About Vince To

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Age 48 - 52 Years
  • Industry Development
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About me

As a technology enthusiast, I bring a unique blend of technical skills to the table. My experience spans building a database for my business, co-founding a SaaS start-up, and contributing to numerous multi-million dollar IT projects. Currently, I am deeply fascinated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and am actively enhancing my knowledge in this field through dedicated courses.

What truly sets me apart, however, is not just my technical skills, but my extensive work experience across various roles. I have tasted success as a top 1% achiever in the franchise business and learned valuable lessons from the failure of a small technology start-up. These experiences have shaped my resilience and adaptability.

My strength lies in my ability to connect with people. I listen, understand, and learn from every interaction. My customer service skills, problem-solving abilities, and creativity in finding solutions truly set me apart. My leadership skills and ability to motivate my team have been key to my success. I thrive in team environments and believe in the power of collective effort. I enjoy fostering a cooperative atmosphere, working towards common goals, and celebrating our shared successes.

Education

  • 2023 - 2023
    University of Waterloo

    Python for Machine Learning

    9-week instructor lead, covering the fundamentals of Python programming, data prep, & machine learning techniques - Used Jupyter Notebook and Anaconda to set up and configure the Python environment to work with various Python libraries such as NumPy, pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch, matplotlib, and seaborn. - Practiced data manipulation techniques such as handling missing values, duplicates, outliers, categorical data, feature scaling, and partitioning using real-world datasets. - Created graphical representations of data using different plotting methods and libraries such as matplotlib, pandas, and Seaborn. - Reviewed the main types and applications of machine learning algorithms such as regression, classification, clustering, dimensionality reduction, etc. and the challenges of operationalizing machine learning models.

  • 1994 - 1999
    University of Waterloo

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Honours in Civil Engineering

    Bachelor of Applied Science - Honours in Civil Engineering With credits in Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Advance Calculus, and Physics.

Experience

  • 1999 - 2009
    Xerox Canada

    Senior Analyst

    Client Consultation: Analyzed clients’ documents and business processes to identify areas for improvement. Collaborated with customers and sales teams to determine innovative software and hardware solutions.

    Post-Sales Support: Provided training and transition support to customers post-sale, fostering ongoing relationships for future sales opportunities.

  • 2019 - 2022
    WorkGenie

    IT Manager

    Led a team of 4 developers in a start-up using Agile methodology, ensuring timely project delivery and high-quality standards for all web projects.

    Managed and supervised the design and development of WorkGenie (SaaS), a multi-tenant platform for small businesses that automates and simplifies the customer processes.

    Developed extensive knowledge of requirements to build a Start-Up company, gaining invaluable experience in entrepreneurship.

  • 2009 - 2013
    Xerox - Global Services

    Service Assessment Consultant

    Successfully coordinated the implementation of large-scale projects exceeding $5 million, ensuring timely and efficient execution, while consistently exceeding sales targets for professional services

    Conducted comprehensive assessments of customers’ current states and future requirements, and performed detailed analysis of customer documents, workflows, and requirements, leading to strategic planning, improved workflow, and enhanced service offerings.

    Utilized QlikView for financial analysis, contributing to significant time and cost savings for clients.

  • 2011 - 2018
    Kumon

    Franchise Owner

    Led a team of 30+ employees, fostering a positive and productive work environment.

    Award-winner at Kumon North America, recognized in the top 1% for centre performance. Demonstrating exceptional creativity, task efficiency, and strong communication

    Provided Math and English tutoring to over 500 students (from JK to adults), showcasing strong customer service, communication, and organization skills.

Expertise

Small Business
Education
Print
Artificial Intelligence

Languages

English
Proficient
French
Beginner
Vietnamese
Beginner
Cantoneese
Beginner

Portfolio

Honors & awards

  • 2017

    Summit Award

    Most prestigious award for Kumon instructor. Recognizing Instruction excellence. Business Excellence Centre Excellence Trip to Hawaii for summit with other top instructors and cash bonus.

  • 2015

    Kumon Summit Award

    Most prestigious award for Kumon instructor. Recognizing Instruction excellence. Business Excellence Centre Excellence Trip to Mexico for summit with other top instructors and cash bonus.

  • 2016

    Kumon Summit Award

    Most prestigious award for Kumon instructor. Recognizing Instruction excellence. Business Excellence Centre Excellence Trip to Atlantis, Bahamas for summit with other top instructors and cash bonus.

Skills