Joe is Lead Executive for data at MaRS Discovery District, the world’s largest urban innovation center located in Toronto, Canada. Joe founded MaRS Data Catalyst as a multi-disciplinary data and business transformation practice to work with innovative ventures, governments and enterprises to accelerate product and market development for data platforms and advanced analytics in diverse areas including economics, energy and health. Joe leads industry partnerships enabling secure access to personal health data sets in order to scale a trusted ecosystem of applications for consumer focused health care and to transform public health surveillance. Joe’s background is in product management for data and analytical services with previous roles as Head of Product Development for Ordnance Survey in the UK and Senior Product Manager for secure real-time mobile data services at Blackberry. Joe holds a Masters degree in Geographical Information Science from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Manchester Business School.