Sarah Shortreed is currently the Chief Technology Officer at ATCO in Calgary. ATCO is a diversified global corporation providing solutions in Structures & Logistics, Electricity, Pipelines & Liquids and Retail Energy.
Sarah has worked in the high-tech sector in Canada for over 25 years. She has Global experience in many industries and executive roles spanning business consulting, complex multi-stakeholder program management, operations, P&L, sales, customer relationship management and product management.
Sarah began her career at Union Gas, where she held several technical and management roles and then moved to IBM in 1996. There, she was involved in various business units and quickly moved to executive positions in Global Technology and Business Development. In 2008, Sarah moved to Research in Motion/Blackberry as Vice President where she was responsible for 400-person Shared Services and Chief of Staff functions. In 2013, Sarah became CIO at Bruce Power and was responsible for their corporate innovation mandate. Currently, at ATCO, Sarah is an Officer and Executive Team member and is responsible for Cyber Security, IT operations and all technology projects.
Sarah is currently a member of the Calgary Chapter for the International Women’s Forum. She is also a member of the Western University Board of Governors. She is recognized in industry for both her professional expertise and industry knowledge, as well as for her commitment to the growth of women in engineering and technology.