National Board of Directors
The TECHNATION National Board of Directors sets the Association’s strategic direction by establishing policies and goals to guide the chief executive and other leadership, and contributes to its direction, success, and growth.
Kevin Peesker is President of Microsoft Canada responsible for leading a world class team who delivers transformative outcomes for Canadians. Through Microsoft’s partner ecosystem, citizenship efforts and employee engagement programs, Kevin’s objective is to empower every person and organization across Canada to achieve more.
A proven transformational leader with more than 28 years of experience in technology that has taken him to over 70 countries, Kevin has held leadership roles in finance, marketing, operations, sales, and general management. Kevin is passionate about the development of teams, building customers for life and driving collaboration between government/industry and technology. He focuses his time with Microsoft’s customers, partners and teams, traveling extensively so he can hear first-hand how Microsoft can better serve each stakeholder as a true technology partner.
Most recently, the President of Dell EMC Canada, Kevin held multiple senior leadership roles spanning every customer/industry segment over his 14 years with Dell including leading the UK & Ireland Consumer, Small and Medium Businesses (CSMB), and leadership of the CSMB business units spanning Europe.
Born in Western Canada, Kevin holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He resides in Toronto with his wife Karen and is active in the community, volunteering his time coaching youth and serving on boards.
President and Chief Executive Officer
1st Vice Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer , Moneris
Angela Brown is President and Chief Executive Officer of Moneris Solutions Corporation, the leader in innovative payments solutions for business in Canada. Angela joined Moneris in 2013 after more than 25 years in the payments industry in the U.S. and Canada, including merchant acquiring, debit processing and consumer and commercial payment products.
Prior to joining Moneris, Angela was Group Executive at MasterCard Worldwide where she led the development of their global and SMB merchant strategies. Previously, Angela was President, Financial Institutions at Fifth Third Processing Solutions in Cincinnati and spent 13 years at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) within the Cards and Payments divisions. Angela sits on the Board and Audit Committee of Altus Group, the leading provider of independent commercial real estate software and advisory services to the global CRE industry. She also sits on the Board and Executive Committee of TECHNATION, and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Angela graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. She resides in Orlando Florida with her husband and two children.
Managing Director, Quality & Risk, Canada
Member Executive Committee
Managing Director, Quality & Risk, Canada, Accenture, Canada
Effective March, 2020, Claudia was appointed as the Quality & Risk Lead for Accenture Canada. With more than 30 years of Consulting experience, Claudia is responsible for driving quality programs across all businesses and industries in Canada, while also monitoring and managing the risk profile of the overall Canadian business. Claudia brings her experiences from leading some of Accenture’s most complex engagements in Canada, working with clients in the transportation and logistics industry, financial services, and public services to this new role. Claudia is a member of Accenture’s Canadian Executive Committee.
Claudia lead Accenture’s Health and Public Service business across Canada for the past nine years. In this position, she was accountable for Accenture’s go-to-market strategy within the health and public service industry along with the top-line and bottom-line results. At the same time, Claudia was also the Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity in Canada for 10 years. In this role she worked tirelessly to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to set
strategy, national goals, and to define the program activities needed to achieve Accenture’s corporate objective to be Canada’s most diverse and inclusive employer.
Claudia is actively involved outside of Accenture in the industry as a member of the TECHNATION Executive Committee and an alumni of the C.D. Howe Institute, Human Capital Policy Council. Within her local community, Claudia is a member of the Executive Committee for Women United, Ottawa.
Claudia was recognized as a 2016 WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner, an honour celebrating fearless female leaders whose efforts to succeed continue to inspire others. Claudia was also recognized by Catalyst in 2018 with the Business Leader Champion Award – one of six Canadian executives recognized for “exemplary contributions helping to advance women and inclusion in Canadian workplaces.” Claudia completed the 2016-2017 IWF Fellows Program – one of 33 women representing 14 countries. Claudia has a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours degree from Queen’s University.
Member Executive Committee
Vice President, TELUS Health
David Thomas is a Vice President at TELUS Health, with national responsibilities for the development and implementation of large complex health deals and platforms for enterprise customers. His team has been instrumental in the success of TELUS Health on many of their current large complex deals, taking these opportunities from concept through sales, implementation, to operations. Over the last few years he has been almost entirely focused on securing and expanding the footprint of health activity in Ontario and British Columbia in the areas of drug information systems, chronic disease management, and telehealth. His team’s most recent success is the large Connecting GTA initiative, which will be in production by mid 2014.
David has been with TELUS, via several acquisitions, since 2004, working for several years internationally in Asia Pacific, and then subsequently on large projects in Ottawa, Toronto, Newfoundland and BC. He has twenty five years of experience in the Health Care industry spanning both the public and the private sectors, and across the diversity of acute care, ambulatory care and homecare services. David has extensive experience as a healthcare consultant and as an executive in operations, business development, and in managing large, complex, political projects.
He has to his academic credit a Master of Health Sciences in Health Administration from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University. He has also completed a Certification Course from Harvard Law School in an Executive Program in Negotiation, and rounded out his business background with a number of post graduate economics courses.
David remains an active volunteer in the health (Kids Health Link Foundation), education (Trinity College School) and the sports sector (Ontario Floorball).
President and CEO
HP Canada Co.
Member Executive Committee
President and CEO, HP Canada Co.
Mary Ann Yule is the President and CEO of HP Canada Co., a seasoned leader in the
technology industry, with more than 20 years of experience. She is a trailblazer in innovative
personal systems and printing technologies, including 3D printing, digital manufacturing, and
related services and solutions. A leading technology company in Canada, HP is focused on creating
technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere, while championing diversity,
sustainability, and corporate responsibility in every community where it does business.
Since joining in 2016, her proven track record of driving results continues to deliver breakthrough
market outcomes across HP’s portfolio. Mary Ann is credited with establishing HP as the most
sustainable technology company in Canada1 as well as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
Mary Ann is committed to spearheading inclusive best practices both as the co-executive sponsor of
the Global Young Employee Network at HP as well as a founding member of The Coalition of Innovation
Leaders Against Racism (CILAR).
Prior to joining HP, Mary Ann served as Vice President and General Manager of CDW Canada, Inc.,
driving business growth and national brand recognition. Under her leadership, CDW Canada was
ranked as a premier technology solution provider in Canada, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and
among the Top Workplaces for Women.
She holds a Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto,
attended Ryerson University, and holds numerous professional accreditations, including Six Sigma
Mary Ann currently serves on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, of TECHNATION (formerly
ITAC), Canada’s national information and communication technology business association championing
the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. She is also a member of the
30% Club, an organization committed to building a strong foundation of business leaders to champion
meaningful change in the gender balance of board and executive committees.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Mary Ann is often quoted in the press and is a highly sought- after
speaker on positive disruption driven by technology megatrends like 3D printing,
sustainable impact, diversity, and inclusion.
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Strategy Officer, D2L Corporation
Jeremy is responsible for formulating and supporting alignment on company-level strategy within D2L (formerly Desire2Learn). Jeremy also provides executive leadership and management of corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, government relations & public affairs, corporate communications, business development, strategic management, and intellectual property strategy.
Jeremy joined the D2L team when the company was founded, and over the last 15+ years has served as the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Technology Officer, and continues to take a leadership role in driving the organization’s success within its key industries as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining D2L, Jeremy came from a strong technical and business background, worked with numerous companies throughout North America, and has been actively involved in starting and running transformative technology companies for over twenty years.
Jeremy participates in a number of boards and committees, including serving as Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Board for the City of Kitchener (Canada), as an elected board member for the IMS Global Learning Consortium – a global technology standards body, and serves as a board member on a number of other for-profit and not-for-profit corporate and advisory boards. Jeremy has an Honours Bachelor of Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Science in Management from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Public Sector Country Leader
Amazon Web Services
Public Sector Country Leader, Amazon Web Services
Rejean Bourgault is the Public Sector Country Leader for Amazon Web Services Canada (AWS). With 30 years of global technology industry expertise, Rejean is a trusted advisor to government, non-profit, healthcare and education institutions that are eager to achieve digital transformation with cloud, machine learning, and IoT technologies. He is a respected thought leader in Global Business Management, Sales, Business Development, Engineering and Operations. Rejean is regularly called upon as a public speaker that shares his vision for why today’s technology is laying an exciting and promising future for Canada and the world. In addition to Canada, Rejean has held executive positions in Paris and Hong Kong when working for Nortel in Wireless and Enterprise business segment.
Rejean has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sherbrooke University. He is married and has three children from the Cyber Generation.
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, CGI
As Senior Vice-President, Marc has overall accountability for all aspects of CGI’s business operations in the National Capital Region (NCR). In addition to his responsibilities leading the NCR Business Unit (BU), Marc leads CGI Canada’s Public Sector Council, with a focus on helping make digital government real across all levels of Government in Canada.
Marc also leads CGI’s Canada Cybersecurity Centre, delivering cybersecurity consulting and managed security services for clients locally, nationally and globally. He also serves as co-chair of CGI’s Global Cybersecurity Council, helping enterprises identify security risks, build secure outcomes, and operate with confidence.
Marc has over twenty-five years of Information Technology experience across multiple industries, including Government, Banking, Insurance and Retail Distribution. He has experience leading large complex engagements under various sourcing arrangements for clients within the public and private sectors.
General Manager, Global Technology Services
IBM Canada Ltd.
General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Canada Ltd.
Xerxes leads the country’s largest services integrator to design, build, and run the systems and services that Canadian organizations rely upon.
Xerxes partners with clients to achieve their strategic objectives by leveraging resilient public, private, and hybrid cloud implementations that are underpinned by managed security services across networking, systems and mobility offerings. His organization’s industry-driven view enables clients to harness the value of cognitive computing and emerging technologies while addressing their individual market needs.
Over the course of his career, Xerxes has spent nearly two decades as a senior technical executive in Canada and around the world. His deep background in transformation gives him a unique and valuable viewpoint as a respected technology executive.
Focused upon giving back to the community, Xerxes participates in activities that support the advancement of young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). In addition, Xerxes is a member of the Board of Directors for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Network, where he is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.
A registered CMA/CPA and member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada, Xerxes holds an honours BBA specializing in Finance and Accounting from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Managing Director of Public Sector
Managing Director of Public Sector, Google Canada
John Cousens is the Managing Director of Public Sector, Canada with Google. John is a Cloud industry veteran with experience in two cloud computing start-ups. He has over 20 years of senior management experience, with previous technology leaders. John has a passion for innovation, customers and hockey; all powered by an entrepreneurial heart. John is a native of the Ottawa valley, John is married to an amazing wife with two children that inspire him daily.
Vice President, Business Sales and Solutions
Vice President, Business Sales and Solutions, SaskTel
David Ekstrand leads the SaskTel team responsible for sales, marketing, and operations for SaskTel’s business market. These services are delivered and assured by David’s team of qualified and experienced communications and IT professionals over Saskatchewan’s most advanced networks, and hosted in advanced data centres—designed, built, and operated by SaskTel.
A recognized industry leader, he has over 25 years of management and leadership experience across Canada and in the U.S. David’s experience spans sales and operational roles, including roles at best customer experience possible has rewarded him with a strong following of associates and customers over his career. With infectious high energy, he has the edge to make the tough decisions when necessary and a strong will that drives execution. David is a caring member of the business community and a true, trusted advisor to many.
David enjoys fishing and hunting and has a passion for anything motorized, including extreme snowmobile equipment and numerous off-road toys. David and his partner Leanne reside just outside of Saskatoon and have four grown children.
Intel of Canada, Ltd.
Country Manager, Intel of Canada, Ltd.
As the Country Manager for Intel Canada Ltd., Mr. Denis Gaudreault is responsible for leading Intel’s Canada teams, defining and implementing a unified cross-sales org & Business Unit strategy to drive business revenue and raising Intel relevance in the Canadian market.
As Intel’s in-country senior executive, he is interfacing with government officials, key customers executives, major ecosystem partners and representing Intel on a number of Industry organizations and events. Denis regularly delivered keynotes, media briefings on Intel’s and technology trends across TV, Radio interviews.
Since joining Intel in 2000, Denis has held a variety of positions during his career at Intel. Most recently as WW Director in the Government vertical at Intel HQ. His areas of expertise include technological developments, the disruptive impact of technology, and the effect of both on corporate and Governmental strategies.
He holds an Engineering degree from Université du Québec a Chicoutimi and an MBA from Université du Québec a Montreal. He is married with 2 kids (21-18) and during his spare time left He is an avid reader and competes in Ironman triathlons.
Managing Director, IDC Canada
Lars Goransson is responsible for IDC’s Canadian operation as Managing Director. IDC Canada’s product and services offerings provide the Canadian IT community with market based research across the value continuum of budgeting & planning, marketing awareness and lead generation, and measurement and performance management. In addition to his role as Managing Director, Lars actively manages IDC Canada’s Custom Solutions group. IDC Canada’s Custom Solutions Group is responsible for managing large custom research projects and proprietary consulting activities with IDC’s clients.
President & COO
President & COO, eSentire Inc.
J. Paul Haynes serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Waterloo, Ontario-based eSentire, Inc., the market leader in Managed Detection and Response services for mid-sized enterprises. Based on operationalized threat hunting, eSentire has grown to over 650 customers in 50 countries served by nearly 450 dedicated employees in Canada, the US, Ireland and the UK. eSentire protects over $5 trillion AuM of all global alternative asset management funds, and is expanding aggressively into the legal, extractive, healthcare, technology and medium enterprise markets as well as augmenting enterprise security teams with threat hunting services. In my role I oversee all security operations, product management, research and development and customer care functions.
J. Paul is a subject-matter expert and frequently quoted in industry and national media on the topics of advanced threat management, insider threats, managed security services, competitive market analysis and enterprise risk mitigation. He is most noted for his ability to bridge complex technical issues to the enterprise security risks executives face on a 24X7x365 basis against sophisticated advanced threat adversaries. He is often invited to speak at large prime broker conferences in the alternative asset management market, as well as at executive conferences across a variety of critical infrastructure markets.
Prior to eSentire, he spent two decades starting, financing and selling a number of enterprise software businesses in energy, government, healthcare and engineering sectors.
Paul is a professional engineer and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of Guelph.
President, HPE Canada
As President of HPE Canada, Mike Hilton brings over 30 years of diverse experience in Software Development and Solutions, Cloud Computing, Telecommunications, CCTV and Access Control, Data Communications, Industrial Automation, Robotics and Business Consulting. The HPE Canada team consists of a dynamic group of sales, services and marketing professionals with solutions across on-premise, private cloud and public cloud involving storage, compute, networking, systems management, and services. As the leader in edge-to-cloud platform as a service, HPE Canada is always focused on helping customers and partners see the business value and
impact of working with HPE.
Prior to HPE, Mike has extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and senior leader, working with teams in Business Operations, Sales, Marketing and Technical Services. Mike has co-founded or led numerous tech start-ups, all with successful exits, including the 2018 sale of Genesis Robotics to Koch Industries. Most recently, Mike spent 12 years with Microsoft, over two tours, leading Enterprise Sales, Partner Sales, Dynamics Business Applications and SMB in various roles.
Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Sales, Softchoice Corp.
John is responsible for managing Softchoice’s Canadian field sales organization, and executing a sales strategy based on deepening client relationships and delivering exceptional, holistic IT solutions. He joined Softchoice in 2014 from LG Canada, where he was the Vice President of Sales for their B2B Division. Mr. Husband is a proven sales leader with nearly 30 years of sales and management experience, and a consistent track record of driving revenue growth, marketing to multi-national businesses and SMEs alike, and managing nationwide sales organizations. Prior to LG, Mr. Husband also served in increasingly senior sales roles with Xerox, Dell and Canon. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours in Business Administration from the University of Windsor
Vice President, IT Infrastructure
Vice President, IT Infrastructure, Bell
Jim began at Bell as a summer student and began his full time career as part of the grad hire program 1995 in finance. After three years in finance and marketing, he moved into the IT organization taking roles in the Program Management, Strategy, Delivery and Operations. He has led several teams in IT in the implementation of Consumer, Bell TV, IPTV, Virgin, Retail and Supply Chain Programs and helped deliver several key integration and transformation programs across the organization.
Jim has been the VP of Infrastructure since December 2016, leading a team of 300+ Professionals across Operations, Contract Management, Infrastructure and Security Management. Jim is also a member of the Diversity Leadership Committee at Bell.
Jim has deep roots at Bell and can count eight family members that have been part of the Bell organization in the last 50 years.
Senior Vice President
Dell Technologies Canada
Senior Vice President, Dell Technologies Canada
Paul Katigbak is a Senior Vice President at Dell Technologies Canada leading the Corporate and Public business. Responsibilities include directing Sales teams, Marketing, Operations, Channel, Finance, and Legal for Dell Technologies across Canada. Primary objective is to continue to build on the momentum, leverage the power of Dell Technologies (combined group of companies) to help deliver our customer’s business transformation and objectives.
Paul is focused on creating synergy across the family of companies to expand market share across Corporate and Public Canada. Enabling/Training the organization to address the complex challenges our customers are facing with proven integrated solutions from Dell Technologies company and our great partner ecosystem is where most of his energy is being placed.
Paul was recently the Vice President of ISG Canada Commercial Sales at Dell Technologies Canada responsible for leading the Infrastructure Solutions specialty sales organization supporting the Canada Commercial segment. Paul joined EMC in 2004 and has more than 30 years of information technology management experience. Since joining EMC and prior to his current role, Paul has held leadership roles including Country Manager Canada Commercial DCS, Canadian Federal and Health Care District Manager and Country Manager Pre-Sales Canada.
Paul is based in Ottawa, Ontario where he resides with his wife and family.
CEO, Hut 8
A transformational leader with a proven track record for accelerating growth, Jaime Leverton has served as the driving force behind the operational re-imagining of some of Canada’s most important technology companies.
Throughout a career spanning more than 20 years, Jaime has served in a series of increasingly senior executive roles with eStruxture Data Centers, Cogeco Peer 1, National Bank, BlackBerry, Bell Canada, and IBM Canada.
Jaime has a Master’s of Business Administration, Marketing Informatics from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Political Science from the University of Ottawa. Jaime sits on the board of the Stratford Festival, TECHNATION and the Merry-Go-Round Children’s Foundation.
An avid runner, reader and bitcoin advocate, Jaime lives in Toronto with her husband, their two daughters and their dog, Dexter.
Vice President of Sales, Public Sector & Eastern Canada
Vice President of Sales, Public Sector & Eastern Canada , Ricoh Canada
Daniel has been involved in assisting large enterprise and public sector accounts and has engaged in strategy development to enhance operational efficiencies, business transformation and ultimately value creation. He is an accomplished Sales management leader, primary focus has been ongoing development of client facing integrated sales teams approach and go to market strategy, connected Empowering Digital Workplaces and the customer experience.
He currently leads the Public Sector Sales and Support organization.
During Daniel’s career, he has been successful in managing many enterprise level engagements from the contract development and implementation phase through to steady state account management operations for large Canadian governments customers such The Government of Ontario, The Province of British Columbia and numerous publicly funded organizations (Agencies, Healthcare, Municipal and Education).
In addition; Daniel was National Manager of Partnerships & Alliances, critical in the development of alliances with IBM Canada and involved in the development of the global alliance. During Daniel’s technology career, he has been successful in numerous implementations for clients such as: The Province of British Columbia, CIBC, TD Canada Trust, Rogers Communications Inc., TELUS Corporation, Siemens Canada, Province of New Brunswick.
Daniel resides in York Region with his wife and 3 children and is an active member of the community through coaching and volunteer work.
Executive Director & General Manager
Executive Director & General Manager, Lenovo Canada
As Lenovo’s General Manager of Canada, Colin is responsible for sales, operations, culture, strategy and customer satisfaction of the region. He has overall P&L responsibility for Commercial, SMB and Consumer products through all major routes to market.
Colin’s 23 years of experience spans multiple roles, opportunities and experiences in the technology business. He has held numerous key leadership positions in both Canada and US at both Lenovo and IBM. He is passionate about driving broad market engagement and has a strong desire to help enable the customer journey to successful business outcomes.
Colin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and sits on the Board of TECHNATION.
Area Vice President
Oracle Canada ULC
Area Vice President , Oracle Canada ULC
Mario is responsible for the team that sells Oracle’s business applications for CRM/CX, ERP, HCM and EPM SaaS in all Public Sector entities; Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Utilities, Crown Corps, Health, and Education across Canada.
He has been in the information and technology management business for over 30 years and currently at Oracle for over 14 years. His career has covered field sales, marketing, general business management and project/program
management. In his career, he has managed small and large teams. He has sold and managed the sale of hardware, software, outsourcing, consulting services and in the last 4 years SaaS. He was in the banking and retail markets until 1994. He his living in Ottawa since 1994 covering public sector and commercial accounts.
He has a B.Com from McGill University with Honors in Information Systems Management and a minor in Organizational Behaviour.
Country Head, Canada
Tata Consultancy Services
Country Head, Canada, Tata Consultancy Services
As Country Head, Soumen is responsible for TCS Canada’s strategic direction, with overall responsibility for leading all facets of TCS’ business across Canada. Prior to this current role, Soumen led the spirited growth of TCS Japan. With 25+ years experience, Soumen’s accomplishments also span across Australia, USA and India. During his 20 year tenure with TCS, Soumen has led the development of significant new business, as well as managed many successful and lasting client relationships. Outside of the workplace, Soumen enjoys hiking and has a passion for sketching and landscape photography.
President, Cerner Canada
As the president of Cerner Canada, Jim Shave oversees all aspects of Cerner Canada’s new business development, system sales, client support, delivery, consulting, and business partnerships as well as innovation and supplier relationships. Shave joined Cerner Corporation in September 1996 as regional marketing manager and later served as vice president.
During his tenure, he has increased Cerner’s Canada business from annual revenues of under $1 million USD to more than $40 million USD, with more than 200 health care facilities in Canada using Cerner’s technologies. Before joining Cerner, Shave was health industry marketing manager at Digital Equipment.
Prior to that, he was with CyCare Canada, which provided custom developed solutions to support oncology and turnkey solutions for physician group practices.
At CyCare Canada, he was general manager Canada, with responsibility for all aspects of the development, implementation, client support and new sales.
Chief Procurement Officer
Chief Procurement Officer, TELUS
As Chief Procurement Officer, Lloyd leverages partner ecosystems to drive short and long-term value for TELUS to enable its continued success and continuous innovation. The goal is to create processes and infrastructure that are cost- effective and competitive, enabling TELUS to constantly meet the evolving needs of its millions of subscriber connections and future growth demands across a broad portfolio of solutions including: mobility and home; healthcare; security; enterprise connectivity and Internet of Things. Lloyd and his team are responsible for procurement and sourcing strategy, supply chain management and operations, and transforming the underlying processes and systems that support them.
A seasoned telecommunications executive, Lloyd has over 30 years of experience across the industry with equipment manufacturers, service providers and strategy consulting companies, including Nortel Networks, Deloitte, Strategos and two technology start-ups.
Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and resides in Toronto. Lloyd puts his passion for his city, region and country into action and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Region Board of Trade and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council and is co-executive sponsor for TELUS’ LGBTQ resource group in Ontario.
Senior Director Sales, Ontario Public Sector
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
Senior Director Sales, Ontario Public Sector, Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
Steve Van Binsbergen leads the Public Sector business for Rogers Communications in Ontario. For over 25 years in the technology industry, Steve has worked to bring together innovative solutions to meet specific customer needs. He’s had a broad range of roles, including sales, marketing, brand, engineering and executive leadership.
Prior to Rogers, Steve ran his own company called Kubos Transformations, focusing on transforming go-to-market strategies for clients. Before founding Kubos, he was Vice President, Channel Strategy & Performance at Telus; Vice President and General Manager, Computing Systems at Celestica; and held consulting roles at Accenture and Courtyard Group.
Steve has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a MBA from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer.
Managing Director, Public Service Strategy and Consulting Lead
Observer - TECHNATION Ontario Board of Directors, Chair & Representative
Managing Director, Public Service Strategy and Consulting Lead, Accenture, Canada
As the lead for the Strategy and Consulting Industry Practice for Public Service in Canada, Dave is responsible for Accenture’s team that implements solutions for government. Dave and his team provide expertise in areas such as Digital Service Design, Enterprise Value, Technology Advisory, Talent & Organization and Applied Intelligence. In Dave’s 25 years at Accenture, he has been able to work with clients and achieve business outcomes by bringing perspectives and solutions on the intersection of technology, data, insights, and digital services to enhance results for both citizens and employees.
The most successful organizations understand and leverage next generation digital solutions to support evolving organizational effectiveness in a business climate of continuous transformational change. Dave has consulted extensively across both private and public industries, helping Accenture’s clients with their most complex transformational initiatives, technology adoption, digital solutions and smart city strategies. Dave’s background in psychology and business strategy allows him to understand and apply the core concepts of human-centred design in the innovation and creation of services and solutions for some of Accenture’s largest clients in Canada.
As a community and ecosystem builder, Dave is active across a number of organizations such as Chair of TECHNATION’s Ontario Board of Directors, the United Way, the US-Canada Innovation Partnership, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.
President and CEO
President and CEO, TECHNATION
President and CEO
Angela joined TECHNATION with over 25+ years of exceptional global and Canadian experience in the Technology sector driving transformational programs. A visionary executive with a passion for leadership, Angela’s unique career path includes 10 years as a military officer specializing in global supply chain and logistics followed by 18 years in senior-level leadership roles in Technology and Defence sectors. Her diverse leadership includes senior marketing director with BlackBerry, and global program director with Mergers & Acquisitions with Nortel Networks, where her team was responsible for delivering technology to over 127 countries. Angela’s career has taken her through leading and launching teams and technology across a number of continents, and dozens of countries.
Angela brings collaboration, energy and innovation to all of her roles. As founder of the public-private sector leadership forums “Strategic Knowledge Exchange” aimed at driving change on a national scale, her experience in developing strategic partnerships across national organizations and around the world, will help drive TECHNATION’s vision to influence Canada’s position as a global tech leader into the future.
Beyond her corporate and military experience, Angela was appointed as the IT & Supply Chain Leader on the Ontario Government COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force in December 2020 which oversees the delivery, storage and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. She is also a board member of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) as the Regional Vice Chairman for North America and Chair of WITSA’s Global Policy Action Committee (GPAC), with a particular responsibility to ascertain and promote important issues affecting the global use of ICT as it relates to government policies.
Author of the leadership best-seller Hit the Ground Leading!, and award-winning founder of her own consulting firm, Angela has delivered business growth programs and keynotes to companies and teams around the world. She has held positions as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ivey School of Business, as EVP of Leadership with the International Women’s Forum, as an Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace, Technology and Engineering and holds a P.Log designation.