Today's guest graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1993 with a degree in Information Management Systems. He began his career as a Senior Systems Analyst for the National Capital Commission of Canada before going to briefly work as a Consultant for Pragmatek. He eventually would be the Founder of Pythian in 1997, a Global IT services company that helps organizations transform data into insights and products. In 2016 the Canadian Women in Communications and Technology organization awarded our guest the Diversity Champion Award for Pythian becoming the first Canadian tech company to release its gender statistics and set clear goals to recruit more capable women. He was CEO of the company until 2019 when he left Pythian to found another company. This company is Tehama, Tehama Virtual Office is a SaaS platform that delivers secure and virtual rooms and desktops in the cloud to enable fast and compliant onboarding, scaling, managing, and auditing of a global workforce with minutes to productivity. Tehama’s secured perimeters extend zero-trust network access to global employees and third-party IT service providers and reduces the risk of malware intrusion, data breaches, and other threats from corporate networks. In 2014 he received the Trudeau Medal from the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa and is a recipient of the OBJ 40 under 40 award. He is also a Board Member for Basic Income Canada advising on matters of technological unemployment, the jobless recovery and the shifting advantage of software vs. labour as a means of production. Our guest is none other than the extremely impressive Paul Vallée.

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