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ProductCamp Ottawa 2017 is now open for registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/productcamp-ottawa-2017

Register now, and keep an eye open for further announcements.

Keynote Speakers

We’re thrilled to announce our keynote speakers who will be kicking off the morning and afternoon sessions of ProductCamp Ottawa 2017:

Grant Courville, Senior Director, Product Management, BlackBerry QNX

As head of Product Management at BlackBerry’s QNX Software Systems, Grant is responsible for managing the company’s global product portfolio and strategy for the automotive and general embedded markets. Grant has over 25 years of experience in the embedded industry and is a recognized leader and spokesperson for connected and autonomous car technology and trends. In his 20+ years with QNX, he has held a variety of leadership roles in engineering, marketing and strategy.

Scott Lawrence, Senior Director, Product Management & Alliances, Klipfolio

With over 20 years of product experience in the Business Analytics market, Scott is the Senior Director of Product Management & Alliances at Klipfolio, a SaaS business dashboard company. He introduced Product Management to Klipfolio and, to better align customer and market requirements with development realities, built a team focused on maintaining organizational alignment around productivity and prioritization of investments. Since his joining, Klipfolio has moved from waterfall to agile with almost daily releases.

Blair Patacairk, Managing Director of Investment and Trade at Invest Ottawa.

Blair Patacairk moved into the position of Managing Director of Investment and Trade in November of 2014. Prior to taking on this role, Blair was the President and CEO of Telecom Gateway Services Inc., a full-service international business development consulting firm and government specialist. He was engaged as a special advisor to Invest Ottawa in the areas of foreign direct investment, trade, and government relations. As such Blair was responsible for the attraction of investment, companies, and people to the Ottawa region, the management of Ottawa’s local and global partnerships and the international spokesperson on marketing Ottawa to the world.
Blair has over twenty years of experience in the public and private sectors, including working directly with the former Mayor of the City of Ottawa, Bob Chiarelli. He brings a wealth of knowledge on strategic partnerships and growing both SMEs and Fortune 500 companies.

Want to help?

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