Director of AI, kindred

      Inmar Givoni - Director of AI, kindred

      Inmar is the Director of Machine Learning at Kindred, where her team develops algorithms for machine intelligence, at the intersection of robotics and AI. Prior to that, she was the VP of Big Data at Kobo, where she led her team in applying machine learning and big data techniques to drive e-commerce. Inmar is particularly interested in outreach activities for young women, encouraging them to choose technical career paths.

    • Tony Savor - Engineering Director, Facebook

      Tony Savor - Engineering Director, Facebook

      Tony is an Engineering Director at Facebook where he manages the invention, development and operations of Facebook’s online data storage and access infrastructure — some of the largest of its kind in the world. Prior he was CTO of OANDA Corporation, managing the engineering of the trading platform processing billions of dollars per day. 

    • Johnathan Nightingale - Founding Partner, Raw Signal Group

      Johnathan Nightingale - Founding Partner, Raw Signal Group

      Johnathan has built and operated in organizations from 2 people to 1200. He was the Vice President of Firefox for Mozilla during a period of intense turmoil inside Mozilla and knows what scale feels like for products and for organizations. After Mozilla he joined Hubba as their Chief Product Officer, and helped that team triple in size while improving their diversity stats instead of watching them slide. He is proud to sit on the board of Creative Commons, and is a big believer in the power of mission-based organizations. He has strong opinions about your coffee infrastructure.

    • Jean-Michel Lemieux - SVP Engineering, Shopify

      Jean-Michel Lemieux - SVP Engineering, Shopify

      Jean-Michel Lemieux is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Shopify and joined the company in 2015. Prior to joining Shopify, he served as the Vice President of Engineering at Atlassian. He's made all the mistakes possible but is still fanatical about products and platforms, building teams, and growing people who build companies.


    • Boris Chan

      Boris Chan

      Managing Director, Pivotal Labs 

    • Bruce Dorland

      Bruce Dorland

      Managing Director,­ gdR

    • Jean-Michel Lemieux

      Jean-Michel Lemieux

      SVP of Engineering, Shopify

    • Jessica Rowen

      Jessica Rowen

      Marketing & Community Manager, gdR

    • Natascha Wellstein

      Natascha Wellstein

      Expansion Pack, Shopify