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Dr. Alastair Glass

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President, Transparent Solutions, Canada,

Chairman of Tyndall National Institute Board  and ex Deputy Minister for Innovation in State of Ontario, Canada.

Alastair Glass is currently engaged in consultative activities with his firm, Transparent Solutions. He is also the Chair of the OCN Review Steering Committee.  From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Glass was Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.  Prior to his role with the Ministry, he was Chairman of the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, and the acting CEO.

For four years, he played a pivotal role in growing research and development programs in Ireland as the first Director of Information and Communication Sciences at Science Foundation Ireland, and in helping build effective partnerships between industry, government and academia.

Dr. Glass has an impressive background in senior leadership positions at Bell Laboratories, and he has been a frequent advisor to U.S. government agencies and academic institutions, an invited speaker at international conferences and a published author and leader in technical societies.

Dr. Glass has a B.Sc. (Special) from University College in London and a PhD in physics from the University of British Columbia.


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