Management

R Michael Pickering

Founder, CEO

Michael is an innovative expert in data architecture, analytics and Cloud solutions.  He has extensive global experience in diverse industries including leadership roles such as Program Manager and Solution Architect on cutting edge software implementation projects.  He previously founded two small but successful consulting firms.

 

Emre Ozkan

Software Developer

Emre Ozkan is a Software Developer at CloudConstable, where Emre develops AI applications. Before this role, Emre worked at Crosswing Inc. as a Junior Engineer on acoustic sound localization projects. Emre completed a Post-Graduate program in Robotics and Automation at Centennial College. He received his degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Istanbul Commerce University in Turkey.

 

Advisors

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques was the inaugural Innovation Advisor to the President of Haiti and launched the largest tech incubator in the Caribbean. Prior he worked on infrastructure financing, contributed to the Ontario Innovation Agenda and launched Clinical Trials Ontario. He holds a MBA (Schulich School of Business) and PhD in Philosophy of Science (IHPST, UofT). Jean-Jacques is Board Chair at CARE for Internationally Educated Nurses, Member of the Groupe Média TFO, Member of the World Summit AI Board of International Government and UN Advisors, and Mentor at NextAI (Montreal).

 

Thom Degnan

Thom Degnan is a C-Level Executive with a background of success in managing global business operations, complex strategic sales, business development, joint venture development and management, P&L management, and equity fund raising in changing environments. He is a highly effective, results oriented team builder with extensive international business management and joint venture development experience covering six continents. Most recently, Degnan led Soitec USA, Inc from 2014 until 2020 where he had responsibility for all operational aspects of Soitec S.A. in the Americas Region. Prior to Soitec, Degnan held senior executive Management, Sales and Finance positions at Intel, Infineon Technologies, Qualcomm, and Scientific-Atlanta, as well as three early stage technology companies. During this time, he participated in more than a dozen acquisitions on both sides of the table, as well as numerous fund-raising rounds, and has successfully led and negotiated many complex, international business deals. He’s also served on the Board of Advisors of the International MBA Program at San Diego State University, and has lectured at the Univ. of California San Diego, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston, and the University of San Diego. Degnan holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Central Connecticut State University, and an M.B.A. in International Business & Finance from the University of New Haven.

 

Himani Garg

Himani Garg, BI Senior Technical Manager at Constant Contact in Waltham, Massachusetts has more than 12 years of experience providing Data Warehousing and analytic solutions across several industries, and has a passion of building and applying advanced statistical and machine learning models to solve to a diverse set of problems.

 

Edward Henley

Edward Henley is the Director of Finance and Treasurer for the municipality of Clearview, Ontario. He has been managing the finances for municipalities for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for a Canadian bank providing financial planning for more than 18 years. Edward is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and has a Canadian Risk Manager designation.  In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering, cycling, travel and gastronomy.

 

Giancarlo Pico

Giancarlo is a Project Manager with a background in Systems Engineering with over 6 years of professional experience working in new media and web technology. His focus is on managing multidisciplinary large-scale CMS-driven Agile projects using Jira.

 

Ken Price

Ken Price is an entrepreneur with a strong client focus and deep international business experience. He has spent the bulk of his career driving commercial success for his own companies as well as for other early stage technology firms.

 

Stephen Sutherland

Stephen Sutherland, CrossWing’s President & CEO, also serves on the National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada’s Canadian Field Robotics Network Steering and Scientific Review Committee. His extensive past experience facilitates CrossWing’s plan to successfully launch the virtualME Ineractive Personal Robotics platform and application ecosystem.

 

Vijay Bhaskar Thangella

Vijay Thangella is the Principal Technical Manager currently working for Endurance International, Boston. For over 4 years, he worked in implementing Banking Data warehouses for Canadian Banks with Basel compliance, first of its kind in North America. For more than a decade, he worked in retail and email marketing businesses and assisted in building Analytical data warehouse platforms. Currently, he shifted his interest to implement data science related projects in a couple of Tech startups.

 

Scientific Advisors

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Michael Jenkin PhD

Michael Jenkin is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and a member of the Centre for Vision Research at York University. Working in the fields of visually guided autonomous robots and virtual reality, he has published over 150 research papers, including co-authoring Computational Principles of Mobile Robotics with Gregory Dudek and a series of co-edited books on human and machine vision with Laurence Harris. Professor Jenkin’s current research interests include: work on sensing strategies for AQUA, an amphibious autonomous robot being developed as a collaboration between Dalhousie University, McGill University and York University; the development of tools and techniques to support crime scene investigation; and the understanding of the perception of self-motion and orientation in unusual environments including microgravity. http://lassonde.yorku.ca/users/michaeljenkin

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