Jean-François Barsoum has over 20 years of experience at IBM where his focus is on understanding and communicating the societal and environmental impacts of technology. He was part of the core team that built the smart city concepts in the early 2000s.
Currently, his main objective is to communicate and popularise climate change solutions, smart city innovations, and the potential impacts of autonomous vehicles.
He chairs the disruptive technology committee of the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Quebec Smart Transportation experts’ committee; is vice chair of the board at the Canadian Water Network.
He is also part of the committee overseeing the application of the Quebec Policy on Sustainable Mobility, helps Femmessor support woman-owned and operated startups, and has advised the Commissionner of the Environment of Canada on cleantech policy.