Bernie Kollman has started her own consulting firm after a distinguished career at IBM, most recently as Vice-President for IBM’s Public Sector division, representing one of IBM’s largest client groups in Canada. Throughout her 30-year career in the Information Technology industry, Ms. Kollman has demonstrated a keen understanding of her clients’ business strategies and challenges. She has both strategic leadership and innovation expertise, bringing a global perspective to Alberta’s public sector, as well as a long list of charitable and business organizations. Recognition of her commitment to community includes being named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Albertans (Alberta Venture Magazine, 2006) and a Global TV Women of Vision award in 2007. She became a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) in 2013 for her contributions in advancing the IT profession for young women. In 2016, Ms. Kollman completed the Institute of Corporate Directors designation program, designed to enhance the contribution of those serving on boards. An active community volunteer, Kollman also sits on the board for the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and is a former board member for the Alberta Centre for Advanced Studies and Alberta’s Promise.