Cara Bedford is the Director of Strategic Marketing for CompuVision, a Canadian core IT service provider that specializes in how disruptive technologies can change traditional businesses. She is the Managing Editor of Disruption Magazine Canada, and the product owner of TASKIFY. For Cara, asking “why” is one of the most important questions we can ask as a society today, and her work is driven by curiosity in a time when technology is moving faster than ever before.

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Tyler Waye is a leadership strategist who has spent the last decade investigating the emerging patterns of work that shape our careers and organizations. Tyler Waye is President of IN.FORM, where he works to drive leadership inspired change across numerous platforms, and is co-founder of YoungLeaders.World, a multi-national youth leadership organization that works directly with thousands across the globe.

As author of the book “I Went to School That Long for This?!” Tyler’s work is increasingly focused on helping organizations develop the next generation of leaders and employees. His bold and progressive thought leadership has made him a beacon for the emerging workforce and forward-thinking organizations.

Tyler also has a Master of Arts degree in Leadership, was recently named Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue magazine, and is an instructor with Executive Education at the University of Alberta.



Simon is both an award-winning urban designer/planner and Senior Vice President of Stantec’s global Community Development business sector. As a city building expert, he has been frequently quoted in European and North America media and done many keynotes on both continents. Simon has led multi-disciplinary design teams in the planning and successful delivery of large, complex, and politically charged projects in Canada, the US and the UK. Simon is very active in the community and has chaired many different initiatives and organizations, such as the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Vibrancy Task Force, Winter Cities and the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation. MacEwan University recognized Simon, when they made him the 2015 Allard Chair in Business. He has also been named as one of Edmonton’s Power 30 by the Edmonton Journal, one of the fifty most influential Albertans by Alberta Venture and was in Avenue magazine’s first Top 40 Under 40 list.



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Excellent events of any type do not happen without a fantastic team, and Shift is no different. The Shift Committee brings together enthusiastic young professionals from a variety of companies and technical backgrounds; including owners, architects, engineers, contractors and business professionals.

All committee members are asked to contribute ideas, contacts, expertise and a friendly smile as the event takes shape. They work hard to ensure that the conference program is topical, engaging, and fruitful for participants.  Their efforts ensure continued collaborative growth with common young professional groups in the Edmonton area, and we thank them very much for their efforts.


Jennifer von Berendt  DIALOG

Jennifer von Berendt

Ben Aitchison  ONE Properties

Ben Aitchison
ONE Properties

Sury Panwar  Arpi’s North

Sury Panwar
Arpi’s North

Thomas Ziegler  Al-Terra Engineering

Thomas Ziegler
Al-Terra Engineering

Victoria Buffam  DIALOG

Victoria Buffam

Lily Brooks  Recruitment Partners Inc.

Lily Brooks
Recruitment Partners Inc.

Paul Rogers  Rescom

Paul Rogers

Bronwyn Scrivens  Omada Commercial

Bronwyn Scrivens
Omada Commercial

Matt Schellenberger  Edmonton Construction Association

Matt Schellenberger
Edmonton Construction Association