Vice President Halifax Innovation District
Miriam Zitner is leading the three-year master plan to develop and advance Halifax’s Innovation District, working in collaboration with the private sector, our universities and the community college, Nova Scotia’s MIT REAP team and Halifax’s start-up and innovation centres.
Miriam has 20 years experience working with Fortune 100 technology companies and start-ups, primarily out of Toronto and Vancouver, focused on photonics, biometrics and energy. Companies such as IBM (B2B), Intel (B2C and B2B, channel sales), Microsoft (B2C, some B2B), and MSN.CA. She has also worked with academic institutions and associations and understands the operating framework of collaborating with many constituents that share a desired outcome.
Miriam’s ability to understand and translate complex ideas into easily understood ideas, alongside her experience working with Canadian subsidiaries of American companies, as well as start-ups in various stages of maturation, lends itself well to the Partnership’s goal of attracting large, established businesses to the region as well as fostering the growth of Halifax companies.