FOX GROUP Leadership Team & Advisors - Best and Most Respected Senior IT and Communications Technology Professionals in Canada

The FOX GROUP senior team is a world class team of experienced management and technology professionals who work together to deliver high value, quality technology consulting in strategy, bench-marking, procurement, vendor negotiations and project management.


These seasoned management and technology professionals bring deep subject matter knowledge in their respective areas, combined with vendor and customer operational experience to develop and deploy technology solutions - all the while transferring knowledge to our clients.

Roberta J. Fox - Lawson

Chairman & Chief Innovation Officer - FOX GROUP Technology

Chairman & Chief Procurement Officer - 911 Tech Advisors

Senior Management Technology Advisor for Crisis Services Canada

(Award winning national voice/text/chat suicide prevention hotline)


Chief Vendor Procurement and C-Level Technology Strategist as well as Senior Advisor to the organizations noted below. 

UCStrategies Expert , Canadian Cloud Network Advisor Board Member,


Member of:

APCO - Association of Public Safety Communications 

NENA 911 Association (North American Number Association, Ontario Chapter)

CATA - Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance - Innovation Leadership Council and First Responder Committee Member

CRTC - Various ESWG NG9-1-1 Steering Committee participant, and co-author on NG9-1-1 transition standards 

CITIG - Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (for First Responders, Police, EMS and PSAPs)

MISA - Municipal Information Systems Association

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Roberta J. Fox is one of Canada's top IT communications technology consultant, analyst, thought-leader, and industry speaker on unified communications, telecommunications and networking technologies.  She also brings extensive experience helping large organizations acquire complex technology and business solutions including the recent award winning Canada Suicide Prevention Service voice, text and chat national suicide prevention and support hotline.


She has the unique, creative ability to explain, educate and inform Canadian government and business leaders on the benefits and challenges of next generation technology solutions whether C-Level through to shop floor worker. She  leverages her extensive corporate and management consulting experience and vendor relationships to ensure that the right technologies are selected, deployed and managed to ensure successful business results for the FOX GROUP clients and their vendors. She has been been an expert witness in technology law cases involving technology service level performance, telework technology solutions and contact centre practices.  


Roberta has over 20 years of corporate experience working in senior technology management and consulting roles for respected firms such as AT&T Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, Hewlett Packard Canada Ltd. and Citibank, prior to forming FOX GROUP in 2000.


Roberta has also held continuing education faculty teaching position at Humber College, and has spoken at Ryerson Polytechnic University in the areas of advanced networking technology and technology procurement.  She has also participated on academic advisory committees on telecommunications and network engineering with numerous Canadian institutes of higher education including Humber College and Algonquin College. 


She continues to be active in professional, industry, business and non-profit associations at the executive and board level including member of the elite UCStrategies Expert , Canadian Cloud Network Advisor Board Member., CATA - Innovation Leadership Council member, I Love Thorndale - Business Advisor, and others. 

W.A. (Bill) Elliott, BCom, ENP

Senior 911 Ambassador, 9-1-1 Tech Advisors, div. of FOX GROUP


NG9-1-1 assessments, strategy & architecture, telecom design, acquisition and total cost of ownership analysis


Active Member of:

NENA - the 9-1-1 Association

CATAlliance - First Responders Council

MISA - Municipal Information Systems Association

CITIG - Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (for First Responders, Police, EMS and PSAPs)

CRTC - ESWG (Emergency Services Working Group), developing NG911 regulatory framework



Bill provides NG9-1-1 and telecommunications technology design and acquisition analysis to the 9-1-1 Tech Advisors practice. He combines his deep technology expertise, industry experience and financial analysis acumen to working on complex technology acquisition projects.


Bill Elliott brings over 40 years experience working in the telecommunications industry to the FOX GROUP consulting organization.

Bill is actively involved in the North American NG9-1-1 area through his active involvement in NENA 9-1-1 association and is a committee lead within the CRTC Working Group that establishes NG9-1-1 standards. He regularly attends and presents at leading vendor conferences and customer education events on next generation technology trends as an Emergency Number Professional. 


His academic background and business experience have provided him with a well-rounded background, which makes him a uniquely qualified individual. Mr. Elliott’s value is his ability to leverage technological solutions to help resolve business issues, combined with extensive analysis, project management and consulting experience.

Stephen W. Lawson

Chief Technology Advocate - FOX GROUP

IT, UC, network architectures, procurement analysis, client and project management




Stephen has 37 years experience in the information technology industry in Canada. He has been involved in senior level hands-on technology support, project management, training, IT Management and business development roles for many large corporate clients spanning a diverse range of technologies and industries such as Polygram Music, North American Trust, Logisil Consulting, ASAP Computer Products to name a few.


He has also been responsible for technology support programs, staff requirements, staff management and development for complex distributed technology environments. His experience has been gained in both corporate and consulting roles in information technology management, IT architecture, vendor management and technology staff supervision. He has also been involved in numerous technology start-up companies in business development roles for complex technology solutions.


Stephen keeps up to date on technology trends, issues and considerations by participating in leading vendor conferences, education events and managing the FOX technology environment.   

Susan Dineen B.SC

FOX GROUP Role - Executive Advisor - Digital Marketing and Innovation Strategies

CEO - Legacy Next Strategies - Human Capital Strategies for Legacy Technologies


Susan brings a unique combination of practical business and senior management experience to her client assignments having held executive positions in Information Technology, Marketing, New Media, Business Development and Customer Service for a broad range of high technology consumer oriented companies in Canada including Aris3D, Sony Music Canada and Ault Foods.


She provide senior leadership and engagement expertise to Roberta and the FOX folks in the areas of IT strategic planning, human capital evolution and digital innovation. 

She recently has developed a practice focusing on human capital strategies focused on legacy technology support and operations. 

Experienced Technology Professionals Supplement the FOX GROUP Leadership team

Our leadership team is supplemented by numerous experienced telecom, network, contact center, UC and 9-1-1 technology experts who each bring decades of design, install and project management expertise to each engagements.


Their deep technical expertise and experience ensure that from concept to go-live our clients have solutions that work and deliver positive results to their organization and customers!

Jeanie Wright, RN, BA, MISt

Senior Health Care Advisor and Project Manager Consultant 

Jeanie Wright brings over forty years of experience working in the Healthcare and Information Systems industries.  She specializes in healthcare information systems technology, solution design, project management and management strategy.


Her academic background and business experience have provided her with a well-rounded background, which makes her a uniquely qualified individual in IT and overall project management for a broad range of public sector organizations.


Ms. Wright’s value is her ability to leverage healthcare expertise along with technological knowledge to help identify and resolve business issues, combined with extensive project management and consulting experience.

Executive Management Advisors

The FOX GROUP Senior Leadership are supported by a team of seasoned senior management professionals.  These experienced professionals bring decades of experience working with international and government firms developing management and IT strategies.


They truly understand the customer view points, as they have been in their shoes in a variety of senior management roles in operations, HR, IT, marketing, strategic planning and financial operations.

Dr. Louis Shallal, Ph.D

FOX GROUP Role - Executive Advisor - Government Sector

CIO Advisory Services 

CEO & Principal, Shallal Strategic Services (3S

Dr. Shallal is an accomplished executive and senior manager with over 35 years of broad, diversified expertise in Information Technology, Strategic Planning and Engineering.


Dr. Shallal’s professional background includes recent role of CIO of Barbados, as well as eight years as CIO for the Government of York Region with a population of over one million and serving the technology needs of over 4,000 employees. He also served as the CIO for the City of Hamilton with population of over half a million, and some 7,000 employees.


Dr. Shallal enjoyed a career with the City of Ottawa and the Region of Ottawa-Carleton as Director of Geomatics, then Executive Director of IT serving the technology needs of over 10,000 employees. Prior to that, he held a number of senior and strategic engineering and planning positions with Region of Ottawa-Carleton and the Ministry of Transportation of the Province of Ontario.

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