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Ms. Susan Baldwin, Executive Director of Compute/Calcul Canada will deliver the Keynote Address at the SHPCP Fall Technology Meeting

10 Oct 2010 8:39 PM | The Society of HPC Professionals (Administrator)

Ms. Susan Baldwin, Executive Director of Compute/Calcul Canada will deliver the Keynote Address at the SHPCP Fall Technology Meeting


Bio:
Susan Baldwin is Compute/Calcul Canada’s first Executive Director, responsible for leading the creation of a powerful national HPC platform for research. She works in collaboration with the university-based HPC consortia to provide for overall architecture and planning, software integration, operations and management and coordination of user support for the national HPC platform. She is responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan for HPC in Canada and securing the necessary funding. Compute Canada is also supporting the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in the G-8 Exascale Project. In a recent consultation by the Government of Canada on a Digital Economy Strategy, the submission prepared by Ms. Baldwin won the most votes for the best idea.

Prior to taking the Executive Director position, she was the Chief Administrative Officer with CANARIE Inc., involved in the strategic planning and implementation for both advanced broadband networks and advanced applications and was responsible for the management of all funding programs.

For two decades prior to joining CANARIE, Ms. Baldwin held a variety of senior executive positions with various departments within the Government of Canada, including Executive Director, Broadcasting at the CRTC; Director General, Broadcasting Policy at the Department of Canadian Heritage; Director General, New Media with Industry Canada and Director, Research and Technology Policy with the Department of Communications. As Director General, New Media, she was instrumental in proposing and establishing the Information Highway Advisory Council and headed the Executive Secretariat. As a skilled negotiator, she was part of Canadian delegations to numerous international negotiations including the information highway and GATS (General Agreement on trade in services).

Ms. Baldwin holds an Honours BA from York University and a Masters degree from the University of Toronto.


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