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Meet Our Speakers


When it comes to Digital Inspiration, these are three

must-see and hear industry leaders!

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Paul Preston,



Hot and Hotter


Paul and his team work to develop and grow the province’s technology and innovation sector. This also includes driving the mandate of Bounce, a med-tech accelerator for the province, as well as multi-year digitalization initiatives that aim to help other sectors of the economy become tech-enabled, increasing their competitiveness. Paul was previously the Director of Science, Technology and Innovation at The Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa, the largest think tank in Canada, where he led a diverse team that delivered advice to industry, academia and governments and has been called as an Expert Witness to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Paul was also Director of Business Development with Plato Group/Camouflage Software in both St. John’s and Ottawa.

Michelle Simms,

Genesis Group, President & CEO

Topic:  Inspiring Your Passions From A Digital Landscape Perspective

President and CEO of Genesis Group, Genesis’ mission is to create economic wealth for the province by developing and supporting technology for entrepreneurs. She promises to inspire your passions

from the perspective of a

digital landscape. 


Don-E Coady

DC, Director


The Gig Economy and The New Face Of Work

Thought leader on bringing your digital marketing and strategies to a higher level, all kinds of things like web design, content marketing, social media campaigns and more, what Don-E really does – all day, every day – is make you look good. 

Plus more digital industry leaders sharing Tip Tech Talks 

that can help your business!

Put Va Va Voom Into Your Zoom:  By Tara Lehman of Get Eventive

Growing a Cyberstage:  By Kathie Hicks of Spirit of Newfoundland

LinkIn 101 and Getting Found 1st:  By Kristina Kearney of Avara

The Great Escape: Data Breaks Done Right:  By Brent Beshara

A Future View of St. John's:  Councillor Dave Lane