Throughout his career as an educator and venture capitalist, Dr. Jim de Wilde has focused on the issues of global competitiveness and the commercialization of knowledge through activities in both the private sector and the public sector.
Rocky Jain creates innovative solutions using mobile technologies that provide people with intuitive, quick, and transparent access to their financial services.
Dr. Paul Salvini is Chief Executive Officer of the Accelerator Centre, a world-renowned not-for-profit facility dedicated to developing and strengthening technology-based businesses. He also holds appointments as Associate Vice President of Research Commercialization at the University of Waterloo and as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate School of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
Martin Lundie is GTA Market Leader for Knowledge Based Industries, which includes media, entertainment, technology, telecommunications, cleantech and life sciences.
Sam is a digital designer with expertise in augmented reality and 3D animation. His most recent AR project brought dinosaurs to life for children visiting the local museum.He has several years of experience in digital media design and production, design management and 3D technologies.
Chip Vallis has been an active and respected member of the private equity and venture capital investment world, and is now serving as Chair of the Board of Governors for the Stratford Festival.
Sonia has been passionate about the Internet and its forward movement in Canada from the start. Bringing over 15 years of experience touching virtually every aspect of digital marketing, she brings a well-rounded perspective to support the best interests of IAB Canada’s tripartite organization and its members.
Former Ontario Cabinet Minister John Wilkinson was first elected in 2003 as the member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Perth- Middlesex.
Sylvia Chrominska has long been a leader in the human resources, communications and corporate social responsibilities areas. Her work in advancing careers of women has earned her many awards.
In Massimo’s role as Regional Vice President, he oversees 15 branches across the Huron Perth & Oxford Region. He has over 20 years in the Financial Services Industry in a variety of diverse roles across multiple lines of business. Massimo’s leadership capabilities have earned him numerous awards with RBC.
Craig Haney has the task of bridging technical capabilities with opportunities to inspire retail experiences.
John Baker founded the eLearning or Learning Management Systems (LMS) company Desire2Learn in 1999 after identifying his own unfulfilled need for learning online while studying Systems design engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Alfredo Tan leads a team responsible for strategic marketing relationships with agencies and Fortune 500 companies across Canada.
Carol brings more than 20 years of leadership and technology executive experience to our board along with Gamification industry insight.
Kent Wakely is managing partner of Fruition Interactive. He has been dedicated to helping businesses get found, get leads, grow sales and find true love since 1993.
Gordon Lownds, co-founder of Sleep Country Canada and Listen Up! Canada, is a successful Canadian entrepreneur.
Antoni Cimolino is the Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival - a man who is passionate about enriching the lives of others through education and practice of the arts.
Gary A. Maavara is Vice President and General Counsel for Corus Entertainment Inc., overseeing all legal and regulatory affairs associated with the Company's extensive operations in radio, television, programming, films, books, music, toys and websites.
Gary Bartholomew has created over 15 startup companies, involved from concept to public offering or acquisition. He now applies this knowledge to building unique investment products for GALT's global investor base. With an inherent understanding of the culture and DNA of a startup, he has first-hand experience in defining the winning formula for creating a performance driven culture that can be scaled to commercialization profitability.
Vikas is passionate about start-ups, digital media, and loves the creating, building, and strategic growth aspects of interesting companies that are striving to change the world. He has a strong track record with private and public companies.
Dan Mathieson has been the Mayor of Stratford since 2003 and has served on Council since 1995 as a Councilor and Deputy Mayor.