SHIFT

October 3rd, 2020 | 2 - 3:30 PM PDT


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Our Upcoming Webinar


Millennium STEM is proud to announce our upcoming webinar, SHIFT. Partnering with leaders from several accredited tech companies such as Huawei, Uber ATG, and more, we will discuss what it truly means to be a tech professional in this era. SHIFT is Millennium STEM’s first Canada-wide webinar, showcasing recent advancements made in the tech industry and exploring emerging career opportunities that intersect with tech. Through SHIFT, students will have the opportunity to explore topics such as machine learning, entrepreneurship, and 5G technology. Join us to shift the idea of what a tech professional looks like and debunk misconceptions about women in tech.

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Guest Speakers


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Gillian Cai, MBA | Huawei
How 5G Technology will Shape the Future of Tech | 2:00 PM

Gillian Cai is a Public Relations Manager at Huawei Canada, where she leads educational initiatives, corporate CSR projects, and relations with business associations. A positive team leader; Gillian believes that strong leadership and communication skills, forward-thinking, and an ability to delegate, are essential to driving a successful team. Prior to joining Huawei, Gillian has held roles as a Business Development Strategist, Project Manager, and Marketer. She has a computer science background and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

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Inmar Givoni, BSc, PhD | Uber ATG
How to Teach Cars to Drive Themselves | 2:30 PM

Inmar Givoni is a Director of Engineering at Uber Advanced Technology Group in Toronto, where she leads a team whose mission is to bring from research and into production cutting-edge deep-learning models for self-driving vehicles. She received her PhD (Computer Science) in 2011 from the University of Toronto, specializing in machine learning, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. She worked at Microsoft Research, Altera (now Intel), Kobo, and Kindred at roles ranging from research scientist to VP, Big Data, applying machine learning techniques to various problem domains and taking concepts from research to production systems. She is an inventor of several patents and has authored numerous top-tier academic publications in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, and computational biology. She is a regular speaker at AI events, and is particularly interested in outreach activities for young women, encouraging them to choose technical career paths. For her volunteering efforts she has received the 2017 Arbor Award from UofT. In 2018 she was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 inspiring women in STEM and recently recognized as one of Canada’s Tech Titans: Top 19 of 2019. She was featured in Marie Claire, Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, TWIML & AI podcast, ReWork’s list of 30 influential women in Canadian AI, UofT’s News, and other media venues.

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Aashni Shah, HBSc | Elixir Labs
How to Use Tech to Build a Better Tomorrow | 3:00 PM

Aashni is on a mission to build a better tomorrow. She is a former Software Engineer at Square, Microsoft, and Amazon and has recently launched her own Startup focused on consumer privacy called Taonga. Previously, Aashni has also launched Hype Docs, a tool to track your achievements and beat Imposter Syndrome, as well as Elixir Labs, a volunteer-run non-profit that builds technical solutions for other non-profits around the world. In 2018, she was featured as one of Canada’s 50 inspiring women in STEM. Aashni has a passion for building global products while keeping customer experience at the heart of the process.

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