McDowell, Founder and CEO
has degrees in Molecular Biology and Computer Science. He has
experience in the management, design and development of real-time
software used in embedded applications. He brings expertise from the
fields of sensing, instrumentation, networking, distributed and
parallel processing systems. He has a diversity of experience from
small microprocessor applications, at the hardware level, to large
systems with five millions lines of code.
He has designed
kernels, low-level drivers and user interface software for
instruments used for sensing radon, drugs and explosives. The
instruments utilise Ion Mobility (IMS), Photo Multiplier Tube (PMT)
and Pulse Induction technology. He also has experience in wireless
communication having developed a modem and communications server for
packet radio applications. Other accomplishments include creating the
OC-192 Software Resources Management department at Nortel Networks.
The goal of this department was to ensure 300 designers met real-time
and software resource (CPU, memory) constraints.
Peter Okulich, COO
Mr. Okulich is a
member of the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario. He holds
a B.A.Sc. and an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering from the University
of Ottawa, Canada. He is a seasoned management professional who has
been involved in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years
with both start-up and international companies He has worked for
Peleton Photonic Systems, Telexis (March Networks), Mitel
Corporation, Digital Equipment Canada, Leigh Instruments and
Consolidated Computer Inc.
experience includes the successful introduction of several new
products from the design stage into volume manufacturing, the
start-up of two production facilities and senior management positions
in Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Contract
Administration. Mr. Okulich has successfully guided high-tech
organizations through fast growth periods and has started and
developed Human Resources, IT, Facilities and Manufacturing
departments from concept. As COO at Telexis, he helped
transition the company from providing consulting engineering services
into a product-oriented corporation.
Vice President of Marketing.
graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1964 with a B.Sc.
degree in Physics and from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland
with a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics in 1969. In 1969 he joined
Northern Telecom Research Labs. (now Nortel Technologies) where he
was a manager responsible for development of new technologies
required for the manufacture of proprietary integrated circuits used
in Nortels communications equipment.
In 1976, he joined
Mitel Corporation with responsibility for the operations and
technology R&D in a new semiconductor operation. In 1984, he left
Mitel to act as a consultant to the electronics industry. He
co-founded the Canadian Semiconductor Design Association and acted as
President from 1985 until 1996. He has been instrumental in
establishing a number of partnerships between companies and in
launching new initiatives, which have enhanced the electronic
infrastructure in Canada. He was the founding Executive Director of
OCRInet Inc., the high speed ATM network connecting major research
centres in the Ottawa-Carleton region that provided
connection to the
national CANARIE network. He was an original member of the CANARIE
Technical Network Operating Committee.
In 1994, he
received one of ten IEEE Ottawa, 50th Anniversary Pioneers in
Technology awards for his contribution to new technology
development in the Ottawa region. Alan Aitken was a member of the
Federal Government Blue Ribbon panel (1998), advising the Federal
Minister of Industry on the terms of reference for the
Initiative. Alan Aitken served on the Board of Directors of a
U.K./Canadian networking company, the Board of Actua, the Canadian
engineering student run summer camp program and on the Board of the
Ottawa Life Sciences Council from 2001 to 2003. He was a member of a
CIDA/Philippine study, which identified and proposed strategic
initiatives in Information Technology to accelerate the deployment of
telecommunications in the Philippines. He prepared a business plan
for the implementation of the BADLAB at the Communications Research
Centre that has become the primary Canadian Centre for development of
expertise and international links over broadband networks. He has
served on a number of Ontario government committees for
microelectronics and high speed networking in the Province.
Recently he served
as Vice President in March Networks Corporation, a broadband
applications company headed by Dr. Terry Matthews in Kanata, Ontario
in 2001/2002. He was a consultant to Connect North/Connect Nord on
network operations and to the Ontario Government Connect Ontario program.