EY’s National High Tech Leader for SR&ED Joins the Innovation Leadership Council
December 8, 2015

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Ottawa, On... CATAAlliance (www.cata.ca), a recognized champion of Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship, today announced that Dr. Matt Pearson, EY’s National High Tech Leader for SR&ED has joined the CATA Innovation Leadership Council (ILC).

The ILC serves as an advisory body, providing guidance on the implementation of the CATAAlliance mandate to support the global competitiveness of its members and the advancement of Canada as a competitive Innovation Nation, in addition to offering a community peer network to assess share insights into needs, trends and achievements.

CATA CEO John Reid said, “Dr. Pearson brings a wealth of experience to the Council as he has both small company and large corporate experience, having served as Director of Technology Development at a VC-backed start-up, and as Senior Engineer at Intel Corporation. His current EY mandate is fully aligned with CATA’s CATA’s mission, mandate and core policy planks.”

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According to Dr. Pearson, “ EY is fully behind the CATA goal of cultivating Canada’s considerable strengths and eliminating every barrier to inhibiting their full contribution to competitiveness, a goal that is vital to realize the improvements that will let Canada rank amongst the highest performers as an innovation based economy.”

About Dr. Matt Pearson  

Matt is EY's National High Tech Leader for and also leads the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award program for Ottawa. His team assists a wide range of technology-based companies find new financing for their R&D activities in Canada. Prior to EY, Matt was Vice President, Technology at Enablence Technologies, a semiconductor photonics company that he co-founded and helped to bring public on the TSX-V exchange. Dr. Pearson has extensive experience in the design, characterization, manufacturing, and marketing of highly-integrated components for next-generation networks. He has small company and large corporate experience, having served as Director of Technology Development at a VC-backed start-up, and as Senior Optoelectronics Engineer in the Photonic Technology Operations at Intel Corporation in California. He holds a B.Sc. in Honours Physics & Mathematics from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University.

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