MODERATOR: Mary Anne Van Acker is Past President of the Toronto Chapter and Assistant Head, Technology and Innovation with The Bishop Strachan School (BSS). With 25 years experience in the technology industry as programmer, analyst, manager and senior leader, her passion today lies in the fusion of technology within the continuum of learning. Mary Anne is founder and co-chair of the board for the CIS eLearning Consortium,
David Codack has experience with entrepreneurial as well as large multinational organizations and has worked in 29 different countries in various capacities. David performed roles in Finance, Technology and Operations/Manufacturing/ Supply Chain. He also developed and designed companies and systems and he has built companies around technology. He is competent in all areas of Infrastructure, Architecture, Development, Maintenance, Testing, and Integration. David has delivered many large scale integration and consolidation programs which resulted in substantial multi-million dollar savings for various companies.
Joe Schuldhaus' initiatives to date have been in the business operations of tourism, hospitality, real estate, security, medical, and dental technologies. More significantly, he has played a critical role in the development of the all-encompassing strategic information systems. His instinct for opportunity was encouraged when he was with the Triple Five Group of Companies. These companies were founded by the visionaries who own two of the world’s largest retail and entertainment centers - West Edmonton Mall and Mall of America, as well as dozens of other properties.
Shari Wallace is CIO for the City of Burnaby with responsibility for IT strategy, business transformation projects, asset lifecycle management and day-to-day operations. Shari has served as Director of Strategic Planning & Program Management for the City of Vancouver. She was responsible for IT and business transformation initiatives from the ideas stage through to benefits realization, as well as strategic planning and IT standards and policies. Shari worked for the City of Vancouver for 10 years in a variety of roles, including acting CIO, applications development and support, service management and director of the corporate IT group.