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  • Hon. Manmeet S. Bhullar: Minister of Service Alberta

    Hon. Manmeet S. Bhullar: Minister of Service Alberta

    First elected as MLA in March 2008, Manmeet S. Bhullar has the distinction of being the youngest member in the current cabinet where he serves as Minister of Service Alberta and Chair of the Families and Communities Ministerial Group. As Minister of Service Alberta, Mr. Bhullar has been active in protecting workers through strengthening the employment regulation, protecting consumers by [...]

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  • Khaled El Emam: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

    Khaled El Emam: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

    Dr. Khaled El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. His main area of research is developing techniques for health data de-identification or anonymization and secure disease surveillance [...]

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  • James Lingerfelt: Public Safety Lead, Smarter Cities, IBM

    James Lingerfelt: Public Safety Lead, Smarter Cities, IBM

    Jim Lingerfelt is a Senior Consultant with IBM’s Global Smarter Cities Team. He joined the IBM after 24-years with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. Jim spent 17 years in patrol, the last four years as the commander of a tactical operations unit focused on narcotics trafficking and auto theft. He spent four years as the Department’s Budget Director. [...]

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  • Don Hathaway: Chairman, Compute Canada

    Don Hathaway: Chairman, Compute Canada

    Don Hathaway has demonstrated his abilities for forty years in diverse business, academic and government settings. He has been a CEO in business, a senior partner with international consultancies and a corporate director on multiple boards while accumulating expertise in strategy, finance, risk management, marketing and corporate governance. He has held 43 board, committee and board chair roles, putting him [...]

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  • Ray Boisvert: President, I-Sec Integrated Strategies

    Ray Boisvert: President, I-Sec Integrated Strategies

    Ray Boisvert is President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies, a firm specializing in risk mitigation, including the use of advanced analytics to combat cyber and other emerging threats. In 1984, Mr. Boisvert joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and was most recently the Assistant Director, Intelligence, responsible for the Directorate that set intelligence collection priorities as well as the Service’s [...]

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  • Paul Dorian: Department Director, Division of Cardiology, U of T

    Paul Dorian: Department Director, Division of Cardiology, U of T

    Dr. Paul Dorian is the Department Director, Division of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. He is a medical graduate of McGill University, and completed his Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology training at the University of Toronto, an MSc in Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and a Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at [...]

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  • Colin McKay: Manager, Global Public Policy, Google Canada

    Colin McKay: Manager, Global Public Policy, Google Canada

    Colin is on Google’s global public policy team, where he tries to keep the internet brimming with discovery and delight. In addition to privacy and data protection, Colin worked on innovation agendas, launched science and technology strategies, planned for copyright reform and encouraged the development of intelligent transportation systems over a 15 year career in the Canadian public service. In [...]

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  • Chris Yiu: Head, Digital Government Unit, Policy Exchange, London, UK

    Chris Yiu: Head, Digital Government Unit, Policy Exchange, London, UK

    Chris Yiu leads the Digital Government Unit at Policy Exchange, the UK’s leading think tank. His team focuses on the potential for technology, data and the internet to transform public policy and the economy. Chris has authored a range of high-profile reports on topics including open data, big data, broadband, digital entrepreneurship and digital inclusion. In addition to his role [...]

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  • Marc Smith: Principal Solutions Architect, SAS

    Marc Smith: Principal Solutions Architect, SAS

    Marc Smith is a Principal Solution Specialist at SAS, and he leads the information management practice for SAS Canada. With 20 years in IT and analytics, Marc has worked with information management teams, analytic teams, and architecture and governance teams across all industry and several government sectors in Canada.

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  • Patricia Brantingham:  RCMP Professor of Computational Criminology, SFU

    Patricia Brantingham: RCMP Professor of Computational Criminology, SFU

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  • Robyn Tamblyn: Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    Robyn Tamblyn: Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

    Dr. Robyn Tamblyn is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University.  She is a James McGill Chair, a Medical Scientist at the McGill University Health Center Research Institute, and the Scientific Director of the Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group at McGill University. Dr Tamblyn’s ground-breaking research on educational outcomes [...]

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  • Pierre-Gerlier Forest: President and CEO, The Trudeau Foundation

    Pierre-Gerlier Forest: President and CEO, The Trudeau Foundation

    Prior to joining the Trudeau Foundation, Pierre-Gerlier Forest was an Assistant Deputy Minister with Health Canada, the Canadian federal Ministry of Health, where he was first appointed to the G.D.W. Cameron Chair (2003) before becoming Chief Scientist (2004-2006). Well known for his work in the areas of health policy and the governance of health care organizations, PG Forest also held the position [...]

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  • Irene Day: Director, Operations, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

    Irene Day: Director, Operations, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

    Irene Day is the Director of Operations, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Irene has over 20 years of management experience and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the BC-CfE, including business planning and implementation, financial accountability, directing communications; provincial, national and international including: media, website and social media development, branding, government relations, human resources, and strategic development. Prior [...]

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  • Jacomo Corbo: Research Chair, Information and Performance Management, University of Ottawa

    Jacomo Corbo: Research Chair, Information and Performance Management, University of Ottawa

    Jacomo Corbo is the Canada Research Chair in Information and Performance Management at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Corbo is also the Chief Scientist of QuantumBlack, a data science agency that helps clients meet the analysis challenges of big data to make better decisions. His research has [...]

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  • Bruce McManus: Director, PROOF Centre of Excellence

    Bruce McManus: Director, PROOF Centre of Excellence

    Bruce McManus is Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He serves as Director of the James Hogg Research Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital, as Co-Director of the Institute for Heart + Lung Health, and as Director of the NCE CECR Centre of Excellence for Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF Centre). Dr. McManus served [...]

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  • Bernard Lord: President & CEO, CWTA

    Bernard Lord: President & CEO, CWTA

    Bernard Lord is President & CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). He is also the Chair of the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada and the President of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) Canada. Mr. Lord currently serves as a corporate director and advisor for several organizations. As President & CEO of CWTA, Bernard Lord is a champion for [...]

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  • Alison Brooks: Research Director, IDC Government Insights

    Alison Brooks: Research Director, IDC Government Insights

    As Research Director with IDC Government Insights, Alison Brooks leads IDC Canada’s public sector research with the Canadian IT Opportunity: Government practice area. Ms. Brooks provides valued advice and insight to her clients – both technology vendors and government officials – through her research programs and in consulting engagements. Her understanding of federal, provincial, and municipal I&IT initiatives helps vendor [...]

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  • Robert Hogg: Director, Drug Treatment Program, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

    Robert Hogg: Director, Drug Treatment Program, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

    Dr. Robert Hogg is the Director of the Drug Treatment Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. He is also a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU and the principle investigator of the Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) and the Longitudinal Investigation into Supportive and Ancillary Health Services (LISA) Project. His research primarily focuses on population [...]

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  • Bill Pascal: Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Medical Association

    Bill Pascal: Chief Technology Officer, Canadian Medical Association

    Mr. Pascal is the Chief Technology Officer for the Canadian Medical Association where he has responsibility for shaping the strategic direction and policy for the CMA’s e-Health agenda. He has worked in the economic policy and social policy sectors at the Federal government level as well as run operations in regional and headquarter environments. He has developed air, railway and [...]

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  • Corinne Charette: Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada

    Corinne Charette: Chief Information Officer, Government of Canada

    Corinne Charette was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, effective May 4, 2009. During her 30+ year professional career, she served as Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Transat A.T. Inc., Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer of FINTRAC, Senior Vice-President, Internet Channel, for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has been a [...]

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  • JP Balakrishnan: Vice President, Alliances and Partnerships, Infosys

    JP Balakrishnan: Vice President, Alliances and Partnerships, Infosys

    JP (Jayaprakash) Balakrishnan is the VP of alliances and partnerships in the cloud unit of Infosys. He is responsible for identifying the right partnerships and developing joint solutions globally. He also shares an additional responsibility as the CTO – Cloud for IPS, Infosys’ public services arm. In his prior role, he was the global head of Sales for Infosys’ Systems [...]

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  • Walter Robinson: Vice President of Government Affairs, Rx&D

    Walter Robinson: Vice President of Government Affairs, Rx&D

    Walter Robinson, re-joined Rx&D as Vice President of Government Affairs in August 2011 and is responsible for leading Rx&D’s integrated (federal and provincial) government affairs team. Over the last 20 years Walter has also worked for the federal public service; an international facilities management contractor; as the federal director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) from 1997 to 2003 and [...]

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  • Tom Corr: President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

    Tom Corr: President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence

    Dr. Tom Corr is the President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) – a non-profit organization that drives the commercialization of cutting-edge Ontario-based research across key market sectors to build the province’s innovation economy and secure its global competitiveness. Previously, Dr. Corr was the CEO of the Accelerator Centre (AC) at the Waterloo Research and Technology Park and [...]

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