The InnoTech Team 


 

Julie Rubin

President

Julie has over a decade of experience in coordinating, facilitating, designing and overseeing educational programs. Her passion for innovation within the education sector, along with the drive for aligning education with the economic climate, shapes the work that she does at InnoTech College. Julie holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, along with a Certificate in Adult Education from Mt. Royal University.

 

James Allen

Web Development Diploma Instructor – Calgary

Our talented and knowledgeable Calgary Instructor is James Allen.Students are bound to come out of the program with a high confidence to tackle their new found careers after learning from James’ 10+ years of professional experience, and his life-long fascination with technology and development (he coded his first website in grade 4!). He has a versatile range of skillsets, including web design, development, SEO and print design, all of which he’s had an opportunity to develop and hone through his varied work in small and medium-sized companies, and as a freelancer. James is also an expert on Alberta’s industry trends, being born and raised here, and also having spent his entire career working with Alberta companies.

 

Mark Espina

SharePoint Programming Diploma Instructor – Edmonton

Mark Espina comes to InnoTech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Along with his IT experience, Mark also brings to the table more than 16 years of experience in Software Development and over 3 years experience in Training Solutions. 

Mark is a multi-Microsoft Certified Professional with the following certificates: MCP, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MSF. Working with Top Global Consulting Firms such as Accenture, Avanade, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard and CGI for more than 9 years, Mark is also the winner of Accenture’s 1st PDC TA 2008 Inventions and Idea of the Year Award.

 

 Jordie Duce
Programming Diploma (SharePoint Specialization) Instructor – Calgary

Jordie Duce has over 35 years of experience in the IT industry and completed a Technical Degree in Computer Technology from the SAIT Polytechnic. Along with his IT consulting experience, he is a former ambassador with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He qualified and was recognized and accepted to the Stanford Who’s Who registry of Executives, Professional and Entrepreneurs. He was recognized as a subject matter expert on SharePoint while employed as a Microsoft Services Consultant within Microsoft Canada. As a Microsoft and SAIT Alumni, he also had the honor of teaching 2 courses on SharePoint Administration at SAIT.

Jordie is currently a consulting SharePoint Solution Architect, Enterprise Search Architect, Office 365 Consultant, and SharePoint Cloud/On-Premise Developer, who has worked with many large companies including Alberta Securities Commission, Shaw Cable, ENMAX, Enbridge, Laricina Energy, Travel Alberta, Pacific Western Transportation, Bonavista Energy, Etelligent Solutions, and more.

 

Jamie Kosoy

Web Development Diploma Curriculum Lead

In addition to working with InnoTech College, Jamie Kosoy leads Arbitrary, an award winning design-minded development studio based just outside of San Francisco. His mindset on the relationship between design and code has been applied to web sites, apps, and “other magical stuff” for clients like Google, Nike, Skittles, Strava, and The New York Times. Most recently Jamie co-created the award winning children’s app Melody Jams, which topped the App Store charts in 130 countries and won Communication Arts 2017 Award of Excellence. He has also taught code to designers at Parsons and the University of San Francisco.

 

Tolu Adesegha

Curriculum Developer & Instructor

Born and raised in Nigeria, Tolu Adesegha always had an interest in technology. Upon relocating to Calgary in 2002, he followed his passion, which led him to a computer engineering degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. Shortly after graduation, he began his role as a Junior Software Developer with ARC Resources and eventually transitioned into a Sharepoint Developer role. Since then he has worked with many companies including: Talisman, Enbridge, and TransAlta. When he is not developing lecture content, Toluenjoys playing soccer.

 

Alvaro Albanez

SharePoint Programming Diploma Consultant

Alvaro is a Solutions Architect at DevFacto Technologies, with 11 years of .NET development experience, and a B.Sc. in Computing Science from UofA. Alvaro has been fortunate to work with many large organizations across western Canada. He’s been involved in all areas of software development, from leading teams, analyzing, designing, and implementing enterprise software systems.

 

Shaundra Bruvall

Student & Industry Relations Coordinator

Shaundra is the student liaison for both InnoTech’s Edmonton and Calgary campuses. From walking students through the enrollment process, to assisting with student funding, to ensuring an easy transition from internship to job placement, Shaundra is there to make the student’s journey to graduation as smooth as possible. She is also the contact for our industry relations – making strong, long-lasting, and mutually beneficial relationships with companies and individuals in the IT industry. Shaundra has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary’s Haskanye School of Business.

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