Our next guest is a perfect example of why we're so passionate about the Canadian tech ecosystem and all things Tech For Good™. Originally from India, Ketaki Desai spent 18 years working in academia and entrepreneurship in the U.S. But that wasn’t enough to meet the stringent and shifting demands of the American immigration system, so Ketaki Desai and her husband made the choice to immigrate to Canada.
Desai joins host Iain Klugman to talk about why other tech workers should look closer at Canada (like she did!), what she’ll be doing at the Ontario Centres of Excellence and what she thinks about Canadian tech’s opportunity in recruiting highly-skilled immigrants. This episode is brought to you by @TD_Canada.
More about Ketaki: Ketaki Desai is an accomplished entrepreneur, innovator and ecosystem leader. She served as the Director of Strategy for a $1 billion life sciences fund as part of the investment arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She also taught Innovation and Commercialization as an Adjunct Professor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Before joining UPMC, Ketaki was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh and consulted with regional startups, small businesses, and economic development organizations. Prior to that, Ketaki was the Executive Director of the LindenPointe Development Corporation, a not-for-profit startup incubator. Ketaki has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University. #TrueNorthTV #TechFopGood