keynote: Why every address will soon be ‘smart’ – how IoT and digital engagement

Shari Wallace | CIO | City of Burnaby |

Shari Wallace is CIO for the City of Burnaby with responsibility for IT strategy, business transformation projects, asset lifecycle management and day-to- day operations. Prior to assuming this role in 2013, she served as Director of Strategic Planning & Program Management for the City of Vancouver.  In this role she was responsible for IT and business transformation initiatives from the ideas stage through to benefits realization, as well as strategic planning and IT standards and policies. Shari worked for the City of Vancouver for 10 years in a variety of roles, including acting CIO, applications development and support, service management and director of the corporate IT group.

Prior to joining municipal government, Shari spent 15 years in the private sector in a number of IT positions across a wide-range of industries including telecommunications, banking and oil and gas.
Shari is also involved with a number of boards, committees and volunteer organizations.