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
Sponsored by: Ridout & Maybee LLP