I’m the recently retired Chief Technology Officer / VP R&D of Christie Digital Systems, a global leader in projection and electronic display systems.
I’m actively engaged in the tech startup world and am involved with several business incubator and accelerator initiatives. For example, I’m the Innovation Fellow with the University of Waterloo’s REAP entrepreneurship program. As well, I mentor with Haltech, the Digital Media Zone, and the Communitech Hyperdrive accelerator. My company, Pixelized Light Inc, provides business and tech consulting services.
I serve as the vice-chair of the Ontario Centres of Excellence ICT/Digital Media Advisory Board.
Currently I’m also writing a book with the working title ‘Digital Light… Pixels Everywhere’. The book’s theme is the emerging convergence of lighting with digital modulation technologies and the associated implications on media, public policy, and architecture to name a few.
At Christie, I guided the development and execution of Christie’s technology roadmap to help enable Christie’s rapid growth. I’m also the co-inventor of Christie MicroTiles, an award-winning modular digital display technology designed for digital-out-of-home architecture, event production and command-and-control environments. More recently, I led Christie’s research into the use of laser technology for advanced display systems. I’ve continued my involvement with Christie by serving on the board of some companies it’s invested in.
I have and Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. I have seven US patents.
Here are some links to a few talks I’ve given about digital light:
- Ryerson University Dean’s Lecture February 2011
- Ignite Waterloo talk June 2011
- Megapixels are Boring — let’s talk Gigapixels! May 2013