Principal of Karam Consulting, Amy Karam is a 5G thought leader, recognized speaker, Duke CE & McGill educator, and trusted authority on globalization, competitive strategy, innovation, digital transformation, the shifting power dynamics in international business, and the geo-political impact of China’s rise as well as other emerging nations, as discussed in her book, The China Factor: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy (Wiley) and in her TEDx talk.
Amy’s experience includes 15 years of experience in Silicon Valley and a cumulative 20+ years in the tech industry, at companies like Nortel, Cisco, TELUS, Apple, and in various business development, sales, operations, change management and marketing roles. Amy has also worked with Global Affairs Canada, The Bank of Canada, EDC, ISED, Visa and the World Bank, among others, and is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
With over 25 years of experience in various technical, governance and R&D roles in the telecoms, retail and IT Infrastructure sectors, Vanessa has developed a diverse toolset. Currently, she is global CTO of Interdynamix Systems (IDX), a Converge Technology Solutions, and has built meaningful connections across a vast ecosystem of partners. An active entrepreneur, Vanessa continues sits on various boards as both a director and an advisor. She currently holds a Board of Directors seat for EcoTank Canada and sits on the board of governors for the Canadian Telecom Summit.
Vanessa is a champion for women in tech fields and is a member of Women of Openstack, Women in Comms and IEEE.
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