David Fransen


David Fransen is the Chair of the Waterloo Innovation Summit, an advisory board member of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and an advisor to companies in Los Angeles, Toronto and Waterloo. David has served as a senior executive in government, academia, and the diplomatic corps, leading large interdisciplinary teams in path-breaking R&D, policy and program areas.

He led the creation and then served as a member of the founding Board of Governors of the Council of Canadian Academies. David was also a board member of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Standards Council of Canada, as well as the Secretary of Industry Canada’s Expert Panel on Commercialization.

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