Speaker Bio

 - Paris Gaudet

Paris Gaudet

Executive Director of Innovation Island

As a skilled community builder with more than 20 years’ experience in community development, Paris draws on her entrepreneurial experience in the public and private sector to build partnership and expand rural engagement.

She is energized by the excitement of the tech startup community and is committed to making technology the #1 economic driver in the Central Island region. Paris is constantly looking to create opportunities that redefine community success and support tech entrepreneurs to stay and grow in place.

Paris grew up on Vancouver Island and loves the versatile lifestyle that comes with living here. In her spare time, Paris likes running, cycling, plant-based cooking, reading and camping.

Her favorite quote is “Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the Ordinary.” – Cecil Beaton