Leading Digital Industry


Engaging both members and stakeholders in the region, Digital Nova Scotia provides advocacy, multi-sectoral industry intelligence, facilitates connections between industry and talent, and delivers high-level programming to ensure Nova Scotia’s $1.5 billion digital industry (which boasts an additional $1 billion in spin-offs) continues to flourish.
IT starts here. IT stays here. IT grows here.


As the industry association for the fastest growing sector in the province with the highest number of ICT graduates per capita in Canada, Digital Nova Scotia encourages our tech talent and growing ecosystem of digital businesses to start here, stay here, and grow here! Nova Scotia has the “IT” factor: globally competitive talent, an ecosystem of support, advanced digital infrastructure, and a drive to push our economic boundaries. We are going for growth on a global scale!



Digital Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the ongoing growth and development of Nova Scotia’s digital technologies industry. Originally incorporated in 1989, Digital Nova Scotia has been leading our industry for over 20 years. Our organization began as the Software Industry Association of Nova Scotia (SIANS) and later became the Information Technology Industry Alliance of Nova Scotia (ITANS) before re-branding itself as Digital Nova Scotia to encompass the breadth of our sector. See where we’re going with our Strategic Plan!
Mission & Vision
Digital Nova Scotia’s dedicated Board of Directors and Staff work diligently to have our organization recognized as a leader and major contributor to the growth and development of Nova Scotia’s digital economy. We actively aim to: connect our digital community, share its success stories, and drive our digital economy! As an industry association for a sector that is embedded in almost every other sector, our members range from those who are core digital businesses and those businesses who have IT and digital technology departments. Our digital community is comprised of SMEs, Startups, large multi-national technology corporations, universities and colleges, government, and non-profit. We believe that every business is truly a digital business.
Digital Nova Scotia strives to be a collaborative organization to open opportunities to its members and stakeholders. We encourage all digital technology organizations and those who employ ICT professionals to be active members of Digital Nova Scotia.
Board of Directors


Our board is comprised of volunteers from industry, education and supporting agencies. Digital Nova Scotia strives to maintain a diverse board to reflect the diversity of the digital industry within Nova Scotia. Our board members serve three-year terms and are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.
Board Members
Our Team


Small teams can do big things. Digital Nova Scotia is no exception. Operated by four full-time dedicated staff members, our team brings experience and a passion for the technology sector. We strive to execute high-quality programs, projects, and services for our members and industry stakeholders.
Team Members
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