Sebnem Kuzulugil


Director, Data Integration and Governance

The coolest things I've done in my career are:

I have always preferred to work on multidisciplinary projects since the early days of my career. I was lucky to meet and work with brilliant people from various fields, and they were always kind enough to share their wisdom with me. These experiences helped me switch careers in a very smooth and fun way, twice.

If I could have a super power it would be:

My superpower would be to 'zap' myself to wherever I want to go. No more long commutes. No more worrying about being late. Beam me Scottie!

I'm a "closet" fan of:

Boxer dogs. And not exactly a "closet" fan either!

The nerdiest thing I do in my spare time is:

Read sci-fi books or watch sci-fi movies and shows.

Three things still on my bucket list are:

1. Create something that will help people in a meaningful way.

2. Adopt two more boxers

3. Live in a house that is 60% library, 10% living quarters and 30% backyard for my pups.

My past experience includes:

I received my BEng in Computer Engineering, and then focused on organizational behaviour during my MBA and PhD. I worked as a consultant and Professor of BA and OB in my home country. Moving to a different continent meant changing careers as well. I took this as an opportunity to make my "closet" nerd activity into a career. I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Ryerson University Data Science Laboratory for two years. I was part of the data science team working on a dozen projects for different industries.

During this time, I realized that healthcare was a really good place to try and tick off the first item from my bucket list. I have been with St. Michael's Hospital for over two years in different capacities when I joined the CHART team. In addition to my role at LKS-CHART, I currently teach as a Sessional Lecturer in the Big Data Analytics Certificate Program at Ryerson University.