NOVEMBER 15 & 16 2023

MORRIS J. WOSK CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE

“If you are an entrepreneur, woman, BIPOC, or any other minority, you want to be HERE. If you are not, you want to MEET US.

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key Topics

Learn how to use AI to improve your business.

Connect with Women who are breaking the mold at a powerful women’s block.

How to manage your risk in Cibersecurity

Get exclusive insights from Consulates and gov leaders to find opportunities in the Americas.

Discover how minority owned businesses are accessing financial stability

Succesful study cases of entrepreneurs

THE PLATFORM TO
CONNECT AND EXPAND

meet our speakers

DAC 2023 is the scenario that brings together leaders in the region to open the conversation about Innovation and Tech education while giving businesses the opportunity to expand their knowledge and networking, all in one place.

John Price

Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence.
“LATIN AMERICA - THE DECADE OF RAPID CHANGE THAT AWAITS”

Evelyn Miralles

Former Chief Engineer Nasa & Board Member.
THE FIRST LATIN WOMAN BEHIND THE SPACEWALKERS.
Aracelli Ramos

Aracelli Ramos

Public Relations and Promotions Director, Casa Cuervo
HOW TO TURN A REJECTION INTO A YES.

Armando Huitron

Senior Vice President — Global Partnerships & Segments.
TECH BEYOND TOMORROW

Martin Evers

Sr. National Channel Sales Manager, Microsoft
Unlocking the Power of AI for Small Businesses
About

Cody Looking Horse

Social Media Engagement Coordinator for IFA Indigenous Friends Association
Innovative programs that are changing the lives of minority groups.
About

Najib Raie

Vice President PRIMACORP VENTURES INC
Breaking Boundaries - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, Driving Education, and Fueling Minority Business Success.
About

Tomas Zunino

Sr. Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Roundtable: Tech Resilience: Empowering Minorities in a Changing World Discussion.
About

James Szantho

Account Executive, Telus Fully Managed for SMES
Planning through IT for the Future
About

Keely Hilario

Channel Enablement Manager, Telus Fully Managed for SMES
Planning through IT for the Future
About

Mariat Jibril

Regional Manager 2SLGBTQ+TD BANK
Accessing Financial Stability as a minority owned Business.
About

Sonia Zebadua

Owner
“Mi Tierra Latina”
Accessing Financial Stability as a minority owned Business.
About

Randy Purcell

Writer, mystic entrepreneur, author and metaphysical millionaire
Entrepreneuring: Tips and Traps
About

Tammy Rea

Regional Manager, Women in Enterprise
Elevate your confidence and make Key decisions.
About

Anna Gradie

Confidence Coach
Elevate your confidence and make Key decisions.
About

Erik Kaas

Industrial Technology Advisor, NRC IRAP, Government of Canada
Funding opportunities for innovative companies
About

Heather Bell

Consultant and manager immigration, Bell Alliance
Roundtable: The future of Labor Force
About

Sergio Camarena

Owner,
Xolo Digital Lab
Quantity vs Quality
About

Caio Castelluber

Senior UX Researcher ScotiaBank
Why your marketing campaign might not be working in your favor? learn practical UX tips to improve performance.
About

Jenny Perez

Managing Director Perez McKenzie Immigration
Breaking Boundaries- Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, Driving Education, and Fueling Minority Business Success
About

Anita Huberman

President & CEO SBOT
Roundtable: Tech Resilience: Empowering Minorities in a Changing World Discussion.
About

Cassandra Dorrington

President & CEO - CAMSC
Grow Your Diverse Business: Expanding through diverse certification.
About

Kim Wysseier

Owner, Organizational Strategist and Principal Leadership Consultant
Roundtable: The future of labor force
About

Jehanne Marie Burns

Clarity Coach for Business, Career & Life
Trade show activity: Learn to level Up Your Networking skills!.
About

Mariana Martinez

Business Development Consultant
Breaking Boundaries- Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, Driving Education, and Fueling Minority Business Success.
About
DAC2023

Rountables, workshop and networking opportunities

Workshop Día
Tech Roundtable: Tech beyond tomorrow
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
9:15 am
to 10:15 am
Women Block: The Women to know in the Americas
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
9:00 am
to 10:30 am
Planning through IT for the Future: How to set your business up for growth, in a way that is scalable - Telus FM.
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
10:35 am
to 11:20 am
Cyber security Awareness: How to mitigate your risk by investing in your Cyber security - Telus FM
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
10:35 am
to 11:20 am
Digital adoption, Workplace Accessibility and Export to Grow your Business - SBBC
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
10:35 am
to 11:20 am
Elevate your Confidence and make key-decisions - Anna Gradie
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
10:35 am
to 11:20 am
How to Pitch - Pocket Ninja Strategies
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
11:30 am
to 12:00 pm
One to one: Women Speaker Evelyn Miralles
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
11:30 am
to 12:00 pm
Unlocking the Power of AI for Small Businesses - Microsoft
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
1:00 pm
to 2:15 pm
Funding opportunities for innovative companies - Erik Kaas
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
1:15 pm
to 2:15 pm
Panel: Accessing Financial Stability as a minority owned Business
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
1:15 pm
to 2:15 pm
Supplier diversity Benefits - CAMSC
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
1:15 pm
to 2:15 pm
Main Conference: Latin America, the Decade of Rapid Change that awaits - John Price
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
2:15 pm
to 3:15 pm
Roundtable: The future of labor force
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
2:15 pm
to 3:15 pm
Learn impactful strategies to meet user expectations - Caio Castelluber
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
3:20 pm
to 4:20 pm
Entrepreneuring: Tips and Traps - Randy Purcell
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
3:20 pm
to 4:20 pm
Quantity vs Quality: Tangible results for your social media - Xolo
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
3:20 pm
to 4:20 pm
Innovative programs that are changing the lives of minority groups - IFA
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
3:20 pm
to 4:20 pm
Consulates Roundtable: Working together to build business opportunities in the Americas
Date:
Nov 15
Hour:
4:20 pm
to 5:30 pm
Roundtable: Opportunities in the Cascadia Region through innovation
Date:
Nov 16
Hour:
4:20 pm
to 5:30 pm

event goals

01

Create a smart atmosphere for making connections

Find a scneario to create alliances and connect with other leaders between US, Canada and Latin America Countries

02

Facilitate opportunities to interact and network One-to-one

Provide tools that allow SME’s to Boost Businesses

03

Foster a inclusive environment for SMEs

Support SMEs to imporve financial performance in terms of achieving commercial goals and the quality of products and services.

Ticket Benefits

buy and live the experience

DIGITAL RISK ASSESSMENT

BY Telus Fully Managed

An assessment TELUS offers based on your business/company current infrastructure, and what their risk may look like. This would help close areas of security concerns.

MARKET VALUE

$1500

DIGITAL IQ ASSESSMENT

BY Telus Fully Managed

Tool designed to help business owners better understand their current IT footing. The outcome is a score to say how Digitally Intelligent their business is and get guidance on how to fill up your company gaps.

MARKET VALUE

$1500

BOOTCAMP SCHOLARSHIP

by BrainStation

Applicants can receive partial BrainStation scholarships that reduce tuition by up to $2,500 for full-time bootcamps in UX Design, Software Engineering, or Data Science at our Vancouver campus.

MARKET VALUE

$3300

COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS

by Brainstation

Individuals are eligible for partial scholarships for on campus certificate courses that reduce tuition by up to $500.

MARKET VALUE

$300

BECOME A LCBN MEMBER

Latin Canadian Business Network (LCBN)

Fill out the form and get the latest news about upcoming workshops and Webinars. – Access 5 sessions for free and get priority registration

MARKET VALUE

$200

Free access

by DAC

  • Material to take notes.
  • Merchandise for partners and sponsors.
  • All conferences and workshops.
  • Coffee break and trade show.
MARKET VALUE

$1500

SPONSORS

AT DAC 2023

PARTNERS

AT DAC 2023
John Price

One of the pioneers of market intelligence in the region. Leading thought leader of Latin American business, politics and trends. Since 1993, John has advised more than 50 of the global 1000 firms on their business strategies and market intelligence needs in Latin America. He has traveled the world advising large corporations, and this November he will be joining Digital Adoption Connector CA -U.S.A.- LATAM to share more of his expertise.

Evelyn Miralles

BBC’s ‘Top 100 Inspirational Women in the World’ in 2016.
One of CNET’s ‘Top 20 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology’ for 2015 and 2016. Miralles has been honored with the prestigious NASA ‘Flight Safety Award’ presented by the elite Astronaut Crew Office. amongst other national and international recognitions.
She will be joining DAC to discuss more about her journey and diversity in technology.

Aracelli Ramos

Public Relations and Promotions
Director, Casa Cuervo

Araceli Ramos Rosaldo is a graduate from the Universidad de Guadalajara with a degree in Tourism. She holds a master’s degree in languages from the Universität Düisburg Gesamthochschule, in the city of Düisburg, Germany, as well as a master’s degree in Senior Management from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de
Monterrey Campus Guadalajara. She is an accomplished polyglot, fluent in German, English and French. She is a Certified Meeting Specialist.
She recently completed the “Negotiation: Art and Science” program at the IPADE Business School.

J. ARMANDO HUITRON​

Armando Huitron is a Payments Industry leader with +20 years of international experience. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships & Segments at Mastercard. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the development of global programs, innovative business models and solutions to accelerate growth across new segments which extend to diverse industries such as SaaS Commerce Enablers, Embedded Finance, Gaming, Digital Goods, Healthcare, Urban Mobility, etc. He is also the Global Executive Sponsor of the Latin Business Resource Group at Mastercard.

MARTIN EVERS

Sr. National Channel Sales Manager, Microsoft

Our distinguished speaker, Martin Evers, a seasoned technologist with a proven track record in the field, will guide attendees through a dynamic journey into the realm of AI applications tailored specifically for small businesses. This interactive workshop will showcase practical use cases that are applicable across diverse industries, emphasizing the tangible benefits and ROI achieved by embracing AI-driven solutions.

Cody LookingHorse

Indigenous Friends Association

Najib Raie

Najib Raie is Vice President at Primacorp Ventures and overseas a number of operations and partnerships across Canada. He is a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience structuring, growing, and optimizing partnerships and new ventures in North America. He is a proud alma mater of University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, and Royal Roads University where he studied Commerce and Business Administration.

Tomas Zunino

As we gather these influential voices from various sectors, we aim to explore innovative solutions and collaborative strategies to bridge the gap on minority groups.

In a world that has seen the profound impact of pandemics on minority groups, it is crucial to discuss how we can better prepare for and mitigate such crises. We will delve into the lessons learned from past crises, and the strategies that innovative organizations are employing to minimize the impact on small businesses.

As we explore the intersection of technology and diversity, this roundtable will uncover innovative solutions, successful initiatives, and the potential for transformative change. After lessons learned after a crisis like the pandemic.
Join us for a forward-thinking conversation that envisions a future where technology is a catalyst for inclusivity.

James Szantho

Account Executive at Fully Managed

James Szantho, a captivating speaker on IT Digital Transformation. With a dynamic presence on stage, James brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective to the forefront, enlightening audiences about the profound impact of digital evolution in businesses and industries. James showcases how digital transformation isn’t solely a technological shift; it’s a catalyst for growth and innovation. He emphasizes that when harnessed effectively, technology has the power to revolutionize operations, enhance customer experiences, and drive profitability.

keely Hilario

Channel Enablement Manager at Fully Managed

Passionate and self-motivated organized planner. Skilled in building interpersonal relationships and time management, with exemplary ability to pick up on new information. Ease of public speaking and interacting with all types. Strong ability to multitask and clearly relay information to clients. An agent of workplace culture. Mature and confident while juggling multiple projects with changing deadlines. Confident teaching and working with others within the organization of all job titles.

Mariat Jibril

Regional Manager LGBTQ2+ TD BANK

Mariat is an experienced business development expert with a focus on strategy, sales, marketing, and community engagement. She’s also an advocate for diversity, mental health, and a sought-after speaker. She holds an Executive MBA and has been accepted into a Business Psychology PhD program.

Sonia Zebadua

Owner “Mi Tierra Latina”

Born in Chiapas, Mexico, I moved to Vancouver in 2008 to pursue Culinary Arts. After a three-year culinary apprenticeship under world-champion chef Scott Jaeager, I launched Multiservices Vancouver in 2013 with my business partner Michelle Rustrian. We started MSV with the idea of offering top quality and friendly services for any type of home with any needs. Having had previous experiences running small start-ups together, MSV was successfully launched and has been growing steadily. The challenges of running a small business as an immigrant in Vancouver have helped me grow and continue to develop myself as a leader. A highly motivated and dedicated person, I aim to deliver the best quality of service while ensuring both my team and my clients are satisfied. I want to become a philanthropist and become the person that helps my community, involving myself and my company as well as my team. I wish to leave a legacy in the world and make a difference in people’s lives.

RANDY PURCELL

R.J. Purcell is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. As the founder of Top Producer Systems, R.J. grew the Richmond B.C. company from zero to over 400 employees making it B.C.’s sixth largest software company. Along the way R.J. was named to Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 List and won The B.C. Technology Industry Association Award for Excellence in Strategic Marketing. Since the sale of Top Producer to a Nasdaq publicly traded company, R.J. has—amongst numerous other projects—produced and distributed movies for Sony Entertainment and The Lifetime Network.R.J. has just released his first book, Metaphysical Millionaires, which distills powerful principles from real-life case-studies and provides daily practices that entrepreneurs, businesspeople and goal-seekers can use to attain both success and happiness simultaneously. The book is currently receiving rave reviews with an average 4.9/5 rating from over 148 Amazon.com Verified Reviews.
“This guide often feels like a backstage pass to the routines of great minds where creativity and inspiration abounds.” KIRKUS REVIEWS

Tammy Rea

Regional Manager, Women in Enterprise

Anna Gradie

Confidence Coach

Erik Kaas

Industrial Technology Advisor, NRC IRAP, Government of Canada

Heather Bell

Consultant and manager immigration, Bell Alliance

Sergio Camarena

Owner, Xolo Digital Lab

Caio Castelluber

Senior UX Researcher
ScotiaBank

Jenny Perez

Jenny is a first-generation Canadian Citizen, who moved to Canada from Peru in 2002. As such, she has first-hand experience in the challenges of moving to a new country and starting from scratch. For almost 15 years, Jenny has assisted thousands of applicants with their immigration applications and has helped change the lives of hundreds of families all over the world by making their Canadian dream come true. As the Founder and Director of Perez McKenzie Immigration, Jenny strives for excellence in every endeavour she undertakes, and is passionate about equality for all, and women’s rights.

Anita Huberman

Experienced, dynamic, media-Savvy Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the civic, business & social organization industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Operations Management, Analytical Skills, Event Management, and Team Building. Strong business development professional with a Communications focus. Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Business from Simon Fraser University. Affiliation with Royal Canadian Navy as Honorary Captain.

Cassandra Dorrington

Cassandra Dorrington is currently the President of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of Aboriginal and visible minority communities through business development and employment.

Kim Wysseier

Leading and co-creating alongside you and your executives is how People Compass organizational strategist, mental health clinicians and leadership consultants generate the greatest value for you, your teams, and your organization.

Jehanne Marie Burns

Business Consulting, Executive Coaching, Life Coaching, Leadership Development, Career Development Coaching, Public Speaking, Team Building, Interview Preparation, Resume Review, and Training

Unlocking the Power of AI for Small Businesses

Accessing financial stability as minority owned business

Cybersecurity: How to mitigate your risks

IT planning for the future

Successful case study discussion

Be part of open conversations with experts in

technology and innovation
business and politics.

A great opportunity to Learn first hand from game
changers in Canada -U.S.A. - Latam.

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Mariana Martinez

I’m a recent graduate with a background in impact investing, operations, consulting and gender studies. Through my work, I support initiatives/businesses focused on building inclusive economies and communities by learning and following social, racial and economic justice principles. As a young professional, my dream is to eventually work at the intersection of reproductive/women’s health and economic empowerment.

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Small Business BC is an independent non-profit organization that exists to elevate every BC business. Whether we offer the service you need or connect you to another source, our goal is the same – to help you succeed.
Our core services are provided in partnership with Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) and the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation.

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