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Throughout my career I have been blessed with incredible mentors who have helped me become who I am today. At CenterLine, I am encouraged and enabled to apply my technical and leadership skills to help create new products and practices for our industry.
Throughout my career I have been blessed with incredible mentors who have helped me become who I am today. At CenterLine, I am encouraged and enabled to apply my technical and leadership skills to help create new products and practices for our industry.
Throughout my career I have been blessed with incredible mentors who have helped me become who I am today. At CenterLine, I am encouraged and enabled to apply my technical and leadership skills to help create new products and practices for our industry.
Larry Koscielski
VP, Process & Technology Development, Centerline (Windsor) Ltd.
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Barry Leavitt is the Director of Shared Services, ENWIN Utilities, and has an accomplished 35 year career in engineering and management within the tech, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. His passion is supporting and developing the next generation of leaders to realize their full potential. Outside of the office Barry enjoys time with family and playing squash and golf with friends.
Barry Leavitt is the Director of Shared Services, ENWIN Utilities, and has an accomplished 35 year career in engineering and management within the tech, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. His passion is supporting and developing the next generation of leaders to realize their full potential. Outside of the office Barry enjoys time with family and playing squash and golf with friends.
Barry Leavitt is the Director of Shared Services, ENWIN Utilities, and has an accomplished 35 year career in engineering and management within the tech, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. His passion is supporting and developing the next generation of leaders to realize their full potential. Outside of the office Barry enjoys time with family and playing squash and golf with friends.
Barry Leavitt
Director Corporate Operations and Innovation, ENWIN Utilities
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Paolo Piunno is currently Project Manager at CS Wind Canada, which manufactures towers for wind energy converters in the North American wind power market.
Paolo Piunno is currently Project Manager at CS Wind Canada, which manufactures towers for wind energy converters in the North American wind power market.
Paolo Piunno is currently Project Manager at CS Wind Canada, which manufactures towers for wind energy converters in the North American wind power market.
Paolo Piunno
Project Manager, CS Wind Inc.
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Kit began his career in a multi-national energy company. In 2016, he launched what is now BluePrint CPAs to deliver specialized services in strategy, mergers & complex tax. Kit graduated with Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor's Odette School of Business in 2006. He has held a certified management accountant (CMA) designation since 2009. Kit also holds the chartered accountancy (CPA, CA) designation since 2012, after which he pursued a 3 year fellowship in complex tax through CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course. Kit is concurrently enrolled in the chartered business valuator (CBV) and Master of Science in Strategic Management at Indiana University.
Kit began his career in a multi-national energy company. In 2016, he launched what is now BluePrint CPAs to deliver specialized services in strategy, mergers & complex tax. Kit graduated with Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor's Odette School of Business in 2006. He has held a certified management accountant (CMA) designation since 2009. Kit also holds the chartered accountancy (CPA, CA) designation since 2012, after which he pursued a 3 year fellowship in complex tax through CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course. Kit is concurrently enrolled in the chartered business valuator (CBV) and Master of Science in Strategic Management at Indiana University.
Kit began his career in a multi-national energy company. In 2016, he launched what is now BluePrint CPAs to deliver specialized services in strategy, mergers & complex tax. Kit graduated with Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Windsor's Odette School of Business in 2006. He has held a certified management accountant (CMA) designation since 2009. Kit also holds the chartered accountancy (CPA, CA) designation since 2012, after which he pursued a 3 year fellowship in complex tax through CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course. Kit is concurrently enrolled in the chartered business valuator (CBV) and Master of Science in Strategic Management at Indiana University.
Kit Moore
President, BluePrint CPAs
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As an IT Business Analyst with AlphaKOR Group, Hassan strives to deliver comprehensive IT Solutions with a focus on IT business continuity, disaster recovery, network security & business management solutions.
As an IT Business Analyst with AlphaKOR Group, Hassan strives to deliver comprehensive IT Solutions with a focus on IT business continuity, disaster recovery, network security & business management solutions.
As an IT Business Analyst with AlphaKOR Group, Hassan strives to deliver comprehensive IT Solutions with a focus on IT business continuity, disaster recovery, network security & business management solutions.
Hassan Farhat
IT Business Analyst, AlphaKOR Group
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Deborah Landers is a consultant and advisor in emerging technologies, digital transformation, M&A, technology ecosystem development and scaling companies for global success. Prior to this, she was a senior executive with IBM, achieving VP and GM positions, as well as being on the CEO’s Growth and Transformation Team.
Deborah Landers is a consultant and advisor in emerging technologies, digital transformation, M&A, technology ecosystem development and scaling companies for global success. Prior to this, she was a senior executive with IBM, achieving VP and GM positions, as well as being on the CEO’s Growth and Transformation Team.
Deborah Landers is a consultant and advisor in emerging technologies, digital transformation, M&A, technology ecosystem development and scaling companies for global success. Prior to this, she was a senior executive with IBM, achieving VP and GM positions, as well as being on the CEO’s Growth and Transformation Team.
Deborah Landers
COO, Operational Acceleration, Georgian Partners
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Jim is the Dean of the Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology and the School of Media, Art and Design at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology. During his career, he has led several businesses, and was the President of Marsh Food Services Ltd. and SCM Technologies Ltd. He was also the Director of the Industrial Gas Cylinder Business for the Worthington Cylinder Corporation. He currently runs a real estate investment company. He serves on a number of boards such as Enactus Canada, a learning platform for students who see business as a way to address social issues. He holds a Law degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor as well as a Master’s in Research Methodologies from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Jim is the Dean of the Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology and the School of Media, Art and Design at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology. During his career, he has led several businesses, and was the President of Marsh Food Services Ltd. and SCM Technologies Ltd. He was also the Director of the Industrial Gas Cylinder Business for the Worthington Cylinder Corporation. He currently runs a real estate investment company. He serves on a number of boards such as Enactus Canada, a learning platform for students who see business as a way to address social issues. He holds a Law degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor as well as a Master’s in Research Methodologies from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Jim is the Dean of the Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology and the School of Media, Art and Design at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology. During his career, he has led several businesses, and was the President of Marsh Food Services Ltd. and SCM Technologies Ltd. He was also the Director of the Industrial Gas Cylinder Business for the Worthington Cylinder Corporation. He currently runs a real estate investment company. He serves on a number of boards such as Enactus Canada, a learning platform for students who see business as a way to address social issues. He holds a Law degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor as well as a Master’s in Research Methodologies from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Jim Marsh
Dean, Zekelman School of Business and IT and School of Media, Art & Design, St. Clair College
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Dr. Justine Taylor has worked for the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers since 2011 and currently oversees all matters related to sustainable production and policy development for Ontario’s greenhouse farmers. Dr. Taylor obtained her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Alberta and has a wide range of experiences across the physical and life sciences.
Dr. Justine Taylor has worked for the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers since 2011 and currently oversees all matters related to sustainable production and policy development for Ontario’s greenhouse farmers. Dr. Taylor obtained her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Alberta and has a wide range of experiences across the physical and life sciences.
Dr. Justine Taylor has worked for the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers since 2011 and currently oversees all matters related to sustainable production and policy development for Ontario’s greenhouse farmers. Dr. Taylor obtained her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Alberta and has a wide range of experiences across the physical and life sciences.
Dr. Justine Taylor
Science & Government Relations Manager, Ontario Greehouse Vegetable Growers
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Dr. Gokul brings a multidisciplinary perspective in his research and teaching of information having a background in information systems, economics, and engineering. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a software developer for several years.
Dr. Gokul brings a multidisciplinary perspective in his research and teaching of information having a background in information systems, economics, and engineering. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a software developer for several years.
Dr. Gokul brings a multidisciplinary perspective in his research and teaching of information having a background in information systems, economics, and engineering. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a software developer for several years.
Dr. Gokul Bhandari
Associate Professor of Information Systems, Odette School of Business
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Amy leads the team that drives merchant growth onto the platform. She is a T shaped marketer with over a decade of experience that loves to go deep, solve problems, drive innovation, educate, and work collaboratively to increase growth.
Amy leads the team that drives merchant growth onto the platform. She is a T shaped marketer with over a decade of experience that loves to go deep, solve problems, drive innovation, educate, and work collaboratively to increase growth.
Amy leads the team that drives merchant growth onto the platform. She is a T shaped marketer with over a decade of experience that loves to go deep, solve problems, drive innovation, educate, and work collaboratively to increase growth.
Amy Martin
Head of Acquisition, Shopify
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Kulveer brings over 20 years of IT experience from working with start-up to F500 companies. As a thought leader who has utilized information systems & analytics for problem formulation, solution development and technology integration, he has served on many boards and skilled in board governance.
Kulveer brings over 20 years of IT experience from working with start-up to F500 companies. As a thought leader who has utilized information systems & analytics for problem formulation, solution development and technology integration, he has served on many boards and skilled in board governance.
Kulveer brings over 20 years of IT experience from working with start-up to F500 companies. As a thought leader who has utilized information systems & analytics for problem formulation, solution development and technology integration, he has served on many boards and skilled in board governance.
Kulveer Virk
IT Professional
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Stephen has spent 25 years in economic development organizations in Connecticut, Nova Scotia & Ontario. Prior to joining WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, he served as Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region and previously held the position of Senior VP, Connecticut Economic Resource Center. Before joining CERC, he was Director Economic Development in Stamford CT. In Halifax, Stephen was a Senior Executive Major Projects for Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development's Investment & Trade Division. Previously he spent 4 years with TD Bank, and later served in sales & marketing functions at different organizations in Canada & Belgium. Stephen has been a part-time lecturer at European University and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. He received a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, completed his MBA at European University in Belgium, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of IEDC, and a Board member for the Canada-United States Business Association (CUSBA).
Stephen has spent 25 years in economic development organizations in Connecticut, Nova Scotia & Ontario. Prior to joining WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, he served as Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region and previously held the position of Senior VP, Connecticut Economic Resource Center. Before joining CERC, he was Director Economic Development in Stamford CT. In Halifax, Stephen was a Senior Executive Major Projects for Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development's Investment & Trade Division. Previously he spent 4 years with TD Bank, and later served in sales & marketing functions at different organizations in Canada & Belgium. Stephen has been a part-time lecturer at European University and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. He received a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, completed his MBA at European University in Belgium, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of IEDC, and a Board member for the Canada-United States Business Association (CUSBA).
Stephen has spent 25 years in economic development organizations in Connecticut, Nova Scotia & Ontario. Prior to joining WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, he served as Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region and previously held the position of Senior VP, Connecticut Economic Resource Center. Before joining CERC, he was Director Economic Development in Stamford CT. In Halifax, Stephen was a Senior Executive Major Projects for Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development's Investment & Trade Division. Previously he spent 4 years with TD Bank, and later served in sales & marketing functions at different organizations in Canada & Belgium. Stephen has been a part-time lecturer at European University and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. He received a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, completed his MBA at European University in Belgium, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of IEDC, and a Board member for the Canada-United States Business Association (CUSBA).
Stephen MacKenzie
President & Chief Executive Officer at WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation
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Joe is the Principal Broker and Senior Innovation Consultant at Edison Financial, a digital mortgage firm based in Windsor, Ontario. Upon moving to South Western Ontario, Joe retired from firefighting to focus his attentions on the mortgage industry and tech solutions to help transform a rather archaic industry. A serial entrepreneur with tech driven initiatives and startups focused on blockchain, fin tech, mortgage tech and emergency services.
Joe is the Principal Broker and Senior Innovation Consultant at Edison Financial, a digital mortgage firm based in Windsor, Ontario. Upon moving to South Western Ontario, Joe retired from firefighting to focus his attentions on the mortgage industry and tech solutions to help transform a rather archaic industry. A serial entrepreneur with tech driven initiatives and startups focused on blockchain, fin tech, mortgage tech and emergency services.
Joe is the Principal Broker and Senior Innovation Consultant at Edison Financial, a digital mortgage firm based in Windsor, Ontario. Upon moving to South Western Ontario, Joe retired from firefighting to focus his attentions on the mortgage industry and tech solutions to help transform a rather archaic industry. A serial entrepreneur with tech driven initiatives and startups focused on blockchain, fin tech, mortgage tech and emergency services.
Joe Markham
Senior Innovation Leader, Edison Financial
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Gaurav brings expertise on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and data science. He also dabbles in technical strategy and planning of autonomous vehicles (AV). Through speaking and panel gigs, he has shared platforms with prominent researchers and stakeholders of (AV) technology and expanded his network.
Gaurav brings expertise on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and data science. He also dabbles in technical strategy and planning of autonomous vehicles (AV). Through speaking and panel gigs, he has shared platforms with prominent researchers and stakeholders of (AV) technology and expanded his network.
Gaurav brings expertise on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and data science. He also dabbles in technical strategy and planning of autonomous vehicles (AV). Through speaking and panel gigs, he has shared platforms with prominent researchers and stakeholders of (AV) technology and expanded his network.
Gaurav Kumar Singh
MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School
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Bill has reduced the total cost of ownership for application workloads by over 50% and delivered automated, continuous deployment pipelines, accelerating development velocity while notably reducing defect density.
Bill has reduced the total cost of ownership for application workloads by over 50% and delivered automated, continuous deployment pipelines, accelerating development velocity while notably reducing defect density.
Bill has reduced the total cost of ownership for application workloads by over 50% and delivered automated, continuous deployment pipelines, accelerating development velocity while notably reducing defect density.
Bill Johnson
Head of IT & Software Engineering, Scribendi Inc.
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With a background in Information Systems and Information Technology, Claudius' focus was then switched to management resulting in the fantastic alignment of Business and I.T. enabling the ability to understand and deliver business solutions.
With a background in Information Systems and Information Technology, Claudius' focus was then switched to management resulting in the fantastic alignment of Business and I.T. enabling the ability to understand and deliver business solutions.
With a background in Information Systems and Information Technology, Claudius' focus was then switched to management resulting in the fantastic alignment of Business and I.T. enabling the ability to understand and deliver business solutions.
Claudius Thomas
Chief Executive Officer, Turaco Web International Group Inc.
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Trevor knew he wanted to dedicate his life to the pursuit of sustainable solutions with a focus on the sourcing, processing, and distribution of food. He has graduated from St. Clair College's Culinary Management program and is currently enrolled in Horticulture, ultimately aiming to combine the two disciplines to create comprehensive sourcing strategies. With that same emphasis for sustainability and collaboration, he became involved with Enactus St. Clair and is the Project Manager of reVERT, an innovative waste management analysis project in partnership with St. Clair College's Data Analytics and Mobile App Development programs. In 2019, reVERT was chosen to represent Canada at the Enactus World Project Expo in San Jose, California. Trevor is also the Launch Coach of Cook-Up, a local food business incubator that aims to provide personalized support for budding entrepreneurs and break down the barriers surrounding entrepreneurship for minorities.
Trevor knew he wanted to dedicate his life to the pursuit of sustainable solutions with a focus on the sourcing, processing, and distribution of food. He has graduated from St. Clair College's Culinary Management program and is currently enrolled in Horticulture, ultimately aiming to combine the two disciplines to create comprehensive sourcing strategies. With that same emphasis for sustainability and collaboration, he became involved with Enactus St. Clair and is the Project Manager of reVERT, an innovative waste management analysis project in partnership with St. Clair College's Data Analytics and Mobile App Development programs. In 2019, reVERT was chosen to represent Canada at the Enactus World Project Expo in San Jose, California. Trevor is also the Launch Coach of Cook-Up, a local food business incubator that aims to provide personalized support for budding entrepreneurs and break down the barriers surrounding entrepreneurship for minorities.
Trevor knew he wanted to dedicate his life to the pursuit of sustainable solutions with a focus on the sourcing, processing, and distribution of food. He has graduated from St. Clair College's Culinary Management program and is currently enrolled in Horticulture, ultimately aiming to combine the two disciplines to create comprehensive sourcing strategies. With that same emphasis for sustainability and collaboration, he became involved with Enactus St. Clair and is the Project Manager of reVERT, an innovative waste management analysis project in partnership with St. Clair College's Data Analytics and Mobile App Development programs. In 2019, reVERT was chosen to represent Canada at the Enactus World Project Expo in San Jose, California. Trevor is also the Launch Coach of Cook-Up, a local food business incubator that aims to provide personalized support for budding entrepreneurs and break down the barriers surrounding entrepreneurship for minorities.
Trevor Ramieri
Student Advisor, St. Clair College
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Since joining TechTown in 2014, Paul has worked with a wide range of entrepreneurs focused on starting and expanding tech-focused business in areas such as alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, mobile/web-based apps and med-tech companies. Prior to joining TechTown, Paul worked at Sun Microsystems and served as the Chief Technology Officer of Innovative Health Technologies, LLC, a medical device company focused on commercializing biomedical, regenerative products for the dental industry.
Since joining TechTown in 2014, Paul has worked with a wide range of entrepreneurs focused on starting and expanding tech-focused business in areas such as alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, mobile/web-based apps and med-tech companies. Prior to joining TechTown, Paul worked at Sun Microsystems and served as the Chief Technology Officer of Innovative Health Technologies, LLC, a medical device company focused on commercializing biomedical, regenerative products for the dental industry.
Since joining TechTown in 2014, Paul has worked with a wide range of entrepreneurs focused on starting and expanding tech-focused business in areas such as alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, mobile/web-based apps and med-tech companies. Prior to joining TechTown, Paul worked at Sun Microsystems and served as the Chief Technology Officer of Innovative Health Technologies, LLC, a medical device company focused on commercializing biomedical, regenerative products for the dental industry.
Paul Riser Jr.
Director, Detroit Urban Solutions, TechTown