Management

ADRIAN SCIENCE, Chairman

Adrian Science has been in the computer and telecommunications industry since 1967 when he joined Control Data in England. He became their Northern Regional Manager and in 1970 was transferred to Montreal, Quebec and subsequently in 1973 to Washington DC as South Eastern General Manager. He has started and sold several computer and telecom related businesses including Kompro Canadian Computer Products to Highpoint in 1983, Marylebone Communications Corporation, providing competitive facsimile and broadband voice services, to ATT in 1988 and National Telecom (one of the first Canadian voice independent networks) to ACC in 1992. He was, through North American Gateway, which he founded, responsible for the deregulation of international long-distance in Canada. The landmark CRTC decision 97-10 resulted from his successful identification of the market need and pioneering litigation which opened-up the Canadian international long-distance market to competition. Most recently, Mr. Science was the founding investor in Gateway Communications, the pan-African provider of satellite services that today carries over a quarter of the continent’s total international voice and data traffic. He was educated at Rugby School and Hull University (law degree) England. Adrian enjoys playing tennis as well as watching European football “Soccer”; he is great “Hull City” football club enthusiast.

 

TOM O’NEILL, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Tom O'Neill is a principal in SkySurf, responsible for technical oversight and network implementation and operations. From 2002-2008, Dr. O’Neill was Vice President for Qualcomm, representing its business development in Africa and Southern Asia, assisting network operators in their CDMA deployments. Dr. O’Neill joined Qualcomm’s fledging chipset division in 1995, and became Vice President for integrated circuits development programs which, by 2001 had sold over 1 Billion chips.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Tom was a Director within US West Advanced Technologies in Boulder, Colorado. Before US WEST, Tom was employed at several semiconductor processing companies, including TRW, and firms in Silicon Valley. Tom has a doctorate from MIT in Semiconductor Physics, and Master's and Bachelor's engineering degrees from UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego, respectively.  He also holds an MBA from Rady Business School at UC San Diego. He splits his time between in San Diego, Colorado and Ottawa, and pursues many outdoor activities including sailing, and all mountain sports.

 

SHAWN STEWART, Chief Operating Officer

Shawn has more than 12 years of management consulting, strategy, and analytics experience.  He specializes in developing strategic frameworks that use analytics and modeling to improve fact based decision making including market entry, marketing, pricing, merchandising, and supply chain management decisions.  He helps clients compete and drive business growth by using data to drive measurable outcomes related to portfolio, pricing, promotions, marketing, and purchasing.  Shawn supports change management and capability development efforts to ensure clients have self-sustaining business models and skills.

Shawn graduated with an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business with a Scholars distinction and has a BA in Econometrics from the University of British Columbia. Shawn enjoys winter activities especially ice hockey.

 

MARK GOLDBERG, Strategy Advisor

Mark Goldberg is head of Mark H. Goldberg & Associates Inc., a telecommunications industry consulting practice that specializes in assisting its clients to understand the implications of changes in competitive markets. Drawing on 30 years of global industry experience, for 14 years the firm has assisted clients in Canada and around the world in all sectors of the telecom industry.

Mark lectures and is co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Masters of Engineering in Telecommunications at the University of Toronto. He is the co-founder of GST Conferences, producer of the annual Canadian Telecom Summit held in June of each year.

Mark is quoted often in national newspapers and he is a regular commentator on telecom issues. You can read his views on current Canadian telecommunications issues on his blog: www.mhgoldberg.com/blog. In naming him as one of Canada’s top 10 technology bloggers in April 2008, itWorld Canada wrote: “No one does a better job of exploring, interpreting or criticizing telecommunications policy in Canada. Period.

 

DAVID SCIENCE, Board Director

David has worked in capital markets for 10 years. His professional background includes several years experience in the Financial Advisory Practice of Deloitte where he completed several commercial and financial due diligence projects across a variety of industries including airline and aerospace, aircraft satellite communications, and aircraft manufacturers. He also completed several years of service in equity research for Scotia Capital focusing on diversified industries including airlines, financial services, infrastructure, waste management, trucking & logistics, automotive and online gaming. His key strengths include financial modeling, financial accounting, market analyses and financial due diligence. David is a corporate Director of SkySurf Inc. and Clasix Inc, both Vine Simplixty group members. David plays tennis regularly and is also an avid soccer fan.

David graduated with an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has a BA (H) in Economics from Queen’s University.