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Advisory Board

R. Dean Rockwell

Currently working as an advisor and mentor at the Alacrity Foundation of British Columbia, as a Management Consultant for Vecima Networks and Spectrum Signal Processing, and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Vanedge Capital.

Dean Rockwell joined the British Columbia Innovation Council in October of 2008 bring to the organization a proven track record as a dynamic and innovative leader of technology intensive organizations. Dean possesses a unique blend of technical and strategic business acumen gained from over 23 years of international leadership experience in the areas of; general management, strategic planning, research and development, product management, marketing, sales and operations.

In addition, Dean gained extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions during his years at Scientific Atlanta and Cisco.

Dean possesses a deep understanding of startup through to large company business environments, and has managed globally dispersed businesses in both developed and emerging markets worldwide.

Prior to joining the BC Innovation Council in October 2008, Dean was the Vice President and General Manager of the worldwide Digital Media Networks business unit within Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that he was with Scientific-Atlanta based in Brussels, Belgium where he held full P&L responsibility for all European operations, and prior to that was Vice President and General Manager at Scientific-Atlanta based in Atlanta Georgia. Dean has consistently distinguished himself by achieving major business expansions with outstanding profitability.

Dean is committed to continual growth and learning both for his people and himself personally. He graduated from the Electrical Engineering Technology program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1987. In 1990 he completed the Management Skills for Advanced Technology program at Simon Fraser University. In addition, he has completed a number of other graduate studies programs including the General Electric, Management Skills Development Course and more recently the Harvard Business School, Cable Television Association of Marketing University program.

Dean currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Faculty of Applied Science at Simon Fraser University and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia.

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