Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada

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Event Date Thu Apr 16 PDT (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Thu Apr 16 11:00am - Thu Apr 16 8:00pm
Location Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada
Region Americas

In technology, mergers and acquisitions are a regular occurrence and can be a path to growth. Every tech company needs to be “M&A Ready”. Learn from the biggest exit success stories, the multiple exit stories, and connect with the players that made them happen. is the go-to event for technology industry players who want to understand the ins and outs of selling – or buying – technology companies. This event is not just for tech companies looking to exit in the near term – it is about being “M&A ready” from day one. You’ll understand what you need in place to be able to act intelligently to plan for the future, to react to unsolicited in-bound acquisition interest, or to be able to move quickly should consolidation start happening in your industry. is the only conference of its kind in Canada –focused solely on mergers and acquisition strategies for technology companies.


2020 Speakers


Shannon Byrne Susko
Former President & CEO — Subserveo (Acquired by Dst Systems)


Jade Bourelle
Founder, Talemetry, (Acquired by K1 Investment Management)

Daniel Lee
Managing Director, Technology & Innovation, CIBC

Kathy Butler
Managing Director & Head, CIBC

Cameron Burke
Managing Director - Advisory, PwC

Aly Gillani
Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Brent Holliday
Founder & CEO, Garibaldi Capital Advisors

Dani Lipkin
Innovation Sector Head, Tmx Group

Bruce Townson
Former CEO, Ecotagious (Acquired by Uplight)

Barbara Kinnaird
CEO, Response Biomedical

Lyndsay Kerwin
Vice President, Silver Smith Capital

Sureel Sheth
Principal, JMI Equity

Dan Blondal
CEO, Director and Founder, Nano One Materials Corp

David Ferguson
Former CFO, Aquatic Informatics

David Raffa
President, Valeo Corporate Finance Ltd.

Erin Campbell
President, ECMB Capital Partners

George Reznik
Chief Financial Officer, Intrinsyc Technologies (Acquired by Latronix Inc)

Hans Knapp
Partner and Co-founder, Yaletown Partners

Harry Chemko
CEO& Co-founder, Elastic Path Software

Iain Mant
Partner, Fasken

Jay Rhind
Partner, Rhino Ventures

Jeremy Billan
Partner, Growth Equity, BDC Capital

Nicky Senyard
Founder & CEO, Fintel Connect, Former Founder & CEO of Income Access (Acquired by Paysafe)

Joe Timlin
Managing Director, CIBC Innovation Banking

Keith Marett
President, Home Energy Mgmt, Generac Power Systems, Former Ceo Neurio Technology Inc. (Acquired by Generac)

Kyle Duignan
Director, Growth & Transition Capital, BDC Capital

Leah Nguyen
Business Enablement Director, Telus Ventures

Matias Marquez
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Buyatab (Acquired by Stored Value Solutions)

Shivalika Handa
Managing Director, Corporate Finance, PwC Canada

Oksana Horsman
Partner - Deals, PwC

Praveen Varshney
FCPA, FCA, Director, Varshney Capital Corp.

Mark Longo
Managing Partner — Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Tiffany Jung
VP Strategy & Ops, Commit DEV

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors


• PwC
• Garibaldi Capital Advisors
• Fasken

• GrowthPoint Thecnology Partners

• Royal Bank
• Nimbus Synergies Inc.
• PwC
• Osler