Brad has constantly pushed the technology edge both as an entrepreneur and researcher. Having founded and led three successful high-tech start-ups, filed 28 patents and written numerous academic papers, Brad has successfully straddled the worlds of research and industrial development for 20+ years.
Brad received his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2008. His Ph.D. research led to critical new IP development and the formation of Veridae Systems where he was CTO and co-founder. When Veridae was acquired by Tektronix, Brad led Tektronix’s Embedded Instruments Group as Chief Architect. Later, he became CEO and co-founder of Invionics, and then CTO and co-founder of Abreezio, which Qualcomm acquired. Brad became Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, successfully driving the productization of two key proprietary technologies across their entire IC portfolio.
Alongside his start-up successes and leadership roles in large companies, Brad has continued to be active academically as an Adjunct Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. His teaching and research are focused on mixed reality, machine learning, computer vision and efficient hardware implementations of deep learning architectures.
Brad currently resides in Vancouver, BC with his wife and two sons. He is also an avid fly fisherman, professionally trained chef and busy hockey dad/coach.