Lance Bailey is the Head of IT Systems and Security at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, where he manages a large team of information technology (IT) professionals and acts as the principle architect for the infrastructure relied upon by the Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) for its bioinformatic activities. Backed by 33 years of IT experience within research, academia, and the private sector, Lance provides leadership in the design of solutions to deal with the large computational and storage resources required for analysis and database retention of next-generation sequencing data. Lance is also responsible for ensuring that the GSC meets intensive digital ISO 27001 information security management certification requirements. He has been with the GSC since 2009.

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