National tech industry association, TECHNATION, names its 2020-2021 slate of National Board of Directors and Executive Committee

MISSISSAUGA, ON) – June 30, 2020 –  At its June 18, 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), TECHNATION Canada (TECHNATION) announced the approval of itsNational Board of Directors slate for the 2020-2021 term, which runs May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

Current Board Chair, Kevin Peesker, President, Microsoft Canada, has agreed to take on an additional term.  During the AGM, The Executive Committee of the Board was also appointed.  The TECHNATION National Board consists of 28 directors in total, bringing together Canadian information, communications and technology (ICT) leaders from across Canada. Seven of these Directors also serve on the Executive Board Committee.

The TECHNATION National Board of Directors extends its thanks to outgoing Board Directors: John Dathan, former Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Enterprise Group, Canada, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Eric Gales, Country Manager, Amazon Web Services Canada; John Hill, CIO, Rogers Communications; Glenn Laverty, former President and CEO,  Ricoh Canada; Dan Madon, Vice President, Public Sector Canada, Cisco Systems Canada; Robert Malcolmson, Chief Regulatory Officer, BCE; Johanne Senécal, Senior Vice-President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs, TELUS Corporation, for their generous contribution of time and commitment provided to TECHNATION and its Board over their tenure.

ELECTED TITLE COMPANY
Kevin Peesker President

CHAIR & MEMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Microsoft Canada Inc.

Angela Brown President and CEO

1st VICE CHAIR & MEMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Moneris Solutions

Susanne Flett President

MEMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Healthtech Consultants

Colin McKay Head, Public Policy and Government Relations

MEMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Google Canada

Claudia Thompson Managing Director Health & Public Service and Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity

MEMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Accenture Canada

Mary Ann Yule President and CEO

MEMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

HP Canada Co.

Jeremy Auger Chief Strategy Officer D2L Corporation
Xerxes Cooper General Manager, Global Technology Services IBM Canada Ltd.
John Husband Vice President of Sales Softchoice Corp.
J. Paul Haynes President & COO eSentire Inc
Jon Dermott Vice-President, Sales Dell EMC Canada Commercial
Rejean Bourgault Country Leader, Public Sector, Canada Amazon Web Services
Denis Gaudreault Country Manager Intel of Canada, Ltd.
Lars Goransson Managing Director IDC Canada
Paula Hodgins President HPE Canada
Jim Irich Vice President, IT Infrastructure Bell Canada
Jaime Leverton Chief Commercial Officer, SVP Estruxture Data Centers
James Hupp Vice-President and General Manager CDW Canada
Wayne Karpoff President Willowglen Systems Inc.
David De Abreu Vice-President, Public Sector Canada Cisco Systems Canada
Marc Campbell Senior Vice President, Business Unit Leader CGI Group Inc
Steve Van Binsbergen Senior Director Sales, Ontario Public Sector Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
Colin McIsaac General Manager, Canada Lenovo (Canada)
Mario Meroni Area Vice-President Oracle Canada
Jim Muzyka President Bridgeable
Soumen Roy Country Head, Canada Tata Consultancy Services
Dave Thomas Vice President, TELUS Health TECHNATION Health Board Vice Chair
David Telka Managing Director, Health & Public Service Practice, Accenture, Canada Observer – TECHNATION Ontario Chair
Angela Mondou President and CEO TECHNATION

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ABOUT TECHNATION

TECHATNION: Uniting technology, government and community for Canada’s Future. As a national industry association, TECHNATION is the industry-government nexus for technology prosperity in Canada. We unite Canada’s technology sector, governments and communities to enable technology prosperity from coast to coast to coast. We promote growth by connecting Canadian scale-ups with global tech leaders; engaging the global supply chain; filling the technology talent pipeline; and providing advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities across industry and government.  We develop solutions to achieve both the national and global goals that Canada’s $184 Billion technology industry shares with governments of all levels. Technology prosperity that benefits everyone relies on a strong partnership between the private and public sectors.  TECHNATION was formerly called the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)

As a prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovation capacity, TECHNATION encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, TECHNATION has served as the authoritative national voice of the $170 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 36,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates over one million jobs directly and indirectly and invests $4.9 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer.

To arrange an interview, please contact:

Janet Gibson Eichner

Cell: 416-357-8908 or jgibson_eichner@itac.ca