Keynote Speaker: Iain Klugman, CEO Communitech
Iain Klugman is the President and CEO of Communitech Corporation. He has overall responsibility for all operations of this award winning organization including regional, provincial and national mandates (thru Communitech’s national arm – the CDMN).
Before joining Communitech in 2004, Iain’s career spanned leadership roles in the private and public sectors, including Director of Global Branding and Advertising for Nortel, Executive Director of Communications with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), CEO of Ontario Tourism (provincial crown corporation), and roles with the Privy Council Office and Industry Canada. Over the past 30 years, Iain has been involved as Board Member or Chair of 27 different organizations including national & regional, social & business organizations. Currently he serves as a special advisor to the President of the National Research Council, the Digital Government Board of the Province of Ontario, Volta Labs, Mitacs, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, and is a Senior Fellow with the Brookfield Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Iain has been recognized with many awards; for 2017, he was named one of the 50 most influential people in Toronto by Toronto Life; in 2016 he was named by Canadian Business Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful business people in Canada; and in 2015 was awarded Startup Canada’s national award for Entrepreneur Support and Promotion. Iain holds an MBA from Laurier University, an MPA from Dalhousie University, a BA from Laurentian University, and has completed executive education programs at the University of Toronto.