Teri Kirk has over 20 years' experience in law, public policy and government relations, with particular expertise in public sector funding and procurement. Ms. Kirk holds a Master’s Degree from the School of Public Policy, Queen's University, and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. A lawyer and a former Vice President, Bell Canada, Ms. Kirk has been named one of the top 3 female CEOs by the Ottawa Citizen, and one of the 100 most influential people in the Capital by Hill Times. In 2016, she was named top Female Entrepreneur and Innovator for Canada by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance for her work building Fundingportal improving access to grants and incentives. Previously, she founded and operated InsuredClaims.com.
Glenn O’Farrell brings over 25 years’ experience in ICT (Internet, Communications and Technology) operations, advocacy and regulatory affairs. He has been Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, CanWest Global (Winnipeg MB), President of Global Québec (Montréal), and President, Canadian Association of Broadcasters (Ottawa). A member of the Barreau du Québec, Glenn is one of Canada’s top experts and advocates on digital media and regulatory affairs. He is the Ombudsperson for the Life and Health Insurance Industry.
Michael Cochrane was is a lawyer and senior policy advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario and the former Chief of Staff to select Ministers and Leaders. Mr. Cochrane has argued cases on behalf of clients before diverse Courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has advanced negotiation skills and has completed training in Advanced Negotiation at Harvard Law School.