Connecting Windsor-Essex (CWE) is a network of technology and people committed to enhancing the prosperity, resilience, service delivery, and interoperability of the Windsor-Essex region through innovation, connectivity, and digital transformation. 

Who we are

Chief Executive Officer

Joanne Soave

Our Stakeholders

CWE is comprised of public sector stakeholder groups and these stakeholders contribute their technical leaders and significant funding to CWE. As part of our ongoing mission, their resources help to form the network that powers the public service in Windsor-Essex.  

  • Corporation of City of Windsor 
  • Corporation of County of Essex 
  • Essex County Library 
  • University of Windsor  
  • St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology 
  • Greater Essex County District School Board 
  • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board 
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Providence

The Value of CWE

Delivering Value

CWE delivers value through people, processes, and technology. From a technology perspective, CWE’s network powers much of the public service connectivity needs in Windsor-Essex. Without CWE’s network, the public sector stakeholders that comprise CWE do not have internet access. As such, CWE makes significant investments to ensure the high availability, speed, redundancy, security, and resilience of the network that runs our region.  

Enabling Digital Transformation

CWE enables digital transformation through the development of a dynamic technology vendor ecosystem that make leading-edge technologies accessible and affordable to Windsor-Essex. Adopting and implementing these technologies as a collective additionally derives shared learnings and best practices that drive prosperity and innovation in both the private and public sectors.  

Leading Research and Development

CWE leads research and development through collaboration between the organization, academia, and private sector partners. CWE serves as a gateway to funding opportunities with all levels of government that unlocks this research and development.  

Connecting People

CWE connects people through engaging workshops, training, and networking opportunities across all sectors, verticals, and knowledge domains. As a distinguished global intelligent community partner, CWE attracts the best and brightest to the Windsor-Essex region in-person, virtually, and through hybrid mediums that teach and inspire. 

Board of Directors

Francis Mailloux – Chair

Amar Singh – Vice-Chair

Sandra Zwiers – Treasurer

Marcin Pulcer

Adam Craig

John Ulicny

Aftab Ahmad

Todd Awender

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