About – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Digital Nova Scotia

Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector.

Our mission is to foster the growth of the digital economy in Nova Scotia. Our programs, events, and opportunities enable us to connect our digital community and proudly promote its successes. Through skills development, capacity building, industry events, strong partnerships and the promotion of IT opportunities, we are supporting our sector as it continues to grow, evolve and thrive.

We are a membership-driven organization. Our members range from startups and SME’s to large multinational corporations, universities and colleges, government, and non-profits. We pride ourselves on connections. Connecting industry leaders through networking events and roundtable discussions, connecting industry with talent through our opportunities portal, and connecting with national organizations to increase the profile of our sector and province. Interested in becoming a member, join today!

Our History

Our organization began as the Software Industry Association of Nova Scotia (SIANS) and later became the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia (ITANS), before re-branding to be the Digital Nova Scotia that we are today! We’re a non-profit organization that is dedicated to growing and developing Nova Scotia’s digital technologies industry – facilitating connections, providing professional development and capacity-building opportunities, and promoting our digital sector. Originally incorporated in 1989, Digital Nova Scotia has been leading our industry for 30 years.

This is our history, but if you want to know where we’re going, we encourage you to explore our Strategic Plan!

2022-2025 Strategic Plan

Our Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of volunteers from industry, education, and supporting agencies, and we strive to maintain a diverse board to reflect the diversity of the digital industry within Nova Scotia. We’re extremely proud of our Board of Directors – learn a little more about them here!

Digital Nova Scotia

Meet Our Team

Portrait of Wayne Sumarah
Portrait of Angie Barron
Portrait of Caitlin Patterson
Portrait of Claire Quirion
Portrait of Keats Conlon
Portrait of Aminah Faubert
Portrait of Judith Dardon
Portrait of Emily van den Hoogen
Portrait of Leena Roy Chowdhury
Portrait of Ashley Field
Portrait of Ricardo Cancino
Portrait of Theresa Yuill
Portrait of Maggie Archibald
Portrait of Mitch Jean
Portrait of Vimbayi Handara
Portrait of Courage Edetanlen
Portrait of Jena Legere
Portrait of Jordan Audas
Portrait of Brandin Arsenault
Portrait of Leah Clarke
Portrait of Ainsley Wallace
Portrait of John Vernon