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Tech Homecoming: CK Edition

April 29, 2021 @ 10:30 am 1:00 pm

Chatham-area expats, former residents & leaders to reconnect and reinvest with the place they once called home.

Overview: Tech Homecoming: CK Edition – powered by WEtech Alliance and Chatham-Kent Economic Development Corporation – will bring together Chatham-area expats, former residents, newcomers and regional leaders to reconnect and reinvest with the place they once called home for discussions centered around turning Chatham-Kent into a Hub of Innovation.

Who should attend: Founders, tech professionals, expats, innovation and regional leaders, and community members and residents.

Event Hashtag: #TechHomecomingCK 

Event Partners: Chatham-Kent Economic Development and Canadian Tech Network

The first 100 attendees will receive a limited edition “Tech Homecoming” digital art print that can be download, printed at home or printed locally.

Homecoming Panelists:

  • Justine Janssen, SVP Strategic Initiatives, Ceridian (former resident of Chatham-Kent now living in London, ON)
  • Don Duval, CEO, NORCAT (former resident of Chatham-Kent now living in Sudbury)
  • Mike Pegg, Head of Google Maps Platform Developer Relations, Google (former resident of Blenheim now living in California)
  • Allan Livingston, Director of Product Management, Core Systems, Google (former resident of Wallaceburg now living in California)

Theme of opening remarks & panel discussion :

  • Chatham-Kent As I Knew It;
  • Chatham-Kent COVID-19 – Current State;
  • Chatham-Kent Works For Me. It Can Work For You.;
  • Educations’ Role in Moving Windsor-Essex Forward;
  • Economic Development Strategic Initiatives;
  • Entrepreneurship and Tech in Chatham-Kent; and
  • Chatham-Kent Top Project Wish List.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 10:30am – Open networking on REMO Platform
  • 11:00am – Opening remarks from WEtech Alliance, Mayor Darrin Canniff and Chatham-Kent Economic Development discussing where we are going as a region
  • 11:30pm – 12:30pm – Panel Discussion with tech and innovation leaders
  • 12:30pm – Q&A
  • 12:45am – Closing Remarks

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