Bassam Zarkout is the Chair of the Digital Transformation working group at the Industry IoT Consortium. He is an Ottawa-based technology executive with 30+ years of experience in technology organizations in Canada, US and Europe, including 8 years in executive C-positions, mainly as CTO. Bassam is the founder of IGnPower, an IIoT and AI strategy consulting practice. He has authored and contributed to multiple peer-reviewed papers and frameworks covering Digital Transformation, Industrial AI, Trustworthiness, Data Protection, and IoT Security. He is also a veteran of the Information Assets Governance space, including Electronic Records Management, RegTech, Content Management and Electronic Discovery, and has led research with US DoD in the area of assisted security and privacy classifications of content. He can be reached at [email protected] and @bzarkout (Twitter and LinkedIn).