Firesides – Keynote Panel


Dan Blair CEO of  Bit Space Development

Cassandra and Stefanie Lepp Founders of The Tulepps Sisters

Diane Roussin Project Director of Winnipeg Boldness Project


Don Zhu


A driven and talented software developer who has taken unique interest in Financial Technologies and Cyber Security.
The future is data and markets and Don understands, emulates, and identifies technical trends with algorithms.
Highly specialized with Java and Spring, he is furthering his education through Red River College Polytechnic to include different stacks and gain a holistic and in-depth view of modern technologies.
His goal is to connect with a medium sized company and build his cyber security skills to one day attain the CISSP or CSSLP certifications.
In the meantime Don codes, teaches, volunteers, and leads small teams every day and hopes to make many new connections at Directions!

Kausher Jamadar



Kausher Jamadar is a Computer Engineer from India and is studying Information Security at the RRC Polytech EDC campus. She is in her third term and is looking for a Co-Op in Security Field. She is passionate about Network security, Risk management, and Pen testing. Kausher had done many certifications such as Hardware and networking, Python language, and C\C++ language, etc. Kausher is also very interested in communication skills, different Languages of the world, and their cultures. She got her position as customer service manager in just a year working in her company.

Steven Michael-Gagne


Originally from Edmonton Alberta and been in Winnipeg for 8 years. Married for 4 years, and an entrepreneur at heart. Studying at RRC and Majoring in General Studies to have the electives focused on Human Resources, Small Business and Management & Leadership. My career goals are to use the current experience in the restaurant industry and owning a small business while running a few side hustles to always keep busy.
Very Outgoing and love networking and meeting new people, looking forward to connections being built.

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