Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands and Town of Gananoque bring ‘big tech’ players to town

Town News

January 30, 2019, Gananoque, ON – Through a partnership of regional organizations called the Business Support Network we are bringing a ‘big tech’ opportunity to our area.

A Diversity in Tech evening will take place on February 4, 2019 from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque.

With the help of big river technologies we will host a suite of innovative panelists for the event. Come hear from these industry leaders about the importance of attracting diverse talent and learn from the unique lenses in which they experience the world of technology and business. Through an interactive panel engage in a stimulating conversation about ways we as individuals and organizations can be more inclusive and begin to attract and retain top talent right here in the heart of the 1000 Islands.

The panel includes:

  • Alix Keller: A North American Technology Leader from ConsenSys in New York City. Expertise: Ethereum and blockchain
  • Peng-Sang Cau:Founder and CEO of Transformix Engineering in Kingston.Expertise: Automated assembly systems.
  • Laura Kittner: Professor and Co-Owner/Principal of Tangent MTW and MPSToolbox in Kingston. Expertise: Business development and software.
  • Billy Snow:User Experience Lead from Northwestern Mutual in New York City. Expertise: E-commerce and financial technology.

The evening will also feature a spoken word artist, Alyssa Cooper and musician, Kate Rombough. There will also be several displays from local artists including Heather Haynes, Pam Staples, Paul Holland, Peter Montgomery and Phil Chadwick.

Tickets can be purchased through for $20. Admission for students is free. Funds raised from the evening will go towards a post-secondary education bursary for a local student pursuing an undergraduate degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field.

Background: The Business Support Network partnered since 2011 and includes the following organizations: Town of Gananoque, Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Keys Employment Centre, 1000 Gananoque Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board, and Gananoque Public Library.

Get your tickets here!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Laura Godard

RED Project Coordinator

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