Mathurin Halaoui is a Senior Economist, Partnership and Outreach, with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada’s Cyber Certification Program. He earned an MBA from Laval University in 1999 and now has 22 years of experience in economic development with the provincial and the federal governments. Before joining ISED in April 2021, he was an economic development advisor with CEDQ in Gatineau, where he initiated the Cybersecure certification pilot project for 150 companies in Quebec. Prior to CEDQ, he was an innovation development advisor at ACOA at Fredericton from 2003 to 2019. His most recent mandate at ACOA was to contribute to the development of cyber security in NB, in collaboration with CyberNB and other key players, such as Canadian Nuclear Lab, Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity at UNB, Community colleges, NB Power and other key players in New Brunswick cybersecurity ecosystem. In January 2019, he co-organized and lead Atlantic cybersecurity exploratory mission in Israel with businesses, research institutions, universities and education leaders.