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Don is a co-founder and chief technology officer for Sandvine. Don is responsible for leading Sandvine’s technical vision, including the strategic development, direction and future growth of Sandvine’s products and solutions. In addition, Don oversees Sandvine’s marketing functions to insure clear expression of overall product and solutions strategy and vision.
Before holding the position of CTO, Don served as vice president of consulting systems engineering and led Sandvine’s development engineers and technical service consultants. Prior to Sandvine, Don was director of firmware and manager of software engineering for PixStream, responsible for system architecture. Don also held the position of Manager, Software Engineering for Cisco Systems in the Video Networking Business Unit.
As a leader in the technology community, Don has spoken at notable events such as Broadband World Forum Asia, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, ISS and the Communications Futures Program at MIT. Don is also part of the CTO Council of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).
In 2007, Don and his fellow co-founders were honoured with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the technology category for their success and dedication to their work at Sandvine.
Originally from Ottawa, Don attended the University of Waterloo’s bachelor of applied science program for systems design engineering. He currently resides in Waterloo with his wife.