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Mary Anne Van Acker

Mary Anne Van Acker

Assistant Head, Innovation Development and Technology, The Bishop Strachan School

Mary Anne Van Acker is the Assistant Head, Innovation Development and Technology with The Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. With extensive experience in the technology industry from programmer to senior leader, her role today includes the development of innovative initiatives that provide relevant learning experiences and skills for girls (STEAM, Incubators, Hackathons, Blockchain, AR/MR/VR). She served as Board Chair for the eLearning Consortium Canada, President of the Toronto Chapter and National Academic Director for the CIO Association of Canada. She also co-chaired the CAIS National IT Leaders Conference and CAIS Program Committee for their National Leaders Conference. Mary Anne believes in power of women as leaders and models this practice.