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 Council & Committee Overview

Publisher Council
Chair – Brandon Kirk, Rogers Media

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

Marketer Council
Co-Chair – Gah-Yee Won, Scotiabank
Co-Chair – Chris Ovsenny, Points

Ad Tech Council
Co-Chair – Ian Hewetson, Eyereturn Marketing
Co-Chair – Perry Di Iorio, Newbase

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
Co-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 Julien SavoieNative Touch

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

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

Audio Committee – Karim Kanji, Active International and Robin Neufeld, CBC

Blockchain Committee – Joni Joyner, Adbank

Data Analytics Committee Carolina Jung, Cadreon and Seif Khemasissia, INNOCEAN

Branded Content Committee, Lydia Pulez, Pelmorex – The Weather Network and Haem Roy, Rouge Media

DOOH Committee, Jordana Fatsis, Atedra 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 Katie Wolf, Peloton Media

Research Committee, Jamie Armstrong, Eyereturn and Nick Drew, Fuse Insights

Search Committee, Sam Leung, The Aber Group and Samantha Vandermark, Scotiabank

Social Media CommitteeRaven Opatovsky, Snapchat

Video Committee,  RJ Pauloski, Teads and Katrin Santos, Bell Media

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.