Kanata North Business Group appoints new leader

The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) has announced the appointment of Kelly Daize as its new director. With a background that spans business, technology and community advocacy, Daize brings a wealth of expertise to this critical role, ready to lead Canada’s largest technology park into an era of innovation and growth.

Daize’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the KNBA and the technological ecosystem it represents. Her versatile skills include a unique ability to navigate the complexities of business, technology and government landscapes. Her leadership will be critical as KNBA embarks on its ambitious Strategic Roadmap to 2030, supported by three key pillars: Talent, Technology and Community.

Kelly Daize, Executive Director, Kanata North Business Association (KNBA).

“I am excited to join the KNBA team and contribute to the continued success and growth of Kanata North,” said Kelly Daize. “I am extremely proud of our city, and this community has enormous potential to drive innovation and tackle global challenges. I look forward to working closely with stakeholders to realize this potential.”

Daize was hired for her expertise and extensive experience, making her the perfect fit to lead KNBA during this pivotal moment for Canada’s largest technology park. Kelly’s proven track record as a builder, evidenced by her key role in the successful launch and operation of CENGN and Area XO, highlights her ability to bring initiatives to fruition. Her unwavering commitment to teamwork and community service, combined with tireless advocacy for the region, underscores her commitment to advancing technologies that address society’s most pressing challenges.

“We are pleased to welcome Kelly Daize as the new Executive Director of the KNBA,” said Guy Levesque, Chairman of the KNBA Board of Directors. “Our search attracted so many incredibly talented individuals, and Kelly’s extensive experience and visionary leadership made her the perfect choice to lead KNBA and chart Kanata North’s future as a thriving center of technology and innovation. With a deep knowledge of the park and the city, Kelly is well positioned to represent the interests of the Kanata North community.”