Chapter Board Members

Olivier Allard

Chapter President

Olivier Allard has an engineering background with an entrepreneur flavor. He started as a trainer and work is way up to the point where he created a startup. He now works at MAYA HTT as a DCIM Consultant and he is also leading the AFCOM Quebec chapter. His objective is to create a platform for data center managers and operators to network with their peers and show the world how Quebec is a location of choices for tomorrow’s data centers.

Alain Cyr

Chapter Vice President

Roman Kowalczyszyn

Chapter Secretary

Roman has more than 25 years of experience in the management and operation of data centers for major corporations in Canada. He spent 10 years as the National Data Center Manager for TELUS. Roman has developed a unique expertise in keeping data centers running. He has worked with many companies to convert their business strategy to technological requirements for state of the art data centres for clients across Canada, by developing models to ensure proper real time monitoring and metering of systems which provide trending for capacity and operational planning.

Roman graduated in electrical engineering from Queen’s University. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and AFCOM, an organization dedicated to continuous learning and exchange between data center managers and other professionals involved with data centers.

André Bélisle

Chapter Treasurer

Andre is a senior IT executive experienced in project management and IT transformation with over 32 years of experience in strategic planning, analysis and designing IT infrastructures. He has substantial expertise in successfully deploying and operationalizing IT projects. He has participated in feasibility study, design and construction of over 25 data centers from 80kW to 3MW and managed the migration of more than 1,000 servers for multiple customer projects in the last 15 years for both the private and public sectors. He has been an invited guest at many datacenter conferences and has written many datacenter articles in WEB magazines. He was VP of professional services for General Electric before becoming an independent consultant specialized in the data center arena. Andre focuses on the best interest of the customer to drive great value from the project’s investment.