Panels & Committees

ICTC’s Initiatives are extremely fortunate to have dedicated experts, from a variety of backgrounds, guiding their success. These individuals lend their valuable time and expertise to assist us in fostering innovative and globally competitive Canadian industries, empowered by a talented and diverse digital workforce.

Research and Policy Initiatives:
    1. 1. Cyber Security Advisory Group
    1. 2. Talent Supply Advisory Group

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Capacity Building Initiatives
  1. 1. National Task Forces – Diversity and Inclusion, Education and Skills, Industry Growth
  2. 2. Cyber Security Leadership Council
  3. 3. National Digital Talent Alliance
  4. 4. Industry & Academic Working Groups and Advisory Committees (Ongoing – please contact to find out more opportunities)

Please email [email protected] for more information.

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National Taskforces

Information and Communications Technology Council, the Entertainment Software Association of Canada and Canada’s Digital Policy Forum, along with an alliance of talent stakeholders, have come together to form two Canadian Leadership Taskforces: Diversity and Inclusion and Education and Skills. The national taskforces will work collectively to drive action to achieve, at minimum, the objectives set out in our national strategy and be inclusive of additional impending mandates and strategies for Canada’ s innovation. The taskforces are comprised of leaders across industries, government and education, each making a commitment to be part of the change and support the achievement of at least one of the objectives.

View our leader biographies: Diversity and Inclusion, and Education and Skills.

Diversity & Inclusion

Susan Sharp

Senior Director, Digital Services

Ann Mainville-Neeson

Vice President, Broadcasting Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Olivia Neal

Executive Director for Digital Change
Office of the Chief Information Officer

Corinne Prince

Director General Settlement and Integration Policy Branch
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Education & Skills

Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, PhD, C.M.

Chair of Education & Skills Taskforce

President & Founder
Let’s Talk Science

Denise Amyot

President & CEO
Colleges and Institutes Canada
(CICan, formerly the Association of Canadian Community Colleges)

Krista Shibata

Leader, Women in Technology Initiative
IBM Canada

Marc Seaman

Vice President, Education
Microsoft Canada

Geneviève Poulin

Senior Advisor, Corporate Affairs (Currently on maternity leave)

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Robert Martellacci

Founder & President
MindShare Learning Technology

Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch

Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief
STEM Fellowship – Student Research and Innovation Network

Brennen Jenkins

Senior Police Analyst
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)


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Cyber Leadership Council

As tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, youth are a vital talent pool to meet cyber security skill demands in the digital economy. Additionally, regardless of what career path youth choose, ensuring they develop cyber security skills in school is paramount to equip them with critical digital and cyber skills as the Internet of Things permeates their everyday lives. Recognizing the importance of this, through our Focus on IT (FIT) program, we have introduced CyberTitan, Canada’s Cyber Security Education Initiative, where we will continue to work with secondary and post-secondary schools across Canada to develop relevant student skills that are essential to their seamless transition into post-secondary ICT education pathways, with the hope they will graduate to employment in fields that drive Canada’s economic prosperity and innovation.

This would not be possible without a phenomenal group of dedicated cyber security leaders working together with us at the helm to realize this vision. We are excited to introduce ICTC’s National Cyber Security Leadership Council on Youth and Education. Together, we will create pathways for youth and educators to promote cyber security learning opportunities.

National Cyber Security Leadership Council

Jamie Rees

Chair of National Cyber Security Leadership Council

Chief Information Security Officer – Énergie NB Power

Dr. Ian Furst

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Coronation Dental Specialty Group & Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Swisscross Foundation

Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CySA+, CPM, BA

Chief Technology Officer
Octopi Managed Services Inc. & Security Lead, LOGICnow

Imran Ahmad

Partner Miller Thomson LLP.

John Proctor CD, CISM

President & CEO – Martello Technologies

Karen Kabel

Information Security Instructor
Red River College

Katherine Thompson

Chair, CATA Cyber Council & National Spokesperson CATAAlliance

Heather Ricciuto

Academic Outreach Leader


Det. Mike Villeneuve

Computer Forensic Examiner
OPS Computer Forensics Unit
Ottawa Police Service


Principal Consultant – Online Business Systems

Mark Gaudet

Product and Business Development Manager, Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

Tyson Macaulay

Chief Product Officer – InfoSec Global (ISG) 

Charles Bazilewich

Sisler Cyber Academy Founder, Post-Secondary Instructor and Graduate Student 

Robert Esposito

Teacher and Co-Founder, Sisler’s Network and Cyber Academy 

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National Digital Talent Alliance

As the taskforces initiate the goals and objectives to move talent strategies into action for Canada, broader collaboration, commitment and action are all increasingly paramount as we each have a role to play in securing Canada’s digital future. Industry, education, not-for-profits, associations and governments are all needed to help Canada innovate and prosper. With this in mind, and to complement the work of the national taskforces, we have created the National Digital Talent Alliance.

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