An expert in external affairs and engagement strategies, Kelly began her career in HPC as the Executive Director, External Affairs at Compute Canada and is now leading strategic partnerships for Simon Fraser University’s Big Data Initiative and their High Performance Computing strategy. Kelly works with executives, boards, government institutions and global initiatives, on business, external relations, diversity and governance strategies. Kelly specializes in organizational diversity frameworks, training, assessment, strategic partnerships and external and internal relations for complex evidence-based organizations. She works to build strategies to overcome bias in the workplace and build high-performing organizations. A regular conference presenter, Kelly has chaired diversity and workforce development streams for several conferences and is currently Vice-Chair of Women in High Performance Computing.