SORIN COHN - Leader of Innovation Metrics, Centre for Business Innovation, Conference Board of Canada

Sorin Cohn is the Leader of Innovation Metrics for the Centre for Business Innovation with The Conference Board of Canada. Sorin is the Chair of the Board of Startup Canada as well as several technology companies. He is President of BD COHNsulting and the Chief Program Officer of i-CANADA, driving Innovation Nation programs to help Canadian communities enhance their competitiveness.

Sorin has over 35 years of international business and technology experience. He was the Managing Director EMEA for Terawave in Paris, France, a co-founder and President of Global Portfolio for the OrbitIQ business accelerator, the Director for Exploratory Programs at BNR as well as executive positions with Nortel Networks in Canada and USA.

Sorin has developed new technologies, created R&D laboratories, started new product lines and initiated/managed new business units. He has several essential patents in web services, wireless and digital signal processing, as well as over 100 publications and presentations.

A Killam Scholar, Sorin received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Sc in Physics and an M.Eng in Engineering Physics. He is lecturing Executive MBA courses at business schools in France.