Member: IoT Advisory Council Leadership Team

Oct 2020 – Present 
Cause: Science and Technology
The CompTIA IoT Advisory Council provides vision and guidance in matters relating to the creation, delivery and support of business opportunities around the internet of things. CompTIA IoT Advisory Council develops best practices, use cases and other content that can be shared with anyone developing, selling or influencing IoT solutions. We collaborate to address relevant industry trends and issues that impact the IoT market and its rapidly evolving platforms and methodologies.
IoT Advisory Council

Volunteer - Technovate Canada: Digital Empowerment

IBM Service Corps
Sep 2020 – Present  
Cause: Social Services
IBM Service Corps Virtual Design Thinking engagement with Technovate in Canada. Technovate is a growing coalition of concerned corporate and public sector partners who have come together to accelerate the digital transformation of the social purpose sector which includes charities, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises. The ultimate vision is to work together to enable a rejuvenated and more resilient sector that is positioned to support social and economic recovery efforts across Canada. The Technovate Steering Committee includes Royal Bank of Canada, Community Foundations Canada, Ontario Trillium Foundation, IBM Canada, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart
IBM Initiatives
IBM Corporate Service Corp

ISSIP Ambassador to Telecommunication, Media, Entertainment Industry

International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP)
Aug 2020 – Present 
Cause: Science and Technology
The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals, ISSIP is a professional association co-founded by IBM, Cisco, HP and several Universities with a mission to promote Service Innovation for our interconnected world. ISSIP’s purpose is to help institutions and members grow and be successful in our global service economy
ISSIP Ambassadors

Committee Member - Establishing AI & ML Data Communications Standards

May 2020 – Present
Cause: Science and Technology
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE): Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Data Communications Subcommittee) Member. Committee is responsible for standards body for AI/ML in the SCTE eco-system

We vs. COVID 19 Hackathon team member

IBM: Innovating for Canada: Consortium of Accenture, Deloitte, EY, IBM, Microsoft, PWC & SAP
Mar 2020 – May 2020 • 3 months
Cause: Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
Innovating for Canada – We vs. Virus Hackathon. Consortium of Canadian organizations including IBM, Accenture, Deloitte, EY, PWC, Capgemini, Microsoft and SAP to come up with ideas to help Canadians win the battle against COVID-19 and overcome challenges the pandemic has created for all of us.

Team-member in a cross-organizational team to brainstorm ways we can help Canada solve real problems now. Our team focused on finding ways to support industries most impacted by the pandemic. #WevsVirus2020

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics "Workforce of the Future" Symposium Panelist

California State University, Northridge
Nov 2019 – Present
Cause: Economic Empowerment
Objective to help prepare students and faculty for ‘Workforce of the Future’. Audience of over 1000, comprising of students and faculty from CSUN and from colleges of business, engineering, math and sciences, and media and entertainment from throughout Southern California
• Brochures published in South California and LA university network

IBM Academic Ambassador

Oct 2019 – Present 
Cause: Education
IBM Academic Ambassador volunteering to help universities, colleges, community colleges, K-12, and other educational institutions around the world in educating the next generation of professionals.
Academic Ambassadors

Distinguished Judge - CSUN Innovative New Venture Competition

California State University, Northridge
Apr 2019 – Present 
Cause: Science and Technology
Now in its 4th year, the Bull Ring New Venture Competition serves as a launch pad for innovative new ventures from CSUN students while providing access and exposure to mentors, coaching, workshops, and potential investors. The event is hosted by CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business & Economics

Student Mentor and Coach - National Engineering Month in Ontario
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Mar 2019 – Present
Cause: Science and Technology
Inspiring the next generation of engineers, engineering technicians and engineering technologists
Strategic Initiatives Group Committee Member - Greater Toronto Council Chapter

Certified Management Consultant, CMC
Jul 2018 – Present 
Cause: Education

Steering Committee Member

TM Forum
May 2018 – Present
Cause: Science and Technology
Guiding and helping TMForum shape the industry agenda for ‘AI & Data’ track. Objective is to help create industry standards and best practices

California State University (CSU) Blockchain Technology Mentor
CSUN Blockchain Society
Feb 2018 – Present
Cause: Science and Technology
1) Guiding members of the CSUN Blockchain Society (CBS) student organization on educating at campus about blockchain technology
2) Helping bridging the gap between business and technology. Coaching members in developing and applying blockchain technology to businesses
Education Outreach Committee Member - Willowdale Thornhill PEO Chapter
Professional Engineers Ontario
Jan 2018 – Present
Cause: Science and Technology
1) Mission to promote activities in the community and inspire primary / middle / secondary school students
2) Contributor to National Engineering Month in Ontario by coaching next generation of engineers, technicians and engineering technologists
PEO Non-Profit Organization # 106733066RC0001
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics "Workforce of the Future" Advisory Group Coach

California State University, Northridge
Oct 2017 – Present
Cause: Economic Empowerment
Leads the ‘Workforce of the Future’ symposium series at CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Guides undergraduate and graduate students to build skills for getting into the workforce Symposium Video
1) Led symposium on ‘Ethical frameworks for deploying Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Emerging convergence of AI & Blockchain’
April, 2019
2) Led panel on ‘AI for Business’ – Building next-gen AI skills in finance and accounting
November, 2018
3) Led symposium on ‘Blockchain for Business’ – Blockchain skills and use-cases for industries
February, 2018

Organization Membership

Post Lean Institute
Oct 2020 – Present  
Life Membership

Post-Lean Institute (PLI) is a global research and consulting firm helping corporates and private equity firms navigate, exploit and engage in disruptive innovation. PLI works with boards and CEOs to provide executive education, workshops and strategic advice. The foundation of work is Post-Lean Thinking and effort to reinvent management science for the post- industrial transition human civilization is undergoing.

TM Forum
May 2018 – Present  
External Executive Producer – Digital Transformation World

Leading IBM team on TM Forum Catalyst program initiatives for Digital Transformation World (DTW).

Currently working on five projects:
1) AI Data Model for Telco
2) Management Standards for AI
3) Creating an AI Data Training Repository
4) AI Maturity Model and Metrics
5) AI User Stories

Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality (TASSQ)
Jan 2015 – Present  
C.A.M.C – Canadian Association of Management Consultants
Aug 2009 – Present
P.E.O – Professional Engineers Ontario
Jul 2002 – Present
PEO Chapter Member

P.M.I – Project Management Institute (Toronto Chapter)
Jun 2001 – Present
C.I.P.S – Canadian Information Processing Society
May 2000 – Present