Michael Burt leads several knowledge areas at The Conference Board of Canada, including industrial analysis, education, energy, innovation, and security. In his role, Mr. Burt oversees the convening and research activities that these knowledge centres undertake and is a spokesperson for the Conference Board. He provides presentations on a variety of topics to clients and the public, and is often cited in the media. Mr. Burt joined the Conference Board in 2004 and has moved progressively into more senior positions since. Before joining the Board, he worked with an economic consulting firm in the United States. Mr. Burt has more than 20 years of experience conducting and leading research activities and has a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the University of Windsor, and has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program.