C-Councils

Strengthen your team from the top down.

BC Tech C-Councils are designed to facilitate a content-rich dialogue among technology CEOs and C-level executives to share insights, best practices, and challenges; with a goal of building better businesses.

We currently offer sector-focused C-Councils for several industry verticals, as well as functional C-Councils for those in specific executive roles within tech organizations.


How to Join

C-Councils are an exclusive Member Benefit of the BC Tech Association.

Unlike other CEO forums or executive roundtables, C-Council content is all business. Each C-Council is carefully curated to ensure that participants are in similar (but non-competitive) businesses and at similar stages of growth. This ensures a peer exchange that is specific, meaningful, and highly relevant to every member.

C-Councils are limited in size and pre-registration is required. Meeting information is sent via email prior to each session, and is only sent to those whose acceptance into the council has been confirmed.

To apply to join a C-Council, please email hello@wearebctech.com.


Cleantech C-Council

The Cleantech C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs of growth stage Cleantech companies.

Co-Chairs:
Ross Bailey, President & CEO, Greenlight Innovation Corp.
Neil Lang, COO, Corvus Energy


Games C-Council

The Games C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs and C-level executives of video game and gaming companies with more than 20 employees.

Co-Chairs:
Kenshi Arasaki, Founder & CEO, A Thinking Ape
Josh Nilson, Co-Founder & CEO, East Side Games


IT/Web Services C-Council

The IT/Web Services C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs and C-level executives of mid to large sized IT/Web Services companies with annual revenues of greater than $5 million.

Co-Chairs:
Shaun Roberts, President & CEO, Softlanding
Robert Piasentin, General Counsel, Sierra Systems


SaaS C-Council

The SaaS C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs of growth stage SaaS-based software companies with annual revenues of $1 to 5 million.

Co-Chairs:
Ian Warner, President & CEO, APRIO Inc.
Jim Secord, CEO, Kashoo


Software C-Council

The Software C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs and C-level executives of mid to large sized software companies with annual revenues of greater than $5 million.


Wireless C- Council

The Wireless C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs and C-level executives of mid to large sized technology companies with annual revenues of greater than $5 million.

Chair:
Jason Krause, SVP Corporate Development & Marketing, Sierra Wireless Inc.
Tom Nyberg, Performance Solutions Leader and GM, Finning Digital


CFO C-Council

The CFO C-Council is for those holding the title of CFO or EVP/SVP/VPs of Finance or an equivalent top executive title. Attendees must work for a BC Tech member company in any technology sector, whose core business is the development and/or distribution of technology-based products or services.

Chair:
George Reznik, CFO, Intrinsyc


COO C-Council

The COO C-Council is for those holding the title of COO or EVP/SVP/VPs of Operations or an equivalent top executive title. Individual must be responsible for executing the daily operations of a business to deliver on customer expectations.


CTO C-Council

The CTO C-Council is for those holding the title of CTO or EVP/SVP/VPs of R&D or an equivalent top executive title. Attendees must work for a BC Tech member company in any technology sector, whose core business is the development and/or distribution of technology-based products or services.

Chair:
Terry Coatta, CTO, Marine Learning Systems