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Cancer Computer is comprised of technology industry veterans and cancer research experts who volunteer their time to help researchers #ComputingForTheCure.

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About Us

Our team is made up of passionate volunteers who support cancer researchers by connecting them with the computer hardware, processing capacity and IT support they need to save lives.

We take care of the supercomputing and allow scientists to spend more of their valuable time finding a breakthrough!

Our Team

Joanne Wong

Joanne Wong

Executive Director

Joanne Wong is an Information Technology (IT) business professional with a strong technical, market development, and investor background. She has lead teams and programs for global IT corporations as well as IT startups. She is engaged with investors, entrepreneurs, and government to bring innovation for positive powerful disruptive change at a global level, with a focus on healthcare technology and research. She is an Executive Officer at IEEE-TEMS, a Technology Engineering Management Society.

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Roy Chartier

Founder & CTO

Roy Chartier has over 20 years of Information Technology engineering and team leadership experience in corporate, government and start-up environments. Harnessing the impact and potential of technology, he supports the transition and growth of businesses from e-commerce, virtualization and the Cloud to big compute, big data, and data science.


John Towns

Special Advisor, Advanced Research Computing

John Towns is the Deputy CIO for Research IT at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working to enhance technologies and services used in research. Drawing on his resources and experiences at NCSA, Technology Services, and other campus units, John focuses particular attention on high-performance computing, high-speed networking, big data, and visualization.