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Robert Watson taking over as ITAC president, CEO

| 04/13/2016 4:48 pm EDT

Former Saskatchewan Telecommunications Inc. CEO Robert Watson has been tapped to lead the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), the group said in a Wednesday press release. Watson will take over as president and CEO of the industry association on April 18. After five years in the position, outgoing president and CEO Karna Gupta “is of the age that he doesn’t want to work full-time but continue with board positions and give thought leadership within the industry,” ITAC spokesperson Christine Leonard said in an email. Currently, Watson is a director on boards of technology and non-profit organizations such as Tbaytel, StarTech and Prostate Cancer Canada, according to his LinkedIn page. His 35-year career as a senior executive in the...