Larry Achtemichuk

Larry became an Independent consultant after 36 years in Information Technology management, the last 32 with IBM. He is currently serving as Chair of the E-commerce committee for CANARIE, an organization funded by Industry Canada, and which, among other activities, runs Canada's high-speed Internet backbone and research network, and invests in key technology projects which support goals of improving Canada's competitiveness. His last position with IBM was Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Sector (the Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment, Internet Provider and Utilities Industries) for IBM Canada. Included in these activities was the establishment of several significant formal partnerships and alliances. He was concurrently the Solutions Executive for the Americas while heading the sales of industry specific application solutions to the same industries. He was a member of the executive teams for IBM Canada and the Americas Communications Sector. He has also served the role of Vice President for Western Canada since June 1994. Prior to this he was on assignment in the US as Vice President of Quality and CIO for IBM's worldwide Software Development Division, which was comprised of over 6000 employees. In the earlier part of the assignment, he was the Vice President of Technology and Solutions Development in the Applications Solutions business unit, developing a number of software and hardware vertical application solutions in several industries.

Larry has completed terms on the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Science Center, the Faculty Advisory Board of the McGill University Faculty of Engineering, the Board of ISM Information Systems Management (Alberta) Corporation, the President's Advancement Council at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, the Board of ISM Information Systems Management (BC) Corporation, and the Business Council of BC.

He obtained his Bachelors degree in Honors Mathematics from the University of Saskatchewan in 1962 and his Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of Regina in 1969.

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