Kelly Daize

Director, Ottawa Autonomous Vehicle Program
Invest Ottawa

Kelly has over 20 years of experience in both technology companies and not-for-profit organizations. In her current role, Kelly is responsible for managing Invest Ottawa’s connected and autonomous vehicle program, including oversight of the Ottawa L5 public and private test facilities, offering world-class integrated testing grounds for the safe implementation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles CAVs). Previously, as Market Director for the Americas, Kelly was responsible for the attraction of investment, companies and people to the region, the branding and marketing of Canada and support for hundreds of telecommunication companies. As an economic development leader in Ottawa, Kelly has successfully won and managed large government programs, and has a proven track record working with all levels of government. Kelly has an extensive network of contacts—both in Canada and abroad—and has led trade missions to high technology centres around the globe. Prior to joining Invest Ottawa, Kelly held progressively senior roles in legal, sales and business development in organizations such as QNX, Corel Corporation, Nortel spinoff NetActive and CENGN.



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