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Judy Fairburn, FCAE

Board Director, Public Policy Forum, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Tundra Oil & Gas Inc., Veerum Inc., and Calgary Economic Development

Ms. Fairburn is a champion for Canadian innovation with diverse experience across the corporate, entrepreneurial and government/policy realms.  She proudly serves on the boards of the Public Policy Forum, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Tundra Oil & Gas Inc., Veerum Inc., and Calgary Economic Development.  She also advises the Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies and sits on the federal “Resources of the Future” Economic Strategy Table and the Global Advisory Council for Emerald Technology Ventures, a Swiss-based industrial technology fund.  Judy has forged a career at the leading edge of collaborative innovation as a senior energy executive (recently as Chief Digital Officer and EVP Business Innovation), co-founder of Evok Innovations (entrepreneur-led corporate venture fund) and as a co-founder and inaugural Chair of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA).   As Board Chair of Alberta Innovates, she led the merger and modernization of four crown corporations into one; this entity funds, advises and provides scale-up support to innovators across the health, energy, agriculture, forestry and digital sectors.