Youssef Nakkabi, Ph.D.
Director of Innovation
CFO & Corporate Secretary
Aron Hsiao, Ph.D.
VP, Product & Marketing
Board of Directors
Director and Chair
Corporate lawyer specializing in securities law, mergers, and acquisitions with Stikeman Elliott, LLP from 2009-2017. Former member of the Vancouver Airport Authority’s environmental advisory committee and board chairman of the Steveston Harbour Authority. Vice chair of the board of directors of the Provincial Health Services Authority, a public health authority with an annual budget of over $3.5 billion. Former director and audit committee chair of Powerband Solutions, Inc. (TSXV:PBX). Law degree from the University of British Columbia.
VADM Mike McConnell
Director of the National Security Agency of the United States under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Clinton. United States Director of National Intelligence under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, managing an organization of 100,000 people with an annual budget of US$47 billion. Former head of the intelligence business at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc (NYSE:BAH) before retiring as vice chairman. Current board member at multiple organizations. Two-time recipient of the highest United States award for service to the intelligence community under Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton. Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University and holder of multiple honorary doctorate degrees.
Veteran executive and investor with 45 years in leadership and governance roles in the software and information technology industries of British Columbia. Most recently Former founder and CEO of Parasun Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Uniserve in 2007) and former chairman and CEO of Scorpion Software, Inc. (acquired by Kaseya in 2015). Former president of the BC Electronic Manufacturer’s Association and led the creation of the BC Technology Industries Association (now BC TECH).
Seasoned executive with over 40 years experience in software technology, startups, and cybersecurity. Former chairman and CEO of Utilidata, Inc., former president of global operations and CSO at Forcepoint, and former president of Raytheon Cyber Products, a Raytheon holding, where he sustained double-digit growth in revenue while coordinating M&A activity that led to the creation of Forcepoint. Former leadership roles at Trusted Computer Solutions, Sterling Software, Informix Federal, and NEC. Key figure in the development of trusted Linux variants that became Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the first major Linux OS to qualify as a “trusted” OS under the Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) and Protection Profile (PP) measures of the internationally-recognized Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme (CCEVS) standard. Former investor and advisor for multiple organizations in the venture capital community. Currently serves on the advisory board for the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) and multiple other governmnet committees, industry association working groups, and boards of directors.
Molly Falconer de Ramel
20 years experience advising leading North American executives in the financial sector including Bank of America, Blackstone, Citi, Citi PB, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and UBS. Currently CEO at well-recognized executive coaching firm Periwinkle LLC. Former network news anchor and reporter covering financial markets including the NYSE and NASDAQ. Recipient of the prestigious John Harvard Scholar Award at Harvard University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Ian L. Paterson
CEO of Plurilock Security Inc. where he led the productization and commercialization of over 35,000 hours of academic research. Raised early-stage investment and closed Plurilock’s first US$1 million in sales from lighthouse customers in the United States Federal Government and in the critical infrastructure and financial services sectors.