Vladimir Putin

Josh Blair, Executive Vice President and Health and Chief Corporate Officer, TELUS

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Creating Healthier Communities in the Digital Age

Josh Blair discusses how technology, collaboration and innovation are critical in transforming healthcare and enabling better health outcomes in Canada.Biography:Josh oversees TELUS Health and Payment Solutions, a Canadian leader in electronic medical and health records, consumer health services, and benefits and pharmacy management solutions. In addition, Josh has oversight of TELUS Employer Solutions, a leading provider of innovative human resources, talent management and wellness solutions.He also oversees TELUS’ customer experience, product marketing and Internet of Things, IoT, teams focused on business clients nationally, in addition to business sales and customer marketing in Western Canada.As well, Josh is the Chair of the Board for TELUS International. In North America, Central America, Asia and Europe, TELUS International’s 30,000 team members provide contact centre, business processing and information technology solutions to major corporate clients worldwide.Josh also serves as TELUS’ Chief Corporate Officer, supporting the company’s Board on selected activities and priming relationships with many of TELUS’ external stakeholders. In addition, he oversees TELUS Ventures, a team dedicated to investing in promising start up companies with innovative technology solutions that can help TELUS operate more effectively and succeed in the marketplace.Josh serves on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for the Business Council of British Columbia and the Governors Council of i-CANADA. As a strong supporter of TELUS’ commitment to give where we live, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sandbox Project and the Board of Advisors for the Cures for Kids Foundation as well as Vice Chair of the TELUS Vancouver Community Board.Josh is a professional engineer and his 22 year career at TELUS started after he graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria’s Electrical Engineering program. In 2015, he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria in recognition of his professional achievements and community contributions. Josh is also a graduate of the Executive Program at Queen’s School of Business.

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