Joanne is a professional engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in enterprise business development and serves as the due diligence lead for the REDDS team. She has worked with many global IT corporations (IBM, HP, SAP, Cisco) as a manufacturing engineer, business development manager, solutions architect, and a director in strategic investments. Joanne is Co-Founder of a health start-up, providing a multi-modal data management platform for biomedical researchers. She was Executive Director of a healthcare charity start-up, providing free green access to high performance computational resources for cancer researchers. Joanne is the 2022 Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship, connecting tech entrepreneurs to an engineering-driven global Innovation network. Joanne has served on several boards including the Government of Canada ICT sector council setting research and advising ICT policy for the country.