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Executives with Expertise in Healthcare, Non-Profit Management and Data Science Join the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

September 12, 2018

Toronto – Three senior executives with expertise in health care, non-profit management and data science have received appointments to support student outreach, teaching and research initiatives at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Robin Cardozo will be an executive-in-residence at the Rotman School working specifically as an advisor to staff and students involved with the Rotman OnBoard Fellowship program. The program matches talented MBA candidates with Toronto-based non-profits and charities for an eight-month fellowship. OnBoard fellows work closely with a board mentor to complete a strategic governance project based on the organization’s needs.

Cardozo has worked in senior positions in Canada’s not-for-profit sector, and has served on several boards over the past 25 years. He is currently Chair of the Ontario Non-profit Network. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of SickKids Foundation, CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Way Greater Toronto.

Brian Keng will be an adjunct professor and data scientist in residence at the School’s Management Data Lab (MDL), which supports the application of cutting-edge analytic tools in teaching, and research at Rotman, including in the new Master of Management Analytics program. He will participate in a variety of teaching and research activities in the school including organizing data competitions, advising students on careers in analytics, leading and organizing workshops and conferences, and participating in research projects.

Keng is currently the chief data scientist at Rubikloud Technologies where he leads a team learning to build intelligent decision automation systems for some of the world’s largest retail organizations. His research interests including Bayesian statistics, probabilistic frameworks for deep learning, and applications of AI to drive automated decision-making. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and holds several patents.

Leslee Thompson has joined the Rotman School as an executive-in-residence, primarily supporting the School’s health care management initiatives with the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, including the new Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. She is also a member of the School’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Board.

Thompson is currently CEO of Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Accreditation Canada – two Canadian based not-for-profit corporations operating globally to improve quality health services for all. She is an experienced senior executive who has led multiple public and private sector organizations through major change, including Kingston General Hospital where she served as President & CEO for seven years. She has also held academic appointments at Queen’s University, University of Alberta and the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto.

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