Diversity in Tech | Gananoque

Diversity in Tech is about acknowledging that bringing people together with diverse experiences will add value to business.

On February 4th, big river technologies inc., in partnership with Town of Gananoque, The Township of Leeds and The Thousand Islands, The Chamber of Commerce, OMAFRA, and KEYS Job Centre, hosted Diversity in Tech|Gananoque at Thousand Islands Playhouse.

100 local business representatives, developers, and students gathered to gain an understanding and practical knowledge of how to create inclusive environments to truly cultivate innovative and productive teams.

The panelists leading the conversation were:

Laura Kittner – Principal Owner at Tangent, a global marketing and software development agency out of Kingston. Additionally, Laura, is a St. Lawrence College Professor of Advertising and Marketing Communications. She started her career working for PrintFleet in Gananoque.

Peng Sang Cau – Founder, President, and CEO of Transformix a global automation technology firm out of Kingston revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Peng started her company out of her Kingstonian basement with 3 engineers in 1995.

Billy Snow – User Experience Lead based out of New York at Northwestern Mutual co-leading a group of designers responsible for the company’s product line and self-service tools of the digital client experience. Billy studied Architecture before transitioning to his tech career where he worked for AOL, Fluid Inc., and CityLAB.

Alix Keller – Technology Leader at ConsenSys, a global cryptocurrency firm harnessing the power of Ethereum. She has a 20-year career developing hundreds of pieces of software. Alix also hosts a podcast that sheds light on Diversity and Inclusion.

big river attracts and retains top-tier talent and points to this effort as the reason for our diverse workforce. Take advantage of our driven technology and business strategists, architects, business analysts, quality assurers and software developers. Contact big river technologies to leverage our world-class technology teams