Neil Desai

Vice-president, Magnet Forensics

As Vice-President at Magnet Forensics, Neil leads strategic engagement with leaders from policing, national security and government agencies to support their transformations in the realm of cyber-investigations and digital evidence. He previously served with the Government of Canada in senior roles at Global Affairs Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Neil is a Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and a Faculty Member of Singularity University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Canada and as an Advisor to the Council of Canadian Innovators. He is also a contributor to the Globe and Mail and Policy Options Magazine.  Neil holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honours from Carleton University.

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