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2023 Technical Committee
Cara is the CEO of Ammolite Analytx, a custom AI-powered software and hardware development firm specializing in data analytics, cybersecurity and physical security integration. She is a dynamic and experienced award-winning thought leader, author and speaker with over 15 years of executive leadership. Cara has a proven track record of conceptualizing, developing and commercializing technology based solutions in software and hardware engineering, financial services, defence and energy sectors. She has expert analytical and problem solving skills coupled with a collaborative team leadership style. Her technical competency, business acumen and drive to succeed deliver exceptional outcomes. She has won numerous awards provincially and nationally for her strategic technology innovation initiatives and guest lectures regularly on the topics of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, innovation and entrepreneurship. She has extensive experience serving at the Advisory Board and Director level for many organizations including the Council of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership at UCalgary and vCISO Catalyst. She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a SHEInnovator with UN Women. She is recognized as TECTERRA's Woman of Impact, UCalgary's Distinguished Graduate, Woman of Inspiration Trailblazer STEM and nominated for RBC Entrepreneur of the Year 2021. Cara was awarded Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity 2021 by IT World Canada.
Ammolite Analytx is a next generation AI-powered software and hardware development firm specializing in customized cybersecurity solutions and data analytics in both the quantum and classical regime. Servicing global organizations, governments and institutions, Ammolite protects the world’s data and infrastructure from complex cyberattacks. The Ammolite Analytx team includes leading global authorities in national defence, law enforcement, security and banking. With 100+ years of combined specialized, in-field experience fighting cybercrime and criminals internationally in the public and private sectors, Ammolite brings an expert lens and hands-on knowledge which -- along with novel tech solutions -- present a unique competitive advantage and value proposition. Founder and CEO, Cara Wolf and CTO Lance Hanlen are seasoned entrepreneurs with a track-record of proven success creating, building, and selling technology companies. They are also seasoned executive trainers in both the corporate and military sectors. Cara was recently awarded Canada’s Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity by IT World Canada. Ammolite was recently recognized by internationally renown Futurology Labs as a Top 27 AI company to watch.