Ysni Semsedini is CEO of Festival Hydro Inc. and its affiliate company Rhyzome Networks. The companies are wholly owned by the City of Stratford. Festival Hydro services more than 20,000 customers in the municipalities of Stratford, St. Marys, Seaforth, Hensall, Zurich, Dashwood and Brussels and Rhyzome Networks manages the fiber grid, co-location space and wireless ISP assets in Festival Hydro’s service territory. Ysni received a B. ESc degree in Electrical Engineering and a M. ESc degree in Power Systems from Western University, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Ysni is a registered P. Eng with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and has worked in the industry for almost 15 years.