Canada Agenda Details

16th June 2022

  • Ashok Dudhat

    Founder & CEO

    13:50 - 14:00


    TJF – Tech Jobs Fair is a job fair with a focus on IT and Digital founded by Ashok Dudhat. The first edition took place in Berlin in 2017. The following cities were Vienna, Zurich and Lisbon, all in 2019. TJF has had more than 10 000 visitors in the past years. The company is based in Berlin, where the team sits and does most of the work. TJF also works with local professionals in the different cities where the job fair takes place.

  • Andrew McEdwards

    Managing Principal Consultant at Sourced Group

    14:00: 14:20

    Sourced Group: Join our Cloud at Scale mission

    Andrew is a Managing Principal Consultant with Sourced Group, a rapidly-growing global cloud consultancy. Founded in 2010, Sourced provides technology consulting services to help large, security-conscious organizations in financial services, healthcare, aviation, media, and telecommunications adopt public cloud at scale.
    With nearly 25 years of technology experience and 10 years helping large organizations to accelerate cloud adoption, Andrew has led Sourced’s customers to their goals through cloud technology analysis, strategy, implementation, and organizational change management initiatives.

  • AJ Robles

    People & Culture Partner at Helcim

    14:20 - 14:35

    Culture at Helcim

    I’ve worked with Helcim for just about 5 1/2 yrs. I started as a Merchant Experience Specialist,  to Merchant Experience Lead, and now as the People & Culture Partner.

    Even After 5 1/2 yrs it still feels fresh, exciting, challenging, and very rewarding.

    It’s amazing to be a part of a company who celebrates your individuality, cares about what you have to say, recognizes your contribution, and inspires you to bring out the best in you.

    5 1/2 yrs later, and  I’m still happy to come to work everyday.

  • Katie Fitzgibbon

    Talent Acquisition Lead - Technology at Harvest Builder

    14:35 - 14:50

    4 Ways to Stand Out From Other Candidates

    As a born and raised Albertan, diversifying the economy and creating a tech ecosystem here in the prairies is something that Katie is passionate about. As a Talent Acquisition Lead, she aims to bring top talent to technology-focused organizations. Katie leverages her background in executive search and currently specializes in engineering and technology roles. Katie’s mission is to create a long-lasting partnership between candidates and organizations based on values and skills.

  • Joel Pollard

    Director of Talent Growth and Development at Arcurve

    14:50 - 15:05

    Arcurve - Setting yourself up for a successful career in tech

    Joel Pollard has been a leader in the Calgary tech industry for 20 years, having worked in start-ups and enterprise organizations alike. Joel has built and led teams in the custom software and product development spaces, focusing on team dynamics, and reliable software processes. A firm believer that building the best environment and practices will attract the best people and result in the best outcomes, Joel has a proven track record of high performing teams delivering high quality software systems.

    Joel is the Director of Talent Growth and Development at Arcurve, Inc., responsible for the strategy and systems behind building Arcurve’s team of technology professionals in Calgary and our technology hubs in Vancouver, Halifax, and Houston. Arcurve has delivered more than 800 projects for clients in a variety of industries and technology stacks.

  • Liam Flanagan

    Local Talent Lead at techNL

    15:05 - 15:20

    Build a career and find work-life harmony on Canada's east coast

    Liam Flanagan began his career in the technology start-up world fostering the earliest of business ideas as the facilitator of Genesis’ Evolution Program. After growing this program to support 60 new NL tech companies per year, Liam moved to Ottawa to pursue a Masters of Entrepreneurship, Technology Innovation Management, and work full-time for Invest Ottawa’s ScaleUp Program.
    Supporting Ottawa’s top scale-up technology firms between $1M and $50M in annual revenue gain access to funding, resources, and mentoring eventually led Liam back to NL, where he joins techNL as Local Talent Lead. Currently, Liam supports NL tech jobseekers find their ideal career by connecting them with employers, educators, and resources.

  • Bindu Kalwadia

    Business Manager | Growth Marketer

    15:20 - 15:35

    Tech Jobs Fair's Introduce Hire Tech Talent

    9+years of career experience with several case studies and projects done on Human Behaviour and Child psychology has turned Bindu into an optimistic with a quick-witted personality and gifted her an ameliorate skillset. Working with the Human Resources department, she gained expertise in how one can be a resourceful person for his/her organization. She has been a soft skill trainer for different verticals in the service sector and has proven her abilities in leadership too as a team mentor.
    Bindu enrolled in Masters of Sociology and holds a double Graduation in Library Science and her management studies have become a key for her fine management prowess.
    Currently, Bindu is involved in supporting the organisation to reach its goals in aspects of HR & Branding. She enjoys connecting with new people and likes to explore more about the Tech sector and corporate culture.

  • Nimrit Anand

    Talent Coordinator at Calgary Economic Development

    16:05 - 16:20

    Calgary – Be part of the energy

    Nimrit Anand is the Talent Coordinator with Calgary Economic Development, he is part of the Client Excellence team which is focused towards talent attraction and retention. Nimrit is originally from Delhi, India and holds a Bachelors degree in Hospitality as well as a Masters in Business Administration from University of Technology Sydney.

  • Pranav Dhar

    Client Partner - Strategic Accounts

    16:20 - 16:35

    Mphasis business and our focus on Canada geography

    Pranav is a Client partner for Mphasis strategic accounts in Canada geography, responsible for client relationships with 2 of the top 50 Canadian firms. Pranav moved to Canada in 2018 and was responsible for setting up Mphasis Ontario presence from scratch, for a leading life insurer, where we scaled the engagement to over 100 FTEs in 3 months’ time.

    He possesses 20 years’ Information Technology experience, having successfully delivered over 10 programs in financial services industry, including 3 large scale multi-system modernization initiatives. In his prior roles, he has led design thinking workshops, business consulting, prototyping for creating new business solutions in capital markets and insurance space.

    Pranav lives in London (Ontario). He is an avid cyclist and loves to read about advancements in medical sciences.

  • Philip Agnello

    Founder/Director of Strategy + Creative

    16:35 - 16:50

    Tell Stories. Be Remembered.

    Philip is a creative problem-solver, plain and simple. In 2018, he founded Philip Agnello Creative Consulting, the Toronto-based, global boutique brand and creative consultancy helping SaaS start-ups reach their goals through business-centric branding.
    Philip is the author behind the pioneering 4 Areas of Understanding philosophy, a model for uncovering the knowledge and understanding that is necessary to craft effective strategies for brand and creative initiatives.

  • Sarath Singh

    Business Development at WP Event Manager

    16:50 - 17:05

    How to Create Tickets Selling Marketplace using WP Event Manager

    I’m part business development team over at WP Event Manager, me and the whole team we always are looking for something unique something different that will make us stand out from the others via our marketing strategy.

    we try to ensure that we give our customer information about our product as transparently as possible, ensuring a perfect after sales support as well. My part of the jobs educating our users about our product how to use them or how to modify/customize them as per their own taste, its not really limited to our product only I try to educate them on general wordpress topics out there as well.

  • Priya Goenka

    Business Development Executive at WP Event Manager

    16:50 - 17:05

    How to Create Tickets Selling Marketplace using WP Event Manager

    A Self-starter, skilled business development executive, with entrepreneurial spirit with very high personal and professional goals. Solution oriented, consultative, team player adept at building and maintaining relationships.

    Logical approach to problem solving and analytical thinking. excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Self motivated, proactive and driven. Good time management and organizational skills in order to prioritize workload and demands.

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