Randy Zadra

Senior Advisor & Director - National Research Council of Canada

Randy Zadra has over 20 years of experience in international business, and technology management. He is currently senior advisor and Director at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, where he is developing new international R&D co-innovation initiatives. He served 9 years in various senior management capacities with the BCE (NYSE:BCE) and Teleglobe (acquired for $6.6B) in Montreal, and Washington DC. He has worked in senior management roles with several software and technology companies in Boston, Ottawa, and Montreal, including Datawind, and Orblynx. He also worked at the MIT Media Lab in Boston serving as Project Director and leading the Entrepreneurship and Development Program. He taught several entrepreneurship courses, served as a judge on the MIT business plan competition, and served as an advisor and board member for several early stage companies.

He has studied at the University of Windsor, Carleton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Randy Zadra