Lynda Brown-Ganzert is the founder and CEO of Curatio, a patient matchmaking platform in a private mobile social network that helps patients find one another and the support they need. Widely regarded as a digital media expert who has played an active role in growing the sector across Canada, Lynda served as vice-president at Nordicity, a leading consulting firm specializing in policy, strategy and economic analysis in the media, creative and information and communications technology sectors from 2011-13. She was instrumental in helping establish in 2007 the Master of Digital Media program as the first jointly credentialed academic program offered at the Centre for Digital Media, which is accredited by its four partner institutions, The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Ms. Brown-Ganzert has won numerous awards as an entrepreneur, including Business in Vancouver’s Top Forty Under 40, Novartis Health 2.0 Global Challenge and Metabridge 2015 for the top 15 Canadian emerging tech startups. She has served on numerous boards, including the Canadian Interactive Alliance, Information Technology Association of Canada and Pacific Cinematheque, and she was most recently recognized as Chair Emerita at Simon Fraser University, where she had previously graduated with a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications).