Technology is all around us, impacting the way we work, communicate and experience the outside world. As we move into 2019 there is a shift from traditional user interfaces toward something far more integrated with our very beings. A new kind of human, more connected than ever.

Join us for a beer as we explore current developments in wearable technology today, followed by a glimpse into the future of biotech as we look at what comes next.



Lisa Stirling Software Engineering Team Leader | Garmin International

Shannon Hoover Co-Founder | MakeFashion

Shannon is an innovator and technologist as well as leader in the Canadian Maker movement. He is the co-founder of the globally renowned Fashion Technology startup Makefashion and WearLabs, as well as Calgary Maker Faire and Fuse33 Makerspace. He is devoted to improving his community and world through subversive change and art directed engineering. Passions include wearable tech and augmented self-projects for MakeFashion and collaborating internationally to leverage maker culture improve quality of life.

Nav Dhunay Managing Director, Innovation | ATB Financial

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Calgary-based Ambyint Inc. and Imaginea Ai, Nav is one of the leading figures in oil and gas technology innovation and is a serial entrepreneur having attained a hard-won collection of tech startup hits in his history. Currently, as the Managing Director of Innovation at ATB Financial, Nav has his sights set on the strategic and disruptive power of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Open Banking as a platform for driving disruptive innovation in the Fintech space. Nav is also the Managing Partner of Takes Grit, an early stage micro VC investment firm.



7 p.m. - Doors open, snacks served and beer time begins

7:30 p.m. - Welcome & Introductions

7:35 p.m. - "Developments in Wearable Technology" with Lisa Stirling, Software Engineering Team Leader at Garmin

8:00 p.m. - "The role of Wearable Tech in Fashion" with Shannon Hoover, Co-Founder of MakeFashion

8:30 p.m. - Networking break

8:45 p.m. - "Biotech - the Next Iteration of Wearables" with Nav Dhunay, Managing Director of Innovation at ATB Financial

9:10 p.m. onwards - Networking and beer time resumes