Carl is a natural connector bringing together disparate and seemingly unrelated people, groups, and organizations to transform possibilities into plans and plans into action. The hallmark of Carl’s experience is collaboration and building innovation ecosystems to solve complex problems. As such, he provides strategic advice on partnerships, business development and intellectual property to organizations of all sizes.
His experience includes over 40 consortia comprised of more than 500 organizations from business, government, and academia, spanning industries from mining, software, microelectronics, cybersecurity, photonics, and aerospace and defence.
He has worked with organizations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, South America, and Saudi Arabia.
Carl has won awards for breakthrough leadership and technology transfer and holds an M.Sc. from Carleton University and a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo.
Session Chair’s Opening Remarks and Update; What Are the Challenges, What Innovation Is Needed, Where the Investment Is or Isn’t Coming From?