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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.

Browse through BC Tech’s C-Council members through the Member C-Council Directory.

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.

AI C-Council

The AI C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs and executives of growth/scale stage AI companies. The company must work within the AI, machine learning and/or natural language processing sector, either selling a product or using systems for internal processes within this area.

Chair:
Rob Goehring, CEO, Think AI

CEO – Growth

The CEO – Growth C-Council is for those holding the title of CEO for a growth stage company. 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:
Bruce QiFounder & Principal, Launchpad Technologies Inc.

CEO Scale C-Council

The CEO Scale C-Council is for CEOs who want to accelerate their scaleup journey by connecting with other scale-stage CEOs to share experiences, insights and challenges, and engaging with mentors and advisors on best practices.

Co-Chair:
Nick Chandi, CEO & Co-Founder, ForwardAI

CEO Startup C-Council

The CEO Startup C-Council is for startup founders who are serious about accelerating their growth through peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing!

Chair:
Simran Kang, CEO & Co-Founder, MyFO

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, Tantalus Systems

Climate Leadership C-Council

The Climate Leadership C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs or executives of growth stage Cleantech companies.

Co-Chairs:
Neil Lang, COO, Invinity Energy Systems

CMO C-Council

The CMO C-Council is designed for those who want to go deep on marketing, customer engagement, brand and communication, sharing best practices and tactics on how to shine brightly in a crowded marketplace.

Chair:
Darian Kovacs, Founding Partner, Jelly Marketing & PR.

Digital Health

The Digital Health C-Council is designed exclusively for CEOs and executives of growth/ scale stage Digital Health or life science companies.

Digital health/ life sciences sector refers to the use of technology, electronic communication tools, electronic records management, services and processes to deliver to deliver health care services to facilitate better health

Co-Chairs:
Andrew Morden, President & CEO, Fatigue Science
Harrison Brown, CEO, HEADCHECK Health

Talent C-Council

The Talent C-Council is for senior leaders in the talent space who are building stronger companies in BC by focusing on the key role that talent plays.

This group focuses on areas such as access to talent, D&I best practices, immigration strategy and employee development & retention.

Co-Chairs:
Helen Sheridan, Chief Human Resources Officer, STEMCELL Technologies
Tara Ataya, Chief People and Diversity Officer, Hootsuite

Metaverse C-Council

The Metaverse C-Council is for BC Tech members in the Gaming, AR/VR/MR, Web3, digital experiences and entertainment space.

Co-Chairs:

Sam Gharegozlou, President, Axiom Zen (Dapper Labs)
Josh Nilson, Co-Founder & GM, East Side Games

In House Counsel C-Council

The In House Counsel C-Council is designed for in-house legal advisors in growth and scale tech companies who want to connect and learn from others in similar roles, sharing experiences and insights on how to herd the entrepreneurial cats.

Chair:
Galyna Kostromine, Head of Legal, PressReader

Product C-Council

The Product C-Council is designed exclusively for those holding the title of Director of Product, VP Product or an equivalent 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:
Michelle Dunlea, Senior Director of Product, Clio

SaaS CTO C-Council

The SaaS CTO C-Council is for those holding the title of CTO or EVP/SVP/VPs of R&D or an equivalent top executive title in a SaaS based company. 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 services.

Chair:
Owen Ingraham, CTO at Intiveo

Social Impact C-Council

The Social Impact C-Council is designed for senior leadership of BC Tech member companies who wish to come together and collaborate on social impact initiatives.

Board Member C-Council

One of the signs of our maturing ecosystem, is that many of our members are now giving back to the next generation of tech companies as board members. This Fall BC Tech will launch a new C-Council for Board Members. This is a peer-to-peer forum about how to deliver impact and be an effective board member!

Register interest for the BC Tech Board Member C Council by emailing hello@wearebctech.com