Ian D. Robertson - President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Robertson brings over 40 years of industry and legal experience to the company, 25 years of which are in the communications industry specializing in cable television, telephone, Internet, VoIP and VOD. Mr. Robertson has been a director and officer of DLR Capital Corporation, an investment company, since 1986 and since 2003 he has been managing partner of Robertson Neil LLP, a Vancouver law firm.
Mr. Robertson began his legal career in 1971 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the founding partner of the law firm of Robertson Ward Suderman (1984 to 1990). In 1990 Robertson Ward Suderman merged with Lang Michener LLP (now McMillan LLP) and from 1990 to 1992 he served on the national executive of the firm.
From 1991 to 1993 he was the President and CEO of Calgary based Canadian Turbo/Payless Gas/Columbia Fuels. From 1993 to 1995 he was President and CEO of Diva Systems Canada Inc., a VOD service provider based in Menlo Park, California and from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Robertson was Chairman of NST Network Services Ltd. of Chicago, Illinois, a fibre network construction company.
From 1997 to 2003, he was the Founder, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Novus Communications Inc. (now Novus Entertainment Inc.), a communications company that provides voice, video and data services in Metro Vancouver. During his tenure at Novus Communications Inc., the company built an extensive high count fibre optic network throughout Vancouver.
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Robertson has served as a director and officer to numerous public and private companies in Canada. Mr. Robertson has also been a director of the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Safer Home Standards Society, and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute.
Scott Jamieson - Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Director
Scott Jamieson has 20 years of fibre network engineering and operations experience, including five years as the National Manager of the Fibre Optic Engineering Department of Group Telecom, with management responsibility for a $100M capital budget for network deployment and 400,000 fibre kilometres of plant.
From 2003 to 2004, he was Manager of Telecommunications Facilities at Tone Networks Inc. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Jamieson was the Operations Manager at 3Plains Inc. And from 2005 to 2006, he was a consultant with Kadtec Systems Ltd. Mr. Jamieson has designed fibre networks for private and public CSPs including Rogers Network Services, Bell Canada, Shaw, Novus, MTS Allstream, the City of Prince George and Columbia Power. Mr. Jamieson holds a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia.
Gary B. Oliver, Director and Chairman of the Board
Gary Oliver has over 35 years’ experience in senior management positions in sales/marketing and general management in the communications industry. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Oliver was President and Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Network Services Inc., where he oversaw the construction and maintenance of one of the largest fibre optic networks in Canada. From 2000 to 2002, he was Executive Vice President of AT&T Canada and Metronet Communications. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Oliver was President and Chief Operating Officer of Novus Telecom Group Inc. Mr. Oliver holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor.
John F. Morgan, Director
John Morgan has over 30 years’ experience in marketing, focusing on fast moving consumer products in Canada, the United States and Europe. From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Morgan was the President and Managing Director of Labatt’s Breweries Europe and from 1990 to 1994 served as President of Labatt’s Breweries. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Morgan was President and CEO of Versacold, a cold storage provider. He has also owned and operated numerous personal enterprises and acquired extensive experience with management and fund raising in smaller public and private companies.
Mr. Morgan is currently a director of MC Partners Inc., a junior industrial issuer listed on the TSXV. He is also currently a director (since February 2010) and Chairman (since February 2012) of PowerDisc Development Corporation Ltd., a fuel cell technologies company. Mr. Morgan is an Adjunct Professor, Business Administration Faculty, Simon Fraser University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and an MBA from Queens Business School.
Dr. Andrew Csinger, Director
Dr. Andrew Csinger is Entrepreneur in Residence and Adjunct Professor in the Cognitive Systems Group at the University of British Columbia. He is an advisor or director to several start-up companies and is on the Board of Advisors of ISSNet, a research network focused on computer and network security funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He is also a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Vancouver Institute of Visual Analytics. Dr. Csinger was Executive Vice-President of Product Strategy and Development at Dategrity Corp., a spin-out from the Votehere Corporation. He was Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer of Group Telecom from 1998 to 2002. In 1998, he developed and operated the first Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certification Authority and Repository to be licensed under Washington State Digital Signature legislation. This seminal work influenced the later adoption of federal U.S. law (the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000, or "E-Sign Act"), and was an early model for the adoption by other states of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). In 1996, he founded Xcert Software Inc. (acquired by RSA Technologies), a technology leader in the emerging business of PKI.
Dr. Csinger was a mentor of the SFU Technology Business Mentorship Program and has been both mentor and reviewer for the New Ventures BC business plan competition since 2007. He was an NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, and a visiting scholar at the German Center for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbrucken. Dr. Csinger's work on artificial intelligence techniques has appeared in journals and conferences around the world. He holds several patents in Internet security, biometrics and related areas.
Dr. Csinger holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.
Marta Davidson, Corporate Secretary
Marta Davidson is a Vancouver-based lawyer whose practice focuses on corporate finance / securities and communications law. Ms. Davidson has been an associate with Robertson Neil LLP since September 2010. Prior to that, she was an associate lawyer practicing corporate finance and securities law with the Vancouver firm of Clark Wilson LLP (2007 to 2009). From 2006 to 2007, Ms. Davidson was in-house counsel to a group of publicly traded junior mining issuers listed on the TSXV. She articled with Stikeman Elliott LLP, a national Canadian law firm, and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2006. Ms. Davidson holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Bond University, Australia and a Master of Laws degree (Internet and copyright law) from the University of British Columbia.