Winner!  Outstanding Product Achievement in Canadian Healthcare

I accepted the Outstanding Product Achievement Award award in Ottawa on May 15, 2018.  A true honour.  I’m so thankful for my co-founders of Brightsquid, Mark Maier and Deepak Kaura, our many shareholders, advisors, employees and contractors.  I’ve added the video below, if you are looking for more about Brightsquid, click here for the details

Here is a short video of my acceptance speech:

Click here for the Youtube Video


Integrating for Outcomes: Scaling Digital Technologies within the Health Care System

Looking forward to attending the Conference Board of Canada – Future of Health meeting in Toronto on March 26, 2018.  More information about this meeting



Guest Lecture for Biomedical Engineering Class 401 – Fundamentals of BioMedical Device Design

On March 15, 2018, I’ll be lecturing to a group of University of Calgary students on the basics of security, privacy and intellectual property protection in designing biomedical devices.  I’ll also be touching on topics of innovation and entrepreneurship.  This is the second year that I’ll be guest lecturing for this course, and I’m very pleased to do it.


On February 6, 2018 I spoke on a panel at the 6th Annual Calgary Winter Digital Health Canada ANHIX Conference.  Great group of people, was excellent to continue to establish connections in digital health.

More about the 6th Annual Calgary Winter Digital Health Canada Conference


In January 2018, I’ll be speaking a few sessions at the Yankee Dental Congress in Boston.  The title of the talk is:  Ransomware, Malware and Other Nasty Viruses. Looking forward to speaking to this audience of dentists, office managers and other dental professionals in January.



Embracing Disruption: The Power of Start-ups in Digital Health

In November 2017, I was asked to speak at the Canada Infoway Partnership Conference about the role of Digital Health Startups in disrupting the software ecosystem in Canada. Great panel discussion with a number of other Canadian start up companies.  The audience was filled with doctors, health care administrators, health care companies and others interested in the future of health innovation in Canada.


In November, 2017 I attended the conference board of Canada’s committee on the Future of Health.  There was approximately 40 of us, from all areas of Canada gathering to challenge our own assumptions about the direction of health care in Canada.  Subsequent to the the meeting, I was inspired to join the Conference Board of Canada and look forward to contributing at the next meeting in March 2018.

Centre for the Future of Health





I’ve recently joined the Canadian College of Health Leaders.  It is a group of Canadians that have come from many areas of life to dedicate themselves to the healthcare systems.  I’ve learned a great deal from people who are part of this leadership group and proud to be a member of the team.

Canadian College of Health Leaders




For a few years now, I’ve been a part of a TEC Canada’s CEO group.  We gather monthly from many different industries to discuss leadership, management, and getting the most out of ourselves and our teams.

TEC Canada





For over 25 years, I’ve been a member of the Canadian Bar Association.  Although I don’t actively practice law anymore, this is still an important group that I’m proud to be a member.

The Canadian Bar Association




For over 25 years, I’ve been a member of the Law Society of Alberta.  Although I don’t actively practice law anymore, this is still an important group that I’m proud to be a member.

Law Society of Alberta