2009 Recipient: David Gourlay, 38
Director of business development (public sector
Oracle is an enterprise business software company with more than 320,000 customers in more than 145 countries.
Biggest Business Achievement: Co-authoring “The Canadian Performance-Driven Government Program” that has been adopted by a provincial government.
Biggest Business Obstacle: I am often confronted with a common misperceptions and unawareness about the transformative potential that IT holds for governments to deliver on commitments.
Biggest Lesson Learned: How the IT sector is responding to rising citizen expectations of their government on service delivery.
Three Words That Describe You: Integrity, passion and focus.
Charitable Involvement: CHEO
Biggest Influence: My father, who served as a diplomat in
First Job: Lumberyard worker at Sandell Perkins in
Favourite Pasttime: Baseball.
Favourite Travel Destination: Kensington and Chelsea Borough in
Favourite Book: Moneyball, by Michael Lewis.
Favourite Movie: Jerry Maguire.