Featured Memeber, Konrad von Finckenstein

Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy Award

Konrad von Finckenstein, ISCC Board Director, received the Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy Award last month.  The award recognizes outstanding leaders whose contributions have been foundational to the creation, growth, and security of our digital economy and that should be recognized.

Konrad was recognized for his work for Canada and Canadians as Senior General Counsel in the Trade Negotiations Office, subsequently leading the implementation of NAFTA in Canada, your work as Commissioner of Competition, head of the Competition Bureau and as a Justice of the Federal Court, as well as your leadership as Chair of the CRTC.

Given his exceptional efforts creating a robust economy for Canadians, Canadian business and our community, and his efforts to ensure that Canadians enjoyed equitable digital innovation, as a champion for the cause of net neutrality, the Digital ID and Authentication community he was recognized with the 2018 Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy Award.

Congratulations Konrad! We are honoured to have you as a member of organization and Board.

The Internet Society Canada Chapter congratulates our Board Director, Lena Trudeau in her new role as CEO of Bytecubed. See press release below.

ARLINGTON, VA (August 9, 2018) – ByteCubed, a technology firm that specializes in reimagining government programs, has appointed Lena Trudeau as Chief Executive Officer. A recognized pioneer in Public Sector modernization efforts, Trudeau previously held the position of Co-Founder and CEO of Nuage Cloud Strategies. In that role, Trudeau served as a Senior Advisor to the Canadian Government for the Canadian Digital Service, guiding their teams through their digital adoption and government modernization practices.

As Associate Commissioner for Innovation at the General Services Administration, Trudeau spearheaded the creation of 18F and is known in the public and private sectors as a zealous advocate for government innovation. She also led Amazon Web Services’ expansion into global markets.

“ByteCubed consistently ranks as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and we feel that Lena has the vision, experience, and approach to take us on the next step of our journey,” said ByteCubed Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Ahmad Ishaq. “ByteCubed is at a critical phase of growth and we need leadership with the vision and understanding of our market to successfully implement and drive our strategy forward. Lena is not only a technology innovator but she understands people. She is customer-focused with a proven track record of delivering successful global change initiatives.”

“I am excited to work with ByteCubed, which was founded on an ethos of making a difference for its clients and for its employees,” said Trudeau, CEO of ByteCubed. “This allows us to bring a very human centered approach to using the latest commercial technology to solve complex problems. In today’s rapidly evolving technology industry, I believe it is imperative that companies understand the domain and respond with agile, innovative, and data-driven solutions. I am confident that ByteCubed’s expert team is well-suited to solve these problems, and I look forward to launching the next chapter with them.”

About ByteCubed

Founded in 2010, ByteCubed is a results-oriented and high-impact consulting firm, dedicated to providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to commercial and federal customers, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.  Our unique blend of domain and technology expertise allow us to deeply understand our clients’ businesses and tailor our approach to address their specific challenges. ByteCubed’s technical expertise includes: cutting edge R&D, cloud-native development, advanced analytics, machine learning, real-time decision support, and augmented reality. Our domain expertise spans trade, economics, acquisition, supply chain, defense, cyber-security, and the advanced sciences. ByteCubed is dedicated to providing its customers with the best in service to empower them to achieve their missions. For more information, please visit www.bytecubed.com.