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QBITS 2022? 

If not, check out this recap video to see what you missed! It was a great IT event but also an incredible celebration. We would like to thank all those who attended. It was great to be around other IT enthusiasts and to share our passion together. See you next year.

Our yearly event allows our clients not only to discover our values, but also to hear from the leading IT manufacturers on how to implement tomorrow’s systems and hardware to solve today’s most pressing IT challenges.

What to expect in 2023?

There is optimism in the air and the growing sense that it’s time to reset, reconnect & reengage.

QBITS, Quadbridge’s Information and Technology Summit, was launched in 2016 with the purpose of creating connections.

Get ready to experiment with the latest technologies trends brought to
you by leading  IT manufacturers and discover how to implement tomorrow's systems and hardware to solve today's most pressing IT challenges.

Let’s take this opportunity to foster new business partnerships while making meaningful connections.

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LENOVO - PATH TO CIRCULAR ECONOMYClaudia Contreras-Gomez, Executive Director - Global Sustainability

This outstanding 30 minutes keynote session by Claudia Contreras-Gomez, Executive director at Lenovo will get you thinking about sustainability in IT.

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Dell - What is Dell's vision for the future?Pamela Pelletier, Canada Sales Leader & Country Manager

In this 30-minute keynote session, Pamela Pelletier speaks about the social impact of Dell Technologies. You will learn about their advanced solutions for sustainability, the way they are transforming lives with technology, and their inclusive culture.

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HP - How your IT purchasing decisions impact our future?Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact

In this 30-minute keynote session, Frances Edmonds talks about: The impact of technology on climate and biodiversity, sustainability solutions by HP and how IT managers can benefit from practicing sustainable IT purchasing.

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Sherweb - You can't buy SecurityGuillaume Boisvert, Director, Product Innovation

In this 45-minute keynote session by Guillaume Boisvert, you will learn how Office Protect helps to keep your Microsoft 365 tenants safe.

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APPLE - The Future Of TechSteve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.

In this 1-hour Fireside chat, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., spoke about the story behind Apple, the birth of the first Apple product, the future of technology and much more.

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QB Zero Touch WorkshopNelson Pacheco, President at Quadbridge Inc.

In this 30-minute workshop with Quadbridge's president, Nelson Pacheco, you will discover how simple the process is and why this is the future of remote onboarding.

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Microsoft - QBX Portal workshopHans Kompasz, Microsoft Technical Sales Specialist

In this 30-minute workshop by Hans Kompasz, you will learn how to get the maximum benefit from Microsoft 365 while saving time and money with QBx Portal.

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Dell - Apex, A breakthrough Portfolio of As-A-Service offerings that simplify digital transformationChristopher Kuppek, Sr. National Sales Manager

In this 30-minute workshop by Christopher Kuppek, you will learn everything you need to know about the Apex portfolio. From the cloud services to the custom infrastructure and services solutions.

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Intel - Higher Level PC Management With Intel vPro's Active Management TechnologyEric Chong, Enterprise Client Technical Sales Specialist

In this 30-minute workshop by Eric Chong, you will learn more about Intel's vPro while diving into real-life examples.

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JABRA - Collaborate With Confidence While Hybrid WorkingTim Hernquist, Director - Product & Business Management

In this 30-minute workshop by Tim Hernquist, you will learn more about why hybrid work is here to stay and how Jabra fits in that equation.

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Illumio - 3 Steps To Stop The Spread Of RansomwareFaraz Aladin, Senior Director, Product & Technical Marketing

In this 30-minute workshop by Faraz Aladin, you will learn more about how to prevent breaches from becoming cyber disasters with Zero Trust Segmentation.

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3 days of keynotes, sessions, and workshops to deep dive into the latest IT trends.

Discover how to implement tomorrow's technologies to solve today's most pressing IT challenges.

Remote & Hybrid Workflows

Infrastructure, Data Center & Cloud Solutions

License Management & Cybersecurity

QB Products & Services


Meet Brilliant Minds

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A Silicon Valley icon, technology entrepreneur and philanthropist for more than forty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. He also influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. Wozniak is the author of iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon (Norton Publishing), his New York Times best-selling autobiography. His television appearances include: ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, The Big Bang Theory, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Celebrity Watch Party. Wozniak continues to pursue his entrepreneurial and philanthropic interests to this day. In October 2017, Steve co-founded Woz U — a postsecondary education and training platform focused on software engineering and technology development. He has also recently co-founded Efforce which leverages disparate applications of blockchain technology. During it all Wozniak has delivered thousands of talks and fireside chats, thrilling audiences and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers.

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder of Apple


Claudia is Executive Director Global Sustainability Services at Lenovo.  She is a self-proclaimed “tree-hugger” and sustainability advocate who believes in the power of purpose and collaboration to drive meaningful action. Having held diverse roles across a number of organizations and geographies has given her an amplified perspective.  It is these experiences and her entrepreneurial spirit that have uniquely positioned her to spearhead transformational initiatives towards circularity and resource management. The California Bay Area native holds a business degree from ITESO Jesuit University of Guadalajara, certifications in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies from Cambridge University, Sustainable Business Strategy from HBS, and International Business from UC Berkeley. Claudia lives in Cary, North Carolina where she and her husband enjoy the thrilling challenge of keeping up with their three very active young children.

Claudia Contreras-Gomez

Executive Director - Global Sustainability 


Pamela Pelletier is responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and performance of the Dell Technologies Canada,  inclusive of Canada Commercial, Enterprise, and Federal segments effective May 2021. She leads several groups aimed at Women in IT reaching their full potential.  She coaches and mentors’ colleagues at Dell Technologies and in the IT industry.  Pamela has a proven leadership track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and career development in the technology industry.  Her greatest passion is bringing people together and helping them to reach their full potential.  She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach. Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree from Trent University.  Pamela is married with 2 boys.

Pamela Pelletier

Canada Sales leader & Country Manager


As a seasoned executive I work to drive meaningful change across Canada to support a more circular and sustainable economy. Recognizing the power of procurement in enabling us to "Purchase the future we want" I seek and drive collective work to advance the practice in Canada. Working collaboratively with many stakeholders, I recently completed work on the CCA Expert Panel on the Circular Economy for Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The report "Turning point" examines the opportunities for Canada in the Circular Economy. I also sit on Minister Guilbeault's ECCC advisory panel on the Sustainable Development Act strategy.

I manage HP's industry leading Social Impact program and as part of my passion for sustainability education I sit on the board of Learning for a Sustainable Future as well as mentoring many young and mature students and sustainability professionals alike.

I am recognized as one of Canada’s top sustainability professionals having received two Clean 50 awards and have led HP to become the most sustainable technology company in Canada.

As seen on stages including TEDx, I am both a guest lecturer and speaker on a wide range of topics including the circular economy. My latest livestream:

Frances Edmonds

Head of Sustainable Impact


Tim Hernquist has planned, positioned, preached, and promoted innovation in consumer electronics products to diverse global consumers and valued partners throughout his 20+ year international career. Tim has served in various roles such as VP of Marketing for Sony's North American mobile business, Innovation Lead at Equifax International and Head of Product & Marketing at Carrier’s Ductless & VRF division. 

Currently, Tim leads Product & Business Management at Jabra North America, driving the audio and video collaboration portfolio, innovation, and go-to-market activities.

Tim Hernquist

Director, Product & Business Management


Nelson Pacheco



Guillaume has been instrumental in commercializing Sherweb’s Infrastructure as a Service solutions for public and private cloud. He has more than 15 years of experience developing and marketing web services for both B2B and B2C platforms. Prior to his current position, Guillaume managed Sherweb’s security and compliance product portfolio. He holds a degree in CIS, and has business training from McGill University.

Guillaume Boisvert

Director of Product Innovation


Faraz Aladin is part of Illumio’s product and technical marketing team. He has more than 25 years of industry experience having worked at industry leaders as well as start-ups. His subject matter expertise spans across Networking & Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center Architectures, Security and Collaboration technologies. He is a CCIE and holds an engineering degree from Bombay University.

Faraz Aladin

Senior Director, Product & Technical Marketing


Fayçal Bayoun is a seasoned enterprise networking specialist who has been with Cisco for 10 years. He worked on several network transformation projects in Canada related to enterprise routing, SD-WAN, campus switching and Wi-Fi technologies. As companies continue their digitization efforts, and applications become critical for the success of the businesses, enterprise networks are a key component to enable this transformation. Fayçal has been helping companies determine the best solutions to modernize their infrastructure, leverage automation tools, enhance visibility with AI/ML and secure segmentation, allowing customers to move to converged IT-OT type infrastructure.

Faycal Bayoun

Network Transformation Specialist


Ann Maya is VP and General Manager for Boomi Application and Data Services; responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction for Flow, Data Catalog & Prep, Master Data Hub and API Management product lines.  Ann Maya has nearly 20 years in the software industry, serving varying roles -- from software developer, application services consultant, solution architect, product manager and product marketing manager.  To relax she’s a keen tag rugby player and surfs and snowboards whenever near waves and mountains, respectively.

Ann Maya

VP and GM Boomi Application and Data Services


Eric is a Technical Solutions Specialist in Intel’s Commercial Client Computing Group with specialization on the Intel vPro Platform.  He has worked in IT for over 25+ years and has authored two books on IT toolsets.  Outside of work he enjoys tinkering with home audio video equipment and spending time with family.

Eric Chong

Enterprise Client Technical Sales Specialist


Come meet with Dan Rancourt, Samsung Display Channel sales manager with over 12+ years in the IT world, and over 12 years in the manufacture IT and display market working with top manufactures such as ASUS, Sharp and Samsung.

Dan will be discussing trends within the board room and what the return to the office will look like and exciting changes on how to manage your digital signage network for both internal signage, as well as industries such as logistics, retail, restaurant, public sector.

Dan Rancourt

National Channel Sales Manager - Display


Martin Zugec is the Technical Solutions Director at Bitdefender, helping to protect the world from cybercrime. He has over 20 years of experience in IT, spending most of his career in the field as an architect. He specializes in large-scale projects that often involve automation and security, working for many Fortune 500 companies on projects all around the world. Today, he is speaking at conferences, blogging, explaining technology, and getting engaged with technical communities.

Martin Zugec

Technical Solutions Director


Christopher Kuppek leads storage, platforms and solutions sales driving the Canadian and Federal go-to-market organization for high-end, mid-range, entry, and software-defined storage, converged and hyper-converged platforms along with multi-cloud and as-a-service offerings. In this capacity he is responsible for over $150M+ in revenue and a team of 9 sales resources focused on attracting, retaining, and expanding customers across Canada and guiding their transformation to multi-cloud and modern data center operations. Chris began his career at a Dell Technologies channel partner as a Product Representative in Montreal, Canada in 2006. He held numerous sales & operations roles there including an opportunity to create and lead the new Territory Sales Division for Eastern Canada; a sales expansion team focused primarily on customer acquisition. Between 2014 and 2017 Chris served as a Senior Account Executive for a reputable technological research company and helped build out the Eastern Canada sales, channel, & operations strategy for a well-known technology unicorn. In 2017 he moved to Dell Technologies where he supported some of Canada’s largest Dell customers before moving into his current position today. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the John Molson School of Business/Concordia University.  

Chris serves as the co-chair for Dell Canada’s Health and Wellness Committee and is a regional lead for Dell’s Soar with Mentor program which is designed to inspire, educate, and equip select female students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in life & their careers.

Christopher Kuppek

Sr. National Sales Manager



Click on a day to see the schedule

Monday, June 13
1:00 to 4:00 pm
QBITS Registration
4:00 to 6:00 pm
Hotel Check-In
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Welcome Session & Speech
7:30 to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, June 14
7:00 to 9:00 am
9:00 to 9:30 am
Opening Keynote Session with PJ Eman, CEO & Nelson Pacheco, President (Quadbridge)
9:30 to 10:15 am
Keynote Session with Claudia Contreras-Gomez, Executive Director - Global Sustainability Services/ Sustainability in IT
10:15 to 10:30 am
Coffee Break sponsored by The Visionaries
10:30 to 11:30 am
Fireside chat with Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple / The Future of Tech
11:30 to 12:00 pm
Meet & Greet with Steve Wozniak
12:00 to 1:00 pm
1:00 to 1:45 pm
Keynote / License Management & Cybersecurity
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Workshop with Tim Hernquist, Director - Product & Business Management/ Remote & Hybrid Workflows
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Coffee Break sponsored by The Visionaries
2:45 to 3:15 pm
Workshop / Vpro
3:15 to 3:45 pm
QB Zero Touch: Solving the most pressing challenges in the new hybrid era / QB Products & Services
3:45 to 4:15 pm
Workshop / Cybersecurity
4:30 to 7:00 pm
Tradeshow / Cocktail sponsored by The Innovators
7:30 to 10:30 pm
Gala Night - Dinner + Entertainment
Wednesday, June 15
7:00 to 9:00 am
9:00 to 9:45 am
Dell Technologies
Keynote with Pamela Pelletier, Canada Country Leader/ Infrastructure, Data center & Cloud Solutions
9:45 to 10:30 am
HP Inc
Keynote with Frances Edmonds; Head of Sustainable Impact/ IT Sustainability
10:30 to 10:45 am
Coffee Break sponsored by The Visionaries
10:45 to 11:15 am
Workshop on Enterprise Networking / Infrastructure, Data center & Cloud Solutions
11:15 to 12:00 am
Keynote with Ann Maya, VP and General Manager / Hyperautomation
12:00 - 1:00 pm
1:00 to 1:30 pm
Workshop / Cybersecurity
1:30 to 2:00 pm
Dell Technologies
Workshop / Infrastructure, Data center & Cloud Solutions
2:00 to 2:15 pm
Cofee Break sponsored by The Visionaries
2:15 to 2:45 pm
Workshop / Remote & Hybrid Workflows
2:45 to 3:15 pm
Workshop / QB Products & Services
3:15 to 3:45 pm
Workshop / QB Products & Services
3:45 to 4:30 pm
Closing Session
4:30 to 7:00 pm
Tradeshow / Cocktail sponsored by HP Inc.
7:30 to 8:00 pm
Transport to Jardin Royalmount
8:00 to 12:00 am
Closing Night – Dinner + Entertainment at Jardin Royalmount

*This is a preliminary agenda and all the Information included may be subject to change.

Why attend?

Be inspired

Gain exclusive insights! Learn about IT trends beyond the buzz, and get ready to experiment with the latest technology trends brought to you by the leading IT manufacturers and tech gurus.


Where great minds meet! Connect with industry experts and engage with the largest community of IT solutions providers. Explore new partnerships and learning opportunities from industry pioneers.


Immerse yourself and expect the unexpected! QBITS will be held in the eclectic, colorful, and vibrant city of Montreal. Be part of the exciting experiences and entertainment that we will create.  

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Ashok Ganesan

VP Product Management
Juniper Networks

“It’s a great opportunity to meet a large number of enterprise clients in one place. I feel the sense of community here at QBITS, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn from each other and figure out the best way to solve clients problems.”

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Scott Sauer & David Cass

Sales Engineer & Channel Developer Rubrik

“It’s a great networking event… meeting a lot of new prospects, getting our name out there, getting feedback from the community… This is a different approach and it’s taking us into a different space and a different market.”

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John Dathan

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

“It’s a terrific experience for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to work with Quadbridge. Congratulations on a wonderful event.”

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Christopher Fabes

National Director of Channels

“It’s a partnership. Their success is our success. Quadbridge has created a brand with QBITS. We want to be part of this exciting movement.”

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Thank you to all the people that made this a fantastic event: our sponsors, speakers, and especially our customers. See you next year for more knowledge sharing and, of course, lots of fun!