As the Chief Innovation Officer, Paul provides the vision and technical leadership at PHEMI. Paul combines his visionary approach to technology and his ability to bring new technologies into reality with 10 years of experience in healthcare. He now leads PHEMI in order to enable enterprises in and beyond the healthcare industry to capitalize on their data and become data-driven innovators.
He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Providence Health Care, a Canadian healthcare organization with over 9,000 workers across 16 sites, advising on its subcommittees for innovation, quality, EMR, and next-generation data strategies in healthcare. Paul lectures in technology, strategy, and product management for the MBA program at SFU, and is a sought-after speaker on data innovation and strategy. He is a member of the BC Institute for Health Innovation and serves on Genome BC’s Health Strategy Task Force.
Paul spent over a decade as the secretary/treasurer and technology adviser for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia’s health research support agency, and was one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at SFU Venture Labs. Prior to his experience in healthcare and venture capital, Paul was the CTO and cofounder of OctigaBay Systems – a pioneer in high-performance computing – which was acquired by Cray Inc., the world leader in supercomputing. He was also the cofounder and CTO of Abatis Systems, which was acquired by Redback Networks in one of the largest technology acquisitions in Canadian history. Paul’s early career included senior roles at Newbridge Networks and at technology companies in the UK. Paul was awarded Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40″ award in 2000. He holds an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, a marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Liverpool.