GDG Team

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett


Greg kicked off his career in 2004 in the Automobile business. By 2006 he had launched Western Canada’s leading Vehicle Import division, and went on to import 1000+ vehicles and rack up sales in excess of $30 million in under 30 months all with just 2 employees. He has since made a massive career jump which landed him in the Energy industry where he has been involved in corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of Oil and Gas properties valued at over $1.5 Billion.

Mike Hoff


Mike has been in IT for over 30 years - yes, he's older than he looks! - including roles as Programmer, DBA, Sys Admin, BA, PMP, and various leadership positions. He's experienced the highs and lows of IT in retail, healthcare, government, consulting, a dot com, and a brief stint as IT Manager at Winsport Canada.

Mike does occasional public speaking engagements on Job Hunting and Risk Management, and is famous for telling anyone who will listen that our role is to be "the midwives for The Cloud."

Mos Saleh

Community Developer .NET

Mos is an advocate for cloud and code for cloud. He started his career in 1993, since then he traveled for work and has been in Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. Throughout his 15+ years tenure with software for energy industry, he wore many different hats, from field support, engineering and development to operations management, and built a reputation for a hands on, demanding and persistent task master. He decided to stand at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend: cloud technologies and offerings, platform that is fuelling the industry wide digital transformation.

Mos holds bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and loves to share his 20+ combined years of experience in energy sector and technology arenas.

Sylvain Robichaud

Cloud Architecture

Sylvain has over 18 years of combined IT work experience including Cloud, On-Prem and working at various High Availability Service Providers. His first IT job was Level 3 support for networks for a large national ISP. Sylvain spent a lot of time working in large scale data centres and Managed Services. His broad experience in Managed Service Providers allowed Sylvain to design and work with a multitude of environments from Enterprise clients to small clients... in every vertical ... and everything in between. He is accustomed to wearing multiple hats in the IT fields including design, implementation, support, general Project Management and even coaching junior team members.

After working for a long time "on-prem" and being a "simple cloud enthusiast", Sylvain decided in mid-2016 to shift his focus and pivot his career to solely focus on the cloud. He spent close to 2 years working in a well known Canadian Cloud Managed Service Provider. In late 2018, Sylvain made another jump but this time it was to become a cloud entrepreneur! Sylvain started his own cloud consultancy service named Northern Sky Systems (NSS). NSS’s core focus is to help customers succeed in their cloud journey. Sylvain is a Solutions Architect / Principal at NSS. His key technical skills are in Cloud / Infrastructure Automation, Security, Networks and Linux Servers.

Lauren Oswald

Community Manager

Lauren’s adult life took off in 2011 in the non-profit sector, working with clients with developmental disabilities. She picked up and moved to Berlin, where she completed a MSc in Public Health that focused on Gender & Diversity. She has dabbled in electromagnetic field research, technology analysis and psychological assessment.

She has a passion for doing good, especially in the sphere of health & wellness. Her mission is to understand how social cognition and the environment affect health behaviour in order to nudge you in the right direction via technology and environmental design. She is keen to use Google Cloud Platform to turn this into action.

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Kiley Carson

WTM Ambassador

Kiley currently shines as the Women Techmaker YYC Ambassador in the GDG Cloud Calgary Chapter. She is also welcomes new members, and ensures all current members receive relevant information pertaining to events, products, and opportunities.

Kiley is currently completing her undergraduate degree in computer science at the University of Calgary, and is enthusiastic to learn more about the cloud.

GDG's Team craziest moments!

Greg once defused a bomb... by detonating it.

Mos’s aircraft was intercepted by RAF after taking an unscheduled detour over a major city in UK and caused concern to air traffic controllers, he was lost!

On D-Day, Lauren found herself on a French beach with Tom Hanks, the leaders of the Free World and Easy Company.

Did you know?

Greg blows fire and wrestles Gators. In 2011, he redefined skateboarding, ask him how, he can tell you all about it. He knows people, who know how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Mos experienced traveling to the edge of space to the altitude of 55000 ft.!

Lauren once saved James Bond by hurling herself off a cliff and into the water in a purple cocktail dress. Her Majesty’s Secret Service thanks her.

Mike has 200+ hours as a Private Pilot, including a few turns over an active volcano in Hawaii. When not driving his kids around the city, he could be found online (and sometimes on-air) in support of KSPS as Movie Maverick Mike.