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Tech CEOs & Entrepreneurs...what are you worth? How do you get it?

The flagship WFS Tech Conference for CEOs, founders, and investors of software and IT companies, covering Tech M&A: investment, growth, strategy, buyouts, sales, and mergers. Now virtual!

Insights from: private equity, VC, angels, strategic buyers, M&A advisors, and CEOs who’ve had a successful exit.

Growth & Exit Strategies: Canadian Tech

Jul 29, 2021


Welcome & Opening Remarks

Barbara Momboeuf, Director Marketing and Events | WFS

David Levine, Executive Vice President, Director | Corum Group (Platinum Sponsor)

13:05 – 13:30
M&A Market Update & 2021 Top 10 Disruptive Tech Trends:

How trends drive strategic imperative and lead to successful exits

Tim Goddard, Executive Vice President Corp Dev | Corum Group

13:30 – 14:30
Investors Panel: Will your strategy get funded?

Tanya Boyko, Principal | ArcTern Ventures

James Shen, Managing Partner | Pioneer Ventures Inc.

Joseph Khoubbieh, Partner | Valsoft Corporation

Jim Andrew, Member | Walnut Ventures

Moderator: Martin Lowrie, Senior Vice President | Corum Group

14:30 – 14:45
Tech Valuation Metrics: What is your company worth & how do you get it?

Yasmin Khodamoradi, Vice President Valuation Services | Corum Group

14:45 – 15:00
The Merger Experience & Short Break

15:00 – 16:15
Buyers Panel:
Do you have what they want?

Todd Crick, Partner | Astra Capital Management

Jenna Sleefe, Director | Francisco Partners

Eric Winsborrow, EVP Corporate Strategy | Hitachi Wenco International Mining Systems

Mark Miller, CEO | Volaris

Moderator: David Levine, Executive Vice President, Director | Corum Group

16:15 - 16:30
Software Bidding Wars:
Are you leaving over half your value on the table?

Bruce Milne, Founder & CEO | Corum Group

16:30 – 17:30

Sellers Panel: Advice from CEOs who’ve sold & how to prepare for an exit

Tara Akhavan, Ph.D, CEO | Faurecia IRYStec Inc

Suzanne Oakley, CFO | Bedrock Data

Scott Pickard, President & CEO | Business Infusions

Moderator: Daniel Rudich, Vice President | Corum Group

17:30 - 17:35

Corum Celebration: After the deal

17:35 - 18:00

Closing Remarks

Sponsored by: Ridout & Maybee LLP


Volaris Group

Mark Miller


New England CFO Strategies

Suzanne Oakley

Former CFO

Corum Group

Daniel Rudich

Senior Vice President

Corum Group

Bruce Milne

Founder & CEO

Corum Group

Martin Lowrie

Senior Vice President

Hitachi Wenco Mining Systems

Eric Winsborrow

EVP Corp Strategy

World Financial Symposiums

Barbara Momboeuf

International Director

Faurecia IRYStec Inc.

Tara Akhavan, Ph.D


Business Infusions

Scott Pickard

President & CEO

Francisco Partners

Jenna Sleefe

Director Bus Dev

Corum Group

Timothy Goddard

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategies

Pioneer Ventures Inc.

James Shen

Managing Partner

Walnut Ventures

Jim Andrew


ArcTern Ventures

Tanya Boyko


Valsoft Corporation

Joseph Khoubbieh


Astra Capital Management

Todd Crick

Co-Founder & Partner

Corum Group

Yasmin Khodamoradi

Vice President, Valuation Services

Corum Group

David Levine

Executive Vice President - Director


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