Marc Lijour is the Vice-President leading Capacity and Innovation Readiness initiatives at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a national centre of expertise on the digital economy.
Marc started his career as an Educator, teaching Mathematics and Information Technology across Europe and the Americas. He played a leading role at the Ontario Ministry of Education during the revision of the Technological Education curriculum in 2009, and the launch of the Ontario e-learning Strategy. In recent years, Marc worked for top IT companies leading the 4th Industrial Revolution, such as Cisco Systems, Savoir-faire Linux, and ConsenSys, before launching his own consulting practice focusing on Blockchain for the Financial sector.
For the last 15 years, he worked closely with startups in a variety of roles to create exponential business value driving economic and social growth. Marc is passionate about new technologies and (more importantly) about helping people and organizations extract the value of innovative tools, processes and methodologies. He chairs the industry program advisory committee for the Blockchain Developer Certificate at George Brown College, which he helped develop, the first of its kind in Canada