Brenda Beckedorf is Executive Director of Alberta IoT, a non-profit member-based association established in 2017 to support the growth of all things digital by creating a space for connection, collaboration and innovation. Brenda’s focus is to increase awareness of Alberta IoT through dialogue, programs and events, while leading a team to establish initiatives that support scale-up businesses. Through Brenda’s leadership, the Alberta IoT Centre of Excellence was developed. The CoE exists to amplify innovation stories, remove barriers related to capital and talent, recruit businesses, and establish one strong voice for Government in the Province of Alberta. Prior to Alberta IoT, Brenda began her career in technology with Graycon Group as Director of Business Development. She is a Director at The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC), a group of organizations in the Calgary region that supports innovation-driven entrepreneurs and startups.