In my role as the Head of CAS Toronto, I was responsible for approximately 60 applied collaborative research projects with universities, approximately 100 visiting university researchers, and CASCON (the premier international general computer science conference hosted in Canada) with over 1500 attendees annually.
One of my proudest moment as the Head of CAS Toronto was when the CAS Toronto partnerships won the NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation in the Leo Derikx category for "an established innovative model of long-standing university-industry partnership in pre-competitive R&D that has improved the general well-being of an industry". Here I am proudly posing with my friends and colleagues who travelled to all the way to Winnipeg to share in the celebrations of winning this prestigious award.
Another proud moment was in 2005 when CAS Toronto celebrated the Computing Pioneers of Canada: incredible people, inspiring stories. More information can be found here.
Through my various management and technical roles a IBM, I had the opportunity to work with really smart people to collaborate on projects in the areas of data management, collaboration, distance education, privacy, social media, and service science.