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  • Jeremy Depow
  • Vice President, Policy and Research
  • The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Jeremy Depow is Vice President of Policy and Research for the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Jeremy believes that society benefits greatly from scientific and technological progress. His approach is based on facilitating thoughtful dialogue between diverse perspectives. Combined with non-partisan and fact-driven research, this paves the road for public policy action that ultimately leads to a responsible, business friendly environment which creates jobs and prosperity for Canadians.

Since working as a policy analyst in the House of Commons he has focused his efforts on the interconnection between technology driven sectors and public policy. He has served as a mobile technology consultant for the Boston-based Yankee Group, in the corporate affairs offices of Fortune 500 companies including Intuit and Pfizer, and as a senior advisor to multiple public sector organizations. In 2014 he founded a national think tank, Canada’s Digital Policy Forum, to intensify dialogue and collaboration in building digital policy.

His research has examined the economic opportunity and policy impacts of emerging technologies such as automation, open data, next generation networks, machine to machine connectivity, and artificial intelligence. As adoption of digital technologies proliferates across sectors, he is increasingly focused on mitigating cyber security threats to our economy and infrastructure.

Jeremy recently returned from an intensive U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program on Cyber Security. During his time in the United States he met with many public and private sector organizations to discuss collaboration and approaches to mitigate cyber threats.

He graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Political Science in 1998.