Rory Capern has spent more than 20 years at the intersection of Canada’s Technology, Media and Communications industries, working with some of the fastest companies in the world. Rory is currently working with a group of venture-backed Canadian technology companies as they pivot from start-up to scaling. Previous to starting his company, Rory was Vice President of Partnerships for Pelmorex Corp, the third largest weather media player in the world, and the holding company for The Weather Network, Canada’s third largest digital platform. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Twitter Canada, where he was responsible for all aspects of Twitter’s business in Canada (sales, marketing, media partnerships, operations, policy etc.) and a member of Twitter’s Global Leadership team. Rory led Google Canada’s large partnerships function for five years before that, surfacing the value of Google’s major platforms (Search, DoubleClick, YouTube, Android and emerging platforms) for its largest and most strategic partners – particularly in the Media sector. He has served in Business Development and Strategy functions at a number of Canadian tech and media companies including Microsoft Canada, Torstar and Bell Canada. Rory started his business career as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He holds double degrees from the Ivey Business School at Western University – undergraduate (HBA) and Masters (MBA) degrees in business.