Meet Board Candidate Sal Shahid

Name: Sal Shahid
Title: Director Of Technology
Organization: Carefor
Region: Ontario

Why do you want to join the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors at this point in your career?
Become part of a Digital Health network to learn and provide insights in to digital transformation in Health Care

How does your experience align with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate?
I have solid experience as a Technology Leader and Innovator, that matches with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate.

What unique skills, perspectives and contributions would you bring to the Digital Health Canada Board?
Technology Innovation, Automation, Change Management, Project Management, IT Security

Do you or have or have you ever had any direct patient care experience (clinical)?
No

What segments within the Digital Health Canada community do you feel you will best represent?
Executives/CIOs; Leaders

With which Digital Health Canada committees, task groups or activities have you volunteered in past five years? Describe your most significant contributions to Digital Health Canada’s mission.
This would be my first contribution to the Healthcare Community

What other board appointments or relevant leadership experiences have you had in the past five years?
Technology Advisor to IT Senior Leadership Team and C level execs

Do you currently hold the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) credential?
No.

What is your educational background? Please list all degrees and designations.
Computer Programming Diploma, Computer Science Degree, Microsoft 365 Fundamentals, TOGAF 9.1, Currently pursuing CISM

Please include a brief biography including highlights of experience and expertise in health informatics/digital health. 
With over 15 years of combined and proven experience in IT and Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Azure Cloud, Cloud Security, Computing Architecture, System Analysis, Desktop & Mobility, Systems Engineering, Networking, Database Analytics, Project Management, Process Planning, Design & Implementation, Service Delivery, Programming & Development, Helpdesk & Troubleshooting, Enterprise IT Systems, Vendor Management, Portfolio Management, Stakeholder Management, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning, Customer Service, Client Management, Coaching, Operations, Coordination and related scenarios, Faisal has a wealth of knowledge and skills cemented throughout his rewarding career.

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