McGill Space Institute
About the Presenter:
I lead a diverse international team of scientists, software developers and engineers on the revolutionary CHIME Telescope located in British Columbia, Canada. Together, we develop and manage the infrastructure and technology behind one of the world's biggest telescopes that produces, reduces, analyzes and searches through 13,000 gigabytes of data every second producing a picture of the Universe in greater detail than ever before possible. My team also powers scientists around the globe as we deliver real-time and archival information on the most powerful and cataclysmic events in the Universe. In previous roles, I have led teams that have designed cameras to detect rogue radioactive devices for the Canadian Government, developed and managed high-altitude balloon payloads for NASA, led scientific expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic and developed a WAP portal for a CRM solution and also a disruptive technology portal in the legal sector. I love bridging technology, data and people to create strategies and solutions that drive innovation. I am adept at working at all levels of an organization and am passionate about providing mentorship and building leadership. Our teams have shown that the sky is not necessarily the limit! - NASA trained Project Management. - Agile, Kanban, Scrum, Rational Unified Process, SDLC. - Big data: acquisition, processing, storage. - IT Operations. - Public tendering in Canada. - Hiring and management of high performance teams. - Budget mapping and tracking. - Vendor management.