The Canadian Cloud Council Announces Founding Board of Directors and Advisory Committee

National not-for-profit association shares list of board and advisory committee members
July 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Robert Hart, President and CEO of the Canadian Cloud Council, is pleased to announce that Industry Canada has issued the organization a “Certification of Incorporation” that formally incorporates the Canadian Cloud Council Association as a Canadian national not-for-profit.   The issuance of this certificate will be listed in the next Corporations Canada's online Monthly Transactions report.

In alignment with announcing its formal incorporation under the “Canada Not-for-Profit Incorporations Act (NFP ACT)”, the organization is pleased to announce its founding board of directors and advisory committee.  “The Canadian Cloud Council has established a talented, diverse and experienced leadership team that is earnestly committed to advancing and accelerating the Canadian cloud agenda,” noted Mr. Hart.  “There are a number of very unique skill sets within our organization that will have an exponential impact on ensuring Canada is positioned to lead the globe in the field of cloud computing.  I am honoured to be a part of this very exciting team,” concluded Hart.

In addition to the Board of Directors, the Canadian Cloud Council has also established an expert Advisory Committee and is in the process of creating national working groups in areas such as: government cloud, privacy and security, public cloud computing and data residency.

Jim Clarke, IT Infrastructure Manager – Savanna Energy
Alistair Croll, Partner – BitCurrent
Robert Hart, President and CEO – Canadian Cloud Council
Tara Kelly, President and CEO – Splice Software
Martin Kratz, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property – Bennett Jones LLP
Javier Lozano, AVP Infrastructure Services – Canadian Western Bank
Freddie Martinez, Manager Infrastructure Technology – Fountain Tire
Dan Murphy, Senior Advisor Cloud Business Architecture and Transformation – Shared Services Canada
Curtis Smorodin, Executive Director Information and Application Management – Alberta Health Services
Christian Szpilfogel, VP Patent Licensing and Chief Architect - Mitel
David Toonders, Director Systems Engineering – VMware Canada

Robin Bell, Chief Technology Officer – Long View Systems
Peter Bews, Director ITS Cloud Services – Rogers Communications
Katrina Blackbeard, Director Technical Services – ATCO ITEK
Jim Brennan, Director Enterprise Technology Services - Viterra
Pascal Britt-Cote, Senior Associate ICT – Export Development Canada
Paul Butcher, President – CloudBizz
Scott Clark, Chief Information Officer – City of Victoria
Brian Clendenin, Enterprise Sales Manager – SuccessFactors – an SAP Company
Harpreet Dhillon, Project Manager Cloud Computing – City of Calgary
Danielle Doll, President – GovernancePro Corporate Services
Michael Doucet, Chief Information Officer – Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Santiagio Gomez, Director of IT – Williams Engineering
Doug Jones, Senior Director Cloud Computing – Research in Motion
Joost Houwen, Western Canadian Practice Director IT Security – Grant Thorton LLP
Shahab Khan, Innovation and WIRE Director – Startup Canada
Vijai Karthigesu, COO – Cloud Dynamics
Jeff MacMillan, CEO – Dark Matter Labs
Don Pare – Chairman and Chief Mentor – RvC
Ian Rae, CEO – CloudOps
Steven Woodward, CEO – Cloud Perspectives

The Canadian Cloud Council is a national vendor-neutral association providing an educational forum for Canada’s cloud computing thought leaders, policy makers and industry advocates.

While defining innovative and repeatable methods of enterprise cloud transformation, the Canadian Cloud Council accelerates the speed of Canadian cloud adoption and positions our country as a global leader in the field.  Our agenda is supported by a national network of cloud providers and enterprise users and is the preeminent source for Canadian cloud best practices and subject matter expertise.

The Canadian Cloud Council acts on behalf of and is supported by its members.  To get involved and support the activities of the cCc become a member today.  Visit
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