About our Councils

IAB Canada Councils are invite-only meetings to discuss larger industry and regional issues within the online advertising industry. Please note that IAB Canada Councils are closed meetings at this time.

IAB Canada Councils and Committees Overview

Publisher Council
Co-Chair – Brandon Kirk, Rogers Media
Co-Chair – Jutta Gruenewald, Postmedia Network

Agency Council
Chair – Derek Bhopalsingh, MEC.
Vice-Chair – Sean Dixon, OMD.

Marketer Council
Chair – Gah-Yee Won, Scotiabank.

Ad Tech Council
Chair – Ian Hewetson, Eyereturn Marketing.

Policy & Regulatory Affairs Council
Chair – Adam Kardash, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Quebec Council
Co-Chair – Vladimir Tasovac, Pelmorex – The Weather Network/Météomédia
Co-Chair – Stephane Hue, Omnicom Media Group

Western Regional Council
Chair – Michelle Cunningham, Mediative
co-chair – Marc Brasset, Western Media Group

Atlantic Regional Council
co-Chair – Margot Walsh, MW360 Media
co-chair – Shawn Lowe, Time + Space Media

IAB Canada’s Councils and Committees are an important focus of our structure, and offer unique opportunities for project leadership, knowledge-sharing and networking across various areas of interest or specialization.

Our Committees determine best practices and standards, identify research gaps in various channels, and with approval of the Board of Directors, establish the ongoing priorities for IAB Canada.

If you would like to get involved in an IAB Canada Committee, please contact us, and we’ll add you to the appropriate Committee distribution list and send you upcoming meeting invites.

Ad Operations Committee,Jennifer Chan, Rogers Media and Katrina Santos, Bell Media

AR/VR Committee, Nigel Newton, AR Innovation + Strategy

A.I (Artificial Intelligence) Committee – Tony Singh, Google

Audio Committee – Karim Kanji, Active International

Blockchain Committee – Joni Joyner, Adbank

Data Analytics Committee Carolina Jung, Cadreon

Distributed Content Committee, Lydia Pulez, Pelmorex – The Weather Network and Andy Wadsworth

DOOH Committee, Mike Blanchard, Bell Media and Abby Worthington, OUTFRONT Media

Emerging Platforms Committee, Jason Wodlinger, Quebecor

Mobile Committee, Saad Uddin, Native Touch and Marina Matyash, Zenith Optimedia

Programmatic Trading Committee, Emil Torma, District M and 

Research Committee, Steve Rosenblum, IAB Canada and Nick Drew, Fuse Insights

Search Committee, Sam Leung, The Aber Group and 

Social Media CommitteeRaven Opatovsky, Rogers Media

Video Committee,  RJ Pauloski, Teads

NOTE: Your company must be an IAB Canada member to join one of our Councils or Committees.
If your company is interested in membership, please fill out our online membership form.