Session Speakers

Tracey Scarlett

Ms. Scarlett has an accomplished background in entrepreneurship and commercialization of health and technology. She is the Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). NAIT is a leading Canadian polytechnic, known for hands-on, technology-based learning, and for engaging with business and industry in applied research and innovation. Previously, Ms. Scarlett was Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, a non-profit organization. Before that, she was President of BioQuest Ventures Inc., a business development company serving businesses in high-growth and innovation sectors. She was also Chief Operating Officer of KMT Hepatech Inc., a biotechnology start-up, and co-founded an electrical contracting company. Tracey Scarlett joined the BDC Board of Directors in 2017. As well, she is Vice Chair of Travel Alberta, a council member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and sits on the board of Global Edmonton Woman of Vision. Ms. Scarlett holds a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from NAIT, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Alberta and an MBA with a specialization in Technology Commercialization from the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.

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