MISSISSAUGA, ON (Oct 31, 2023) – TECHNATION, Canada’s leading national technology association, today announced the appointment of Mary Ann Yule, President and CEO of HP Canada, as Chair of its National Board of Directors.
Angela Mondou, President and CEO of TECHNATION welcomes Mary Ann Yule as TECHNATION’s new National Board Chair, along with Mike J. Hilton, President of HPE Canada and Chris Barry, President of Microsoft Canada who are both joining the National Board’s Executive Committee.
TECHNATION also welcomes new Board Directors: Mark Matheson, Vice President, Account Management Partner – Federal and East Government, Kyndryl; and Alexandre Synnett, Senior Vice-President, National Capital Region, CGI Group.
Ms. Yule served as First Vice Chair and a member of the Board’s Executive Committee for two years; and as Board Director since 2016. She has also been a key contributor to TECHNATION’s new programs. Ms. Yule will replace Angela Brown, Former President and CEO of Moneris Solutions, who served as Chair of TECHNATION’s National Board of Directors for the past two years. Angela Brown is stepping down from the TECHNATION National Board.
The TECHNATION National Board consists of 23 Directors, bringing together Canadian information, communications and technology (ICT) leaders from across Canada and representing tech companies of all sizes.
“Mary Ann brings a wealth of experience and a keen understanding of the Canadian technology industry to the position of Board Chair,” noted Angela Mondou, President and CEO, TECHNATION. “She has been a strong contributor in the many strategic initiatives we have led at TECHNATION. I look forward to her on-going support as we strive to drive national prosperity and global competitiveness through technology adoption. Her leadership will help us to continue to expand our impact and help Canadian businesses to connect talent, industry leaders and government officials across the country.
Ms. Mondou continued, “I also want to extend my sincere thanks to Angela Brown, on behalf of all our staff and fellow Board members. She has played an important role in the growth of TECHNATION, and we worked closely together to establish a strong Governance model for the organization. Angela has been a stabilizing force particularly over the past two years which have been a turbulent time for the Canadian tech industry. Her calm and resilient leadership have been important as we navigate the rapid changes in our industry.”
For a full list of National Board Members, including those who also serve on the Board’s Executive Committee, visit www.technationcanada.ca.
TECHNATION is the industry-government nexus for technology prosperity in Canada. As a member-driven, not-for-profit, TECHNATION unites Canada’s technology sector, governments, and communities to enable technology prosperity in Canada. TECHNATION champions technology prosperity by providing advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities across industry and governments at all levels; connecting Canadian scale-ups with global tech leaders; engaging the global supply chain; and filling the technology talent pipeline.
TECHNATION has served as the authoritative national voice of the $242 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 45,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates more than 717,590 jobs and invests $10.3 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer. TECHNATION was formerly the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). For more information: www.technationcanada.ca
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