Past Meetup

Mobile Growth Toronto with Rakuten Kobo, RBC Ventures, Ritual, and MLSE at Shopi

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW
https://branch.app.link/mU9H58o18T

Join us for the first meetup of 2019 for a night of growth stories and strategies with mobile experts. We’ll kick off the evening with some beer, soft drinks, and pizza, and then hear lessons and best practices for app growth. We’ll cover everything from organic and paid user acquisition, retention and engagement strategies, and more.

Agenda
6:30 PM: Check in, pizza & drinks
7:00 PM: Welcome & introductions
7:15 PM: Mobile Growth panel
7:50 PM: Q&Q from audience
8:00 PM: Wrap up & social time

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Panelists
Christian Magsisi - MLSE (Senior Director, Technology & Digital)
Christian Magsisi is Senior Director of Technology & Digital at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). He works with the professional sports teams (Argos, Leafs, Raptors, TFC) and business operations to create technology solutions for players, as well as enhance the digital fan experience. These solutions include: web, mobile, AR/VR, OTT, conversational interfaces and upcoming emerging technologies. Before starting at MLSE, Christian spent 15 Years in tech starting with telecom at Rogers, then moving into a start-up software consultancy and most recently working with a government funded centre of excellence helping with the adoption of start-ups in corporate innovation models. He continues this work mentoring start-ups through several organizations including Future of Sport Lab (FSL) a new collaborative lab for sport innovation and research supported and co-managed by MLSE, Ryerson University.

Emma Jones - RBC Ventures (Senior Marketing Manager)
Emma Jones is a Senior Marketing Manager at RBC Ventures, where she currently leads efforts on DRIVE, a mobile app for all car ownership needs. Her previous roles include Director of Marketing at Quandl, Associate Director of Strategy at DAC Group and Digital Producer at Microsoft. She is a regular startup mentor, speaker and co-founder of Women in Big Data Toronto.

Louis Boileau - Ritual (Software Engineer)
Full-stack engineer and product enthusiast - Louis is the teach lead for the user acquisition and activation team at Ritual.

Felix Wong - Rakuten Kobo (Product Manager - Mobile)
A strong, passionate product manager who is able to launch and maintain products that effectively balance business, customer and technical needs. My technical background along with my strong communication, analytical, organizational and planning skills help to drive success.

Moderator
Megan Beaty - Branch (Account Executive)

Host
Cynthia Chiang - Branch (Community Manager)

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Global Partner
Branch (https://branch.io)
Branch provides solutions that unify user measurement across different devices, platforms, and channels, delivering a seamless customer experience no matter where the user comes from. Today's mobile businesses are divided, causing inaccurate attribution and links that don’t work, leading to wasted marketing spend and broken customer journeys. Branch fixes that - providing a holistic view of various user touch points, ensuring that links take the user to the right place on website or native app.

Venue Sponsor
Shopify (https://www.shopify.com/)
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. Shopify currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries.

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW
https://branch.app.link/mU9H58o18T