The Board of Directors of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) today announced the appointment of Greg Caws as the organization’s new President and CEO.
“We are pleased to have a seasoned technology entrepreneur take the leadership position at BCIC,” said Jill Leversage, Chair. “Greg is a strong leader who has successfully built technology businesses. We think he’s the right person to help BCIC achieve its mandate of building BC’s economy by accelerating the growth of BC tech ventures.”
Greg’s experience spans startups, large corporations, private capital, public service and board governance. He has proven ability to execute complex business plans and drive core objectives to required timelines.
A founder of Enquisite Software, Greg continued to serve in a leadership capacity with the company when it became Eightfold Logic Inc. He has founded and invested in many BC companies and sold the first company he founded to a NASDAQ corporation. His experience also includes serving as CEO and Board Chair for the Vancouver Island Technology Association (VIATeC), Technical Architect for TELUS’s initial digital initiatives and Technology Lead for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic bid. After graduating from the Royal Military College with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he was trained as an Aerospace Engineering Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
“I am excited to be joining both the BCIC team and our stakeholders to continue making British Columbia a great place to do technology business,” said Greg. “As an entrepreneur, I will build on my predecessors’ initiatives and diligently work on the behalf of British Columbians to support our goals. I believe it is important that technology has a positive impact on our lives and that we should provide a platform for accelerated growth for both new and established business communities in BC.”
BCIC initiated the CEO search process in June after former President and CEO John Jacobson was appointed Deputy Minister with the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.
BCIC accelerates the commercialization of technology in the priority sectors of the BC Jobs Plan, through the support of startups and the development of entrepreneurs. Together with its partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote startup growth and speed to market, resulting in jobs, revenue and economic development. BCIC is a Crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia.