George McDonald joins the Competition Bureau as new Chief Digital Enforcement Officer

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July 2, 2019 – OTTAWA, ON – Competition Bureau

The Commissioner of Competition is pleased to announce that, under the Interchange Canada program, Mr. George McDonald, currently Associate Partner and Senior Account Leader at IBM, will bring his experience and expertise in organizational evolution and digital transformation to the Competition Bureau.

As of July 2, 2019, Mr. McDonald will begin serving as Chief Digital Enforcement Officer, reporting directly to Mr. Matthew Boswell, the Commissioner of Competition. Mr. McDonald will help the Bureau monitor the digital landscape, identify and evaluate new investigative techniques, and boost its digital intelligence gathering capabilities.

For over 15 years, George’s passion and career focus have been transforming organizations by using data as a strategic asset. George has held various national leadership roles with IBM, focused on artificial intelligence and data-based decision-making. He brings broad industry experience and knowledge across the public sector and in the financial, customer service, health care, telecommunications, marketing and high-tech industries.

Through Interchange Canada, the Competition Bureau benefits from the knowledge and experience of talented individuals who, in return, gain professional development from their involvement in the Bureau’s work. This program also promotes dialogue and collaboration within the Canadian Competition law community.

Quick facts

  • The digital sector is the fastest growing part of Canada’s economy. The digital job market grew by 37 percent between 2010 and 2017, compared to 8.6 percent in the rest of the economy.

  • The Federal Government’s Interchange Canada program facilitates temporary assignments to or from the Federal Public Service.

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