Pansy has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years and her diverse interests have led to a diverse career. She has held marketing, product management and design roles at Microsoft, IBM, Deloitte and Intuit. She is currently the Director of Product and Design at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment where she and her team work on bringing the best digital fan experiences to Toronto Maple Leafs, Raptors, TFC, Argos and Live Entertainment fans in and out of the arena.
Jason Field is the Founder & CEO of BrainStation, the global leader in digital skills training and workforce transformation. BrainStation offers diploma programs, certificate courses, events and corporate training through online and in person learning in state-of-the-art campuses in cities such as New York, Chicago, Toronto, Boston and Vancouver.
Nora is the founder of Bright + Early, a modern HR consultancy on a mission to craft the world's best workplaces. Bright + Early works with startups and creative companies to design cutting-edge people programs and policies. Passionate about inclusion in tech, she's also a frequent writer and a contributor to projects like the Parenting Playbook.
Alec is a co-founder and Director of Partnerships at The UXR Collective, the creators of the UXR Conference. For his day job, Alec is Head of Product at Finaeo, a Toronto-based startup building the tech to power the individual life and health insurance industry. In this episode, we talk about what it takes to get a conference off the ground, and how to do it bigger and better the next time.
Alisha Kassam is the founder of Side by Side Collective, a not-for-profit that’s effecting change within the technology industry in Toronto by providing women with goal-oriented mentorship and support. Alisha is especially interested in how design can be used as a tool to create social and organizational change. She’s currently a Senior Design Strategist at Shopify and a UX Research instructor and course developer at York University.