Co-Founder and CEO of Varafy, an edTech company focused on advancing STEM education. Werner’s high technology leadership spans finance, sales, corporate turn-around and start-ups. Werner has successfully advocated for the start-up community with provincial and municipal governments. Werner is married to Kelly, his high school sweetheart.
Randy Duguay, PEng, MEng
– Secretary and eHealth & Artificial and Machine Intelligence
Elected to the Board of Directors in June 2014. He serves as Director of eHealth & Machine Intelligence.
Business Development specialist for the City of Beaumont. She is the Founder of Empowering Women Entrepreneurs and nominated for the Women’s Superlative Award for Outstanding Woman of the Year. She is a frequent public speaker and an advocate for businesses and entrepreneurs, perpetuating a culture of collaboration and innovation.
Has been affiliated with ABCtech since 2016 as a member and event leader, co-organizing ABCTech’s 2018 Western Canadian Hemp Industry Conference. As a Professional Agrologist in the Industrial Cannabis space, Jesse is immersed in agri-tech and extensively involved in helping develop Alberta’s industrial hemp industry.
Co-founder of the Canadian Institute for International Trade (CIIT), whose focus is to support new technology companies with business development and export readiness. Kevin also founded Coole Immersive, a simulation-based learning company that significantly improved the safety records of our clients.
James Swanson, JD, MBA
Lawyer focusing on Technology, Intellectual Property, Cyber Security, Privacy, Information Governance, New Media and Entertainment. A member of the academic faculty of Athabasca U’s online MBA program teaching Business Law. After many years with large and national law firms, he recently founded a virtual law firm, SwansonLaw.ca
Supply Chain Management Association seat
Arnold is the Business Development Supply Chain Management Association of Alberta. He is a bright, passionate, self-motivated leader at his best when working with multiple projects and stakeholders. He enjoys giving back to the community, is politically active and would like to be the change he wants to see.
Alberta Canada Fusion Technology Alliance seat
Past President of ABCtech and current appointee of the Alberta/Canada Fusion Technologies Alliance.