Speaker

Jenna Sudds, Executive Director, CIO Strategy Council

I have developed a reputation in the Ottawa business community as a thought leader and visionary through high-level roles both within the federal government and private sector. I am passionate about Canadian technology, and navigating digital transformation as a driver in the Canadian economy.

Amongst many other achievements, I have been recognized by Development Counsellors International (2017) 40 Under 40 Economic Development Professional and by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce with the prestigious Forty under Forty Award (2015). I also hold a variety of board positions with many impactful organizations including the Kanata Food Cupboard.

Most recently, as President & Executive Director of the KNBIA, my leadership, vision and ability to deliver results on a variety of initiatives has positioned Kanata North as one of the strongest and most productive communities in the country. In this role, I established a strong working relationships with the city’s Economic Development Group, and forged some immensely successful partnerships and initiatives – such as the rebranding initiative of the KNBIA community, a well-received and on-track five-year Strategic Plan, and collaborations with local post secondary institutions, such as the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management.

My passions are Economic Development, Marketing, and Canada’s prosperous technology sector. My specialties include Executive Leadership, Economic Development, Marketing and Financial Analysis.

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