David Smith

David joined ORION as Chief Technology Officer in 2018. He is a collaborative technology leader with a strong track record of delivering innovative products and services.

At ORION, Ontario’s only research and education network, David is responsible for network strategy, operations and engineering. He also has responsibility for the cybersecurity team, including their unique Ontario Cybersecurity Higher Education Consortium program.

Prior to joining ORION, David held a variety of senior roles in technology and networking. He has developed telecom infrastructure for data and wireless communications, smartphone technologies, and strategies for connected and autonomous vehicles.

David holds both an MASc and BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also holds the Chartered Director (C.Dir) designation from the Directors College.

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