October 2018

Ayman Antoun, President of IBM Canada to address the EC

11:30am-1:30pm | Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

We know there's a skills gap - now what? Preparing our workforce for the future.

Industries from manufacturing to agriculture are being transformed and reshaped by innovations like artificial intelligence, cloud computing and data analytics, creating new jobs and changing existing ones. In the next decade, at least 50 per cent of Canadian jobs will require a significant change to the skills needed to do them. To prepare our workforce for the future, we need new approaches to education, training, re-skilling and recruiting.

As the president of IBM Canada, a leader in AI and cloud business transformation that just celebrated 100 years in Canada, Ayman Antoun offers a unique perspective on how to address the skills gap, including using the same technology creating the gap to tackle it.

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Ayman Antoun, President of IBM Canada to address the EC

Ayman Antoun

IBM Canada

Ayman Antoun

Ayman Antoun is President, IBM Canada, where he leads a team that is passionate about delivering value to its clients; helping Canadian organizations, both large and small, use innovative technology to transform their businesses and realize their full potential.

Prior to his appointment as President in January 2018, Ayman served as the General Manager, Global Technology Services at IBM Canada, leading the country’s enterprise technology business to help clients with their digital transformation and transition to hybrid cloud.

Ayman returned to IBM in 2015 from Bell Canada where he was Senior Vice President, Sales, responsible for all Business Markets customer accounts across Canada.

Prior to joining Bell, Ayman led IBM’s U.S. East region - an integrated team of more than four thousand sales, brand and channel professionals responsible for 100,000 clients and business partners.

Ayman has held a variety of IBM senior executive roles within Canada and the U.S. throughout his 30+ year career in the technology industry. He has developed go-to-market strategies and led sales execution, demand generation and technical support for the entire IBM portfolio of products, services and industry solutions.

Ayman partners with clients to achieve their strategic objectives by leveraging his expertise along with IBM solutions and services in the fields of managed security, big data and analytics, cloud computing, and mobility. His team’s industry-driven view enables clients to harness the value of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies while addressing their specific market needs.

Ayman holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and completed an executive program in financial analysis, business management and strategic planning at the Harvard Business School.

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