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Trish Josephs is a master connector, entrepreneur, seasoned executive and self-professed science/technology enthusiast. She is currently leading the Global Business Development team at MGO Systems Ltd and its expansion into the world-wide cannabis, healthcare and assisted living markets.
Trish is responsible for catalyzing, connecting and building new business relationships and key partnerships globally with entities that embrace science, technology and innovation as the keys to constructing safer, superior, sustainable, and healthier structures across various industries. These involve licensed producers, land developers, owners, general contractors, investors, government ministries, regulatory bodies, educational institutions, industry associations and technology companies; all of which make up the global ecosystem.
Prior to MGO Systems, Trish was the Vice President of Clinical Engagement, Research and Innovation at Terra Life Sciences, an Alberta based medical cannabis/pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Previous to that, she led the innovation team at Imaginea Energy, a conventional oil and gas producer. Trish has earned a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, a Masters degree in Curriculum and Leadership from Gonzaga University and has built a successful career crossing 5 different industry sectors. Both professionally and personally, Trish has spent considerable time connecting with the global innovation ecosystem and understanding the role of physical science combined with digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality and blockchain in catalyzing disruptive change. Trish was instrumental in forming the Alberta Blockchain Consortium and sits on the board of YYChain – one of Calgary’s non-profit blockchain groups. In addition, she can often be found mentoring numerous tech start ups and young entrepreneurs.
MGO Systems Ltd. is a Calgary based, technology company transforming the construction industry with patented products and pre-fabricated engineered solutions for commercial and residential structures. Their proprietary products and solutions are mold, mildew and highly fire resistant, provide superior strength and thermal capabilities, and are eco-friendly and sustainable. Led by Founder/CEO Todd McKay and President Scott Jenkins, MGO Systems Ltd. has an unrelenting commitment to provide technologies and solutions that are better for people and the planet.