IT Visionary Joins ORION Board of Directors

TORONTO, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) is pleased to welcome David Drury, General Manager of IBM's Global Technology Services in Canada to the Board of Directors. With his appointment, Ontario's backbone of innovation gains another leading technology visionary.

With his breadth of experience in the field of IT, along with his fine-tuned knowledge of service delivery, Drury will be a key player in bringing ORION's services forward and will be an asset to ORION's diverse user base in adopting new technologies and services.

"Throughout his career David has proven himself to be an incredibly smart and visionary thinker," explains Darin Graham, ORION President and CEO. "As an expert in bringing good ideas to market, I'm sure that our users will benefit significantly from his strategic direction and guidance."

In addition to serving as an ORION Board Member, Drury leads IBM Canada's technology solutions business, leveraging emergent technologies to help clients realize their own strategic objectives through IBM's key offerings in managed security, big data and analytics, cloud computing, and mobility.

"I am honoured to accept the invitation to join ORION's Board of Directors," said Drury. "I look forward to collaborating with my fellow Board Members as we continue to build upon ORION's contributions to the success of Ontario's Research, Innovation, and Education ecosystem."

During his 29-year career with IBM, David has served as the Vice President of Financial Services and Insurance, the Director of Business Partners in the Global Financial Services Sector for IBM, and also as the Director of Property and Casualty Insurance Solutions for the Global Insurance Industry. David also currently serves on the boards for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's Leaders for the Cure; and as chair of the Board of Governors, Junior Achievement of Central Ontario.


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SOURCE: Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION)

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