Dr. Mohamed Abousalem, P.Eng.
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Industry Alliances & IP Commercialization
University of California, Santa Cruz
Steve Meszaros, Founder, Avonlea Homes
Mr. Meszaros received a B.Sc. from Oregon State University in 1976 and shortly thereafter entered the field of real estate and land development. In 1996, he formed Avonlea Homes Ltd and became the largest home builder and major land developer in the Lethbridge area. He recently sold his interest in Avonlea Homes but remains active in real estate and land development. Mr. Meszaros also serves as a cabinet committee member at Lethbridge College.
Dr. Abousalem has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley where he currently works at UCSC. He has 25 years of engineering, marketing, M&A, and operations management experience in small and large technology companies.
Werner Gartner, CMA and Technology Investor
Sean Krakiwsky, CEO, Nanalysis Corp.
Mr. Gartner has over 24 years executive/board experience with technology based businesses, including NovAtel Inc., Hemisphere GNSS Inc., 4iiii Innovation Inc, Psyko Audio Labs Inc. and Novariant Inc. He is a member of the A100, an organization composed of technology company founders and entrepreneurs focused on growing the Alberta technology sector. Mr. Gartner received a B.Sc. from Western University in Ontario and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.