Computing and Technology Conference for Her

Keynote 2018

Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza

Chief Information Officer at the Canadian Space Society

Dr. Barranco-Mendoza is a seasoned technology and business executive and entrepreneur. She has brought her technology and business expertise to a wide range of industries including aerospace, higher ed. IT, biomedical, health care, software development, telecom, legal and chemical industries.

Prior to her current role she worked as Chief Operating Officer – Canada for Nerdforce, a global technology and cloud solutions provider, and before that as Chief Information Officer at Trinity Western University. As an entrepreneur, she co-founded Infogenetica Solutions Ltd, a health informatics and technology consulting and research group. Prior to this she was also a co-founder of Knowledge Junction Systems, a software company focused on developing mobile web-based business intelligence solutions.

Amongst all this she has a passion for educating and mentoring future generations of technology professionals and giving back to the community through various roles from Adjunct Professor serving as a Board of Director for the Langley Hospice Society and Trent University Alumni and various other volunteering roles. She holds a Ph.D. in Computing Science (focus on AI) from SFU and M.Sc. and B.Sc. Hons. In Computer Science and Mathematics from Trent University.

Women in Tech Panel Discussion 2018

Dr Janice Regan

Dr Janice Regan's bio will be added here soon.

Toria Kindersley

Toria Kindersley is an undergraduate student at SFU, majoring in Computing Science with a minor in Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. As part of the Dual Degree program offered by Computing Science, she studied for two years on exchange at the prestigious Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Currently she is working as a software developer in Vancouver on her first Co-op work placement.