After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Dugald Topshee translated his passion for information technology into a career as a computer programmer. He started his career in the telecommunications space, working for British Telecom in Europe and then Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada before striking out on his own.
Dugald founded his own consulting company in 2001 that specialised in applying XML technology to business process automation. His company, Phrontisterion Incorporated, spent several years developing solutions for public and private sector organizations of various sizes and in various countries.
In 2008, Dugald took a job with one of his company’s former clients, the Department of Justice Canada, and spent 12 years there including four years as their Chief Information Officer. He moved to Transport Canada in 2022, where he is currently the Director General of the Enterprise Solutions Directorate.