Jeremy Depow is owner of JR Depow Consulting. During his twenty-year career, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies, the public sector, and civil society in a variety of policy roles. His work examines the economic opportunities and public policy impacts of issues such as open data, next generation networks, machine to machine connectivity, artificial intelligence, and cyber security. Jeremy believes society benefits greatly from new technologies and that thoughtful dialogue combined with neutral, fact-driven research paves the way to a responsible and business friendly policy environment.

Jeremy is a recent alumnus of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program on Cyber Security. During his time in the United States he met with many public and private sector organizations to discuss collaboration and approaches to mitigate cyber threats across our borders.

Jeremy’s work experience includes serving as a mobile technology consultant for the Boston-based Yankee Group, in the corporate affairs offices of Fortune 500 companies – including Intuit and Pfizer – and as an executive to multiple public sector organizations and non-profits including BIOTECanada and the Information and Communications Technology Council. In 2014 he founded a national think tank, Canada’s Digital Policy Forum, to intensify dialogue and collaboration in building digital policy.

Originally from New Brunswick, Jeremy has a BA in Political Science from UNB.  He has lived and worked in both Ottawa and Montreal.