Former Industry Canada DG Keith Parsonage has been named as the managing director of the Centre for Communications and Information Technology at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). He will be based in Ottawa. Parsonage served as DG of the department’s Information and Communications Technologies Branch at Industry Canada for the past decade. While there, he played a key role in managing the CANARIE advanced research network program and PRECARN, which supports the pre-commercial development of leading-edge technologies. He has been a strong champion of Canada’s ICT sector and was instrumental in developing strategic international partnerships in ICT business development.