Stéphane Boisvert is a French-Canadian international speaker who works as Director of Technology for Evolving Web, one of Canada’s leading Digital Experience Platform (DXP) providers and sits on the Board of Directors of Basic Income Canada Network.
Formerly Director of Technology for WordPress.com VIP, Stéphane worked on some of the world’s largest sites, spending his time helping clients with architectural decisions, reviewing code for security and performance and jumping in when a site was misbehaving.
Civic duty is really important to Stéphane which is why he spent a year and a half working for the Canadian Digital Service, who’s missing is to Change Government to Serve People Better. There he led the Healthcare Integration team for COVID Alert, started and lead an SRE team, introduced engineering best practices and was the technical spokesperson for COVID Alert to media and parliamentarians.
Previously, while working for the Liberal Party of Canada, Stéphane helped introduce modern online fundraising to the Canadian political system. These innovations as well as those brought to contact acquisition, email fundraising and online activism were quickly adopted by other political parties and NGOs in Canada. His greatest accomplishment from his time working in politics is the small role he played in helping the Liberal Party of Canada adopt Net Neutrality as a party policy.
One subject close to Stéphane’s heart is mental illness. When possible, he educates and speaks about the challenges of mental health in the twenty-first century work environment. In addition, he advocates for both a National Pharmacare plan, and a guaranteed minimum income.
Stéphane grew up in Ste-Anne, Manitoba and now lives with his partner in the Ottawa region.