Each year, The ASTech Award recognizes technology innovators, their achievement and success in our community in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  Join tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, representatives from industry, government, and academia in celebrating these achievements.

Here are some of the community builders that will be at the ASTech Awards. Come and say hi and have a great conversation.


Conversation Topic(s): Accelerating Innovation to Market; Community Collaborations

  • Tom Ogaranko, Chief Innovation Officer, Trustbix (Blockchain Agrifood Supply Chain Technology)
  • Community Connections: CapitalRoad, Technology Alberta, Canadian Accelerator & Incubator Network


Conversation Topic(s): Change Management, Inclusive Innovation Workplaces

  • Melanie Grob, Change and Project Management Consultant and Geophysicist
  • Community Connections: MentorUP, Shaw, Nutrien


Conversation Topic: Data Visualization – Understanding Your Data Drives Better Decisions

  • Jeff LaFrenz, CEO VizworX; Past ASTech Award Winner
  • Community Connections: MentorUP, Technology Alberta


Conversation Topic(s): Alberta-wide Opportunities for Collaborative Innovation, Community Introductions

  • Gail Powley, P.Eng – President, Technology Alberta; Past APEGA Award Winner
  • Community Connections: Alberta Innovate RIN, MentorUP, Technology Alberta


Conversation Topic(s): Championing Indigenous Opportunities; Leading Approaches to Youth Workforce Engagement

  • Ahmad Jawad – CEO Intellimedia (Educational Software)
  • Community Connections: Alberta Innovates RIN, Technology Alberta, Edmonton Research Park Business Consortium


Conversation Topic(s): AI Applications in Health, Building a Company

  • Bruce Matichuk – CTO Health Gauge (Wearable Health Monitoring)
  • Community Connections: University Collaborations


Conversation Topic(s): Oil Sands Tailings Management, Clays, Inclusive Innovation Workplaces, Community Introductions

  • Heather Kaminsky, NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Oil Sands Tailings Management, NAIT; Co-founder MentorUp, Co-founder Wiser,
  • Community Connections: WISER, NAIT