Dr. Salah Sharieh is a senior technical Innovator with extensive experience in business, technology, and digital transformation. Salah delivered high-profile solutions and provided vision and leadership to several industries, including financial, telecommunication, and high tech, as well as mentored professionals and students.

Working at RBC, he led the delivery of the first Developer Portal in Canada, enabling API economy and allowing external Developers across industries to collaborate and innovate. As Technical Head with BMO, Salah’s technical and leadership skills managed his team to deliver several high-profile initiatives such as the first mobile account open in Canada, the first bio-metric touch ID solution, and the first integrated tablet solution for investment everyday banking.

Salah is a Yeates School of Graduate Studies member at Ryerson University, where he supervised Ph.D. and Master’s students. One of his research areas is the new role of CIOs in the new Digital Economy. In addition, he taught several courses in areas like security, algorithms, and networks.

Salah holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from McMaster University. He has more than forty-five peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to several books. In addition, he is a technical reviewer for several journals and conferences. He is a member of the CIO Association of Canada, IEEE, and ACM. In addition, Salah led the National Occupation Standards for Cyber Security.

Salah gives talks and publishes his research in IEEE conferences. Salah is active in the research community, and several organizations have recognized his work. He has been recognized as Canada’s Tech Titan: Top 19 of 2019. His work several won awards: Celent Model Bank Award for API Strategy, Financial Institutions of the Year at the 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards, 2019 Digital Transformation Awards, presented by IT World Canada, in the Large Private Sector Business Transformation category, and  Celent Model Bank Award in 2015, Award Excellence in Digital Banking.