Chief Executive Officer, Thales Canada
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Chris Pogue is the Chief Executive Officer of Thales Canada. Before joining Thales, Chris served as the President of MDA Government, where he had responsibility for the company’s Defence, Earth Observation Systems, Enterprise IT and Government Space Robotics lines of business.


Prior to MDA, he was Vice President, International Mission Systems and Vice President, Public Safety and Security Solutions at General Dynamics Mission Systems, and also served as the President of CAE Defence and Professional Services. Before joining the private sector, Chris spent 18 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force.


Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Master’s of Science in Physics and Oceanography from Royal Roads Military College in British Columbia, supplemented by executive education at University of York and University of Liverpool as well as the Harvard Business School.

Speaker Topics

•    Strategic market positioning
•    Leadership experiences across an array of DEF and Space Industry roles 
•    Vision/Mission clarity and development 
•    Innovation
•    Team engagement 

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