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James Levy
Director - 5G and New Markets at TELUS


James Levy is a visionary and an innovator in the Canadian telecommunications industry. He is the Director Lead for the TELUS 5G program and the Director of Business Solutions New Markets.

Twenty years sounds like a long time. But at TELUS, James has enjoyed a career of careers across all major lines of business. James has a long and proven leadership track record. In addition to his time with TELUS, James previously held leadership roles at Bell Canada, Stentor, and the Ford Motor Company gaining valuable experience in sales, international development, operations management, marketing, finance, and mergers & acquisitions.

Well known and respected for his strategic thought leadership, James is a renowned Blue Ocean advocate in his own right. He challenges the status quo and inspires his team members to lead the market with innovative strategies and blue ocean opportunities. Under James’ mentorship the team continues to develop innovative growth strategies that will make TELUS the most highly recommended provider of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) services in Canada.

James is both an enthusiastic student and instructor. James graduated from McMaster University with a Degree in Engineering and Management. He has completed numerous leadership and executive development programs at Schulich, Rottman, and INSEAD. He has taken his passion for learning to the next level - James has taught Business Management at the University of Calgary since 2007. Students within the Faculty of Continuing Education have constantly rated James as being amongst the top instructors.

Motivated by his curiosity James sees the big picture both personally and professionally. He is an entrepreneur who founded his own successful consulting business. He inspires his students with his enthusiasm. He is a mountain climber, a photographer, and a devoted family man - James and his wife Nancy, along with their children Andy, Taylor, Jack and Madison, reside in Calgary, Alberta.