Denis Carignan is Co-Founder of PLATO Testing, one of Canada’s largest employers of Indigenous IT professionals. He is also CEO and Founder of Kiya Maka Consulting, a related technology company operating in Alberta and Saskatchewan. A member of the Pasqua First Nation in Saskatchewan, Denis has over 20 years’ experience in executive management and has worked extensively with First Nations and other Indigenous communities and organizations in his home province of Saskatchewan as well as in Atlantic Canada. Denis is a devoted father to four children and he volunteers his time as a youth hockey coach. He also serves as a board member for two national charities, Imagine Canada and the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, as well as the SaskTech Association.