MEDIA RELEASE via WEtech Alliance
Windsor. ON., February 22, 2022
TeCK Week YQG is set to return digitally this year, March 21st-27th offering a collaborative series of events spearheaded by WEtech Alliance. The week brings together tech leaders, founders, talent, researchers, investors, expats, and the broader community.
This year the week will be delivered entirely online and feature a number of high-profile speakers and guests including Anthony Di Iorio, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder and CEO of Decentral, Susan R. Crystal, Consul General of U.S. in Toronto, and Kelly Hoey, Networking Expert, Speaker and Author.
Now in its fifth year, this week-long event is the largest regional technology festival dedicated to tech, talent and community.
“WEtech Alliance is thrilled to bring TeCK Week YQG to our clients, partners and regional tech community,” said President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, Yvonne Pilon. “The pandemic has highlighted just how important a vibrant, innovative technology industry is to our society, economy and daily lives. Although we had hoped to be back IRL this year, the virtual platforms we’ve adopted give us an opportunity to bridge the urban-rural divide by bringing programming to all corners of Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and beyond.”
The schedule for TeCK Week YQG 2022 includes:
Tech Predictions Day powered by Deloitte will kick off the week with an in-depth look at the top Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) trends set to impact the marketplace in 2022 and beyond. The event welcomes Duncan Stewart, co-author of the annual Deloitte Global TMT Predictions 2022 report. The event will take place Monday, March 21st.
Tech Women Day powered by U.S. Consuls General will bring women entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals together for an evening of virtual networking designed to empower and connect. The event will feature remarks by Consul General Susan R. Crystal, a fireside chat with Spellbound Founder and CEO, Christina York, and a facilitated networking session with networking expert, Kelly Hoey. The event will take place Tuesday, March 22nd.
Tech Founder Day powered by Spoken Artists will focus on helping Founders advance and grow their technology businesses. The event will feature Ethereum Co-founder & Decentral Founder & CEO, Anthony Di Iorio. From cryptocurrency, blockchain, finance and business, this wide-ranging conversation will cover Anthony’s career as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer and thought leader, as well as his insights on the “Perfect Formula” for entrepreneurs and leaders looking to grow. The event will take place Wednesday, March 23rd.
Tech Homecoming Day powered by WEtech Alliance will bring together Windsor and Chatham-area expats, former residents, alumni, newcomers and regional leaders to reconnect and reinvest with the place they once called (or will soon call) home for discussions centered around turning the region into a Hub of Innovation. The event’s confirmed panelists include Jasen Sams, Vice President at Rocket Innovation Studio, Joel Paglione, Founder of Picks and OakBottle; and Jenny do Forno, Head of Talent at OMERS Ventures. The event will take place Thursday, March 24th.
Tech Mobility Day powered by Invest WindsorEssex will focus on cross-border opportunities within the mobility space. The event will feature Michigan Central Station, a mobility innovation district in Detroit, anchored by the iconic Michigan Central Station, that brings innovators together in a dynamic urban ecosystem of community, culture, and cutting-edge technology, to create mobility solutions that make the world better for everyone. The event will take place Friday, March 25th.
Tech Talent Day powered by WinHacks will explore the world of mobility and feature industry experts and companies who are transforming the way we move people and goods. This year’s event will feature similar themes, challenges, and goals, while once again breaking new ground for digital events. This three-day event will be held virtually Friday, March 25th through 27th.
The 2022 Tech Awards powered by TekSavvy Solutions Inc. will honour the region’s technology innovators, in all stages and sectors, for their achievements and success in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. Each of this year’s winners will receive a one-of-a-kind award created by Andrew Tompsett, owner of Hill Valley Maker. The winners will be revealed throughout TeCK Week YQG through a series of Tech Awards podcasts, hosted by Sarah Haefling, owner of Elevate Podcast Co. and host of the Made it Happen podcast; and shared online through WEtech Alliance’s social media channels.
Additional events throughout the week include an Innovation Information Forum for women-led businesses and a Diversify Your Supply Chain event powered by Invest WindsorEssex.
The week is free-to-attend and gives unique access to experts and thought-leaders who will be sharing knowledge on subjects such as emerging technologies and trends, startup growth, mobility, tech talent and community innovation.
Anyone wishing to learn more or attend can do so by visiting: www.techweekyqg.com.