Ms. Polatajko has over 35 years of experience in the technology services field. Ms. Polatajko was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of CIBC Mellon for almost 15 years.
Prior to this, she served as CIO for Mellon Financial's subsidiary in Houston, Texas for five years. She was recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in Computing, acknowledging her achievements and contributions to information services and technology.
Ms. Polatajko has served on the judging panel of the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA), is a founding member and currently on the Canadian Advisory Board of the CIO Executive Council that was established in 2005, and is on the Advisory Board of The Conference Board of Canada Council of CIOs.
Ms. Polatajko is currently serving on the Board of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir.
Ms. Polatajko received her education from The University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, attaining a Bachelor in Science in Mathematics and Psychology degree, and graduated from The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.
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