Dr. Sorin Cohn is President of BD Cohnsulting and Chief Program Officer of i-Canada, driving Innovation Nation programs to help Canadian communities enhance their competitiveness and leading CATA activities towards innovation in commercialization. He has 35 years international business & technology experience having been involved in most facets of “innovation development”: from idea to lab prototype, from product to market success on the global stage.
Mid 2000’s, he was in Paris, France, as the Managing Director EMEA for Terawave – a California optical access company. As co-founder and President Global Portfolio of OrbitIQ – a global business accelerator, Sorin has been working with technology companies in North America, Israel and Europe to build their market strengths. In 2000 he founded Wireless Multimedia Solutions in North Carolina.
Prior to 2000, Sorin held executive positions with Nortel Networks in Wireless, Enterprise Networks and Carrier Networks, and was Director for Exploratory Programs at BNR. He has developed new technologies, created R&D laboratories, started new product lines and initiated/managed new business units. Sorin has several essential patents in web services, wireless and digital signal processing, as well as over 70 publications and presentations.
In parallel, during the 80’s, Dr. Cohn has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa. A Killam Scholar, he received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Sc in Physics and an M.Eng in Engineering Physics.