Steve Woods maybe Canada's top tech developer. As site lead and engineering director at Google’s largest Canadian product development location in Kitchener-Waterloo, Dr. Woods is responsible for building and fostering a creative culture of innovation, engineering, and product delivery. He has led teams at Google in delivering projects central to Google’s worldwide mission - from advertising systems to consumer services in social, communications and retail areas. In addition to working on a volunteer basis with entrepreneurial organizations in the K-W area, Dr Woods previously founded several Silicon Valley companies including NeoEdge Networks (in-game advertising) and Quack.com (interactive voice services), which was acquired by AOL/Time Warner. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo, and has received numerous engineering and academic awards including Waterloo’s J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation.