As CEO of DIGITAL, Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for digital technology, Sue leads a portfolio of digital innovation and talent-building projects destined to deliver over $3.7 billion in anticipated revenue for Canadian companies. The Cluster’s portfolio focuses on the commercialization of Canadian-made digital technologies that improve human health, accelerate the economy to net-zero and build a skilled workforce for the digital world. The Cluster brings together industry, academic, community and public sector partners to solve some of industry and society’s biggest challenges by collaborating to build technology breakthroughs. Results to-date include a data platform adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the new global standard in the fight against anti-microbial resistance, which is currently responsible for over 5 million deaths per year; an ‘earth x-ray’ that leverages muon tomography to effectively identify and measure deposits of critical minerals up to 1 km underground; and skilling programs aimed to generate over 9,000 job placements.
Sue also serves on the Boards of TELUS International, CORIX and Own the Podium. She has received numerous recognitions for her community contributions including a King’s Counsel, an honorary Doctorate of Technology, Influential Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award and the Peter Lougheed Award for Public Policy. Sue’s greatest joy is spending time in Canada’s wilderness with her husband, daughters and granddaughters.