Dr. Blaize Horner Reich is professor, board director and consultant at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She worked for 15 years in Canada and Asia in information technology projects before taking post graduate degrees. Her practice areas in research, teaching and consulting are project management, IT governance, and risk management.

Blaize is a director of several technology and innovation-focused organizations including the PMI Academic Member Advisory Group, Information Technology Council of Canada, Information Technology Association of Canada Talent Initiative, and the New Ventures BC Society. She was a founding board member of the CIO Association of Canada. Her current corporate board role is with Central 1 Credit Union and her previous board roles were with Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Company and Thrifty Foods. Blaize is also a board member of the Vancouver Opera.

In 2013, Dr. Reich was awarded the Influential Woman in Business designation by Business in Vancouver. In 2015, she was named by the Women’s Executive Network as one of the Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women