Dawn Jutla, CEO and President
Dawn is the energetic founder and CEO of Peer Ledger. She has the honor of leading a first-class distributed team of talent passionate about blockchain technology, value creation, and corporate social responsibility. Dawn has spent 20+ years doing multi-disciplinary R&D and teaching in computer science and business. She is the founder of the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the Sobey School of Business, where she is the Scotiabank Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at Saint Mary’s University. Dawn received her Master and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. She served as a Chair of the Dept. of Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science for 2 years, Director/Program Coordinator of the MTEI program for 3 years, and Saint Mary’s University Board of Governors for 6 years. She currently serves on the OASIS Open Board and the IWK Health Centre’s Board of Directors.
Dawn brings passion, superb execution ability, and strategic thinking to everything she does. Devoted to her family, she delights in the value that blockchain can bring to business and citizens everywhere. She led the authorship of the article called “Making Business Sense of e-Commerce” appearing in IEEE Computer and Nikkei Computer In 1999. Almost 20 years later, she clearly sees the analogy with blockchain and the parallel opportunities it brings. Dawn is the 2009 winner of the World Technology Award for IT Software in the Individual Category.