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Jim Ghadbane

Position: 
President and CEO
Organization: 
CANARIE

Jim joined CANARIE as Chief Technology Officer in May 2010 and is a seasoned leader in the ICT industry.

As President and CEO, Jim is responsible for achieving the company’s objectives as stated in its current agreement with the Government of Canada, including the ongoing evolution of the advanced research and education network; technology innovation and the development of research software tools, and stimulating innovation and commercialization in Canada’s ICT sector.

During his tenure at CANARIE, Jim has led a number of strategic initiatives, including the creation of the software development team and the launch of DAIR, a cloud computing service for entrepreneurs, and of the Research Software program. Additionally, he has led the evolution of CANARIE’s backbone network to become 100G (100 Gigabits per second) capable and has overseen the growth and development of CANARIE’s identity and access management solution for research and education communities.

Prior to joining CANARIE, Jim held a variety of executive positions at leading technology companies, including Bridgewater Systems (now part of Amdocs), Ceyba Corporation, Alcatel Corporation, and Newbridge Networks.