FREDERICTON, NB—Senior ICT leader Cathy Simpson is TechImpact’s new CEO.
Most recently T4G’s VP, People and Culture, Simpson will capitalize on her two decades of ICT and executive leadership experience to advance TechImpact’s key priorities of workforce development, fostering innovation and growing businesses in the technology sector.
“On behalf of the Board and Executive team, we are excited to have Cathy in this CEO role. Throughout the years, she’s been involved in TechImpact on various initiatives and has a firm handle on our opportunities and challenges as we look for growth in our sector,” said Roman Coba, incoming Chair of TechImpact and CIO, Emera. “We are looking forward to her leadership in this new capacity.”
For the past 28 years Cathy has been deeply planted in the technology industry in Atlantic Canada, where she began her career at NBTel and Innovatia and was a co-founder of Propel. She is currently chair of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and founder of social innovation start-up Up + Go.
“When I moved from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick 28 years ago, I never imagined I would still be here and have spent my entire career in the technology industry. I have been fortunate to work with brilliant people doing extraordinary things, collaborating with clients in the private and public sector and to have been engaged in the start-up and research community as it’s evolved in Atlantic Canada,” said Simpson. “It’s an exciting time for our industry and I am honored to take on this new leadership role.”
TechImpact has three key priorities which include workforce development, fostering innovation, and growing businesses. Simpson’s initial emphasis will be workforce development.
TechImpact is a private sector-led organization focused on growing the technology industry in Atlantic Canada. Founded in 2009, its membership is comprised of the CEOs of the larger technology companies and the CIOs from the largest IT consumers of technology in the region.