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Date and Time

Oct 22 2020 - 1:00pm until
Oct 22 2020 - 2:30pm

Location

Online - Free

Contact Information

Kathe Lemon [email protected]

Innovation Adaptation - an online discussion

Innovation Adaptation: an online panel discussion of how Calgary's tech sector trajectory has changed due to the economic downturn coupled with the pandemic.

Speakers

Crystal Phillips, Thin Air Labs

Crystal Phillips is the Health Sector Lead for Thin Air Labs. Crystal joined the team to build a health-focused fund and ecosystem in Calgary that will provide new investment and support for health ventures. 

Bobbie Racette, Virtual Gurus

Bobbie Racette is the founder and CEO of Virtual Gurus, a talent as a service platform that matches its users with Canadian and US-based virtual assistants and freelancers via a proprietary matchmaking algorithm, and curated client success managers. 

Dr. Alina TurnerHelpSeeker

Dr. Alina Turner is the co-founder of Help Seeker, a social enterprise focused on scaling systems innovation to accelerate social change across Canada. A researcher and entrepreneur, Alina led the implementation of Canada’s first Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and designed Calgary’s Housing First System of Care.

Erik Westblom, Provision Analytics

Over his 16 year career in software and finance, Erik Westblom has contributed to Alberta tech successes like 3esi and Cortex, executing deals worth more than $40 million. When he became a sommelier in 2016, Erik learned that 97 per cent of food companies still track safety and quality on paper. He saw an opportunity for all food products to earn the decommoditized value of wine. 

Due to the generous support of our sponsors — Alberta Innovates, Enmax, Calgary Economic Development and Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta — registration for this event is free.

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