Michael Turner

V.P. System Strategies

Michael Turner provides strategic analysis, government relations management and support to Wesley Clover, the Alacrity Global technology incubator program and WCS Global international sales programs. Previously, Michael was a senior executive with the Canadian Government, leading the Information Technologies and Telecommunications operations of the federal common services agency, Public Works and Government Services.

During this period, he was a member of the executive team responsible for implementing over 100 Internet based eGovernment services for Canadian citizens and businesses. After leaving the government he was an international consultant and speaker on the subject of the implementation of internet-based services for several countries. Prior to his work with eGovernment services, Michael served for more than 25 years in various operational and executive positions within the Canadian Coast Guard, culminating in several years as Deputy Commissioner. Michael served on the Canadian Defence Advisory Board from 2011 to 2021, as also spent three years on the Board of Directors of Wavefront, the Canadian wireless innovation accelerator.