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Leadership in Tech 2024 - Meet the Speakers

Meet the 21 AI visionaries and practitioners who will share tactics for mastering the intricacies of AI.

Please join us on March 1, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM EST, for a complimentary virtual summit: Thriving in an AI Era. Expect 90 minutes of inspiration and strategies to help you on your leadership journey.


As a Partner and SVP of CIO Program Strategy at the IT Media Group, Nasheen oversees strategic initiatives impacting the Canadian IT executive community. She chairs a cross-industry CIO Advisory Board, offering guidance on compelling issues and topics for CIOs and the IT vendors serving them. With over two decades in the technology industry, Nasheen co-founded the IT Media Group following successful tenures at Oracle, Infor, and IBM. Nasheen is a passionate advocate for women in technology and leadership, leveraging her position and platform to influence positive change. A highly sought-after speaker and facilitator, she actively participates in global leadership and technology programs, directing her efforts toward advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector.


Peter Singh is the Executive Officer of IT Services at the Toronto District School Board. Peter focuses on modernizing TDSB's technology infrastructure to transform how it delivers technology services to classrooms, schools, and central departments across the organization. He passionately advocates for the power of technology to bring positive and transformative changes that support student achievement, well-being, and equity. Peter prioritizes improving communication and engagement with stakeholders inside and outside the organization to develop strong relationships and collaborative partnerships.


Monique Allen is the SVP and CIO for Canadian Technology and Global Enterprise Architecture at Sun Life. Earlier, Monique held executive roles at OMERS, Finastra, HP, and P&G. An advocate for leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion, Monique serves on the boards of Hackergal, Women in Capital Markets, The IT Media Group CIO Advisory Board, and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. She is a founding member of the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. In addition, The Women in IT Awards Canada recognized her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Monique holds a degree in science from the University of Waterloo and a Schulich MBA from York University.


Ross Davidson is the CIO of the SCI Group, responsible for a multi-year transformation focused on the technology enablement of a product-focused service delivery model. Ross has 25 years of leadership experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the technology, financial, government, and logistics industries. He has a track record of driving enterprise growth and achieving positive business outcomes. Ross holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the Schulich School of Business, York University.


Kristina Cleary is the founder and Chief Leadership Coach of Accelle Inc., a firm dedicated to personal and professional success through content, coaching, and community. Previously, Kristina was Chief Marketing Officer at Ceridian, where she led the global marketing organization, culminating in an IPO on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges. She is an award-winning executive coach and Executive in Residence at the MaRS Discovery District, where she leverages over 25 years of leadership experience and her international coaching certification to help grow organizations to $100M+ in revenue.


Frincy Clement is a Principal Data Scientist at ADP and previously held Data Science roles at AltaML and TELUS Business. She is an award-winning AI leader with 9+ years of experience in Telecom, IT, Consumer goods, and Education. As the Canadian Ambassador for Women in AI, she leads strategic initiatives to inspire, mentor, and celebrate women AI professionals. Organizations have recognized Frincy in Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100, Advocate of the Year, Women in AI Ambassador of the Year, Emerging Leaders CHLOE award for empowering women in STEM careers, and the Top 100+ Women Advancing AI.


Michael Scarbeau is the Head of Transformation and Analytics for HSB Canada, responsible for technology strategy and modernization. Michael has over 20 years of experience in information management, technology, and strategy in private and public sector organizations, where he has a proven track record of transforming systems and teams into world-class performers. Michael regularly contributes to CIO roundtables and advises organizations on data, analytics, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. He holds a Computer Programming and Analysis Diploma from Seneca College.


John Comacchio is the Senior Vice President and CIO at Teknion Corporation, responsible for providing enterprise-wide technology vision, leadership and management. Previously, he was a Principal at KPMG Consulting, General Manager of US Interactive Toronto, the Information Technology Officer at Nissan Canada, and a Nissan North America CIO Council member. In addition, John is a member of the IDC CIO Research Review Board, Masergy Customer Advisory Board, OKTA CIO Advisory Board, The IT Media Group CIO Advisory Board, and the Institute of Corporate Directors. He holds an Ivey MBA from Western University.


Dominique is a Senior Privacy Counsel for RBC, providing research and advice on the responsible and ethical deployment of AI and other finance technologies. For the past eight years, she has proactively advocated the importance of AI ethics and governance in the finance industry and the Canadian community. Previously, Dominique was a technology and privacy counsel at National Bank, advising and leading the bank's responsible AI initiatives. She is a published author and public speaker on AI governance, AI fairness and privacy challenges, ethical AI, and GenAI novel risks.


Katrina Ingram is the founder and CEO of Ethically Aligned AI, a company focused on helping organizations drive better outcomes in the design, development, and deployment of AI systems. She hosts the AI4Society Dialogues podcast, developed Canada's first micro-credential in AI Ethics in partnership with Athabasca University, and appeared on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics list. Katrina holds a Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, and is an IAPP-certified information privacy professional.


Jesslyn Dymond is TELUS's Director of Data Ethics, leading their world-class approach to responsible data-driven innovation, including their responsible AI portfolio and the award-winning, ISO-certified Privacy by Design Data for Good program. Jesslyn leverages her leadership in data enablement to advocate for creative solutions to building customer trust with emerging technology. She completed a Master of Information from the University of Toronto's iSchool, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada, and Data Ethics Professional from the Open Data Institute.


As CTO, Paul Lewis drives Pythian's technology strategy, helping enterprises leverage and scale their data and cloud assets to deliver desired business outcomes. Before Pythian, he managed multidisciplinary teams as CIO/CTO and Senior Executive Technologist at Basi100, Filogix, D+H, and Hitachi Vantara. Paul is well-known in the technology industry, with his thought leadership published in Forbes Insights, GigaOm, and Edge Computing Association. In addition, Paul is a member of the Masters of Business Analytics and Masters of Management in Artificial Intelligence advisory boards at the Schulich School of Business, The IT Media Group CIO Advisory Board, and an Advisor to the Board of WSIB for service excellence and information technology.


Gini Wong is the Head of Information Technology at MUFG Canada with a breadth of experience in business transformation and operations across multiple industries. Gini delivers enterprise IT strategies aligned with business goals by leveraging her software development, program management, and Agile transformation background. She serves as Event Director of the CIO Association of Canada Toronto Board. Gini holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and certifications in program management, executive leadership, and information security from McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and ISC2.


Gurvinder Gill is the Chief Information and Security Officer at the Toronto Parking Authority, drawing on over two decades of experience to drive the organization's technology and cybersecurity strategy. Before TPA, Gurvinder held leadership roles and pioneered transformative technology initiatives at Canada Health Infoway, Trillium Health Partners, and MLSE. A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Gurvinder actively contributes to industry forums, community outreach, and digital literacy initiatives. He holds an Executive Ivey MBA from Western University.


Marcel Escorcio is the Vice President of Americas International at Hitachi Vantara, responsible for accelerating the adoption of data-driven solutions that solve business problems and enable social innovation. With a distinguished three-decade career as a highly regarded executive leader, he focuses on inspiring and positioning teams for personal and business growth. Channel Daily News named Marcel a Top Newsmaker, and Great Place to Work ranked Hitachi #14 of the 100 Best Workplaces in Canada while under his leadership.


Brenna Comacchio is the Director of Digital Strategy & Analytics at Twilio, leading a dynamic team across data science, analytics, and engineering. With a passion for uncovering insights and navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technology, she focuses on harnessing the power of data to shape strategic initiatives. Previously, Brenna held marketing and communications management roles at Autodesk and TED. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Master of Digital Marketing from the Hult International Business School.


Henry Ki is the Chief Technology Officer at Home Trust, leveraging 25 years of comprehensive experience in information technology. Henry has a history of successfully aligning technology strategies with business objectives and is adept at navigating complex regulatory landscapes, implementing secure and scalable financial systems, and driving technology innovation. As a participant in CIO roundtables, Henry advises on digital transformation and the practical uses of AI. He holds an Electrical/Computer Engineering degree from the Toronto Metropolitan University.


Kimberley Hill is the Director of Data Governance and Enterprise Analytics at North York General Hospital, where she oversees the development and execution of its integrated enterprise-wide governance framework. Kimberley is a seasoned data and analytics leader committed to achieving patient health excellence at the intersection of technology, governance, and healthcare. She holds degrees in Business Administration, Psychology, and a Master of Public Policy with a specialized focus in Health Systems Research from the University of Regina.


Randy Singh is an engineering leader at Wealthsimple, focusing on offering clients innovative financial services and unprecedented levels of transaction visibility. He champions growth and development, actively shaping professional advancement initiatives and encouraging creativity. Previously, Randy held engineering roles at Loblaw Digital and Scotiabank. During the pandemic, he launched a tech-for-good service, saving restaurants from third-party delivery fees by directly connecting them with customers. Randy holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.


Tania Ferreira is a global advocate for initiatives that address industry challenges and opportunities, specifically focusing on professional development and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tania has been instrumental in curating events that recognize achievements, celebrate successes, provide actionable insights, and build communities for professionals. She has hosted, moderated, and facilitated impactful events and has appeared in books, podcasts, and videos. Tania holds a Master of Arts in Events and Conference Management from the University of Westminster.


Julie Hansen is a VP & Global Executive Advisor at Salesforce, responsible for driving enterprise transformation. She was named a Salesforce Trailblazer and received the DEI Initiative of the Year from the Women in IT Awards Series. In addition, Julie is a judge and advisor to global innovation competitions, coaches women leaders in over 25 countries, and actively addresses inequalities worldwide. She holds degrees in Business, Computer Science and Psychology and certifications from Arizona State University, MIT Sloan and Harvard. Julie also holds the Competent Boards GCB.D board-level accreditation and sits on The IT Media Group CIO Advisory Board.


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