Thierry is an IT professional focused on delivering value through technology. As an Enterprise Architect at Manulife, he contributed to planning and launching modernization programs for Group Benefits and Retirement Services totalling $500M, created a new agile Architecture Governance model, spearheaded tooling and process improvements for application portfolio management and co-drafted a global improvement roadmap for observability and monitoring. In addition to specific programs, Thierry participates in cross-segment executive bodies where cybersecurity and technology direction is set for the entire company. He is also an AI enthusiast and likes to learn about science advancements, history, and foreign cultures.

Prior to Manulife, Thierry held leadership roles in small high-tech companies in Montreal and Ottawa serving the Telecom and Retail sectors, such as Eftia OSS Solutions, Optimal Robotics and Radialpoint. In even earlier days, he did contract work in other industries, including financial services, nuclear research operations and industrial, shop-floor computing.

Thierry has a Computer Engineering degree and an MBA from universities in the Montreal area. During his studies, he spent one semester as guest researcher in applied AI at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering.

Thierry Leroux-Demers
Principal Enterprise Architect