Principal Technical Advisor to the Data and Information Management Directorate, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
George Esper is the Principal Technical Advisor to the Data and Information Management Directorate at Fisheries and Oceans Canada with over 35 years of experience in information technology, currently specializing in data management in support of advanced analytics.
For the past six years, George has focused his efforts to build the Enterprise Data Hub, which acts a marketplace for the departments data assets that are used by data scientists and other data practitioners to derive insights in support of decision and policy making.
Prior to joining the Government of Canada, George held several positions in the private sector, including running a boutique software development and consulting company for 18 years, with clients including NavCanada, Department of National Defence, Transport Canada, Health Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and various private organizations.
Before this, George worked for 9 years as a software engineer at MacDonald Dettwiler, specializing in air traffic management and information systems.
George holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree with a second major in Geology from Concordia University in Montreal.
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