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Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, (thesis in IT Engineering), École polytechnique de Montréal
Master of Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering (thesis in Software Engineering), École polytechnique de Montréal
Bachelor in Engineering Physics, École polytechnique de Montréal
Bachelor of Sciences, major in Biology, McGill University
French Baccalauréat, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Collège Stanislas de Montréal



École de technologie supérieure, Montréal

2010 ‑ xxxx




Senior Manager responsible for IT strategy and services, library services, registrar services, academic services, student recruitment, international mobility and academic marketing.

Observing Member on ÉTS Board of Directors.


  • Reorganization of the IT, Registrar, Academic Services, Marketing and Recruiting functions
  • As part of a numeric campus vision, deployment of a virtual collaborative environment to faculty, students and administrative staffs
  • IT project winner of an OCTAS ( in 2013

École de technologie supérieure, Montréal

2002 ‑ xxxx

Professor, Department of Software and IT Engineering    

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (2002-2004)

Teaching and research in Software and IT Engineering. With over 7300 students, the École de technologie supérieure is one of the largest engineering universities in Canada. Contributed to the elaboration of a new bachelor of engineering program in IT engineering and a master program in Internet Systems Engineering. 

École de technologie supérieure, Montréal

2004 ‑ 2010xxxx

Chair, Department of Software and IT Engineering (2004-2010)

Creation, organization and management of the Department of Software and IT Engineering. This is the first department created at ETS in twenty years. Noteworthy:

  • Recruiting and hiring professors and personnel. Establishing operating processes. Resources procurement.
  • Elaborating a strategic vision for the department. Deploying the vision.
  • Managing the two undergraduate programs of the department: Software Engineering and IT Engineering.
  • Promoting the department to CEGEPs, industry and in national and international forums.

Bell Canada, Montréal

1998 ‑ 2002

Director – Enterprise Architecture Management
General Manager – IT Practices and effectiveness
Director – Intranet Infrastructure and Quality Engineering
Director – Enterprise Infrastructure Deployment (BESI)


Took on various positions in Bell IT department. Managed with his team the deployment and/or operation of the following for about 25 000 users: E-mail, PC, PC evergreenning, PC management system (Tivoli), Server Farms, IT Asset Management, Directory Services, Document Management System, Intranet Portal infrastructure, DMZ management. Key accomplishments include :

  • Managed a large project and operation portfolio that included the deployment of about 25 000 PCs.
  • Built an infrastructure management team.
  • Designed and implemented with his team an improvement program based on the Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model (CMM). Major restructuring of the team.
  • Designed with his team an Enterprise Architecture management process based on the META Group process.

Bell Canada, Montréal

1995 ‑ 1998

General Manager – IT Procurement and Quality Engineering

Built staff and managed an IT Procurement organization for Bell Canada. Key accomplishments include :

  • Consolidation of PC and Server purchase and provisioning.
  • Participated in the elaboration and negotiation of two outsourcing contracts for respectively Data Center Services and System development, maintenance and PC support services. These two contracts were in the order of  one and three billions dollars respectively.



Bell Canada, Montréal

1997 ‑ 2000

Director – Year 2K Quality Assurance

Responsible for the Quality Assurance of the Year 2000 program of Bell Canada. Scope included the Voice and Data Networks as well as the IS and IT environment. This was an additional responsibility to those described previously.



Bell Canada, Montréal

1984 ‑ 1995


Director – Quality Engineering and Research
Senior Consultant - Quality Engineering and Research
Section Manager – Quality Engineering and Research
Manager – Software Quality Assurance

These positions were focused on managing procurement risks for software telecom products procured for Bell’s telecommunication network.

  • Design and implemented a risk management process.
  • Elaborated and managed a University Research program. This program closed in 2001.
  • Put in place and managed a team of highly qualified professionals.


Bell Canada, Montréal

1980 ‑ 1984


Engineer – Transport Networks
Engineer – Automotive Equipment 
Manager - Purchasing


Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve), Montréal

1974 ‑ 1985

Recruited in an officer training program. Promoted up to the rank of Captain. Specialization : logistics and military engineering.


Professional affiliations

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).

Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

Member of the  de l’Ordre des Ingénieurs de Québec.



  • 2007 - 'Golden Core Member', IEEE Computer Society

  • 2006 – ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ from the IEEE Computer Society for ‘outstanding contributions as IEEE Computer Society liaison to JTC 1 and continuing efforts to support JTC 1 Technology Watchs activities’.

  • 2004 – Elected Senior Member of the  American Society for Quality (ASQ)

  • 2002 - Elected Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

  • 2001 - Biography published in the Encyclopaedia of Software Engineering, 2nd Edition , John J. Marciniak [ed], John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 0-471-37737-6, 2001-12-15

  • 1997 ‑ Certificate of Merit from the STEP (Software Technology & Engineering Practice 8th International Workshop) conference, 'in recognition of his valuable long-term contributions to software standards, software process improvement, and cooperation between industry and research'.

  • 1996 ‑ Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Computer Sciences.

  • 1992 - Northern Telecom Canada 1992 President's Award of Excellence for QUALITY, presented to the Trillium Software Process Team.