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Mark Roman

Simon Fraser University

Mark Roman serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Simon Fraser University and is on the Board of Directors for EDUCAUSE and BCNET. He holds a B.Math (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo, an MBA (Finance) from Queen’s University, is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and is working towards his CISSP designation.

Growing up at the same time the computer era exploded, Mark is a product of his times. Understanding technology from the ground upwards and from the business case downwards, he has a balanced perspective of the excitement and practicalities of the information age.

 

Dan Ryan

University of Northern British Columbia

Dr. Dan Ryan is an experienced leader with over 25 years of experience at 5 Canadian Universities, and 2 research institutions.  Most recently Dr. Ryan served a five-year term as Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Northern British Columbia. In that time, he led the Institution’s strategic academic planning and the establishment of new engineering and health programming designed to meet the needs of the people and industries in Northern British Columbia and beyond. 

Dr. Ryan is currently on a research leave to reconnect and rekindle his research interests in Environmetrics, Governance, and Evaluation.

 

Kristin Wilkes

Capilano University

Passionate about leading change and guided by her people-centered values of optimism, lifelong learning and collaboration, Kristin is currently the Chief Information Officer at Capilano University where she is responsible for the delivery of business-enabling technology services and setting the University’s strategic technology and digital direction. Kristin has a Masters of Public Administration (University of Victoria, 2018) and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems (University of the Fraser Valley, 2003), along with her ITIL and COBIT5 certification.

 

ERIC VAN WILTENBURG 

University of Victoria 

Eric is the Manager of the Information Security Office at the University of Victoria. He started at the University in 2003, focused on network operations, but shifted into security-focused roles.  During his time at UVic, he has helped define and build information security policy, practices and services. Eric also gained valuable insight into information security of BCNET and its members by serving for six years as the BCNET Security Officer.