David Weiss is a senior executive with over 20-years' experience leading organizations. He has worked at such companies as Nortel and Telus, leading high-performance teams in the functional areas of Strategy, Product Management, Marketing Communications, and Business Development. He's also been an adjunct professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business for more than 5 years. In this episode of Tech Talks, David shares his knowledge and experience in working as a business leader and the role that IT played, plays and is expected to play in the future.
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About David Weiss
David Weiss draws on more than 25 years of leadership experience in setting strategy, driving business growth, building teams, and leading transformational change. He has a proven track record of strategic planning and change management accomplishments and through innovative thinking and creative problem solving, delivers tangible results.
David is currently Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Transformation with BC Financial Services Authority (“BCFSA”). Recognized for his ability to lead with integrity, David oversees a wide range of responsibilities including business planning, finance, human resources, information management and technology, change management and business transformation. His ability to build strategic partnerships has allowed him to collaborate and solidify ties with Government organizations, regulators, and industry experts.
Before joining BCFSA, David spent more than 20 years with TELUS, where he held progressively senior management roles, the last 9 at the executive level. During that time, he helped transform TELUS from a monopoly provider to a leader in Canada’s highly competitive technology sector. This included driving transformative change in a variety of business areas and helping build an industry-leading corporate culture.
David holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. He completed several executive training programs from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Rotman School of Management, and INSEAD. David is also an Adjunct Professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, where he teaches strategic management.
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