Alison Berg

"I've always been fortunate to work with really smart, hard-working, and curious people. Those attributes - combined with a great sense of humour - are what we're looking for as we grow the team. Plus, being a quantum ace is pretty important too."

Alison Berg

VP, People & Communications

Alison Berg holds over 20 years of strategic marketing and HR experience, having worked for early-stage innovators in big data, telecommunications, and high- performance computing, as well as non-profit and public sector organizations. She is known for her ability to bring high-functioning teams together and to deliver strategic programs that engage and deliver results.

Alison also serves as an Executive in Residence at SFU VentureLabs, mentoring early stage companies as they bring technology innovations for challenging problems to market.  Alison has played a change agent role in several of Canada’s most innovative companies as they transitioned from small startups to over 150-person companies purchased in some of Canada’s largest acquisitions. Alison delivered both HR and marketing strategies at Abatis, acquired by Redback Networks (now Ericsson) for over $1B. Alison co-founded OctigaBay, a supercomputing startup acquired by Cray for $155M, as well as an eco e-commerce business. She positioned PHEMI as a leading player in big data, and led marketing at Innovation Boulevard, a health tech accelerator.

She holds an MBA in Marketing, a BA in English, and an HR certificate. Alison is a 15-year member, past president, and board member of Soroptimist International of the TriCities, an international service organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls.

At a Glance

  • 20 years delivering winning marketing strategies for technology-based innovation
  • Loves to distill complex technical concepts into crystal clear value propositions
  • Committed to building inclusive, high-functioning work teams

Fun Facts

  • Often wonders how an English Literature & Middle Eastern History undergraduate student ended up in quantum technology
  • Active champion for advancing the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment
  • Confident that she invented the term "binging" on Netflix

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