Toronto, ON — Robert Watson, a widely respected senior executive with over 35 years experience in the Canadian technology industry, will be appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of ITAC, the Information Technology Association of Canada, effective April 18, 2016.
Robert Watson brings extensive experience in both the telecommunications and energy sectors serving as CEO of SaskTel and the Bermuda Regulatory Authority and led the technology transformation as CEO of SaskPower. Currently, Robert serves as an independent director on a number of technology and non-profit organizations and on the Dean’s Council of the Ted Rogers School of Management.
“ITAC is delighted that we have been able to recruit a seasoned technology executive with a crucial understanding of regulatory and policy domains at both the Federal and Provincial levels,” said David MacDonald, Chair of ITAC’s Board of Governors and President and CEO of Softchoice Corporation. “Robert can lend his strong voice and breadth of experience especially at the Federal level as the new government starts to engage with industry as well as provincially given his background with Provincial Crown corporations.”
Throughout his career, Robert has gathered the skill set to take on the important role to ensure government incorporates the transformation of technology to make Canada’s infrastructure environment more efficient and powerful. He has a solid understanding of ITAC and how it operates as he has been both an ITAC Board member and past Chair.
See the ITAC press release here.
About the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)
As Canada’s national ICT business association, ITAC champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally. A prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity, ITAC encourages technology adoption to capitalize on productivity and performance opportunities across all sectors. A member-driven not-for-profit, ITAC has served as the authoritative national voice of the $150 billion ICT industry.