Founder and President - Electronic Recycling Association.
Experienced in operations management, strategic planning, team leadership, public speaking, marketing, communications, project management, entrepreneurship, and consulting.
Shaun Guthrie, Director, Information Technology - Go Auto
Shaun leads and inspires a dynamic group of IT professionals that utilize cutting edge technology to advance his organization’s innovation and growth strategy. Shaun has over 17 years of Information Technology experience and holds a Computer Systems technology diploma from the Northern Institute of Technology. His passion for leadership has been at the forefront through his career and can be tracked back to his earlier days playing semi-professional hockey. His close proximity to the “trenches” enables him to understand the many challenges faced by today’s IT departments and gives him that added insight when providing strategic direction
Umashanie Reddy, Chief Executive Officer - Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth
Since 2014, Umashanie has led the dynamic and diverse team at CBFY, who tirelessly serve humanity with humility, by helping immigrant and refugee youth and their families settle and integrate. Umashanie currently is a representative on several committees, advisories and councils, including but not limited to, The Institute for Canadian Citizenship; The Council of Champions for Children and Youth; Strategic Actions for Change for Immigrant and Refugee Youth and Families and the Governance Committee Chair for the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies
Shant Chakmakian, President - SC Systems
Shant Chakmakian is the founder and president of SC Systems Inc, a Managed IT Services firm for nonprofits, charities and small businesses. With over 13 years of experience serving clients, Shant has served a variety of markets and sectors with his hallmark dedication, integrity and professionalism. Shant is a three-time NAIT graduate with honors and a former member of NAIT’s Board of Governors. He was also profiled by Edmontonian’s Magazine for their 2013 edition of 'Sizzling 20 Under 30' and was featured in 'Alberta Venture’s Lunch With' column. In 2012, Shant was awarded First Timer’s Award at the JCI Canada national conference. He is also a published writer
Jay Edwards, Vice President, Calgary Region - David Aplin Group
Jay brings over 17 years of experience in senior level management and sales to his role. Jay is well recognized for his coaching, training and business development expertise while bringing a fresh leadership style to David Aplin Group. Jay’s dedication to ongoing professional development makes him well positioned to grow our Calgary team. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria.
Giancarlo Tanti, Manager IT Infrastructute - Millennium 1 Solutions
A highly skilled leader with over 16 years of experience in design, implementation and delivery of IT systems and services, technical architecture, transformational project management, privacy/security vulnerability mitigation, disaster recovery and people management. Spending the past 2 years in the private sector I have invested over 10 years in the public healthcare sector. He oversees several groups within a technology portfolio including server infrastructure, storage and backup, network operations, telephony and contact center administration, application development and various IT projects spanning across multiple portfolios.
Chris Lytwyn, Information Technology Manager
With 19 years of Information Technology experience in a variety of roles, Chris has a wealth of experience that allows him to succeed in all his endeavours. He is an engaging leader, with strong strategic planning, decision making, negotiation and customer service skills. Plus he has a wicked sense of humor.