Following the successful completion of her two-year term as President of Digital Alberta’s Board of Directors, Kate Leadbeater has announced that she will be stepping down from her role. She will be replaced by Scott Nye, Head of Game Studio Operations for Improbable, a UK-based technology startup. Located in Edmonton, Scott brings over 20 years of finance, corporate strategy, and business operations experience to the Board, as well as a passion for promoting Alberta’s digital industries.
Digital Alberta is a not-for-profit organization operating throughout Alberta to connect, grow, and promote the province’s world-class digital talent. Founded in 1999, the organization’s members work at the intersection of technology, art, and business to create amazing digital products, stories and experiences for audiences around the world.
“I’m very proud of the team that we’ve assembled over the past two years, which has broad representation across different digital sectors,” says Kate. “Over the past several years, we’ve consistently grown our membership revenues, increased award entries and attendance at our annual Ember Awards, and strengthened our ties to all levels of government. It’s time for Digital Alberta to take its advocacy efforts to the next level, and Scott is absolutely the right leader, and has the right team, to get the job done.”
Scott’s career has spanned a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, biotechnology, and cultural industries, and has almost a decade of experience supporting interactive entertainment . He is keen to use this experience to build on Digital Alberta’s advocacy efforts, especially as the organization works to support businesses and educators during these difficult times.
“I want to thank Kate and the rest of the Digital Alberta team for the work they have done to set us up for success,” says Scott. “We are in the midst of unprecedented disruption and change — not just for our industry, but the economy as a whole. I’m eager to work with all levels of government to highlight how Alberta’s digital technology companies can drive job growth and economic diversification. I’m excited to work with our new board to take on the challenges that lie ahead.”
The board has also added two new members with strong legal and accounting experience:
Also departing the board is Jo-Anne Yau, Business and Technology Lawyer at DD West. Jo-Anne was an essential contributor to the organization, and Digital Alberta thanks her for her contribution.
Scott Nye, President (Edmonton)
Nick Facey, VP South (Calgary)
Founded in 1999 as the Alberta New Media Association, Digital Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that operates across the province to connect, grow, and promote Alberta’s world-class digital talent. Our members work at the intersection of technology, art, and business to create amazing digital products, stories and experiences for audiences around the world. From video games and 3D animations, to artificial intelligence products, Alberta’s digital innovation output is truly inspiring in its scope.