Digital Alberta names Smid Executive Director

Digital Alberta announced today that long-time Program Manager René Smid has been appointed Executive Director of the organization.

“We are grateful that René has accepted this position”, says Digital Alberta President Ron Thiele. “As a true professional, she has developed a key understanding of our industry and the challenges faced by our member companies.”

Smid brings a plethora of skills to the table – having been Digital Alberta’s program manager since the organization’s inception in 2001. She’s also had eight years Executive Director experience with the Calgary Council for Advanced Technology.

Digital Alberta is an industry-led provincial organization devoted to promoting and connecting the digital media community and industry across Alberta and promoting it abroad through professional development workshops, advocacy and business development activity.

In Alberta, digital media is considered a key contributor to the provincial ICT industry which is made up of 6,300 companies, 57,000 employees, and generating over $9.4 billion in annual revenues.