Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address
Master of Ceremonies: Jonathan Butt, Director IT Services, College of the Rockies and Katie Tuck, CIO, University of the Fraser Valley, Bala Kathiresan, President & CEO, BCNET
President & CEO | BCNET
Director, IT Services | College of the Rockies
Jonathan Butt is originally from St. John’s Newfoundland and moved to B.C. in 1999. He has over 20 years of experience in the BC post-secondary sector and has spent the last 14 years as the director of IT at College of the Rockies. Jonathan has witnessed the rapid growth of technology from something “nice to have” to the essential tool for teaching and learning that it has evolved into. His keen interest in educational technology in all forms keeps him constantly learning. With more of the sector's attention turned to cybersecurity, Jonathan is looking forward to learning even more over the summit sessions. Jonathan is excited and honoured to have been asked to host this large-scale summit. Alongside his co-host Katie Tuck, he will keep the attendees informed, entertained and on schedule.
Chief Information Officer | University of the Fraser Valley
Katie Tuck has more than 20 years’ experience working in information technology in a variety of technical and supervisory roles. In her role as chief information officer at University of the Fraser Valley, Katie is responsible for leading enterprise-level technology services including infrastructure, applications, networking, classroom technology, telecommunications, and security. Katie has a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Hull, UK, and during the course of her career she has worked in the UK, Canada and the USA.