Denis is Senior Director, Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. His responsibilities include managing the project intake process, program development and reporting, and financial management of this $2B+ program. Denis also provides strategic advice regarding program management and oversight as well as regarding selected projects. Denis liaises with other organizations – both within and outside the Government of Canada – and with individual companies. Previously, Denis was Director, Patent Policy also at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, where he led a team responsible for providing policy advice and implementing legislative and regulatory changes, mainly to the Patent Act as a result of pharmaceutical Intellectual Property obligations in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). He also led the development of Canada's IP Strategy. Before that, he held positions at Finance Canada and the Privy Council Office. Denis holds degrees in economics from l’Université Laval and Queen’s University.