Jennifer McNeill is a Senior Director at Adobe Systems. Previously, she was Senior Director at Oracle Corporation where she drove dynamic growth for the North American organization. In her career, she has built four companies from start-up to high revenues and profitability, selling the companies to publicly traded companies. While leading those companies, she managed the strategic direction in a global market. Ms. McNeill utilizes her experience in the Information Technology industry, which includes an emphasis on management consulting, IT Strategic planning, business management, and project planning. She led both Cipher Systems and CipherSoft to be named in Profit Magazine’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies.
Ms. McNeill has built a solid reputation as a business expert through her speaking engagements for audiences globally. She speaks to Information Technology audiences, technology tradeshows, provides insight to numerous industry publications, and has been regularly featured in the Globe and Mail. She also lectures regularly at the University of Calgary’s Executive MBA Program. She has regularly presented to senior levels of Government in Canada including the House of Commons where she presented recommendations for “Successful IT Strategies for Government.” Ms. McNeill is currently writing a book entitled "Delivering IT Projects On-Time and Within Budget".
Ms. McNeill actively provides direction to a number of corporate boards. She was nominated in 1997 by the YMCA as Woman of the Year in Calgary, was nominated in 2000 and 2004 as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006 and 2010. She is actively involved with WITI (Women in Technology) and has recently served on the MAC Committee for The Canada Foundation for Innovation. She previously served as Chairman of the Board for the Alberta Women’s Entrepreneur’s Association (AWE) and was nominated two separate years by Royal Bank of Canada for business leadership.
With over 30 years of business, technology and strategy consulting experience, she has worked to pioneer new methods to enhance workplace productivity via technology change.