VANCOUVER HARDWARE MEETUP Thurs, June 29 at 6PM Commercializing Deep Tech in YVR Deep technologies are helping to radically transform industries and the world we live in. However, bringing these technologies to market requires navigating regulatory hurdles, securing funding, and building teams with specialized expertise. On Thursday, June 29, join us for a conversation between the local leaders in deep tech who are commercializing scientific discoveries and driving innovation. Our moderator will be Taylor Cooper, CEO of MistyWest. EVENT DETAILS Location: TTT Studios at 777 Dunsmuir St TICKETS Register to attend on Eventbrite. General Admission is $30 and includes food and refreshments. OUR PANELISTS Kim LawrenceVP Customer Experience at Ideon Technologies Kim Lawrence is the VP Customer Experience at Vancouver-based Ideon Technologies, a geophysics start-up pioneering the application of cosmic-ray muon tomography for the discovery and analysis of sub-surface anomalies. Kim spent 7 years in customer-focused roles at graphic arts disruptor Creo from 1998-2005, and 3 years at MDA spin-off RADARSAT International when the first commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite was launched. She has built and led high-performing teams for more than 25 years across the tech sector, NGOs, and academia, both in Canada and internationally. Mike DonaldsonVice President of Fusion Island Engineering at General Fusion Mike Donaldson is a systems engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the development of novel and disruptive technologies. He has broad experience in product development, production engineering and engineering management. He has led multidisciplinary teams in high-risk and complicated technical projects with a focus on risk reduction through rapid prototyping and physical testing. Prior to joining General Fusion in 2009, Mr. Donaldson had been with Kodak (Creo) since 1999, contributing to production engineering and product development roles. Miranda AlldrittChief Operating Officer of Kite Company Creator Miranda Alldritt has spent her career in the technology space helping clients to translate innovation into business value. She is currently the chief operating officer at Kite Company Creator, a venture studio dedication to innovation in natural resources to enable the energy transition. Prior to her current role, Miranda served as President of Copperleaf Technologies, where she played a key role in the company’s growth from its early stages to a successful IPO in 2021. Earlier in her career, Miranda also spent many years at Creo in various engineering and product management roles supporting clients in the printing and packaging space. Darren ThomsonSenior Associate at Vanedge Capital Darren Thomson is a Senior Associate at Vanedge Capital, where he focuses on investments in deep tech, analytics, and sustainability. He serves as a board observer for a number of Vanedge’s portfolio companies, including HEAVY.ai, Bonsai Micro, Axine, Olyns, SensorUp, and xCures. Before joining Vanedge, Darren spent over a decade in a technical R&D role at MDA, where he developed a variety of innovative solutions to challenging problems in space systems, image analytics, machine learning, and high-performance data processing. He has a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a B.A. in History from the University of British Columbia.