Marc Rousseau is Compute Canada's Chief Software Architect. He has over 15 years of experience building IT infrastructure and software platforms for academic and commercial research teams. Marc's foundation in both life science research and computer science allows him to bridge the knowledge gaps between researchers and software systems designers and operators. His involvement with Compute Canada started in 2008, as the lead system architect and technology manager for the CBRAIN neuroinformatics platform at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. With CBRAIN, Marc helped develop several national and international research and cyberinfrastructure collaborations, making the platform an innovation leader in neuroinformatics. Since then, Marc has served on several national cyberinfrastructure committees with Compute Canada and CANARIE where he continues to share his enthusiasm and vision for advanced research platforms and cyberinfrastructure.