Communitech’s CEO and President, Iain Klugman, is the recipient of the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) 2011 Leadership Award.
Iain Klugman’s 20-year career in marketing and technology management has made him one of Canada’s foremost experts in innovation and commercialization. Since coming to Waterloo Region to lead Communitech as President and CEO, Mr. Klugman has joined his commitment to supporting technology businesses on the front lines with a sophisticated understanding of building successful regional economies.
Under his leadership, Communitech pioneered Canada’s first executive-in-residence program at a not-for-profit organization; launched a youth outreach strategy to engage more than 20,000 secondary students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; left no stone unturned in the quest for talent to fill more than 2,000 open positions in the Region’s technology sector; launched a national digital media network; and built The Communitech Hub – a $100 millionstrategy dedicated to the growth and success of digital media and ICT companies in Ontario.
Today, Communitech works with more than 700 tech companies representing over $22 billion in revenue – all in a community of just 500,000 people – a community now widely acknowledged as Canada’s leading tech cluster.