Dr. Barb Carra is the President and CEO of Cybera, a technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta’s economic growth through the use of digital technology. She is a respected leader and collaborative partner within Canada’s research, education and innovation landscape.
With a PhD in applied research, spatial statistics and data modeling, Barb has over a decade of experience in data analytics and policy, which allows her to act as a bridge between research and technical domains. That insight has proved vital to Cybera, which frequently acts as a steward and advocate for Alberta research and data-driven decisions. Barb spearheaded the development of Cybera’s policy, strategic and operational initiatives, including the ShareIT procurement program and Cybera’s new cybersecurity portfolio.
In 2018, Barb was selected to join the Government of Alberta’s Talent Advisory Council on Technology, which provided advice and input on strategies, investments, and outcomes to grow Alberta’s tech talent. She currently sits on multiple boards and committees in the ICT landscape.