Industry Panel and Tri-mentoring Wrap Up Event


This year’s panel theme is " Staying Ahead in a Fast Changing World: How to Effectively Adapt and Keep Up with Ever-Changing Tech Trends ". Technological trends change so rapidly these days that it is often hard to keep up and identify 'hot and in-demand' languages, platforms and technological skills. This fast-changing reality imposes major challenges on professionals in terms of career path, on students who try to acquire practical skills, and on universities which aim to design effective degree programs.

The panel will consist of 6 experienced industry professionals who have seen various cycles of tech changes and they will be commenting on/responding to student questions on topics such as:

1. What is the biggest surprise that you have encountered so far in your career in terms of technological changes?
2.  What do you do to embrace and keep up with these new trends?
3. What is one key piece of advice you would give to your junior employees (and our students) on how they could prepare themselves for this rapidly changing technology environment?

Date:  Tues., Mar 26

Time:  5:30 - 6:20 pm for the panel, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for tri-mentoring reception


      DMP 110 for the panel, Rm X836, X860, X-wing, 2366 Main Mall for the reception

Map:  Here's a map for Hugh Dempster Pavillion.

           Here's a map for the X-wing

Parking:  There is a parking lot on the SW corner of Main Mall and Agronomy Rd or you could park at the Health Sciences Parkade on East Mall.


Deepak Kumar,  Business Consultant, Ainsworth

Vicky Lee,  QE Engineer, Teradici

Chad Nantais, Director, Zkron Technologies

Clint Sello, Software Developer, SAP

Chris Simmons, Software Development Manager, Amazon

Brandi Shew, Team Manager, TELUS

Kevin Tate, Director of Product Development, Pulse Energy