YVR Tech Talk + CEO Roundtable

Stripe will host a panel of executives from Vancouver-based companies who will discuss how they’ve built global companies. Additionally, Avi Bryant of Stripe’s Data Engineering team will give a tech talk on how Stripe uses Probabilistic Programming to build internal models. It'll give a broad introduction to the underlying technology and how it’s applied at Stripe. The session will include audience Q&A.

300PM - Tech Talk: Probabilistic Programming
330PM - Audience Q&A
345PM - CEO Roundtable: Growing Your Business Globally
415PM - Audience Q&A

Govind Dandekar


Stripe Canada Lead

Govind leads Stripe’s operations in Canada. Prior to Stripe, Govind worked at Google and Mojio and studied Economics and Computer Science at Stanford and UBC. Govind is originally from Iowa, and now proudly calls Vancouver home.

Avi Bryant


Data Engineer

Avi has spent the last 4 years building data and machine learning teams and infrastructure at Stripe. Previously he played similar roles at Etsy, Twitter, and Dabble DB. He lives on a small island off the coast of BC.

Kathryn Loewen


CEO & Founder of Control

Kathryn has more than 15 years of experience in banking technology and payments management, working with companies such as SAP and Citigroup. She is the founder and CEO of Control (www.getcontrol.co), a leading transaction analytics and alerts platform for SaaS and Commerce businesses. Control was founded in 2014, and is backed by Vanedge Capital and BDC.

Jayesh Parmar


CEO & Founder of Picatic

A serial entrepreneur with two decades of event industry experience. Jayesh Parmar is Picatic’s (www.picatic.com) CEO/Cofounder and is listed as one of the world's top 10 Tech Entrepreneurs Disrupting The Event Industry

Simon Wong


CEO & Co-Founder of Pixieset

Simon is the CEO and co-founder of Pixieset (www.pixieset.com), a leading photo hosting and e-commerce solution for professional photographers. With a background in programming and a passion for tech, Simon enjoys being hands on and creating companies from scratch.

Carter Gilchrist


Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of Unbounce

Carter is an experienced entrepreneur, skilled designer, and developer with over 17 years of Product Development. He was recently named Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40.

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