Chief Information Technology Officer,
Town of Wasaga Beach
Derek Bowers is the Chief Information Technology Officer for the town of Wasaga Beach.
Since 2008, Derek has provided technical leadership, vision and experience to identify and implement technological solutions in support of the town’s goals and objectives to maximize operational efficiencies.
With an education in computer Programming, Derek has over 25 years computer related experience and prior to joining the town, provided IT expertise for the Barrie Canadian Mental Health Association and the Canadian Department of Nation Defence—CFB Borden.
Since the Cyber Attack of the Town of Wasaga Beach in April of 2018, in an effort of providing awareness and impact to the broader public sector, Derek has shared their experience of the event through speaking engagements at MISA’s InfoSec 2018, AMO 2019 Annual Conference: Data and Digital Government for Local Communities, and sat on a Cyber Security Discussion Panel at the 2019 MISA Annual Conference.