Neil Desai

Neil Desai

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


As Vice-President at Magnet Forensics, Neil leads strategic engagement with leaders from policing, national security and government agencies to support their transformations in the realm of cyber-investigations and digital evidence. He previously served with the Government of Canada in senior roles at Global Affairs Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Neil is a Fellow with the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and Faculty at Singularity University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Canada and the Public Policy Forum. He is also a contributor to the Globe and Mail and Policy Options Magazine. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honours from Carleton University.


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