Disrupted is a leading force in uniting the tech community in Manitoba, and Tech Manitoba’s premier tech conference. It’s a place for education, business connection and inspiration. With internationally recognized keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities, Disrupted is a catalyst within Manitoba’s tech ecosystem.


Forge relationships with the movers and shakers of Manitoba’s tech community



Listen, learn and ask questions with local and international thought leaders



Make yourself known with the people powering Manitoba tech

September 29
Tech for Good

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

We all know that technology has enabled us to exponentially improve productivity and connect us to others around the world. It also has enormous potential to positively affect society, and this is the area Disrupted will focus on – doing good in the world through the increased use of technology to improve inclusivity, provide opportunity to those living in remote areas and giving voice to those typically underrepresented in our community.

Disrupted Program
Thursday, September 29

8:30am – Doors Open

9:00am – Greetings

9:10am – “The Blank Slate Effect: How to Use an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Win in Business”

Erin Bury, Marketer, Tech Expert, Entrepreneur

10:00am – Networking

10:30am – “Measuring Success: Using Tech to Improve Inclusivity”

Featuring ground-breaking work by City of Winnipeg, Payworks and Level IT Up

11:25am – “Events Too Good to Miss”

11:30am – Networking

Host -
Eleanor Coopsammy

Corporate Creative Communications
Manager, Economic Development
Winnipeg (EDW)
Eleanor works within EDW’s (Economic Development Winnipeg) Marketing & Branding team providing direction for communications and media relations for EDW as well as YES! Winnipeg and Tourism Winnipeg. Her focus is elevating the Winnipeg story on the global stage; highlighting the city’s advantages, companies and attractions that make Winnipeg the ideal place to live, work, study and invest. Previously, she worked in economic development in Saint John, New Brunswick and as a news anchor, host and reporter with CTV Winnipeg for 16 years.

Speaker -
Erin Bury

One of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs
and international speaker

Co-Founder and CEO, Willful
Tech Expert
Startup Fanatic
“The Blank Slate Effect: How to Use an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Win in Business”

Named one of Bay Street Bull’s “2021 Women of the Year”, Erin Bury is one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs as the co-founder and CEO at Willful. She is also a startup advisor and former marketer and technology journalist. Drawing on her experience, Bury shows audiences how to apply entrepreneurial skills to a business of any size, harness the latest digital and marketing trends for business success, and create a killer personal brand.
Featuring ground-breaking
work by City of Winnipeg,
Payworks, and Level IT Up.
Data can be a powerful lever for progress. Leaders from the City of Winnipeg will discuss how they utilized data innovation to create a Diversity Dashboard that is becoming a catalyst for positive change and improved inclusivity. Payworks and Level IT Up provide relevant, practical advice from a tech industry perspective on recruiting a more diverse work force, using data to inform decisions and why inclusivity is good for business.

Panelists: Councillor Markus Chambers, City of Winnipeg I Anne Kresta, CEO of Level IT Up I Bahar Tajrobehkar, Ph.D., Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Manager, Payworks I Justin Dallmann, Ph.D., Data Scientist, City of Winnipeg, Department of Innovation and Technology Moderator: Jen Bodnarchuk, Senior Data Scientist, City of Winnipeg, Department of Innovation and Technology

Mix + Mingle

A networking party for Tech Manitoba’s Disrupted speakers and guests. Featuring an inspirational message from Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Winner Erica Wiebe on behalf of Neo Financial.

We know how much our community wants to connect with one another in-person, so we’re inviting our speakers, sponsors, guests and others to join us the evening before Disrupted for delicious craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails.

Networking Hour

Pick brains, bounce ideas, and engage with Manitoba’s tech community. You just might meet your next employee or employer.

Online Conference Platform

Explore the interactive conference floor to engage with fellow attendees – just like in real life. Mix and mingle as you please by moving from table to table – all with a few simple clicks.

Career Connections

Career Connections is an effective forum for introducing capable tech students to recruiters seeking quality tech talent. This popular event brings together industry professionals who are hiring for entry level roles, with graduated or near graduating tech students seeking internships and permanent employment in the tech sector. Our on-line platform is as close to in-person networking as it gets, enabling recruiters to engage with tech graduates seeking their first step into a career in tech.

Meet skilled and motivated youth through personalized rapid interview sessions at Career Connections. Search the categorized student profiles to fill your current and future recruiting needs. The categorized student profiles allow companies to prioritize candidates and easily select the tech students they wish to interview, making Career Connections an efficient and cost-effective recruitment tool. Facilitation of interviews on Remo, saving recruiters time both in identifying and interviewing prospective employees.

  • Companies hiring for entry level/internship tech roles register to participate in Career Connections
  • Entry level/internship tech roles are forwarded to virtually every post-secondary IT career development liaisons in Manitoba to promote roles to recently graduated or graduating post-secondary tech students.
  • Students register to participate in Career Connections and fill out a Student Profile Form *
  • Tech Manitoba compiles and curates all student profiles, categorizing them by tech specialty and forwards them to company reps/recruiters for review
  • Recruiters select students to interview. Tech Manitoba arranges a tight schedule of approximately 10 minutes per interview
  • Recruiters interview students on the Remo platform (virtual). Career Connections will be approximately 2 hours in duration. Should companies wish to interview more than 7 students, please consider having multiple HR reps at the event.
  • Post event, recruiters review student candidates and contact them directly for employment. **

    *Not all students who register and fill out a student profile are guaranteed an interview at Career Connections
    ** For companies who will be hiring students from this event, you may be eligible to access 8 weeks of wage assistance via Tech Manitoba’s partnership with Manitoba Start. Please connect with mhacault@techmanitoba for full details.

Looking for talent? If you are a Tech Manitoba or New Media Manitoba member looking for tech talent, we’re here to help! Connect with Marie at mhacault@techmanitoba.ca

Are you a near-graduating post-secondary student enrolled in a tech program? If you would like to participate in Career Connections to meet potential employers please reach out to Marie at mhacault@techmanitoba.ca

(Group, Member and non-member rates available)

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