Ali is a business and technology executive with a successful track record in conceiving, building, and launching new sophisticated technology products and services in both startups and large organizations. Ali motivates and leads teams to achieve operational excellence, and am also adept at media relations, analyst relations, and government relations.
Chief Customer and Program Officer at Provincial Health Services Authority. Lead a team of over 250 staff that includes Customer Success, Program Management, eHealth, Emergency Health Services, and a number of other provincial technology programs to serve as the voice of the customer and help deliver excellence in patient care (2018-2019).
Senior Director Product Management at Absolute Software. Heading the creation and growth of a new line of business and product category for Security Analytics using data science and machine learning. Leading vision / strategy, pricing, positioning, and go-to-market. Senior Product Manager at Absolute Software. Product strategy and commercial success for Absolute's products. Responsible for Absolute’s Information Security product strategy and commercial success, including Partner integrations (2015-2018).
President and Board Chair at Simon Frazier University Alumni Association. Chaired a Board of 15 Directors and worked with Executive Director, University President, Chancellor, and Administration on advancing University and Alumni priorities (2014-2016).
Earlier in Ali's career he was a Product Manager for QuickMobile (2013-2014), a Product Manager for Sophos (2006-2012), a Director of Business Development for Idelix Software (2002-2005), a Software Engineer and Business Developer for Infowave (2000-2002), and a Digital Design Engineer for Nortel (1999-2000).
Ali has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from Simon Fraser University, and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA. Ali has also participated in the Governance Program for Directors at the University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management.