Awards & Honours

Compute Ontario’s President & CEO Nizar Ladak Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants of 2019 by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine and RBC

Compute Ontario’s President & CEO, Nizar Ladak, Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants of 2019

Nizar Ladak, CEO & President, Compute Ontario was announced as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants of the year by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine and RBC at their annual awards reception in June 2019. The award is conferred to 25 immigrants every year who have contributed to Canadian society in their professional and personal capacity. Nizar Ladak was recognized for his commitment to making Canada a global leader in research and innovation through his work in Ontario’s healthcare and technology sectors, mentoring young professionals, and actively volunteering for various not-for-profit causes.

The award is a testament to the leadership at Compute Ontario and its values in fostering collaboration and using ethical corporate frameworks to guide its work. Nizar Ladak, a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience in federal and provincial government agencies and hospitals, has dedicated his career to finding innovative solutions to Canada’s operational and societal challenges using data and technology. This aligns with Compute Ontario’s aim to position Ontario as a leader in innovation in the global marketplace by way of supporting leading digital research and advanced research computing.

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Compute Ontario Board Director, Susan Ursel, Recognized as one of Canada’s “Trailblazers & Trendsetters” at the “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” Awards by WXN in 2019.

2)	Compute Ontario Board Director, Susan Ursel, Recognized as one of Canada’s “Trailblazers & Trendsetters” at the “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” Awards by WXN in 2019.

Compute Ontario’s Board Director, Susan Ursel, was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s “Trailblazers and Trendsetters” at their annual “Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” awards in November 2019.

WXN created this platform to recognize the accomplishments of women in Canada, develop a community of support, and increase the visibility of strong leaders. The CIBC Trailblazers & Trendsetters category recognizes women who have made a significant contribution to Canadian society and are among the best in their respective fields.

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Compute Ontario’s Board Director, Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan, selected as one of Canada’s Tech Titans Top 19 of 2019 by IBM and Plastic Havas!

Compute Ontario’s Board Director, Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan was selected as one of Canada’s Tech Titans: Top 19 of 2019. The award was conferred onto technology leaders in Canada who have achieved significant accomplishments in their careers and created a positive impact on growth and innovation. The inaugural edition of the award recognizes the efforts of Canada’s top technology executives across public, private and not-for-profit sectors who have leveraged technology to disrupt an industry, led digital transformation or enhance their products and services.

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Compute Ontario Recognized as one of Canada's Top 20 Technology Companies by Enterprisetechsuccess!

Compute Ontario was recognized as one of Canada's Top 20 Technology Companies in 2020 by Enterprisetechsuccess magazine. This award is conferred on the most innovative Canadian companies in the space of technology. Compute Ontario was recognized for its work in promoting advanced research computing and exploring commercial cloud. The January 2020 edition of the magazine features an article from Compute Ontario's President and CEO, Nizar Ladak, that highlights the organization's first commercial cloud pilot, and its potential to support existing ARC infrastructure in Ontario.

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Compute Ontario's Board Director, Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan Awarded the New Frontier in Blockchain Research Award at the 2020 Enterprise Blockchain Awards!

Blockchain Global Revolution, co-hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute and the MCI Group, awarded Dr.Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan the New Frontier in Blockchain Research award under the Academic Research Category. The Blockchain Global Revolution is the first worldwide enterprise leadership community for blockchain, bringing together leading thinkers, builders, and pioneers to accelerate the blockchain revolution.

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Compute Ontario's Board Director, Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan Recognized as one of Canada's Top Women in Cybersecurity by IT World Canada!

IT World Canada honoured 20 women who were nominated by the ICT community as part of a three-month initiative sponsored jointly by ITWC and the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA). More than 170 nominations for 121 women were submitted for women who worked in cybersecurity across a wide variety of organizations, which included CISOs, company founders, professors, directors, and women holding numerous specialty positions in both the public and private sectors.

Dr. Mashatan was recognized as a leading expert in cryptography, blockchain technology, quantum-resistant solutions, enterprise security architecture and Internet of Things (IoT) security. 

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