Sam Saad

Head of Strategic Initiatives
Gatik

Sam is the Head of Strategic Initiatives for Gatik. Sam is an experienced leader with a 15-year track record of delivering complex projects across diverse sectors. He currently heads-up strategic initiatives for Gatik Inc a company offering AVs for B2B short-haul logistics. Prior to Gatik, Sam co-founded the Innovation Factory's Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility, a 5-year initiative to accelerate the development of CAV technologies. Sam started his CAV journey at the Ontario Centres of Excellence where he managed a portfolio totaling $215M in innovation funding.

Before entering the innovation sector, Sam spent his earlier career focused on education, health promotion, and international development at the MaRS Discovery District, the University of Toronto, and the United Nations.