Mike Upton is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Gambit ID. Mike has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology sector, having worked on complex Identity management and biometric solutions for predominantly Canadian government customers. His experience extends from development to deployment, including work as a senior systems architect at Gambit ID.
Mike is responsible for the company's advanced technology solutions, project management and government customer solution delivery. In that capacity, Mike has delivered some of Canada's most complex biometric and identity management systems working with customers such as the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Shared Services Canada (SSC). In addition, Mike led Gambit ID's team to win a Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) award for mobile biometrics. This award has been recognized for its innovation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Department of National Defence (DND), CBSA and recently by Statistics Canada for Census 2021.
Before joining Gambit ID, Mike was the Director of Solution Architecture at Fujitsu Canada. While with Fujitsu, Mike was responsible for leading an on-site technical team working closely with the RCMP on the Real-Time Identification (RTID) Biometric Project. Mike was also responsible for winning an advanced biometric solution to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, which included a worldwide biometric solution as part of Canada’s secure Visa-Visitor Program.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa.