A one day event for Canada’s tech leaders.

The Conference for Canadian Tech Company Builders

COMING TO TORONTO FRIDAY JUNE 7TH, 2019!

 

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

This event is invite only as space is limited. Please connect with us prior to sharing with colleagues.

 

Experience

A one day event featuring talks from industry leaders, facilitated round table discussions, hallway track conversations and "office hours" where you will have an opportunity to meet 1:1 with experts.

This is a conference for you to build a strong network of peers and learn. There are no vendors present and soliciting isn't allowed.

 

Code of Conduct + Community Agreement

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all. Please read through our Code of Conduct + Community Agreement prior to attending.

 

Companies Attending

2019 speakers

  • Angela Schoellig, Assistant Professor in Robotics, University of Toronto

    Angela Schoellig, Assistant Professor in Robotics, University of Toronto

    Stay tuned for more info!

  • Ania Halliop, Director of Engineering, Freshbooks

    Ania Halliop, Director of Engineering, Freshbooks

    Topic: Scaling Engineering Talent

    In a competitive market, your most valuable hires are often those already in the building. But keeping them there is harder than it looks. Free lunches and perks are great, but investing in your engineers’ careers is even more effective. As your company grows, you need to ensure your engineers' careers grow with it. In this session, we’ll share learnings from our recent overhaul of our engineering career ladder so that you can create a flexible yet structured career ladder that will attract and retain top talent.

  • Ideshini Naidoo, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Wave

    Ideshini Naidoo, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Wave

    Topic: The Journey From Functional Applications to Intelligent Software

    The world is going through an evolutionary leap based on AI. Every industry is affected. As a tech company, not born an AI native, making the transition to intelligent software is a necessity to remain relevant. There are some key steps that are crucial to making this transformation successfully. Let's discuss!

  • Karney Li, VP of Engineering and Site-Lead, Instacart North

    Karney Li, VP of Engineering and Site-Lead, Instacart North

    Topic: Identifying Waste in Agile

    There are a few different methodologies for implementing Agile.  Lean Software Development is built around the central idea of waste reduction and continuous improvement.  This talk will dive into how delivery speed and quality can be improved by identifying and eliminating types of waste.

  • Margaret Syms, Senior Security Engineering Manager, Shopify

    Margaret Syms, Senior Security Engineering Manager, Shopify

    Topic: Scaling Security and Compliance Without Slowing Down

    Building security and compliance programs is a difficult task! There are many demands placed on security teams to meet internal requirements, customer expectations, compliance obligations and constantly evolving security threats. This task becomes even more challenging when attempting to implement these programs in a startup and high growth environment. This doesn’t have to be the case! In this talk, I’ll share some practical advice on how to build and scale security and compliance programs in a startup culture.

organizers

  • Bruce Dorland

    Bruce Dorland

    Managing Director,­ gdR

  • Inmar Givoni

    Inmar Givoni

    Senior Autonomy Engineering Manager, Uber ATG

  • Jean-Michel Lemieux

    Jean-Michel Lemieux

    Chief Technology Officer, Shopify

  • Anne Servidad

    Anne Servidad

    Digital Marketing coordinator, gdR

  • Natascha Bull

    Natascha Bull

    Engineering Community Lead, Shopify