Meet Our Team

 
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Michele Taylor

CEO, IQM Education
Entrepreneur, Enterprise Education & Technology

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Co-founder and CEO of IQM Education, an education company focussing on next generation of technologies for enterprise and post-secondary institutions.

Previously CEO & founder of IQ Management Corporation with holdings in telecom infrastructure and advisory practice in Canada, focussed on F500. Additionally Michele played leading roles in tier-one technology firms in recruitment, consulting, advisory with IBM Education, GSI Group, and Cap Gemini E&Y, C-Bridge, and META (Gartner)

Extensive and focussed experience of enterprise solutions, advisory, consulting, team building, adult education programs, supply chain, application development, and market development.

Passionate about enterprise architecture, blockchain, education, and community.

 
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Rama Ibrahim

COO, IQM Education
Entrepreneur, Evangelist, Educator

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Co-founder and COO of IQM Education, an education focussing on next generation of technologies for enterprise and post-secondary institutions.

Co-founder and COO of Next Decentrum, an edtech startup funded by leading tech accelerator Victory Square Technologies.

Founder of Women in Emerging Tech, empowering women in the new world of decentralized innovation and emerging technology with community events, hackathons and educational workshops.

CEO of Emrj, an integrated marketing and growth agency empowering emerging tech startups from idea to exit.

Lead Organizer of Startup Weekend Vancouver

Co-Founded 5 startups. Mentored and trained 100+ young entrepreneurs. Worked with Fortune 500 companies and some of the world's Top 100 Brands.

20+ years of comprehensive large-scale project, business and engineering experience. Extensive knowledge of startups, management, events, hackathons, software engineering and team management.

MSc of computer engineering. Passionate about artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, robotics, events, education, and community.

 
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Hussein Hallak

Vice President, IQM Education
Entrepreneur, Evangelist, Educator

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Founder and CEO of Next Decentrum, an edtech startup funded by leading tech accelerator Victory Square Technologies.

Director of the Global Fintech Program at Canada’s National CrowdFunding Association (NCFA), a non-profit engaged with global stakeholders and helps incubate projects and investment in fintech.

Evangelist at Launch Academy, one of North America’s leading tech incubators with over 600 tech startups incubated and over $150 Million raised.

Co-founder of VanFunding, Vancouver’s leading financial technology and capital conference.

Strategic advisor for several successfully funded tech and blockchain startups including Fintrux, Interfinex, Traction Health, and Peace Geeks. Marketing advisor for leading conferences including FFCON, Traction Conf, CIX, and VanFunding.

Currently in the Masters of Digital Currency program at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Graduate of the Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme. BSc in Electronics Engineering. Featured in Forbes, BBC, Entrepreneur, and Notable.

 
 
 
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Geoffrey Cann 

IQM Guest Lecturer

Digital Strategist, Author & Speaker

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As a former partner with one of the Big 4 consulting firms, Geoffrey has 30 years of experience advising the oil and gas, energy and technology companies to help create lasting value. He specializes at the intersection of digital technologies and the oil and gas industry.

Throughout his career, Geoffrey has conducted, led or advised hundreds of project and management teams who were driving change in their companies, and is widely versed in the issues facing oil and gas.

Specific areas of depth include:

• Oil and gas business strategy
• Digital strategy
• Business case development
• Blockchain

Geoffrey regularly teaches at the MBA level on energy issues, and is a widely sought after public speaker and commentator on issues facing the industry with a published #1 ranked website and podcast on digital oil and gas.