Monica Contreras is an expert and visionary technology leader, committed to design excellence in the field of integrating technology within our built-environment. A Project Manager, Planner and Registered Architect, Monica has 25 years of experience directing and managing the planning, design and construction of award-winning sustainable landmark building and infrastructure projects for various stakeholders, within complex organizations. She has specialized in complex institutional buildings for the financial and educational sectors, in urban and suburban contexts. She has a depth of experience and knowledge both from the perspective of a consultant as well as an in-house design manager and development agent. Monica is currently the Director of Digital Futures Implementation at OCAD University, where she is responsible for the strategic design, plan implementation and capital project budgeting for the creation of new research laboratories and new technology-rich learning environments that support the transformation of studio-based art and design education with digital technologies.