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, Digital Nova Scotia encourages our tech talent and growing ecosystem of digital businesses to start here, stay here, and grow here! Our members at DNS range from core digital businesses and businesses who have IT and digital technology departments, and range in size from startups and SMEs to large multi-national technology corporations, universities and colleges, government, and non-profits. We believe Nova Scotia has the “IT” factor: globally competitive talent, an ecosystem of support, and a drive to push our economic boundaries – our opportunities are endless! 


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 to be the Digital Nova Scotia that we are today! We’re a non-profit organization that is dedicated to growing and developing Nova Scotia’s digital technologies industry – faciliating connections, providing professional development and capacity building opportunities, and promoting our digital sector. Originally incorporated in 1989, Digital Nova Scotia has been leading our industry for over 20 years.  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 community, share its success stories, and drive our digital economy! 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. DNS 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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