JABC TechWorks
March 5-6, 2024 09:00 a.m. PST

Prior registration is required in order to access the site. Contact your JA administrator.

Open to educators who wish to introduce their students to thriving tech-related career opportunities.

Sharable on the big screen with your entire class.

Special guest speakers and live Q&A.

Hop in and out according to your class schedule.

Free of charge and supplemented with digital resources.


March 5, 2024 09:00

Welcome and Land Acknowledgment

Deborah Wakeham
VP, Operations and Strategic Initiatives, JA British Columbia

March 5, 2024 09:00

Territory Welcome

Chris Silver
Council Member, Sumas First Nation

March 5, 2024 09:00

State of Tech in B.C.

Jill Tipping
CEO, BC Tech

March 5, 2024 09:00

Keynote Speaker

Anastasia Kiku
Forbes 30 Under 30, Co-Founder, Reusables.com

March 5, 2024 10:00

Jobs in Tech: Beyond the Coder

The booming tech industry offers a wide range of non-technical career opportunities, so discover exciting jobs that align with other fields of study, such as marketing, finance, human resources and more.

Emma Andris (Moderator)
People & Culture Coordinator, Redbrick

Kirsten Sutton
Technology Executive, YWCA Woman of Distinction

Kim Halowski
Community Relations Manager, FortisBC

Sonia Singh
Director of Sales – ISV and DNB, Amazon Web Services

Sarah Spratley
Program Manager, SAP Canada

March 5, 2024 11:00

Robotics: Revolution Across Industries

Discover exciting career opportunities within the ever-expanding field of robotics and witness the applications across burgeoning sectors like healthcare, agriculture, and more. 

Selena Woo (Moderator)
Vice President, Advisory Services – Associates and Operations, Nicola Wealth

Mark Radford
CEO, LMI Technologies

Madeleine Bouvier
Marine Project Scientist, Open Ocean Robotics

March 6, 2024 09:00

Game Development: Where Art Meets Code

Explore the exciting world of the game development industry, delving into the creative and technical forces that power this dynamic career field. 

Rocky Ozaki (Moderator)
Founder & CEO, NoW of Work Inc

Megan Moreau
Biomechanist & Human Movement Scientist, Electronic Arts

Joshua Nilson
Retired, Eastside Games

Tim Heusken
Art Director

March 6, 2024 10:00

AI: Shaping Our Future

As the significance of Artificial Intelligence soars, learn more about the thrilling array of occupational possibilities it unlocks in our lives now and the near future.

William Johnson (Moderator)
Founder, Vancouver Tech Journal

Inga Seelemann
Principal Director, Tech Strategy & Advisory Lead for Resources in Canada, Accenture

Abdul Moiz
Manager – AI Accelerator, TELUS

Nikhil Gupta
Sr. Manager, OnActuate

March 6, 2024 11:00

Tech Transformations: Powering Growth Across Industries

As technology transforms the way every industry workslearn about some of the most promising opportunities throughout other rapidly expanding sectors, like retail, construction, healthcare, mining and others. 

David Burns (Moderator)
Associate Vice President, Academic, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Michael Artley
Senior Director Information Technology, Acuitas Therapeutics

Laurie Desautels
VP Digital Transformation, Prospera Credit Union

Steve Banick
Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, TELUS

Thank you to our Partners!

Provincial Partners

Presenting Partner

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Thank you to all the organizations providing speakers!

Acuitas Therapeutics
BC Tech
Carbon Engineering
Eastside Games
Electronic Arts
LMI Technologies
Open Ocean Robotics
Rigid Robotics
Techbrew Robotics
Teck Resources
Uncommon Purpose
Vancouver Tech Journal

Contact Us

For technical issues, please email

For JABC TechWorks registration or other program inquiries, please contact
Beatriz Araujo at beatriz.araujo@jabc.org