A panel of experienced CEOs shared their perspectives on building and leading a technology business. Speaking 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).
Michael Scott, Chair & CEO, Precision BioLogic (www.precisionbiologic.com) – Michael has worked with developing companies in Canada and the US for almost 30 years. Today, he is chair and CEO of Precision BioLogic, a dynamic Halifax firm with a team of 50 people who develop, manufacture and market specialized products used by medical professionals around the globe to diagnose blood coagulation disorders. In April 2010, the company was named one of the "Best Workplaces in Canada" in a special national report in the Globe and Mail.
Colin Deacon, President & CEO, BlueLight Analytics Inc. (www.curingresin.com) – Colin has spent the last 15 years commercializing technology in the health sciences and education sectors. He was CEO of a small Atlantic Canadian education technology company that grew from one location in Charlottetown, PEI, to more than 200 locations in North America, and was ultimately sold to Kaplan Inc., a multi-billion dollar education company. Today, he is president and CEO of BlueLight Analytics, a company that manufactures and sells MARC, a proprietary device that can accurately measure the amount of energy being delivered to a composite resin (i.e. white) filling in the mouth by a dental curing light.
Jonathan Barry, President, Seaforth Energy Inc. (www.seaforthenergy.ca) – Jonathan has held senior business development and sales positions with start-ups and some of Canada's largest corporations. He was formerly vice president for Bell Canada's Enterprise Ontario group. Today, he is president of Seaforth Energy, one of the world's leading commercial-class wind turbine manufacturers and also Atlantic Canada's largest renewable energy systems integrator. In partnership with the Seaforth Engineering Group, Seaforth Energy has more than 15 years of experience in wind systems manufacturing and renewable energy design, engineering and installation.
Panel moderator - Stephen Hartlen, Interim President and CEO, Innovacorp
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
8:45 am - 10:00 am
Innovation Boardroom (formerly named Canada Post Boardroom)
Innovacorp - Technology Innovation Centre
1 Research Drive, Dartmouth, NS
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.