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This list showcases the top Alberta based CTO’ operating in the Information Technology space. If you think a CTO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Office of the CTO, Ambassador of VMware
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About VMware: VMware is a software company providing cloud and virtualization services that powers complex digital infrastructure.
Chief Technology Officer of MSP Corp
David Papp is the Chief Technology Officer at MSP Corp. With a degree in computer engineering and numerous industry certifications, David has established his reputation with over 25 years of professional field experience and management.
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About MSP Corp: ACQUIRING AND EMPOWERING MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS
CTO of Vivid Theory
Andrew is a talented and creative software developer with a background in statistical learning and data science. Born with a passion for technology, at a young age he had already worked in the innovation departments of several multinational companies building custom IoT and machine learning software. Andrew has competed at international hackathons and won numerous awards for his work and scholastic endeavours. He has created numerous open source projects that contribute to a free and healthy internet. Andrew is the brilliant mind leading Vivid’s talented team of software developers and created much of the innovative technology you’ll find on HeyAuto’s platform today.
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About HeyAuto, Vivid Theory: Vivid Theory is a one-of-a-kind product development firm that works on both physical and digital products.
CTO of Aria Solutions
Noel Roberts serves as Aria Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer and VP of Marketing. He co-founded Aria with Robert Church in 1997 . Prior to Aria, Noel founded Synapse, a software development company where he provided senior software development expertise in telecom peripheral equipment and computer telephony systems. At Aria, a big part of his role involves helping enterprise-size contact centers with full assessments, business, IT and CX strategy, roadmap development, and technology and vendor evaluation and selection.
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About Aria Solutions: Aria Solutions offers CX strategy, Cloud Migration, Customer Engagement, Customer Analytics for unified customer engagement solutions.
Co-founder & CTO of Keela
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About Keela: Raise more money. Do more good.
Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Wedge Networks Inc.
Zhang is a co-founder of Wedge Networks. As Chief Technical Officer, he is instrumental in developing Wedge’s high performance security platform. Zhang holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Calgary; an M.Sc in Computer Engineering from the Institute of Computer Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Fudan University. With more than two decades of high-tech leadership experience, Zhang is a co-inventor and holder of several patents in the area of computing and networking. Prior to establishing Wedge Networks, he was a co-founder of the 24C Group Inc., which pioneered the first digital receipts infrastructure for secure electronic commerce. Zhang was previously principal of Servidium Inc., now ThoughtWorks Canada Inc., a global leader in agile development methodology. A speaker and writer on subjects of cloud, networking, and IT security issues and trends, Zhang chairs the Security Working Group and is a member of the board of directors of Open Cloud Connect, a global cloud computing consortium of leading network service providers and technology vendors.
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About Wedge Networks Inc., Wedge Networks Inc.: Wedge Networks is a cyber security software vendor specializing in Real-time Threat Prevention.
Founder & CTO of SensorUp
Dr. Steve Liang completed a bachelor of science in Surveying Engineering at National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan in 1999, and earned his doctorate in Earth Space Science at York University, Toronto in 2007. During his doctorate studies, he contributed to the development of one of the first virtual globe systems in the world, called GlobeView. GlobeView was later commercialized by GeoTango Corp., and subsequently acquired by Microsoft in 2005.
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About SensorUp: GeoAI and IoT Platform for Connected Workers
VP Engineering & Chief Technology Officer of Userful
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About Userful: Userful is the leading visual networking platform for the enterprise
CTO of Wimactel
John, is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in Technology, M&A, Strategic Planning and cross functional management. John has in depth experience in reviewing, acquiring and transitioning new businesses, and in operational management.John has been involved in telecommunications for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of existing and new technologies associated with the industry.Vice President & CTO, QuorTech Solutions, Inc.,M&A, Gores Technology Group,CTO, iTDi,John is an extreme athlete competing in more than 20 Iron Man competitions such as Iron Man Canada, Iron Man Arizona and Iron Man California.
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About Wimactel: Wimactel is call center company that provides voice services and equipment support to the telecommunications industry.
CTO of Aware360
Robert Forget currently serves as the CTO for Aware360. In this role, Mr. Forget is key in technology research and integration reviews including both devices and software. Robert also manages technology partners and strategic sales efforts for custom solutions leveraging the Aware360 platform. Previously Mr. Forget worked for Vecima Networks Inc., in positions of increasing responsibility starting in business development and moving through the organization as Director of Sales, AVP of Product Management and finally as VP of Telematics. Robert ran his own consulting firm from 2000-2004, specializing in electronics design and systems implementation. Robert has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA and is a certified Professional Manager. Mr. Forget currently serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Institute of Management and has been active on the boards of many organizations from such diverse areas as technology associations, housing developments, politics, and not for profits.
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About Aware360: Aware360 is a leading the People IoT movement with solutions which helps hundreds of businesses become more efficient.
President, COO and CTO of GrowSafe Systems
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About GrowSafe Systems: GrowSafe is apply science and technology to improve animal well being and farm profitability.