Novokowsky brings a rich and unique background in the biotechnology
and communications industries to his role as President and CEO.
He offers access to a vast network of contacts and resources which
he developed in his recent roles as President of the Canadian Photonics
Consortium and Chairman of the Ottawa Photonics Cluster. He is an
experienced leader in all aspects of technology, and pursues a keen
interest in creating a strong technology foundation while forging
the strategic relationships and partnerships that augment both market
positioning and business profitability.
Novokowsky is a serial Entrepreneur and has over 30 years of experience
in science, communications and high technology. He holds an Honors
Degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
From liver cancer research, software development, chip design, systems
development through to business development and sales, Mr. Novokowsky
has always built high performance teams.
the CEO of Advantera, Mr. Novokowsky has also held a number of senior-level
positions at Mitel, AMI and Newbridge Networks (now Alcatel-Lucent).
Throughout his career, he has demonstrated solid leadership skills
and has energetically inspired and motivated both his colleagues
Mr. Novokowsky is a published writer for the book "The Entrepreneurial
Effect". A compilation of authors including Terry Matthews,
coined as "Practical Ideas from Your Own Virtual Board of Advisors