Tech leaders in engineering, marketing, startups, and more share their hard-earned insights with the Terminal community.
Dr. Andrew Costa & Graham Campbell: Using Big Data to Fight COVID-19
The toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on daily life can’t be overstated. All of us have had to rapidly adjust the way we live and listen to the medical community to keep people safe. Scientists, researchers and medical professionals around the world are collaborating to find solutions or treatments to combat the virus.
In this talk, we bring experts to you so you can ask them anything, without leaving your own home. Dr. Andrew Costa is the chair of clinical epidemiology and research director at the school of medicine at McMaster University, Waterloo Region Campus. Dr. Costa and his team are passionate about using big data to help us solve the medical challenges of the future.
We will explore a number of key topics including:
Epidemiology and the current COVID-19 implications
Leveraging big data and real-time tools in healthcare
Using big data to solve problems in our modern world
Graham Campbell is a Research Coordinator on Dr. Costa’s team and will be moderating the discussion and fielding questions from our online audience. Graham’s current areas of focus include qualitative health systems research, facilitating interdisciplinary projects with partners, and exploring new technologies in safe, effective, and accessible patient care.
About the speaker Dr. Andrew Costa
Dr. Costa is the Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology and Aging in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Costa also serves as the Research Director at the DeGroote School of Medicine, Waterloo Regional Campus. Dr. Costa is also the Research Director of The Big Data and Geriatric Models of Care Research Cluster, a collection of scientists and clinicians that use big data to inform and evaluate better models of care for older adults in communities across Canada.
Dr. Costa’s research program promotes evidence-based care and health policy in seniors and geriatric care. Dr. Costa is an interRAI Fellow where he is engaged in the Network of Excellence in Acute Care (iNEAC) and leads the Emergency Department Working Group. He has received CIHR awards for his research in health services and policy.His program of research makes use of health information and technology to develop better models of care and decision support systems in home and community care, and emergency departments.
Latif Nanji & Sam Legge: Modern Day Product Management
What is modern day product management? What is it like building a product for product managers while scaling rapidly? What’s the differences between managing B2B and B2C products? We explore these questions and more in our next Terminal Tech Talk.
This talk features Latif Nanji, the co-founder and CEO of Roadmunk, one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America. Roadmunk is a powerful SaaS platform for product strategy and roadmapping with over 100 employees Toronto and Waterloo Region.
Moderating this fireside chat will be Sam Legge, Product Manager and Consumer Experiences Lead at North, the makers of the world’s first everyday smart glasses. North has raised approximately $200 million dollars to develop a world’s first consumer product, Focals by North.
During this tech talk, we will explore a number of topics including:
1] Product Design and Minimum Saleable Products
2] Products Role in the Modern Tech to Drive Growth
3] Minimizing Cognitive Load In Product Design
4] Retention and Reforge as Drivers
Matt Rae: Show Don't Tell, How Design Teams Can Leverage Other Teams to Change Design Culture
Do you love product design? Are you a product designer? Our next Terminal Tech Talk features Matt Rae who will walk us through how design teams can leverage other teams to change design culture. He will cover how designers should collaborate, evangelize and equip teams internally. He also covers how to listen to your teams to create great products and a strong design culture. Matt is a design ambassador, outdoor enthusiast and founder.
Matt Rae is also a product designer at Zenreach. Zenreach is a technology company based in San Francisco, California. Zenreach also has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona as well as Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Zenreach produces a SaaS marketing platform used by businesses with physical locations. They are presently hiring across all three offices.
We will explore a number of topics including:
1\ Collaboration: effective design through team collaborate.
2\ Evangelism: showing the success of design initiatives to the team.
3\ Equipping: equipping teams with the tools to engage with design.
4\ Listening: for feedback on product, design teams need to listen
Ramaneek Khanna: The Technical Evolution of a Startup
We love bringing CTOs to you and we have another awesome CTO coming to Terminal from Palo Alto! Ramaneek Khanna is the Chief Technology Officer at Earnin which the New York Times said is part of the ‘Next Wave of Unicorn Startups.’ Earnin has raised over $190M in venture funding from some of the best technology investors in the world including Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global and Spark Capital, just to name a few.
In this Tech Talk, we will explore a number of topics including:
Building a data infrastructure that works for everyone and doesn’t bring down production!
Evolution of security – Navigating the tradeoffs of open access and security best practices
The challenging road going from a monolithic architecture to micro services
Organizational growth – structure and specialization
Henry Shi: CTO Who Built Production-Grade Deep Learning Systems and Went from Zero to $100M in Sales
We’re proud to bring you a Forbes 30 Under 30 CTO who built production-grade deep learning systems while going from zero to $100M USD in sales. How can you take an engineering first approach to developing impactful business strategies? How do software leaders evolve from technologists to CTOs while simultaneously building teams during hypergrowth? How do AI thought leaders think about deep learning, natural language processing, and machine learning applications today?
Leading a company from zero to $100M runrate in under three years while balancing and building world-class technical teams is a humbling experience. That’s exactly what Toronto-based SnapTravel has done, aside from adding the greatest shooter in NBA history to their team.
In this Terminal Tech Talk we bring you Henry Shi, co-founder and CTO of SnapTravel, in conversation with Mohammed Ridwanul, Product Manager at Dessa where Mohammed’s team has built an AI platform that helps the world’s largest and most complex organizations build real-world value with advanced AI.
Kartik Talwar: World-class investing, engineering and hackathons
“No one, VC or angel, has invested in more of the top startups than Ron Conway. He knows what happened in every deal in the Valley, half the time because he arranged it.” –Paul Graham on The Ronco Principle
SV Angel is a San Francisco-based investment firm that is widely regarded as one of the most successful angel investing firms of all time. Kartik Talwar joined SV Angel in 2014 as an Insight Engineer while studying Astrophysics at the University of Waterloo. At SV Angel, Kartik ultimately built internal tools to track all investments, deals, financing, requests and relationships across 500 investments made and thousands considered ever year.
How did they evaluate thousands of the top investment opportunities? How did they invest in the earliest rounds of Google, PayPal, Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter, SnapChat, Square and other titans?
What’s it take to launch a global engineering and education initiative like Hack The North and ETHGlobal? How are great teams and ideas brought to life? What does engineering excellence and the world’s top talent look like in the heart of American tech culture?
Kartik Talwar, now a General Partner at A.Capital and Advisor at SV Angel, will walk us through these questions and more in our next Terminal Tech Talk.