Canada’s largest software as a service conference to take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on November 26-27

SAAS NORTH is excited to announce that its fourth annual software as a service conference, which brings together industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs, will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa from November 26 to 27. With an impressive list of speakers tackling the most pressing issues in the technology and software development industry, SAAS NORTH 2019 will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to grow and scale cloud-based software solutions. 

This year, SAAS NORTH will welcome over 1750 attendees from 600+ companies around the world, including some of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs, investors and executives. 

“SaaS is playing a critical role in the Canadian tech ecosystem and its broad spectrum of uses has revolutionized industries like health care, telecommunications, engineering and education,” says Cube Business Media Inc. director of conferences Michelle Sklar. “SAAS NORTH aims to connect members of the Canadian SaaS ecosystem to facilitate its continued global evolution.”

The conference will feature workshops and keynote sessions with over 70 highly successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business executives who have found success in a wide range of industries. Notable speakers include: Dragon’s Den dragon and Clearbanc founder Michele Romanow; Canopy Growth Corp. founder Bruce Linton; Ceridian senior vice-president Justine Janssen; FreshBooks co-founder and CEO Mike McDerment; and Lightspeed president JP Chauvet.

Speakers will examine a host of complex and challenging issues facing SaaS companies including employee recruitment and retention; mergers and acquisitions; predictive analytics; creating multi-dimensional content strategies; the evolving fundraising landscape; raising capital; privacy and data breaches and much more. 

These highly informative sessions will be followed by invaluable networking opportunities, connecting emerging entrepreneurs and startups with potential investors, mentors and access to resources.

“We look forward to having the entire SaaS ecosystem under one roof. Our conference attendees are sure to walk away with new relationships and actionable content that can be used to help them scale up their businesses,” said Sklar. 

SAAS NORTH will also be hosting Canada’s largest pitch competition for SaaS companies, showcasing the latest trends in technology and software development. Finalists will compete in a final showdown on November 27th in front of the entire SAAS NORTH audience, who will decide by live people’s choice voting who will walk away with the $10,000 cash prize.  

Inspired by the progress made in the SaaS ecosystem, SAAS NORTH is committed to ensuring software as a service continues to evolve, while providing industries with innovative solutions to maximize their offerings.

SAAS NORTH is Canada’s only SaaS conference for companies scaling up. Co-founded in 2016 by L-Spark and Cube Business Media, the annual event features an impressive lineup of speakers, programming and networking opportunities to connect founders, investors and executives in the SaaS ecosystem. 

For more information, please contact:
Madison Lambden

Rachael Williams