Director of Innovation & Analytics, Chief Data Office, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Christopher Zakhem is the Director of Innovation & Analytics, within ISED’s Chief Data Office, Digital Transformation Service Sector. In this role, he is responsible for data science operations including the implementation of key components of the Departmental Data Strategy, data architecture, data visualization, and collaboration on applied AI projects.
Christopher joined ISED in 2014, and has worked across multiple sectors within the department, including in the areas of digital technology, and AI policy, where he helped launch and support the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining ISED, he worked at the Privy Council Office, Senior Personnel Secretariat. He is a graduate of Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, and has spent a number of years as an entrepreneur in the digital tech industry.
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