Cybera names strategy expert to leadership team

Cybera, a not-for-profit organization that works to spur and support innovation in Alberta through the use of cyberinfrastructure, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Anne Moser as Vice President —€“ Strategic Communications. Moser, an experienced and respected science and technology communicator in Alberta, will take up this new role to further develop Cybera'€™s communications goals and build new relationships within Canada'€™s technical, business and political communities.
"We are very happy to have Mary Anne join our team as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with communicating technology, as well as a great creative mind,"€ says Robin Winsor, President & CEO of Cybera. "I look forward to working with her to further develop Cybera'€™s reputation as a leader in networking, cloud computing, and related cyberinfrastructure services in Alberta."€
Moser has built her career in public sector leadership where society and science intersect. She has worked as a journalist, an award-winning designer and became the founding editor of the Banff Centre Press in 1995. She started the Banff Science Communications Program in 2005, Canada'€™s Iron Science Teacher competition in 2007 and was a member of the start-up steering committee for the Science Media Centre of Canada, launched in 2010. She is the editor of two books on science in society: Immersed in Technology (MIT Press 1995) and Science, She Loves Me (Banff Centre Press 2011). Her latest initiative, Beakerhead, is a major collaborative arts and engineering festival for the city of Calgary, to start in 2013.

"€œI have known for some time that Cybera is home to very talented people, and that'€™s really important,"€ says Moser. "Computing and networking tools are as essential as heat and light for innovation. Cybera has a crucial role in that and I'€™m excited to be a part of it."

Moser has a BSc in zoology, a Master'€™s degree in communications, and an interdisciplinary PhD.