Ms. Isabelle Cayer appointed to the Conseil du numérique du Québec
Isabelle Cayer, Executive Director of the Centre de développement et de recherche en imagerie numérique (CDRIN) affiliated with the Cégep de Matane, was invited by Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier, Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, to sit on the Conseil du numérique du Québec.
Ms. Cayer will bring to the Board valuable expertise and in-depth knowledge of the digital sector and its needs, as well as the world of research, education and distance education. As Executive Director of a college technology transfer centre (CCTT) located in Bas-Saint-Laurent and promoting digital imaging technologies, she works daily with companies in urban Quebec, as well as Quebec’s regions, and scientific, industrial, cultural, artistic and tourism partners.
After teaching science, mathematics and technology skills development to high school students between 2000 and 2008, Ms. Cayer put her experience in integrating educational technologies into distance learning projects with adult students at Cégep de Matane until she arrived at the CDRIN in 2016. She then actively participated in the development and implementation of the FADIO inter-level distance training project, as well as in the design of specialized training for international clients with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion. Through her various experiences with the creative and cultural industries, she has also developed several training programs for companies in the digital entertainment sector, pedagogically accompanied the video game programs offered by the Montreal DNA Campus and coordinated La Forge master classes from various video game companies around the world.
Ms. Cayer currently sits on the boards of Culture Bas-Saint-Laurent, the Société d’apprentissage pour la vie (SAVIE) and the Trans-Tech network. His experiences in education, research and economic development give him an excellent vision of the potential of digital technology, as well as a great sensitivity to the issues that hinder its development throughout Quebec.
About the Digital Council
The creation of the Digital Council is the result of one of the commitments of Québec’s Digital Agenda. Made up of renowned experts reflecting the diversity of the digital communities, its mandate is to guide the government on the major digital priorities in Quebec and the implementation of the Digital Agenda and the digital action plans that are in place. arise. It also aims to mobilize as many players as possible to accelerate Québec’s shift towards one of the most innovative and competitive digital societies. The Québec government will be able to consult the Conseil on any digital project, thus benefiting from the expertise of specialists working in various fields of activity in connection with, among other things, the seven orientations of the Digital Agenda, which aim to: digital infrastructure, education, higher education and skills development, public administration, smart cities and territories, economy, health and culture. For more information, go to www.economie.gouv.qc.ca/bibliotheques/bref/conseil-du-numerique.
As a college technology transfer center (CCTT) affiliated with Cégep de Matane, CDRIN’s mission is to offer companies research and development, technical assistance, specialized training, value added and accompanying innovation. CDRIN is positioning itself in the valorization of digital imaging technologies favoring creativity and productivity. It intends to promote these technologies and this knowledge to key sectors for the economic development of Quebec, in collaboration with its scientific, industrial, cultural and artistic partners. For more information, visit www.cdrin.com.