Ontario Board of Directors
TECHNATION’s Ontario Board of Directors represent the interest of TECHNATION’s large and small Ontario based members. The Ontario Board meets three times a year to provide input and direction to TECHNATION staff; to discuss Ontario focused priorities; and to promote engagement and enhance value for our members.
Partner, Management Consulting, Tech Advisory and Digital Strategy, KPMG LLP
Anna is a Partner in KPMG’s Management Consulting practice, leading Tech Advisory and Digital Strategy for Public Sector across Canada. Anna has been providing advisory services to healthcare and public sector organizations for over 20 years, mainly focused digital solutions, managed services, and cloud to organizations such as the Ontario Provincial Government. Anna joined KPMG in Canada in 2021.
Anna leads KPMG’s digital transformation and technology advisory services for government entities which involve technical solutions, cloud, agile delivery, and managed services and back office transformations. She has completed a variety of advisory engagements including establishing strategic roadmaps, outsourced service delivery models, data centre transformation and optimization and cloud managed services. These have included large government entities, including Federal departments, Provincial Governments, and various municipal organizations.
Anna’s key strengths include supporting clients achieve efficiencies through cost optimization and transformation leveraging digital solutions, including intelligent automation, cloud, and innovative technologies (including Digital Identity, AI, ML and blockchain).
Vice President, Engineering and IT
Acronym Solutions Inc. (previously Hydro One Telecom)
Vice President, Engineering and IT, Acronym Solutions Inc. (previously Hydro One Telecom)
As Vice President, Engineering and Business Development for Hydro One Telecom, Robert Agostino is responsible for all aspects of Engineering, Technology Development, Business Strategy and Corporate Development. His career experience includes leading the development and implementation of effective business solutions to drive business transformation. Robert is a collaborative leader, one who excels at developing and implementing operational frameworks, building high performing teams, developing strong relationships and building trust both internally and with customers.
Hydro One Telecom delivers high capacity telecommunications solutions to service providers, small and medium businesses, enterprises, wholesalers and public sector organizations via an expansive fiber-optic network in Ontario extending into Montreal and the United States. Hydro One Telecom provides high-speed data networking services for Network-to-Network, Cloud-to-Cloud, Network-to-Cloud and Data Centre-to-Data Centre business requirements and is a subsidiary of Hydro One Limited.
Canadian Relationship Sales Leader
Canadian Relationship Sales Leader, Lenovo Canada
As the leader of the Lenovo Canada Relationship business, John is responsible for team culture, sales and strategy within Canada. John is a 23-year veteran of IBM and Lenovo in the Commercial Segment and has a broad range of experience in Commercial, Public Sector and Global markets. John has proven success in building trusted and strategic relationships within the Canadian market, leading and inspiring a national sales team, and strategically growing the business through deep collaboration, with customer satisfaction and value as a primary focus.
John lives in Aurora, Ontario with his wife Helena and two children.
Senior Director, Consulting and Deals
Senior Director, Consulting and Deals, PWC
John Bauer is a Director in PwC’s Ontario Public Sector Practice with over 15 years of project and program management experience, including a number of large-scale public sector change initiatives and technology projects. John helps public sector organizations create new service delivery models, establish new digital service channels, and modernize their operations to deliver services with a customer-centric view.
John is passionate about working with his clients to transform public services, enable digital government, and lead transformational initiatives. Before John began consulting to government in 2007, he spent 5 years in the Ontario Public Service, working on some of the earliest Ontario Government electronic service delivery initiatives. During his time within the OPS, he was also part of the team that developed the OPS’s Integrated Project Management Framework and Methodology, along with a series of related training courses and materials.
John is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has an International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from the Schulich School of Business.
Director, Public Sector - Ontario
Director, Public Sector - Ontario, IBM Canada
Lisa Canham serves as Director, IBM Public Sector -Ontario , responsible for business development, sales strategy and execution across all levels of gov’t, including heath care, social services, public safety, transportation, and education in the province. This is a highly matrixed role requiring strong communication skills and a deep knowledge of industry challenges and the technology needed to solve them.
Prior to this role, Lisa has held numerous national leadership positions responsible for a variety of software portfolios, customer and ecosystem segments including, most recently, IBM Public Cloud which included country oversight of the construction of IBM’s first Multi-Zone Region in Canada.
With over 25 years of sales experience, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning multiple industries and IBM businesses.
Lisa is a native of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Arts from L’Universite Laval. She is an active volunteer in her community. Lisa lives with her husband, Andy, and 2 children in Toronto, Ontario.
Management Consulting Exec. Lead
Management Consulting Exec. Lead, Deloitte LLP
Ian is a management consulting executive lead at Deloitte. Based in Toronto, Ian’s professional experience has been on business and technology transformations with a focus on serving public sector clients within Ontario and beyond. Ian’s focus has been on business/IT consulting, strategy, digital, technology and operations and he has held various leadership roles as account executive, project leadership, delivery lead, transformation lead and architect. Ian brings his experience of working clients as well as technology and delivery partners in public industries including transportation, transit, payments, infrastructure, healthcare, regulation agencies and client service delivery.
Director, Ontario Public Sector
Director, Ontario Public Sector, Microsoft Canada
As Director of Ontario Public Sector at Microsoft, Greg is responsible for Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales organization supporting Provincial, Municipal and Heath Care clients. Microsoft’s mission is the empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As a partner to the Public Sector in Ontario, Greg and the world class team at Microsoft Canada seek to empower digital transformation that will improve the lives of citizens across Ontario.
Greg is a 25 veteran of the Canadian and Global Information Technology industry with and his past experience includes companies such as Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, and Autodesk as well as three successful Canadian technology startups Alias Systems, PlateSpin and Nymity.
Greg resides in Toronto with his wife Maureen and 3 children and is an active member of the community through coaching and volunteer work. He holds a BASc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Senior Sales Manager, Government
Senior Sales Manager, Government, Compugen Inc.
Chris Issa is a Senior Sales Manager at Compugen responsible for sales and partnership strategy in the Ontario Government, its agencies, and municipalities. With over 20 years of experience at Compugen, Chris has held several key positions in Operations and Sales, as well as serving as an Account Executive where he was responsible for driving growth, value creation, and the customer experience for large-scale, public-sector organizations.
Chris is passionate about helping customers realize new possibilities through technology and is driven by initiatives that enable government organizations to deliver citizen-focused services that are accessible to all. He holds a strong belief that culture plays a crucial role in organizational success, and that collaboration, curiosity, and purpose can create meaningful outcomes.
Chris lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his wife, Rita, and two children.
President and Co-Founder
President and Co-Founder, Versatil
Sylvie is a highly energetic and result-oriented professional with over 25 years of experience in strategy management, financial performance management, business process management and information technology services. Prior to Versatil, Sylvie held several senior executive positions in large corporations including Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Electronic Data Systems.
Sylvie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke, a Higher Diploma in International Business from Leeds Metropolitan University in England, an MBA from the Université du Québec in Montreal, and is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).
In her role as President and Co-Founder of Versatil, Sylvie is recognized for being a creative thinker and a change agent for organizations. Thriving in the Analytics space, Sylvie is at her best when helping organizations utilize business Analytics solutions to steer and enhance their decision making.
Western Canada Regional Sales Manager
Western Canada Regional Sales Manager , Oracle
Darcy is the Western Canada Regional Sales Manager for Oracle – leading the Government, Education, & Healthcare Cloud Platform Team. He works closely with clients in Ontario through to British Columbia with their digital transformation journeys.
Oracle’s mission is to help people see data in new ways, discover insights, unlock endless possibilities, and Oracle Canada ULC was once again selected as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Darcy brings 25 years of Sales leadership experience within the I.T. industry, and he prides himself on building long-lasting relationships.
In the off hours, Darcy loves spending time with his Family, golfing, and working with charitable organizations.
Managing Director - Canadian Public Sector Lead
Managing Director - Canadian Public Sector Lead, Slalom
Brianna is a results oriented and passionate person who loves her work and life. After 15 years working in the “big firms” she made the exciting move to join Slalom in 2015 to help launch this incredible brand in Canada. It has been a wild and wonderful ride. During her tenure, Slalom Canada has grown from 2 to 700 people and we’ve only just started. She leads Slalom’s Canadian Public Sector business and is the Executive Sponsor of our Microsoft Canada relationship. She also leads Slalom’s Women’s Leadership Network globally to drive positive change and ensure everyone at Slalom has an equitable voice. She is an avid runner, loves spending time at the cottage and desperately misses international travel.
Vice-President of Consulting
Vice-President of Consulting, CGI
After serving in the Ontario Public Sector, she is focusing on delivering digital transformation services through management consulting, technical solutions, cloud, AI, agile delivery, and managed services. The goal is to facilitate public sector modernization, and more broadly; transforming the delivery of services to citizens, businesses and visitors to Ontario.
Kellie brings a strong leadership skill set to CGI after serving 25 years in technology and 15 in public service. She led large scale mission-critical projects in public safety communications networks, data centre transformation and optimization, and development of business and citizen-centric digital online services.
Kellie also led the development and implementation of strategic roadmaps, business process improvement, and operational and service delivery models across multiple sectors.
Senior Strategy & Public Affairs Director, Canada
Senior Strategy & Public Affairs Director, Canada, D2L
As Senior Strategy & Public Affairs Director for Canada at D2L, Mike leads the company’s strategy, advocacy and industry partnership work across the country. Mike’s experience includes over 15 years experience working in the Ontario government, in both public service and political roles, including serving as the Director of Communications to a former Minister of Education. Mike also spent just over two years at a leading Toronto-based government relations firm, providing strategic advice and counsel to clients on how to effectively engage government. Mike has been at D2L since July 2020.
Managing Director, Resources Industry
Managing Director, Resources Industry, Accenture Inc.
Senior Director of Sales
Senior Director of Sales, TELUS Enterprise
A telecommunications industry leader – it is Bud Vasudeva’s combination of technical knowledge, business acumen and sales experience that has led him to his current role as Sr. Director Enterprise Sales at TELUS. He supports a direct B2B Enterprise sales team on leading digital transformation engagements across the public sector including the Government of Ontario and the Healthcare vertical.
With more than 20+ years in the telecommunications industry, Bud has leveraged his B2B, sales and engineering background to lead business development strategy and establish long-term strategic relationships with Canadian, US and International clients. Bud is an expert on the Canadian telecommunications industry and is well known for helping his customers navigate the regulatory environment and evolving industry dynamics to excel their businesses.
Bud holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario. He lives in Toronto and is a proud supporter of the TELUS Day of Giving and the SickKids Foundation.
Client Executive, Fortinet
Jody Zedor is a Major Accounts Manager with Fortinet who has over 20 years of experience of solution sales in the IT Industry. Jody has held various sales leadership roles throughout his career at GE Capital, Compaq and HP. Throughout his career he has extensive involvement with Channel Sales, Enterprise, Midmarket and Public Sector customers in Canada.
Jody’s experience includes over 11 years’ experience working with the Ontario government where he has been involved in the development and implementation of several business projects to help drive business transformations. Throughout this time Jody has developed experience in working across many departments, Ministries, Crown Corporations and Agencies in the OPS.
Jody is passionate about working with customers to help transform public services, enable digital government, and lead transformational initiatives.