As technological innovation drives exponential growth in the sciences the physical, digital and biological worlds continue to merge impacting all disciplines, economies, and industries. As technology advances and our scientific capabilities grow, we will be within reach of solving some of the world’s most challenging global problems.
Dr Mark Weyers
Chief Innovation Officer
Mark has had a long and successful career implementing institutional innovation. He leads the innovation process within BCI by identifying strategies, business opportunities and new technologies for startups in order to develop new products and capabilities.
Dr James MacAskill
Chief Operating Officer
Jamie is a creative and innovative transition manager working in both private and public sectors. His wealth of strategic experience complements his entrepreneurial drive in transition or start-up roles. He is a founding member of the IIAD Global team.
Carmen is a co-founder of several companies and works with the team to identify market opportunities and develop external partnerships to grow the organization. With a background in consulting, finance and analysis she is an expert in business planning, market analysis and research.
James is an experienced senior manager with a multi-sector experience including blue-chip pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, legal, manufacturing and of course IT & technology. He is a successful entrepreneur with such notable achievements including the invention and licensing of patents to major global giants in the search and browser arena and other markets.
Accounting & Administration
Ana works with the team to execute the financial strategy and grant funding. She worked for 15 years as a corporate executive in the Olympic Movement serving as Vice President of Finance and as the Executive Director of Festivals and Events Ontario operating under the Ontario Ministry of Tourism.
Business Development – Sales – Venture Funding
Neil advises on corporate strategy, sales & marketing growth and venture funding. He has experience in early-stage investments & partnerships and collaborations in various industry verticals & growth markets. He is an agent for a large corporate who seeks global merger & acquisition opportunities.
Craig is a cofounder of NorthIQ, and has extensive experience in both startups and corporations, implementing successful marketing strategies that include email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), conversion optimization, sales alignment, and paid digital media .
Lina is a Professor of Marketing and Digital Strategist with extensive experience in eCommerce and growth marketing tactics. She has a long track record of executing successful marketing strategies using online analytics (Google Analytics), target marketing strategy, branding, and social media campaigns and revenue analysis.
Brian is the President of Digital Marketing at NorthIQ, where he has over two decades of experience building everything from eCommerce sites to some of Canada’s largest media properties demonstrating his successful experience building amazing sales and marketing tools that enable business growth.