Brian Bettis leads TELUS Communications as the General Manager for Northern Alberta. With over a decade of experience in telecommunications, Brian’s cross functional experience and people first approach have driven significant improvements in TELUS’ ability to deliver our Future Friendly promise.
Brian supported the TELUS response to the Fort McMurray wildfires with a mix of enthusiastic inspiration and strategic haste. In his role as Recovery Commander, Brian worked closely with first responders and local and provincial authorities in the Regional Emergency Operations Centre to ensure the stability of network and communications throughout the wildfire. TELUS’ combined efforts during the Fort McMurray wildfire recently earned global accolade as the winner of the Disaster Recovery Institute’s Response and Recovery of the Year.
Brian will focus on sharing project delivery using battle tested best practices he’s learned through working in numerous disaster scenarios. Brian will speak to how about how innovation can occur even within a very high pressure situation.