Dale has been using his knowledge and experience to lead the core development of FME since Safe Software’s inception more than 19 years ago. Much of Dale’s time is spent refining and optimizing the user experience in FME’s graphical user interfaces, as well as leading the integration of FME technology into third-party GIS applications. Known for his expertise in data interoperability, Dale continues to help Safe’s customers find better ways to access the spatial data they need to use. He is a Computer Science Honors graduate with a Master’s degree in usability for software technology from the University of Alberta. When not in the office, Dale enjoys spending time with his two sons, which can involve anything from disassembling and reassembling electronics to biking through a park. He is also a big football fan and true multi-tasker, which we think explains why he can sometimes be found playing Madden football on his Nintendo Wii while working out on his elliptical trainer. Touchdown!
Shawn Kanungo is a strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte. Shawn’s mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.
Now, as General Partner of Queen & Rook Capital, he is focused on helping private and public sector organizations adopt new technologies and business models for the digital age.
Shawn has been recognized as Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, and in 2018, he was named one of Inc’s 100 Most Innovative Leadership Speakers. He has been featured in Forbes, The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, CBC and CTV.
Daniel Haight is the President and co-founder of Darkhorse Analytics. He is a Certified Analytics Professional and an award-winning lecturer at the University of Alberta School of Business.
His work has spanned healthcare, energy, marketing, professional sports, and transportation.
He started his career at Mercer Management Consulting in Toronto advising senior management and jet-setting around the continent. Subsequently, he nearly made millions of dollars in a small Internet startup. Instead, he enjoyed the magnificent failure of the dotcom bust.
Dan challenges audiences to fully integrate analytics into their organizations. He teaches Analytics for Managers to EMBAs and executives, and Quantitative Consulting to undergraduates and MBAs at the University of Alberta. In 2006, he received the Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Alberta School of Business.He’s spoken at numerous societies, clubs, companies, and government organizations as well as national and international conferences including: The Cloud Factory, CORS, INFORMS, the Western Canada Cyber Summit, the Chain of Survival conference, PMINAC, SCOPE, Energize, the Rocky Mountain Business Seminar, Analytics Big Data and the Cloud, Taming of the Queue, EMS Planners, and the Metro Fire Planners Conference.