Paris Gaudet

As the Executive Director, Paris is responsible for the leadership of ACETECH and building communities of support for the organization. Paris is a passionate advocate for diversity in the tech sector and her commitment to growing the tech sector in BC. She is a savvy ecosystem connector and excels at developing relationship, connecting the dots, and uncovering collaborative opportunities.

Prior to joining ACETECH, Paris was the Executive Director of a regional technology organization for over a decade on Vancouver Island. Under her leadership, the organization strategically advanced its tech entrepreneurship programs, expanded its reach and galvanized partnerships.

Recently, Paris was an integral member of the Transition Team supporting Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster with the development of its ecosystem programs and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Outside of the office, you will find Paris running trails with her husband, testing a new plant-based recipe or planning an adventure with her 17-year-old daughter. Her favourite quote is “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary” by Cecil Beaton.

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