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Manitoba Chapter Chair

Michael Legary

Michael Legary is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Winnipeg and the director of Innovation Alley, an entrepreneur-led non-profit organization focused on developing shared entrepreneurial, startup, innovation and venture capital resources in Manitoba. As an entrepreneur Michael has focused much of his career on information assurance, founding, leading and exiting several IT, security and defence research companies over the past twenty years. As a civil servant, Michael is focused on creating an innovation culture to enable municipal growth for the next 100 years. He is the past Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on public and private sector boards from an innovation, risk management and entrepreneurial perspective. He is the recipient of numerous business awards, including the CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 award, and a E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his entrepreneurial endeavors, including Seccuris, a leading Canadian information security firm Michael founded which was acquired by Hitachi Systems in 2015.