Executive Director, Alberta IoT
Brenda Beckedorf is the 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.
In her role as Executive Director, Brenda’s focus is to increase awareness of Alberta IoT through dialogue, programs, and events, while leading a team in establishing 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. Out of the CoE, the Fast Track Accelerator Program was created along with the New to Canada, Start-Up Visa program. The Science Park is being established in connection with industry and post-secondary involvement.
Prior to Alberta IoT, Brenda started her career in technology with Graycon Group as Director of Business Development. She is a current Director of The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC), a group of organizations in the Calgary region that support innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprises. Brenda is a 2020 winner of the Universal Women Network Mentorship Award. Brenda previously served as Vice President of Calgary Women in Energy and until recently as Regional Director for AIoT Canada.