Area of Focus
Management consulting Government & public sector

Sawan Dhaliwal

Area of Focus
Management consulting Government & public sector

About Sawan

Sawan Dhaliwal is a director at RSM Canada and leads the government and public sector industry for RSM Canada nationally. He is also an artificial intelligence (AI) leader and a seasoned digital strategist with experience in the strategic planning and implementation of complex technology transformation projects in both the public and private sectors.


Throughout his career, Sawan has provided consulting services for a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, renewables, mining, manufacturing, retail, financial services and non-profit, and he has a keen interest in and deep knowledge of the public sector.

As a digital strategist, Sawan helps his clients embed technology into their operations and service delivery, specifically identifying where there are opportunities to save costs and deliver enhanced value, and then developing step-by-step road maps that consider investments needed in people, processes and technology to achieve the identified return on investment. He then assists his clients through the necessary recruiting, process enhancement, procurement and implementation activities to achieve the desired outcomes.

As an AI leader, Sawan has a keen interest in understanding the impacts this transformative technology has on the way we work. Considering the democratization of AI tools, he believes that organizations that learn how to embrace AI will prosper, while others will find themselves falling behind at a rapid pace. Sawan helps his clients throughout their AI journey by working with leaders to develop an AI vision, identify high-value use cases, transform their workforce as appropriate, manage new risks associated with AI, and develop and deploy AI tools and products.

Throughout his career, Sawan has developed a deep understanding of business and public sector operations, the complexities of stakeholder management when developing strategy, and the difficulties of organizational change during implementation. This provides him with the knowledge and experience to develop pragmatic solutions that are welcomed by organizations and that provide tangible value. He is a strategic and analytical thinker who has a deep understanding of digital strategy, AI and automation.

Professional affiliations and designations

  • ITIL V4
  • TOGAF 9 Foundation
  • Oracle Cloud Fundamentals


  • Bachelor of Commerce, strategic management, University of Alberta