From the BlackBerry, to the Canadarm, to fundamental physics at CERN, as a Waterloo Engineer, Ben has helped contribute to some of Canada's most advanced technology. Ben has helped co-found two venture-backed tech startups and helped advance policy within 3 government space agencies, 2 divisions of the United Nations, Canadian Urban Institute, and the Yukon and Canadian Governments.
Luke has worked with +50 public sector organizations & has advised CEOs, Ministers, Ambassadors and First Nation Chiefs. He has contributed to national research on public and private sector interactions through the Conference Board of Canada. His work has been featured in national media (Globe and Mail + Vice News). He has co-founded several companies to improve evidence-based policy making.
Wes is an accomplished software architect and computer security specialist. He holds degrees from the Universities of Waterloo and Toronto in Math & Computer Science, has done computer security research funded by both the Canadian and American Governments, worked with SAP Business Objects and Google, and has led teams among Canada’s top startups (Nymi + Clearbanc).
Andrew has been developing computer, web, and mobile applications for the last 15 years. He is constantly pushing limits and improving his understanding of technology. Andrew is passionate about sharing his love for technology, and by doing so, has started a makerspace, a coworking space and ran a number of courses teaching web technologies (Lighthouse Labs) to assorted age groups.