Managing Director, Facebook and Instagram Canada
” Empowered in a Digital Age: Leveling the Playing Field for Canadian Businesses ”
Nov 26, 2019
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Internet – an event that forever changed our world and the way we relate to each other. Reflecting on this milestone, Garrick Tiplady, General Manager of Facebook and Instagram Canada, will discuss Facebook’s journey over the past few years from the perspective of someone inside a tech company.
We’ve all witnessed the burning-bright, meteoric rise of the Internet. And in just the past few years with almost the same intensity, we’ve seen the glow diminish. In this climate, it’s easy to dismiss the vitally important effects the Internet. Yet as the political and economic landscape continues to shift, building a stronger, more resilient Canadian economy means we must seize the opportunities presented by technology.
Who stands to serve the most from digital empowerment? How is Facebook thinking about these challenges? How can we help Canadian businesses seize these opportunities, ushering in the next era of the Internet? Join Canadian Club Toronto on November 26 to unpack these questions and more.
Garrick Tiplady will be joined in conversation with Amber Mac, President of AmberMac Media
Garrick Tiplady, Managing Director, Facebook Canada
Garrick Tiplady is the Managing Director of Facebook Canada where he is responsible for leading and managing all of Facebook and Instagram’s commercial operations in Canada. Previously he was the CEO of Vemba Corporation, an enterprise platform for premium video distribution. Prior to that, Garrick was the SVP of Customer Experience at Rogers Communications. While at Rogers, he also served as the SVP Strategy and SVP Chat’r Wireless. Before joining Rogers, he was a Principal at the Boston Consulting group within the Technology and Communications Practice. Garrick serves on the Board of ThePowerPlant and Advisory Board of RightToPlay. He received an M.B.A from the Richard Ivy Business School and a B.Sc. in Physiology from McGill University.
Amber Mac, President, AmberMac Media
Amber Mac started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches.
Amber left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, she started her own digital agency. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins, and now includes Microsoft, Ford, Google, GE, Paypal, Nintendo, Canada Goose, and Fast Company, and many more leading organizations.
In 2010, she wrote the national bestselling business book Power Friending (Portfolio: New York). In 2016, she co-wrote Amazon bestseller, Outsmarting Your Kids Online. Amber has keynoted more than 300 events around the world and has moderated sessions with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, famed astronaut Chris Hadfield, and many other notable leaders.
She is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg, CBS, BNN, CTV, The Marilyn Denis Show, and SiriusXM Radio. Plus, she was recently named one of DMZ’s 30 inspirational women making a difference in tech.