NodeDay Toronto is a one-day Node.js conference by enterprise leaders, for enterprise leaders.
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NodeDay Toronto: May 2, 2018

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About NodeDay

NodeDay Toronto is a one day Node.js conference by enterprise leaders, for enterprise leaders. 200 c-level attendees will be joined by Industry leaders for a day of talks, panels, workshops and round table discussion. There will be plenty more time for networking during the coffee breaks and lunch. Node.js is the world’s most popular programming language and it’s radically changing how software is built. Node.js plays a critical role in digitizing the old enterprise businesses, providing reliable scaling & security, while helping teams explore new technologies practices such as IoT and AI. We’re creating a space for Creativity, Exploration, Discussion and Learning to help businesses learn and get in touch with the industry leaders on these topics.
Come join us at TELUS Digital Conference Space 25 York Street, Toronto, Canada on May 2, 2018 - register here

Topics & Agenda

8:00

Doors open and breakfast

9:30

State of the Ecosystem

Node.js and the Web Platform

Dan Shaw, aka “dshaw”, has dedicated his career to growing the Node.js Ecosystem. Dan was instrumental in the formation of the Node.js Foundation where he served on the Board as Director. Dan is known as "The Godfather of Node.js” for his tireless efforts to build community and align the needs of developers and business leaders.
Dan is a keynote speaker and speaks about Leadership, Node.js, JavaScript and Digital Transformation. He is recognizable as the “Voice of Node.js” as long-time host of the NodeUp podcast. Dan has created numerous events like EnterpriseJS, NodeDay, SFNode, SFNodeBots, and Nodebots Day to provide opportunities to share knowledge and learn.
Dan created the first consulting company dedicated to Node.js called The Node Firm and then the first commercial entity to productize Node.js with NodeSource. Today, Dan Shaw works across the industry providing leadership as a Strategic Advisor to companies looking grow their presence and work effectively with Node.js.

Dan Shaw

@dshaw

Strategic Adviser
nearForm

10:30

Digitizing the Enterprise

Shawn serves as Chief Digital Officer at TELUS, driving the digitization strategy for the enterprise across all core lines of business. His team is responsible for delivering a best-in-class experience supporting customers, team members and prospects that accelerates TELUS' competitive advantage, delivers on our customer-first commitment, and our goal of becoming the most recommended company globally.
As part of TELUS’s digital transformation, Shawn is using lean startup principles, agile techniques and platform thinking to generate ongoing customer feedback to bring an industry-leading customer experience.
Shawn has been a leader at TELUS since 2008, joining the Tech Strategy team to spearhead the deployment of TELUS' national HSPA+ network and first iPhone launch. Two years later, he joined the TELUS Customer Solutions team as Director, Strategy and Planning. In this role, Shawn was responsible for the consumer products and services roadmap and the delivery of large complex programs including the launch of LTE, the next generation of TELUS' industry-leading wireless network.
Shawn has a storied history in strategy, product and program development spanning over 17 years, he lives in Toronto with his wife Jennifer and their 2 children.

Shawn Mandel

@smbunk9

Chief Digital Officer
TELUS

11:15

Scale & Velocity


12:00

lunch break

1:00

Future Thinking

Machine Learning & AI

Ed Cudahy was named chief technology officer in 2016. In this role, he leads the company’s software engineering teams and oversees all technology operations and infrastructure. Cudahy has been instrumental in Condé Nast’s establishment of a first- class engineering organization, dedicated to building high-performing consumer experiences for the company’s brands. His team is committed to creating long-range solutions as Condé Nast transforms into a modern media company, creating content in all form factors and reaching premium audiences on every relevant platform.

Ed Cudahy

CTO
Conde Nast

1:45

Open Source / Innovation / Inclusivity

Open Source and Inclusion - Keys to Digital Transformation

Nithya A. Ruff is the Senior Director for Comcast’s Open Source Practice. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Prior to this, she started and grew the Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She first glimpsed the power of open source while at SGI in the 90s and has been building bridges between hardware developers and the open source community ever since. She’s also held leadership positions at Wind River (an Intel Company), Synopsys, Avaya, Tripwire and Eastman Kodak. At Wind River, she led a team of product managers in managing a world class embedded Linux distribution and was a key member of the Yocto Project advocacy team on the board. Nithya is a Director at Large on the Linux Foundation Board and represents community interests on the board.
Nithya has been a passionate advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new people in Open Source for many years. She has also been a promoter of valuing diverse ways of contributing to open source such as in marketing, legal and community. You can often find her on social media promoting dialogue on diversity and open source. She has spoken at multiple conferences such as OSSummit, OSCON, All Things Open, SCALE, Grace Hopper, OpenStack, VMWorld, OS Strategy Summit and Red Hat Summit on the business and community of open source. In recognition of her work in open source both on the business and community side, she was named to CIO magazine’s most influential women in open source list. She was recently one of 4 people to win the 2017 O’Reilly Open Source Award for exceptional contribution to open source.
Nithya graduated with an MS in Computer Science from NDSU and an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a proud mother of two daughters.

Nithya Ruff

@nithyaruff

Open Source Leadership, Speaker & Board Director
Comcast

2:30

break

3:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Security & Digital


3:45 - 5:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

5:00

Ahmad Nassri

Closing Remark

Ahmad Nassri is a hands-on technical leader, able to combine a technical background with well-developed leadership skills and a track record of motivating and inspiring teams to produce highly successful products. Author of various open-source tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide. Prior to founding Bench CI, Ahmad lead large development teams across various industries in delivering large to massive scale projects. Most recently as the VP of Engineering at Mashape, where he oversaw a global engineering team building Enterprise API products and services, used by thousands of developers and top technology organizations.

Ahmad Nassri

@AhmadNassri

Principal Architect
Telus

5:15

Networking and Drinks

Code of conduct

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Location

TELUS Digital Conference Space
25 York Street
Toronto
Canada

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