Speaker Bio

 - Jim Maynard

Jim Maynard

CEO & President, Wavefront

As President and CEO of Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, James has brought together a team of experienced wireless industry and business professionals to help achieve the company’s mandate of engaging wireless companies and innovators with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada.

James is an accomplished business development strategist with a proven track record of creating innovative business practices and partnerships for the technology sector. As Founder of VST Canada, James helped grow the company to be Canada’s largest digital narrowcasting network, and was part of the team that closed VST’s joint venture with Daktronics to form Fuelcast Media Network.

Prior to VST, James established Sapient Technologies Group, a successful business strategy consulting firm for early to mid-stage technology companies. He has also held senior level business development and marketing positions at Wang Labs and Sun Microsystems.