Since 2014, a collective in the Genesys Toronto engineering department has been coordinating tech meet-ups every few months to discuss the latest in technology innovation. After our winter meet-up, I felt a spark in the event and our team. That spark quickly turned into a flame and is now the Genesys Toronto Technology Summit, which we now plan to host twice a year!
The April 2nd Toronto Tech Summit was our most successful summit to date. Successful in being sold out, speakers, and in the enthusiasm from our organizers as this event is a labour of love. The event not only helped get the word out about Genesys engineering, but also to the new world of possibilities in technology, design, app development, and wearables.
We were stoked to have Tom Emrich of We are Wearables not only host the event, but be a planning mentor to us for the big day. Our content spanned from emerging wearables technology, to app development, and UX processes. I was happy to hear that the attendees were more than impressed with the roster, and were excited to share the content on Twitter (#TOTechSummit) which was on fire during the day!
All of these speakers are true rock stars and I am humbled that they were gracious enough to speak at our event. Thank you to our speakers:
- Joel Grenier – UX Director, You. I Labs
- Leor Grebler – Co-Founder and CEO, The UBI
- Macy Kuang – Expert Google Glass/ Google Cardboard. Founder, Miaomiao Games
- Sachin Mahajan – Director of IoT, Telus
- Renn Scott – Founder and Chief Designer, Daily Goods Fashion Tech
- Nick Van Weerdenburg – Founder, rangle.io
- Jay Vidyarthi – Lead Designer, Muse
- Nick Zhu – CTO and David McHoull of Retail Common
Additional thank you to our event sponsors who donated incredible prizes from: InterXion, Telus, Thalmic Labs, The Muse, and The UBI.
Finally, thank you to our incredible team that brought the event together: Adrian Lee-Kwen, Damjan Pelemis, Jennifer Li and Scarlett Mitchell, and everyone from the Genesys Markham and Toronto offices who volunteered and made this event a grand slam.
What a road we’ve traveled! The entire team is proud that the Genesys Toronto Tech Summit brings a new and exciting event in the city. And that Genesys has an avenue to build recruiting opportunities (we are hiring!), product awareness, and networking opportunities to the technological community.
See all the April TOT Summit photos from the event on the Genesys Facebook page.
We hope to see you at the next Genesys Toronto Tech Summit, Thursday, 1 October 2015 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT). Registration page is open for early registration! Check often for updates on new speakers and topics. Click here to for more information. See you there!