After becoming its founding President and CEO in 2007, Jim Maynard recognized that the Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre must take a broader view than its predecessors elsewhere and emphasize the entrepreneurial support, business advice and international exposure that are critical to the success of new wireless companies. Jim’s vision, and his skill in recruiting an outstanding team, has ensured Wavefront’s exemplary success in attracting support from, and signing agreements with, multinational companies, government organizations, and industry associations around the world. Within Canada, Wavefront has developed important alliances with companies such as IEEE Vancouver congratulates James Maynard on receiving the 2013 IEEE Canada R. H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award Rogers Wireless and Sierra Wireless, government departments such as DFAIT and Industry Canada, associations such as CWTA and IEEE and the many startups and SMEs that it has supported or incubated. In 2010, with strong support from UBC, Jim led Wavefront’s bid to become Canada’s National Centre of Excellence for the Commercialization of Wireless Technology. The R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award, to be formally presented during IEEE CCECE 2013 in Regina in May 2013, is fitting recognition for Jim’s contributions and accomplishments.
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