Lisa Carroll

Canadian Public Sector Lead

Microsoft Canada

Lisa Carroll is the Canadian Public Sector Lead for Microsoft Canada. Her most recent role prior to joining was as the Senior Vice-President, National Capital Region at CGI.

Lisa’s 27-year IT career has included leadership roles with other leading Canadian organizations, such as Sierra Systems, University Health Network, Liberty Technology Services and Compugen Systems Ltd. Her passions include supporting a strong Canadian economy by enabling a healthy ICT Sector and helping clients deliver on their commitments to the Citizens of Canada. She is currently co-chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) Diversity and Inclusion Committee, formerly she was Vice-Chair Director on the National Board and chair of ITAC’s Ontario Board. She also has participated in many advocacy councils with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Lisa is a recipient of the Silver Stevie Award – Canadian Female Executive of the Year (2013), Information Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) Volunteer of the Year Award (2013), and the Queen’s Jubilee Award (2013).

Outside of work, Lisa focuses on her family and friends. She enjoys golfing, skiing, the outdoor life in Ottawa and walking her dog.


Leadership in Digital Transformation: A Chain Reaction Panel

07/11/2019 09.25 - 10.00

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A move to digital government changes what we deliver, and how we deliver it, in fundamental ways. When we worked with atoms, cost forced us to accept that one size fit many; now we work with bits, every product or service can be tailored to the user. And once, leadership meant convincing others to act in the absence of information; today, it means asking the right questions of oceans of data.


Diversity – The Key to Getting AI Right for All (1/3)

07/11/2019 11.50 - 12.30

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Part 1:  Diversity in AI means representing all – Attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse team to deliver AI solutions that work for everyone (40 minutes)

AI-driven solutions for government must be delivered by a diverse team in order to include all citizens.  How can you attract, hire and...

Diversity – The Key to Getting AI Right for All (2/3)

07/11/2019 13.30 - 14.10

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Part 2:  Invest in yourself!   Diversity in AI means everybody participates – “Tech Intensity” prepares your whole organization to deliver (40 minutes)

Successful AI is delivered by multi-function teams, not only IT.  We’ll discuss a “growth mindset” culture and why it’s important for everyone to learn so you can fully participate in delivery of AI for Government. ...