Dale Lutz is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Development at Safe Software. With his background as a Computer Science Honors graduate and a Masters recipient with specialty in Usability for Software Technology from the University of Alberta, Dale uses his 20 years experience in software to guide core development of FME and its integration into key GIS applications. He is an active presenter at conferences internationally, sharing his expertise for making data accessible to those who need to use it.
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.