Speaker Profiles

Alice Thomas

Alice Thomas

Chief Digital Technology Officer

Sun Life Financial

Alice is the Chief Digital Technology Officer at Sun Life Financial. Alice joined Sun Life in 2007 and has over 25 years of experience in technology, the last twenty years focused on digital strategy and solutions.

In her current role Alice is responsible for technology enablement of the company’s digital strategies globally. This includes: portfolio management and governance of digital initiatives, creation and management of a global technology roadmap to support business initiatives, providing thought leadership on emerging technologies and enabling global adoption and leading a competitive technology intelligence function. In addition, she leads a global centre of excellence for the design and delivery of digital applications for Sun Life’s clients, advisors and employees.

Alice is also responsible for leading an Enterprise Services wide technology Innovation program, including the launch of several labs for co-creation and incubation of ideas to deliver world-class client solutions enhanced through digital channels. Prior to joining Sun Life, Alice was Vice President Consulting Services at CGI, where she led a national professional services team delivering digital strategy and solutions. She also has held senior IT leadership roles working for a number of other leading Canadian and global organizations including GE Capital, Imperial Oil and the federal government's department of transportation in Ottawa.

She holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University in Toronto.
In 2017, Alice received the Alumni Award of Excellence from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering. Alice was on the board of Microskills, a United Way member agency for two years, and currently is a member of the Alumni Advisory board at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters

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