Bryan Smith - is one of the early pioneers in digital switching and over the past 40 years has been a major force in the development of key commercial products in Transmission, Private Networks and Public Carrier Networks in both Canada and the US.
During a distinguished career spanning 36 years at Nortel, Bryan held a variety of technical and increasingly senior management roles -- including the role of Chief Architect at Bell Northern Research. His career presaged convergence as he was one of the first in the industry to recognize the strategic linkage between IT and the direction of communications products.
He became heavily involved in Information Technology strategy/deployment in BNR/Nortel and led the introduction of many significant innovations -- including the first corporate electronic mail system in Canada. After retiring from Nortel, he advised a variety of startup companies and was CTO of Rebel.com.