25 Years in Calgary's Tech Sector & A Focus on Enterprise Sales

JUNCTION – FOOD . STAGE . BAR - 628 8TH AVE SW CALGARY Calgary, T2P 1G4 - View Map Calgary
Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 6:00 PM (MST)

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About this event

Calgary has the second-highest number of headquarters that belong to the country's largest companies. Hear from leaders in providing innovative solutions to large companies about their stories and how they have succeeded in engaging enterprise clients.

Feature Speaker: Jay Gohill

Jay Gohill is the President and a founding partner of Arcurve Inc., one of North America’s leading full-service software development companies. He has successfully led the growth of the company for over 13 years. He is committed to building a reputation of quality and delivery for our clients, while building a strong technical and social culture within the company. This has allowed Arcurve to continually grow and succeed through a number of economic and social conditions.

With over 25 years of experience in software and technology, Jay is a self-taught software professional and entrepreneur. He has hands-on experience in technical roles as a developer, architect, and project manager, as well as practical experience in management roles as a Team Lead, Product Manager, Director and CEO. His straight-forward approach has earned him a reputation as a decisive leader and astute problem solver who gets things done.

His goal is to nurture a culture of innovation and transformation in Calgary, as this is the community that help nurture his growth and success.

Feature Startup: Michelle Stepp, President and Founder of VantEdge

From regulatory expert to the leader of one of the fastest growing startups in Calgary. Hear about how Michelle has successful engaged many of the biggest companies in Calgary since launching her company under a year ago. Michelle is the President and Founder of VantEdge, an enterprise software company which has raised significant capital and found real success with energy companies across North America. Michelle is the visionary behind VantEdge’s compliance CompliShield. A solution which allows clients to identify the gap between legal requirements, internal programs and procedures, operational implementation, and assurance activities.

Feature Organization: Chris Foster, Vice-President, Information Services and Chief Information Officer, TC Energy

What do innovative companies need to think about when they are approaching large companies? What is the strategic vision of large energy companies when it comes to working with technology and how do they interact with the startup community? TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) is one of the biggest companies in Canada exporting and developing energy solutions across Canada, the United States and Mexico. Hear from Chris about what you need to know if you want to work with TC Energy and other large companies.



Wednesday, Jan 29
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)


628 8TH AVE SW CALGARY CalgaryT2P 1G4

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  • Chad Ford

    Chad Ford

    and Startup Grind Calgary Chapter co-Director

    Director, Founder Institute Western Canada

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  • Tara McLaughlin

    Tara McLaughlin

    Paper Crane Media

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    Chad Ford


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    Kelby Price

    XQ Msg

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    Jason Wang

    Bennett Jones LLP

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    Jason Byrne

    Jobs Alberta

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    Eibi Likcani


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