Paul is a technologist and business leader. Currently Paul provides the vision and technical leadership for several organisations in the fields of Big Data, the future of Heathcare, Quantum Computing/Communications/Storage AI.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Genome BC (chair – innovation subcommittee) and Augurex (a Biotech). Paul lectures in technology, strategy, and product management for the MBA program at SFU, and is a sought-after speaker on data innovation and strategy.
Paul has served on many boards; both non for profit and technology based for profit organisations. Paul spent 3 terms on the Board of Directors for Providence Health Care serving on Innovation and Quality subcommittees. Paul 12 years as the as the secretary/treasurer and technology adviser for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia’s health research support agency, and was one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at SFU Venture Labs.
Prior to his experience in healthcare and venture capital, Paul was the CEO of PHEMI – a Big Data company focused on Heathcare. Paul was the CTO and cofounder of OctigaBay Systems – a pioneer in high-performance computing – which was acquired by Cray Inc., the world leader in supercomputing. He was also the cofounder and CTO of Abatis Systems, which was acquired by Redback Networks. Paul’s early career included senior roles at Newbridge Networks and at technology companies in the UK. Paul was awarded Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40″ award in 2000. He is and ICD.D member; holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, a marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool.