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2017-18 Judges – TBA

2016-17 Judges:

Meet the Judges of the 2016-17 National BTM Student Competition. Together they bring more than 50 years of Business Technology Management expertise to the competition.

Andrew Lo, President and COO @ Kanetix Ltd.

As Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Lo leads all digital innovation and operations for Kanetix Ltd., Canada’s largest digital customer acquisition platform for insurance and financial services. He is also a Business Strategy Advisor for Ryerson University’s DMZ helping to develop digital entrepreneurs and startup companies at the #1 University Incubator in North America and #3 in the world. Andrew has 25 years of experience as a business, technology and digital leader for FinTech companies such as Filogix and D+H, and has developed organizations from startups into industry shaping ventures with over 5,000 employees.
Paul Crowe, CEO @ Symbility Intersect

Joining INTERSECT in 2011 as a Partner leading growth, Paul assumed the role of CEO in 2014. He works closely with the world-class Product and Engineering teams to ensure INTERSECT’ clients — from innovative start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations — achieve their goals through the launch and optimization of mobile products, and strategic-innovation initiatives such as rapid prototyping, R&D, and product strategy.

Houda Trabelsi, Faculty Member, Faculty of Business, Athabasca University

Houda Trabelsi is an e-Commerce faculty member at Faculty of Business, Athabasca University since 2000. She has received her M.Sc. Business Administration from Sherbrooke University; Master of Management from University of Tunis- Tunisia, and Advanced Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from Moncton University, NB.

Houda Trabelsi has developed comprehensive and rich e-Commerce and MIS courses, managed and coordinated the development of all advanced e-Commerce courses. In addition to her academic teaching and research, she is working closely with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and other industry Leaders to build and develop the Business, Technology and Management (BTM ) program. 

Richard May

Richard has spent over 25 years working with others to build new businesses and improve existing ones.  Recently he was responsible for Information Technology, innovation and efficiency at a remote fuel logistics company.  Previously he led several startup companies, raising millions of dollars to get them off the ground.  He worked a venture capitalist (“Company Creator”) with the Western Technology Seed Investment Fund, a seed stage venture capital fund, as a coach and mentor.  Prior to that, he spent over 17 years in product management, business development and R&D in the global telecommunications business with companies such as Bell-Northern Research, Comstream and Nortel Networks. His achievements include building global sales of a new product to over US$ 30 million in four years.
He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta and holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. He currently volunteers as a mentor with APEGA and the Haskayne School of Business.

Shahab Rahimi, Academy Trainer, FDM Group

Shahab brings 15 years of experience in application development, 10 years of experience in IT business, and 10 years of experience as manager in different industries, such as IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and marketing. He holds multiple academic degrees and14 certifications, including eight in IT, four in Management, and two in Holistic health. He is the recipient of multiple awards and honors including “The Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Award” for outstanding academic achievement as Programmer Analyst.





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