Join a panel of CEOs as they share their perspectives and experiences on building and leading a technology business capable of sustaining long periods of growth. Hear about the financial, marketing and sales, human resource, and technical challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve triumphed (or, in some cases, didn’t).

Steve Lilley, president & CEO, Protocase Inc. ( - Steve has over 20 years experience in engineering and operations management. He co-founded Protocase in 2001 and now has 45 employees providing services to about 2000 customers, including NASA, Boeing, Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Motorola, Stanford and MIT. Protocase is a multi-million dollar company with sales growth of 48 per cent last year, on-track for the same growth this year.

James Lodigiani, CEO, EastMed Inc. ( - James has an extensive record of commercial success in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. Over his 20-plus years in senior management roles, he has worked for some of the top names among US healthcare companies, including Merck, Astra Merck, McKesson, Smith and Nephew, and Cardinal Health.

Peter Hickey, president & CEO, Coemergence Inc. ( - Peter has extensive experience working with both start-up and established technology companies with an international focus. He has managed the execution of IT strategy and enterprise-critical technology solutions throughout North America. His clients have included global, publicly-traded firms, government organizations, and privately-held companies.

Moderator - Dan MacDonald, president & CEO, Innovacorp



Left to right: Dan MacDonald, president and CEO of Innovacorp; Peter Hickey, president & CEO of Coemergence Inc; Steve Lilley, president & CEO, Protocase Inc.



Innovacorp clients and business community representatives make up the audience at the Technology Innovation Centre.


Dan MacDonald

Dan MacDonald moderates the discussion.



Peter Hickey (left) and Steve Lilley (right), discuss their challenges and successes as business leaders.

As always, these gatherings are intended for Innovacorp clients and affiliates. However, if space allows, we welcome special guests. If you’d like to join us, email us and we’ll let you know about space availability