Dawn Jutla, PhD

Dawn Jutla serves on the OASIS Board of Directors; her term extends to July 2018. Dawn is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary researcher and the Scotiabank Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University. She is Founder and Director of the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the Sobey School, and co-founder of PeerLedger.com, a blockchain company. Dawn received her Master and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Her 1996 PhD work on multi-view access control has been cited in Xerox, IBM, and Koninklijke Philips Electronics' US patents. Dawn is a T-shaped professional with both broad and deep perspectives across technology and business.  Over her 25-year career, she has taught 27 unique courses, ranging from undergraduate Data Structures and graduate-level Advanced Operating Systems and Distributed Database Systems in Computer Science at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, to undergraduate Systems Analysis and Design and graduate-level Managing Information Technology, Tech Strategy and Productivity, and Government Policy and Technology Entrepreneurship courses at the Sobey School of Business. Dawn is the 2009 winner of the World Technology Award for IT Software in the Individual Category for her work in online privacy. Previously, she served on Saint Mary’s University Board of Governors for 6 years. In addition to the OASIS Board, she currently serves on the IWK Health Centre’s Board of Directors.