Full Name
Sanjeev Gill
Job Title
Associate Vice-President, Innovation and Executive Director
Speaker Bio
With over 25 years of experience in industry and academia, Sanjeev is an accomplished leader of global teams, delivering strategic transformations, business growth, and operational excellence, while also developing public-private-partnerships for economic growth and positive societal impact.

As Associate Vice-President, Innovation at the University of Waterloo, Sanjeev oversees pan-campus strategies and initiatives that bring together the full innovation capacity of the university to maximize Waterloo’s impact on businesses, governments, and society. As Executive Director of WatSPEED, Sanjeev leads Waterloo’s thrust in lifelong learning to become the premier provider of learning-integrated-work offerings for professionals, corporations, industry associations, and government.

Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Sanjeev spent 25 years in industry, including 20 years with IBM Canada. At IBM, Sanjeev held leadership roles in innovation, supply chain management, and microelectronics, and led IBM’s research partnerships with Canadian universities and colleges.

Sanjeev holds a degree in Mathematics and a diploma in Engineering from Dalhousie University and professional certifications from Harvard Business School and Boston University. Sanjeev currently serves as a founding member on the US Consul General’s US-Canada Innovation Partnership, a member of the Global Advisory Board for the Future Talent Council, and as a member of the University of Waterloo’s Executive Council.

He has also served on the President’s Advisory Board at OCAD University, AGE-Well Industry Advisory Board (Canada NCE), Board Chair for iCity (University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute), and Scientific Advisory Committees at SOSCIP and DeepSense (Oceans Research) at Dalhousie University.
Sanjeev Gill