Speaker Neil Desai

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Magnet Forensics

Senior Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Vice President
Neil Desai

As Vice-President at Magnet Forensics, Neil leads strategic engagement with leaders from policing, national security and government agencies to support their transformations in the realm of cyber-investigations and digital evidence. The Canadian scale-up technology company serves over 5000 agencies in 94 countries and has been honoured as one of Canada and North America’s fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte and Canadian Business magazine.

Neil previously served with the Government of Canada in senior roles at Global Affairs Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office. He is a Senior Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a Faculty Member of Singularity University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Canada, Public Policy Forum, and as an Advisor to the Council of Canadian Innovators. He is also a contributor to the Globe and Mail and Policy Options Magazine. Neil holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honours from Carleton University.


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