General Manager , Radio-Canada Productions
Dany Harrison holds an MBA from Queen’s University, and he’s also completed Université Laval’s Board Governance Certification program. He first joined CBC/Radio-Canada in 2003, and in his current position as executive director of Radio-Canada Productions, he oversees some 1,300 employees. He’s responsible for TV, radio, and digital operations and facilities, and he’s also in charge of Radio-Canada’s technological vision and investments. Dany Harrison previously served as Vice-President, Technology and Multimedia at TVA Group Inc., and Vice-President, Technology and Operations at CFCF Group Inc.
Director, Telephony & Unified Communications, CBC/Radio-Canada Media Technology Services
Jean-Pierre Bédard began his career in 1982 at Télé-Québec prior to joining CBC Engineering Operations. Subsequently, he worked at Bell Mobility as a Microwaves & Cellular Networks Engineer, rising to Director of RF Engineering and Director of Operations of their Mobile Telephone Exchange in Ottawa. He then joined SNC-Lavalin as their Director of RF and quickly rose to General Manager of the Engineering department, overseeing the design and build-out of wireless networks across Canada. Since 2002, Jean-Pierre has worked in CBC/Radio-Canada Media Technology Services, mainly leading the convergence and unification of the various communication modes used within the Corporation. Internet telephony, videoconferencing, and in-building wireless mobility are among the top initiatives that he currently leads, with the aim of using the power of technology to enable business transformation, leading to greater operational efficiency and lower operating cost. Jean-Pierre completed his Bachelor’s degree at the École de Technologie Supérieure in 1982 and earned a Master’s degree in Project Management at the University of Quebec in Montreal in 1994. He is a certified Project Management Professional since 1995, a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec, and CBC/Radio-Canada’s Director – Telephony & Unified Communications.
Enterprise Architect - IT Operations, Information Technology
Rob Stauffert began his career in the 1990s as a Systems Administrator. He joined CBC/Radio-Canada’s IT Department in 2006, as the MPS Manager of the CBC.ca infrastructure. His next role was to manage the Toronto IT Data Centre and the Toronto systems administration staff. Currently, he works as an architect providing solutions architecture for various projects, such as: Novell File and Print Migration, End Point Virtualisation, Virtual Music Library, and Active Directory
Manager, Media Engineering
Sanjeev Kharbanda is the Manager, Media Engineering, within CBC/Radio-Canada’s Media Operations & Technology group in Toronto. He is responsible for the implementation of Radio, TV, and Digital projects within the English Services. He has been employed with CBC/Radio-Canada since 1988 and has worked on many projects, including Radio Centralisation, the DaletPlus & Avid rollout, Radio studios, and the like.
Senior Project Manager, Transformation Unit French Services
François Legrand has been with CBC/Radio-Canada for almost ten years. He joined the Corporation as a designer of broadcast engineering systems and became an electronic engineer in 2005. During the course of his career, he has been involved in a plethora of projects and has had a variety of different responsibilities, such as the preparation of plans and specifications, the design of TV/Radio/Internet systems, as well as the financial management and supervision of large-scale projects. He has held the position of Operations Manager, Regions of Quebec, where he coordinated the technological development of Quebec’s regional stations. Since the fall of 2012, he is a Senior Project Manager within the Transformation Unit of CBC/Radio-Canada’s French Services.
Director, Web Development, Music and Digital Services
A media professional for over 25 years, Martin Delisle has worked for both CBC/Radio-Canada and private production companies. Since 2006, he’s been actively involved in building CBC/Radio-Canada’s digital offering as director of development teams. This period has seen online video consumption grow exponentially, with the Corporation’s digital platforms delivering signature events like the Olympic Games and NHL finals. Martin is one of the few members of the small team who initiated and orchestrated the Tou.tv project.
Electronic Engineer, Media Engineering
Pierre-Luc Longtin is has been with CBC/Radio-Canada for almost ten years. He joined the Corporation as a designer of broadcast engineering systems and became an electronic engineer in 2005. During the course of his career, he has been involved in a plethora of projects and has had a variety of different responsibilities, such as the preparation of plans and specifications, the design of TV/Radio/Internet systems, as well as the financial management and supervision of large-scale projects. He currently holds the post of Electronic Engineer within the Broadcast Engineering group of CBC/Radio-Canada’s French Services; he is in charge of the implementation of automated production control rooms within Radio-Canada’s CDI.
Project Manager, Unified Communications and Telephony
Louis Lamarre is the Project Manager, Unified Communications and Telephony within CBC/Radio-Canada’s Media Technology Services since May 2011. Specialised in IP telephony, his career started at Bell Canada. Subsequently, he was responsible for the Telephony Architecture Department at Vidéotron, where he participated in a series of communication convergence projects and in the creation of new, evolved services using traditional networks, voice over IP, wireless networks, and integration with multimedia services. Since his arrival at CBC/Radio-Canada, he has been responsible for the architecture of the internal telephone systems, the migration towards VOIP, and unified communications in order to build bridges between conventional telephony and the Google ecosystem, all whilst integrating new mobile applications into it. Louis is a graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal with a degree in Software Engineering.