Samantha is a managing director, IT Strategy in Toronto, Canada and is currently leading the Enterprise Architecture and Application Strategy practice for Health and Public Sector clients in North America. As an experienced hire with a public sector executive background, Samantha focuses on large scale business and IT transformation programs, helping clients address business imperatives of improved agility and customer-centricity while reducing costs.
Samantha spent the last 12 years in the public sector in Canada, most recently, as the Corporate Chief Strategist in the Ontario Public Service. There she defined the strategic plan for the 5,000 person IT organization focusing on tangible business outcomes, IT operating model and investing in innovation.
As a prior line of business CIO, Samantha delivered key transformation initiatives including Ontario taxes online and the Ontario infrastructure stimulus tracking portal and oversaw increases in employee engagement and client satisfaction.
Samantha has been a member of the Board of Directors of the CIO Association of Canada and the Institute for Citizen Centred Service, has contributed articles to IT industry publications and has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, open data and shared services.
Samantha earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a PhD from Queen’s University in Belfast. She is also an accredited Project Management Professional.