Annalise Czerny - Canada | Executive Vice President of PRESTO, Metrolinx
Annalise Czerny is the Executive Vice President of PRESTO at Metrolinx, based in Toronto, Canada. In her role, Annalise is focused on connecting communities and unifying Ontario’s fare systems through the PRESTO fare card system. She oversees the PRESTO business, leading a team focused on increasing access to travel for everyone – students, seniors, low-income families, visitors, local travellers and regional travellers. PRESTO is currently available across 11 transit agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and Ottawa, serving millions of transit riders every day.
Annalise has been part of the PRESTO team since 2013, where she has worked with senior Metrolinx and Provincial stakeholders to build the PRESTO strategy group and program, codify the organization’s mandate, create the first business strategy, and articulate a vision for PRESTO’s transition from a project focus to a governor of the PRESTO payments scheme. Annalise became the Director of the PRESTO Payment Scheme Management Group in 2017 and has been Executive Vice President since February 2018. Prior to coming to Metrolinx to work at PRESTO, Annalise worked in strategy consulting for the Monitor Group in the United Kingdom before moving back to Canada. She has an engineering degree from the University of Guelph, a master’s in Energy and Material Sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and an MBA from the London Business School.
Karen Oldfield - IWF Canada-Halifax | President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority
Karen Oldfield, QC, ICD.D, has just completed 18 successful years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax Port Authority. Karen and her team lead the development and marketing internationally of the port’s three lines of business: cargo, cruise and lands under administration. She has been instrumental in developing the Port of Halifax as a strategic national asset. The Port of Halifax annually generates $2 billion in economic impact and 15,000 port-related jobs.