Kristina Verner is the Director of Intelligent Communities for Waterfront Toronto. Active both nationally and internationally in the smart city movement, she serves on the Canadian and global boards of directors for the Intelligent Community Forum. In 2013 and 2014, under her stewardship, Waterfront Toronto led the bid to have the City of Toronto recognized in both the Smart21 and Top 7. In 2014, Toronto was selected as the Intelligent Community of the Year. Kristina also serves as a sessional instructor of computer science at the University of Windsor, teaching cyber ethics and social media technologies.
Kristina is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her leadership and commitment to the creation of intelligent communities and collaborative ecosystems that support national-wide vibrant communities and economies.