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Daniel Cowx

Proud to be Canadian

My Profile

Hello, my name is Danny Cowx from Vancouver, BC.

I am a SFU alumnus who graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from the faculty of Computer Science in 2002 with a Major in Software Engineering and sub-focus on Computer Network Protocols. I have 20 years of professional software engineering experience and I specialize in Agile RAD prototyping, Bitcoin Blockchain, cryptography, and workflow automation (i.e. replacing manual human tasks with automated cloud-based algorithms). I am a hard-core privacy, encryption, and security advocate as well as an Ironman finisher (12 hours 22 minutes). When I am not working, I enjoy working.

Since completing SFU, I’ve coded for Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, I’ve designed digital slot machines and random number generators for Las Vegas casinos while at Rocket Gaming Systems, I’ve managed a large team of Canadian and Chinese engineers spread across two continents while at Kodak, and in 2014, together with Kevin Sandhu, I co-founded Canada’s first peer-to-peer online money-lending platform, Grouplend (later renamed to Grow). Over the next three years, we built Grow into a leading banking-technology company, serving consumers through partnerships with top global financial institutions. Grow was acquired by ATB Bank in November 2019.

The Cowx Family