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Company Overview of CANARIE Inc.

Company Overview

CANARIE Inc. enables data-intensive research and big science for researchers, scientists, and students at universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories in Canada and internationally. It also develops research software tools that enable researchers to access research data, tools, and peers; and designs and delivers digital infrastructure. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Ottawa, Canada.

45 O’Connor Street

Suite 500

Ottawa, ON K1P 1A4


Founded in 1993





Key Executives for CANARIE Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Engineer
Chairman of Research Data Canada
Chief Technology Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

CANARIE Inc. Key Developments

CANARIE Announces Executive Changes

CANARIE announced changes to its 2017/2018 board of directors. Departing the company board members are Dr. Kim Matheson, Jim Pitt, Michel Vanier, and former Board Chair Grant Farmer. Four new board members were elected at the company annual general meeting held on September 14, 2017: Gopi Chande of TELUS; Bala Kathiresan of BCNET; Petri Lyytikainen of Bell Canada; and Dr. Larry Rosia of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Gopi Chande is Vice-president Finance at TELUS. Her portfolio includes managing the financial planning and analysis for the Technology Strategy and Broadband Networks business units, as well as overseeing TELUS-wide capital management, asset management and accounting policies. Gopi has held various leadership positions in the Finance team for the past eight years. Bala Kathiresan is the President and CEO of BCNET and the Chair of the National Research and Education Network Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Administrative Services Delivery Transformation Steering Committee in British Columbia. Bala brings over 25 years of information systems and strategic leadership experience and has a solid track record in facilitating strategic vision, managing execution and achieving organizational excellence in the public and private sectors. As Vice President, Network Strategy, Services and Management, Petri Lyytikainen works closely with Bell business units to create, support, and implement technology strategies to enable new growth, cost reduction and competitive advantage. Petri leads Bell's network infrastructure transformation initiatives to improve time to market, user experience and cost competitiveness. He is also responsible for value added services, network management solutions, and the Big Data Centre of Excellence. Larry Rosia's career in education spans more than 35 years, as an instructor, program chair, marketing manager and dean. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in educational administration and has served in advisory roles to community, provincial and federal committees. Larry has a background in telecommunications engineering, adult education and educational policy and administration.

CANARIE Announces Board Changes

CANARIE, announced changes to its 2016/2017 Board of Directors. Departing CANARIE Board members are Kim DeVooght, Dr. Michael Geist, and former Board Chair Dr. Howard Brunt. These members brought tremendous energy, insight and commitment to the Board. One new board member was elected at the company's annual general meeting held on September 15, 2016: Dr. David Castle, Vice President, Research at the University of Victoria and Professor in the School of Public Administration with an adjunct appointment in the Gustavson School of Business. The election of Dr. Castle completed the planned reduction in the size of the company's board from sixteen to fourteen members.

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