Stream: Biomedical Engineering
Alison Twiner has spent her career working at leading tech companies like Facebook, Instagram, Google and DoubleClick during the early stages of their growth in Canada. She was Group Director of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook & Instagram and part of the Canadian Leadership team from 2010-2017 where she grew the teams responsible for planning, guiding strategy, implementing business solutions, and building strategic marketing relationships. Prior to Facebook, Alison held a similar role as an early builder of the business of Google in Canada. As a marketing and strategy advisor, Alison partners with high growth and scale up companies to identify and advance strategic priorities, scale revenue, and manage complex work streams.
Throughout her career Alison has used her curiosity about communications and technology to deliver solutions that drive growth in a changing digital and mobile world, for start up and mature businesses globally. She is passionate about helping companies scale, and interested in businesses that empower people to live healthier lives and deliver transformative improvements to health outcomes.
Since 2014 Alison has served on the national board of The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and is currently the Chair of the Board. She is an active director for private and start up boards, and is an advisor at Relentless Venture Fund, an early stage fund dedicated to investing in technology solutions that optimize health, activity, and longevity.