Ahmed Saleh

Ahmed Saleh

Ahmed Saleh is the Public Relations Officer at the DMZ. He builds a strong narrative, clear messages and a compelling delivery of initiatives and stories that come from the DMZ community.Ahmed works to reach out to media and proactively pitch new story ideas to earn valuable exposure. He also works with startups to translate complex messaging into simple, accessible words that convey the essential points of their business in a powerful way. His approach is informed by his prior work as a Media Relations Strategist at a Toronto-based public relations firm.Ahmed has an extensive background working with clients ranging from Canadian startup businesses to American television host and producer Bill Kurtis.

Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Allan Oziel

Allan Oziel

Allan Oziel is the principal lawyer and founder of Oziel Law, a boutique business, technology and intellectual property law firm in North York. In his practice, Allan regularly advises startup and established business clients on corporate-commercial matters and business transactions.

Follow @allanoziel on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Ashley Huffman

Ashley Huffman

Startup, technology and girls in tech evangelist. Can be found behind the scenes at Nano Magnetics Ltd getting things done. Professional @Nanodots builder and Guinness World Record holder. Fan of life hacks, Scrum and WOW, in no particular order. Self proclaimed Twitter addict.

Follow @chicktech on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Ayelet Baron

Ayelet Baron

Ayelet combines lessons learned from more than a decade as a high-tech industry executive with her roots as a researcher, change catalyst and strategic communicator. This rare blend of expertise enables her to assess and advise individuals and organizations that seek to embrace new ways of working. As a futurist at Creatingis, she helps leaders transform and build healthy and resilient organizations. She is also a sought after keynote speaker on collaboration, leadership and building 21st century organizations.

Follow @ayeletb on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Beedie School of Business BTM Competition Team

Beedie School of Business BTM Competition Team

Team Beedie Consists of Pritesh Pachchigar, Moni Manhas, and Ali Najaf. These top 4th year Business Technology Management students at the Beedie School of Business are active leaders in their community, holding positions such as Board of Director, Beedie Ambassador, and SFU Senator to name just a few. Further, these students are tech enthusiast who are seeking career and educational opportunities in the IT industry.


blogger

blogger


Bret Conkin

Bret Conkin

Bret Conkin is the Founder of CrowdfundSuite, a Crowd investing and Crowdfunding Aggregator and Consultancy. Crowdfundsuite provides platform access and expert services to help organizations profit from the new Crowd Economy. Bret is an Ambassador to the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada and a former executive with FundRazr. He has founded and collaborated on multiple tech start-ups including Canada's first crowdfunding platform Fundfindr launched in 2008. Past roles with P&G, BC Lottery and multiple tech start-ups have honed his expertise. An oft injured recreational athlete, he plays younger than his years.

Follow @bretconkin on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Brian Clendenin

Brian Clendenin

Innovating the Canadian Enterprise at Box. Prior to Box, I served at the research firm Gartner and write on the topics of leadership, IT strategy, and the future of work. Invest my time speaking with engaging thought leaders.

Follow @brianclendenin on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Catherine Aczel Boivie

Catherine Aczel Boivie

Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie is a widely respected executive with over 30 years of experience in the leadership of advancing the value of information technology as a business and education enabler. Catherine is the Executive in Residence at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Prior executive roles includes: CEO and Chair Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT), CEO Inventure Solutions and Senior Vice President of Information Technology/Facility Management for Vancity Credit Union (Canada's largest credit union); Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Pacific Blue Cross and Canadian Automobile Association of British Columbia.Catherine is also an experienced board member serving on several boards, including those of Insurance Corporation of B.C. (ICBC), Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), the Burnaby Board of Trade, MedicAlert Canada, Real Eastate Board Of Greater Vancouver and Artsclub theatre. Catherine has a strong understanding of Board Governance and Oversight and received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.Dr. Boivie is the founding Chair and President of the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Association of Canada that has over 300 Chief Information Officers as members across Canada.

Website

Cheryl Sylvester

Cheryl Sylvester

Cheryl Sylvester is a Leadership Coach, Brand Communications consultant and W100 Business Owner. A perpetual idea generator, entrepreneurship cheerleader, and wanna-be geek, her clients include Novell, PlateSpin, Mozilla, HP, Tenscores & Polar. She writes about Leadership, Communications, Entrepreneurship and Women in technology.

Follow @csylvester on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Cindy Gordon

Cindy Gordon

Cindy Gordon is the CEO and Founder of SalesChoice Inc. She is an expert in business innovation, early-stage commercialization & sales business practices. As a former GM & Senior Director of Xerox, Cindy has held both senior sales & service operational roles. She is well versed in sales & customer operational excellence. As an entrepreneur, a former VC, an experienced executive from Xerox, Accenture etc, & an experienced Angel, Cindy has been immersed in numerous global SaaS start-up experiences. Her new company is building BIG DATA: Predictive Analytics solutions integrated with SalesForce.com analyzing mid to large enterprise large global data sets.

Follow @Saleschoice_inc on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Claudiu Popa

Claudiu Popa

Claudiu Popa is a security and privacy advisor to Canadian enterprises, associations and agencies. He is an author, speaker and lecturer. Connect with him on Twitter @datarisk, Facebook, G+ or LinkedIn.

Follow @datarisk on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Dave Landry Jr

Dave Landry Jr

Dave Landry jr is a small business marketing and finance adviser in the US. He is honored to contribute to itbusiness.ca and encourages you to check out the rest of the great resources on the site.

Follow @davelandryjr on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

David Canton

David Canton

David Canton is a business lawyer and trade-mark agent with Harrison Pensa LLP. David's practice focuses on technology and intellectual property matters such as licensing, technology transfer, privacy, e-business, software, the internet, and trade-marks. He is the Practice Group Leader for Harrison Pensa’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Social Media Law Practice Groups. David is co-author of Legal Land Mines in E-Commerce published by McGraw-Hill, and blogs on legal, business and technology developments at canton.elegal.ca and slaw.ca. David is a member of the Canadian IT Law Association. He was included on The Lawyer’s Weekly list of 24 of Canada’s top legal social media influencers, and the 2013 Who’s Who Legal list of 26 Canadian Information Technology lawyers.More detail is on the Harrison Pensa web site at:http://harrisonpensa.com/lawyers/david-cantonDavid’s contact information and social media locations are at:www.davidcanton.tel

Follow @DavidCanton on Twitter Website

David Chabot

David Chabot

David Chabot has worked in B2B marketing since 1996, and has assisted a large number of IT start-ups in both Quebec and Switzerland. His expertise in digital and traditional marketing, as well as in new media and sales, is particularly advantageous when it comes to applying a business to business integrated approach to overcome marketing challenges in any business sector.

Follow @ExoChabot on Twitter Website

Ellie Martin

Ellie Martin

Ellie Martin is co-founder of Startup Change group. Her works have been featured on Yahoo!, Wisebread, AOL, among others. She currently splits her time between her home office in New York and Israel. You may connect with her on Twitter at @EllieMartin120.

Follow @EllieMartin120 on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

Follow @jfgirard30 on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

Team members: Jean-François Girard, Joé Morin, Eugène Francoeur, and Alexandre Corbeil. The ESG-UQAM team is proud to participate in the first edition of the BTM competition. These members come from diverse backgrounds and share a common interest: business technology. With the mix of life experience, passion, curiosity and motivation, the team enters the competition with the goal of nothing less than continuous improvement.


Francesco Marascia

Francesco Marascia

Follow @https://twitter.com/fmarascia on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Francis Moran

Francis Moran

Francis Moran is principal of Francis Moran & Associates, a consultancy that provides business-to-business technology ventures with the strategic counsel required to make their innovations successful in a highly competitive marketplace. Francis can be reached at Francis@Francis-Moran.com.

Follow @FrancisMoran on Twitter Website

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd is the world’s leading business software review platform, leveraging its 60,000+ user reviews read by nearly 600,000 software buyers each month to help them make better purchasing decisions. By bringing the collective power of trusted peers to the forefront, business buyers now have transparency when evaluating B2B software technologies. In addition, G2 Crowd intuitively packages insights from expert peers, everyday users, and aggregated data to score competitive products on The GridSM.

Follow @G2Crowd on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Geoff Foulds

Geoff Foulds

What fascinates me are the edges. And nowhere are the edges edgier… the stakes higher… than startups. There are plenty of sources of friction, compression and tension among founders and financiers, engineers and marketeers. How do you mesh all the edges so they transmit power even when loads are heavy? That’s what I write about.

Website

Gerard Buckley

Gerard Buckley

Gerard has been working in the financial industry for over 30 years, helping companies strategically plan for accelerated levels of growth at Scotia Capital, Maple Leaf Angels and Jaguar Capital where he is now Managing Director. Gerard, a Certified Management Consultant leads a management consulting practice with mandates focused on growth in entrepreneurial companies and is an expert in structuring companies to access financing by employing governance, financial management and funding strategies. Gerard has worked on Merger & Acquisition teams transacting over $10 billion of deal flow in his career. Read more about Gerard's advisory firm at www.jaguarcapital.ca.

Follow @jaguarcapital on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Italia Corigliano

Italia Corigliano

AVP, Marketing and Communications, ITWC, publisher of ITWorldCanada.com. 20+ year background in Marketing and Communications.

Follow @ibcorigliano on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Jim Love

Jim Love

I've been in IT and business for over 30 years. I worked my way up, literally from the mail room and I've done every job from mail clerk to CEO. Today I'm CIO of a great company - IT World Canada - Canada's leading ICT publisher.

Follow @CIOJimLove on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Jonathon Shore

Jonathon Shore

Jonathon Shore is a principal at Mrcpartners, a Toronto based communications agency that counsels I.R., tech, social cause and political clients. He manages the blogging and news content posting and social media outreach as part of the communications team at http://venturelab.ca/.

Follow @ventureLAB_ on Twitter Website

Joseph Stark

Joseph Stark

Joseph Stark Jr. is a freelance writer and blogger by day, focusing on technology and business. By night he is a tech junkie, gym member, and avid writer. He currently resides in Santiago, Chile where he continues to write and contribute to a number of high-profile blogs.

Follow @JosephStark5 on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Joseph Vito DeLuca

Joseph Vito DeLuca

Joe, American born, now makes his residence in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he is VP of Marketing for Yieldr, a platform that activates data into efficient programmatic marketing solutions. In addition to the Netherlands, he spent three years working within Berlin, Germany's emerging tech scene and has additional experience in the US, Canada, UK and Italy.

Follow @joevitodeluca on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Karim Kanji

Karim Kanji

Karim Kanji is a senior social media strategist who understands how to connect people and brands across various social platforms and "in real life". Currently, Karim is the Canadian Director of Social Media Strategy at iNvolved Media. iNvolved Media was purchased by Active International in 2015. Clients include popular food brands, technology brands and other CPG companies. Prior to joining iNvolved Media, Karim led the paid social media strategy for some of Canada's most popular CPG and confectionary brands for Catalyst/GroupM. Karim started in the social media space when he co-founded and was the President of THIRDOCEAN where he led the creation of digital content for companies including Scotiabank, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Microsoft, Wild Water Kingdom, Palomino Systems Inc. and Techvibes. As a pioneer in digital media, Karim has also conducted wide-ranging interviews for podcasts and written content pieces with individuals such as Canadian serial angel investor Dr. Boris Wertz, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes, Mathew Ingram, Facebook's Jordan Banks, Dave Fleet from Edelman Toronto and Mitch Joel from Mirium. As a demonstration of thought leadership, Karim led the development and execution of reports discussing how technology and digital media have impacted industries such as retail, education, health, gaming, sports and banking.

Follow @karimkanji on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Lou Milrad

Lou Milrad

Lou Milrad is a well known Toronto-based business lawyer that assists public & private sector clients with legal services relating to technology licensing and associated legal strategies, IT procurement, commercialization, cloud computing, open data, and public-private alliances. In addition to being the creator and editor of “Computers and Information Technology”, a 4 volume series of IT legal precedent licenses, services, supply, and database contracts and published through the Carswell Division of Thompson Reuters and now into its 16th release. Lou also acts as external General Counsel to each of MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association) and URISA (Urban & Regional Information Systems Association), and for 13 years, acted as external General Counsel to ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada).

Follow @LouMilrad on Twitter Website

Lydia Cappelli

Lydia Cappelli

Lydia Cappelli has been adding value to companies for almost 30 years in sectors and activities such as aerospace, economic development, export and information technology. She graduated from McGill University with a B. Com. in Marketing and Information Technology and an M.B.A. in International Business. Lydia started her career as a management consultant with Deloitte Touche International. After three years, she was hired by the Economic Development Office of Montréal where she promoted the region to American and European investors between 1988 and 1998. Lydia then moved to Bombardier Aerospace where she honed her project management skills in the implementation of Six Sigma. In 2001, she started her management consulting firm and moved to Ontario where she accepted mandates with economic development agencies and IT companies. In 2010, she returned to the field of economic development with Montreal International, and is now with the Economic Development Office of Saint-Laurent since 2013.

Follow @DESTL_Lydia on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Lyle Bunn

Lyle Bunn

Lyle Bunn is an independent analyst, advisor and educator in the digital media industry, who has been focused on dynamic place-based media for the past 13 years of his 39-year career in information technologies and telecommunications. He has assisted over 300 firms in their planning, execution and optimization of location-based digital media and has helped to train over 10,000 professionals.

Follow @lylebunn on Twitter Website

Martin Gourdeau

Martin Gourdeau

Martin is an operations and technology executive with over 12 years experience building high performance teams within a wide range of industries. Before PNR, Martin was VP Operations at Global Eagle Entertainment, the world leader in in­flight entertainment. In his role Martin led a significant restructuring effort to optimize resources, lower attrition and significantly improve bottom line results. Previously, Martin took the lead as head of operations at nventive: a mobile applications agency working with marquee clients such as Expedia, Yelp and Bloomberg. During his tenure, the company grew from 15 to 100+ employees in 18 months. In 2004, he joined Electronic Arts in a technology role, and eventually transitioned to Director of Operations for the new world class game development studio. The studio scaled from 30 employees to more than 800 over a span of 7 years. Before EA, Martin began his professional journey as an IT consultant in the special effects and super­computing space. In his free time, Martin enjoys Kitesurfing, Crossfit training and riding his motorcycle.

Follow @martingourdeau on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Marylka Empey

Marylka Empey

Marylka Empey is management consultant with more than 20 years successful experience in working closely with organizations to address the “A to Z” of HR related opportunities and challenges. Ms. Empey has significant involvement with the HR Association of Ontario, having served on the Provincial Board, on the Chapter Board as President, and on the Provincial Professional Standards Committee where she contributed to establishing the professional benchmarks for the Certified Human Resources Designation (CHRP). A trusted advisor to management, Marylka collaborates to build effective relationships across the client organization, and acts ethically and with integrity. As a corporate executive, Marylka has experience in both the profit and not-for-profit sector, and was a member of the Executive team reporting to the President / CEO, with full responsibility for setting and executing the HR strategic direction in support of corporate business objectives.

Follow @MarylkaE on Twitter Website

Mat Pancha

Mat Pancha

Mat Panchalingam is Sr. Director of IT & Operations at ITWC.

Follow @mpancha on Twitter Website

Michael Cayley

Michael Cayley

Having attracted over US$50-million in investment and closed over $21-million in pre-launch sales for startups in China, the USA and domestically, Michael is living the struggle of the self-funded, pre-revenue Founder in Canada. He understands the pace of global innovation. He founded & funded the Ontario Cross-border Technology Innovation Ecosystem (OCTIE) study and he designed and taught the first, post graduate level, social media course in a full time program in Canada: crowdsourcing over 100 global experts as mentors. Cayley is the Founder of Cdling Capital Services Inc. (pronounced "seedling") a ratings agency that measures risk and builds trust between Founders, Investors and Experts in the era of low cost, globally funded startups and he is the Founder & Director of Startup Grind Toronto.

Follow @MichaelCayley on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Mike Gifford

Mike Gifford

Mike Gifford is the founder of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then, he has been particularly active in developing and extending open source content management systems to allow people to get closer to their content. Before starting OpenConcept, Mike had worked for a number of national NGOs including Oxfam Canada and Friends of the Earth. As a techie at heart, Mike likes to get into the code when he gets the chance. Being ultimately concerned about the implementation and implications of the technology, he is able to envision how your website can become a much more powerful communications tool for your organization. Mike has been involved with accessibility issues since the early 1990's and is a strong advocate for standards based design.

Follow @mgifford on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Mike Sharun

Mike Sharun

Mike Sharun, Country Manager at Dell EMC, is a well-spoken evangelist in the Canadian market, sitting on various industry boards throughout his career and being published in many respected industry publications. He has always been focused on offering customers a consistent and proven approach to storing information cost-effectively and intelligently; protecting information against loss and misuse; optimizing management of the IT infrastructure; and leveraging information in new ways for competitive advantage.

Follow @mikesharun on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Mike Watson

Mike Watson


Monica Goyal

Monica Goyal

Monica Goyal, Entrepreneur, Lawyer and Innovator is the founder of Aluvion, a legal solutions company offering technology, paralegal and lawyer-driven solutions with a special focus on the quality, cost, and accessibility of legal services for both businesses and individuals. Monica began her career working as an engineer in R&D for companies like Toshiba, Nortel and Nokia while earning her Masters of Engineering at Stanford. Monica's history conditioned her to solve problems in a efficient and tech-savvy manner, an approach she brings with her to legal solutions. Monica currently sits on the Canadian Bar Association's Futures Initiative, and will be teaching a course on Legal Technology at York University’s Osgoode Hall. She was recently named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in the Journal of the American Bar Association.

Follow @MonicaNGoyal on Twitter Website

Nectarios Economakis

Nectarios Economakis

Partner at PNR, a management consulting firm led by digital executives. For the past 12 years, he has living & breathing how technology is fundamentally changing how people & businesses operate. In 2011, Nectarios was the first employee in business development at Google Montreal. He participated in the growth of sales and profitability of many large corporations. Previously, he held positions at Bell Web Solutions and Media Experts where he led their performance marketing teams. Nectarios holds a Masters of Science degree in Business Administration from the John Molson School of Business, where his thesis compared the effects of online advertising on consumer search behaviour. Currently, he sits on the board of several start ups.

Follow @nectarios on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Robert Burko

Robert Burko

Robert Burko is President and Founder of Elite Email, a world leader in email marketing solutions. As one of Canada's chief email marketing and digital marketing specialists, Burko has appeared on national television, radio, podcasts, and in countless print publications and blogs across North America. He is one of only two authorized speakers for the Email Experience Council in Canada. Having worked with both small and large organizations around the globe, he has provided insight for popular local and international brands. In 2011, Robert won the Toronto Board of Trade "Under 30" Business of the Year award. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter.

Follow @eliteemail on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Robert Cordray

Robert Cordray

Robert Cordray is a former business consultant and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience and a wide variety of knowledge in multiple areas of the industry. He currently resides in the Southern California area and spends his time helping consumers and business owners alike try to be successful. When he’s not reading or writing, he’s most likely with his beautiful wife and three children.

Follow @robertcordray on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Roberta J. Fox

Roberta J. Fox

Roberta J. Fox is one of Canada's top IT communications technology consultant, analyst, thought-leader, and industry speaker on unified communications, telecommunications and networking technologies. She also brings extensive experience helping large organizations acquire complex technology and business solutions.

Follow @robertajfox on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Roz Bahrami

Roz Bahrami

Roz Bahrami is a blogger for SkyPrep, an online training software for companies to train employees and measure results. Roz is a regular contributor to blogs related to corporate training, L&D, and HR technology. Visit my personal blog at TrainingConnoisseur.com

Follow @skyprep on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Russel Cooke

Russel Cooke

Russel Cooke is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consultant and journalist based in Louisville, Kentucky. His passion for learning, and his desire to share led to his becoming a journalist, something that he truly loves. His work often covers social media, branding, and content marketing.

Follow @RusselCooke2 on Twitter Website

Ryerson University BTM Competition Team

Ryerson University BTM Competition Team

Team members: Rhyan Mahazudin, Alexandra Lincoln, Ali Abbas Rawji, Saljoq Sheikh, Mark Donaldson. The Ryerson University team is composed of individuals with a passion for Information Technology and a wealth of experience. The team has represented the school in various international case competitions and has diverse experiences in banking, insurance, consulting, public service and utilities.

Follow @aarawji on Twitter

Sean Jimenez

Sean Jimenez

Sean Jimenez is the CEO of Soulpepper, a full service digital marketing agency based in Vancouver, B.C. A social impact entrepreneur, Sean uses his expertise in eCommerce, sales and sustainable business practices to develop digital strategies to help impact corporations grow. His areas of specialization include omni-channel and digital strategy, web analytics, search engine optimization and online advertising. Sean's passionate about developing triple bottom line businesses equally focused on profit, people and the environment. He is the former owner and operator of Champions Martial Arts, Canada's largest martial arts school.

Follow @wearesoulpepper on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Shawn Freeman

Shawn Freeman

I’m Shawn Freeman, an entrepreneur, personable geek and founder of IT services company TWT Group. I’ve worked on big and small tech projects, and have never let the corporate ladder dictate my path to doing what I love. I’m passionate about cloud computing and data security, and like to share my ideas in ITBusiness.ca and on the TWT blog.IT should be the easiest part of your day. I’m passionate about exceptional IT services and being better, faster and more affordable than the big guys. TWT Group works with partners in oil and gas, accounting, agriculture and more across western Canada. Want to hear more? Email me at shawn@twtgroup.ca.

Follow @shawn_freeman on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Susan Dineen

Susan Dineen

Susan works at the intersection of people and technology. She is the Founder and CEO of LegacyNEXT Strategies, an advisory service helping organizations stay ahead of the technology skills gap with proactive workforce talent and succession planning strategies. She has held senior level positions in technology, marketing and business development with national, multi-national and start-up organizations. As a former CIO she is passionate about how technology, innovation and digital transformation can bring value to organizations. Susan blogs on topics around IT skills, women & diversity in technology and innovation. She is currently writing a book on the Tech Skills Gap. Susan can be reached at Susan.Dineen@LegacyNEXTStrategies.com.

Follow @SkillsGapExpert on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Tamer Marzouk

Tamer Marzouk

A management consultant, with 18 years of experience in diverse capacities, Tamer Marzouk began his career as an IT professional. Marzouk is an author, speaker, and lecturer. Marzouk holds MBA and M.COMP degrees with research focused on change management and human behavior in ERP implementations.

Follow @tamer_marzouk on Twitter Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

Tibor Shanto

Tibor Shanto

Tibor Shanto is a 25-year veteran of B2B sales, a speaker, author of an award book and award winning sales blogger, ranked #8 on The Top 30 Social Salespeople In The World, Forbes.com. Tibor has developed an insider’s hands on perspective of successful sales execution. Called a brilliant sales tactician Tibor shows organizations and sales professionals how to leverage their sales process to shorten sales cycles, increase close ratios, and create double digit growth through execution and using the right combination strategy, tools, metrics, tactical execution of the sales process.

Follow @TiborShanto on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan runs Tilt’s Canadian operations, overseeing the company’s sales, marketing, and customer success teams. Before joining Tilt, he founded Vestiigo.com (acquired by Talentlab) a leading recruitment platform for emerging companies. He has also helped lead Bell Mobility’s Market Planning & Pricing portfolios. In his spare time, Tim is an avid snowboarder, technology enthusiast, and traveler. He’s read the odd history book or two and gets out on his bike whenever he can. While he grew up in the UK, he returned to his native Toronto because in his mind it’s the best city on the planet.

Follow @tiltcanada on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

Tom Ruta

Tom Ruta

With over three decades of business and information systems experience, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge to create winning solutions for business technology problems. Having worked in large multinational corporations and emerging oil and gas companies to energy trusts along with manufacturing and service industry customers – his experience ranges from business analyst to project manager to change agent. A self-professed tech geek, he spends far too much time and many with gadgets and the Internet but still manages to find time to backcountry ski, cycle in BC and enjoy being outdoors with family and friends.

Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

University of Calgary BTM Competition Team

University of Calgary BTM Competition Team

Representing the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business are two members: Lucas Peter Maliniak and Paul Park. Paul and Lucas are both in their final year at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. Both are technology enthusiasts and are eager to start careers in the BTM field upon graduation. Together, they would like to use the ITAC BTM Student Competition to gain more experience solving BTM related problems.

Follow @haskayneschool on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn Website

University of Toronto BTM Competition Team

University of Toronto BTM Competition Team

We the DEM girls (Abijah, Latifat, Mirabelle & Yvanna) are students at the University of Toronto. Our passion varies from graphic design, illustrations, photography, web design, storytelling, and fashion. The University of Toronto offers us valuable skills we can use.

Follow @iambija on Twitter

UQAR BTM Competition Team

UQAR BTM Competition Team

We are the proud BTM students of the UQAR University, campus of Lévis. We are also the frontrunners as we are the first cohort, ever, to graduate in the program at UQAR. We are very active organizing events at the BTM student committee. Most of all, as tomorrow’s leaders, we feel we are part of a vibrant and exciting move towards innovating IT education, both locally and nationally.

Follow @MathiasCaron2 on Twitter Facebook

Waterloop

Waterloop

Waterloop is a student engineering team competing in the Hyperloop Pod competition hosted by SpaceX. Our team is made up of ambitious and determined first to fourth year students that believe this project can change the future of transportation. After placing in the top 22 teams at Texas A&M University in February, Waterloop has advanced to the final round of the competition. Each advancing team will build their pod and test it in Hawthorne, California this upcoming summer. This final round is composed of 31 teams out of 1200+ that had first entered the competition.

Follow @waterloo_hyper on Twitter Facebook Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn

William Turgeon

William Turgeon

William has been in the computer industry since 1970, first working on industrial process controllers as a Certified Electronics Technologist. He worked with early 'personal computers' (pre-IBM) like the Osborne; TRS-80's and Kaypro's, and trained in networking with WANG PC’s in the early 1980’s, and Novell in 1985.Since then, William has been involved in the IT industry as a Professional Consultant, Senior Systems Engineer and Technical Architect. He holds a BSc. in Computer Engineering and also holds a large number of trade certifications including: Microsoft - MCP; MCP+I; MCSE; MCSE+I; MCDST; MCDBA; MCTS & MCITP Novell - CNA; CNE; ECNE & MCNE CompTIA - A+; Network+; iNet+; Server+; Project+ & Security+. He is ITIL certified and is also a SFIA Accredited Consultant. Finally, he holds the Registered Professional designations, I.S.P. and ITCP, issued by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).He currently contracts as ComputerWise Consulting Inc.

Join ITBusiness Staff on LinkedIn