Partner - National Development, True Calling Media
Fraser develops national strategic partnerships with True Calling sponsors, educators and trade associations. With a background in international brand management and sales, Fraser's work includes a four-year posting in China for a leading importer of luxury wine and spirits. Fraser studied at the University of Victoria, Rotman School of Management, and has an International Relations degree from Mount Allison University.
Associate Director, Ministries and Outreach Office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver; Canucks parody song creator and vlogger .
Clay is married to his lovely wife Gail and together they have three awesome children: Sean, Jacob, and Kayla. He has worked for the Archdiocese of Vancouver – predominantly in youth and young ministry – for the past 16 years.
Clay uses video on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram to witness to his Catholic faith and to spread the mission of the Church. Whether it be a Bad Joke Telling Contest or cheesy song parody, Clay strives to bring light and life to everyone he encounters. As well, Clay has a daily Vancouver Canucks vlog and he has written 30 parody songs about and for the team.
Rebecca Traub & Blanca Blandon
Rebecca (CEO/Producer, Populist Media): Producer and Director in Canadian and US Film and Television industries, and brings 15 years of production experience to the business, having worked on films and TV shows across North America including Goon, The Divide, The Victim, Yellowrock. She is now taking on content creation in the digital media world, heading up production development for Populist Media and Canada's Mediacon with UK multi-platform Production Company, Straywave Media.
Blanca (Community Manager, Populist Media): A Broadcast and Journalism professional, Blanca marries her bubbly and outgoing personality with a wealth of journalistic experience, with specialties in writing and communications. Having dedicated the first 5 years of her career to covering lifestyle, politics and social cause in greater Vancouver, Blanca has produced for Delta TV and Media Mind Digital. Blanca also has a proven track record creating successful social campaigns and achieving grants for multiple brands including Telus, Optik and Tiger Nest Films.
MIa skye metz
Mia Skye Metz is head of production at The MIX, a video-based media company in Vancouver and Toronto.
After graduating from the Film and Television Production diploma program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, she has collaborated with clients including SoulCycle, lululemon athletica, Scandinave Spa, Tourism Whistler, Pride Vancouver, and more. Through her skills and experiences, she wants to continue working with other innovative and inspiring creators to produce eye-catching videos that communicate powerful and authentic stories.
Head of Western Canada, Facebook
Vik oversees the Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp business within Western Canada. His team partners with organizations in key industry verticals, helping them use the Facebook platform to transform their businesses. Their mission is to help build a generation of great companies across Western Canada.
Prior to Facebook, Vik held various marketing leadership roles at Microsoft; led the strategy practice on the west coast for Blast Radius following their acquisition by WPP; and was Vice President of Marketing & Strategy at Monexa, a SaaS company acquired by NetSuite/Oracle in 2015.
Vik pairs the strategic lens of an experienced management consultant with 10+ years of client-side expertise. His teams have delivered results within the public and private sectors, across large global institutions and startups. Via this experience he’s developed industry expertise within SaaS, retail, eCommerce, digital media, travel, and the public sector.
Passionate about the transformative power of technology, Vik advises a number of entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Pacific Northwest on their growth strategies.
Director of Marketing / Directeur du Marketing, CyberImpact
Antoine Bonicalzi has been involved in digital marketing since 2009. Occupying key roles in several agencies, he has helped hundreds of small businesses succeed with digital marketing. Today, as the Marketing Director for Cyberimpact, a Canadian email marketing platform, Antoine has the responsibility of growing its user base across the country. His role involves communicating the secrets of email marketing to Canadian businesses.