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Our people

TechImpact is made up of representatives of the East Coast business community who are coming together to volunteer their time to develop and implement the strategies needed for this region to thrive.


TechImpact CEO, Cathy Simpson

Cathy Simpson is an Atlantic Canadian IT leader who has dedicated her career to building the region's tech capacity. Most recently, she was the Vice President, People and Culture with T4G Limited one of the largest privately-held IT firms in the region with clients throughout North America.

Cathy is a leader in the movement to use technology and innovation to drive economic growth, create thriving communities and engage citizens. She champions this evolution as Chair of the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit corporation that invests in new growth-oriented companies and applied research activities. Her current work is an extension of her role as one of the co-founders of PropelICT, Atlantic Canada’s original tech accelerator and she continues to mentor and advise start-up entrepreneurs in the region.  She also sits on the board of Enterprise Saint John.

In 2015, she decided to follow her own advice and create her own company, a social initiative called Up+Go, that delivers leadership and self-discovery programs for high school girls introducing them to New Brunswick women who are doing extraordinary things particularly in the areas of STEM, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

She began her career at NBTel and Innovatia where she helped launch Canada’s first IPTV service and other innovative consumer products. Cathy is a graduate of F.C. Manning School of Business at Acadia University and lives with her family in Rothesay, NB.    

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