Digital Media and Wireless Association of B.C. incorporated after industry groups merge

New Media B.C. and the Wireless Innovation Network of B.C. have cemented their merger with the incorporation of a new organization, the Digital Media and Wireless Association of B.C.

On December 1, DigiBC was legally established, the industry association announced today (December 15).

To start, DigiBC will be governed by a board of directors drawing half of its 14 members from the digital-media sector and the other half from the wireless sector.

The founding members of the board are:

Ӣ Chris Landon, VP, Network Services, Telus
Ӣ Darshan Kaler, Director, Olympic Services & VCEC Operations, Bell Canada
Ӣ Derek Spratt, CEO, Mobidia
Ӣ Howard Donaldson, VP, Studio Operations, Disney Interactive
Ӣ Jim Mutter, Partner, Benson Salloum Watts LLP
Ӣ Jules Meunier, former President, Wireless Networks, Nortel
Ӣ Olivier Vincent, President & CEO, Canpages
Ӣ Par Singh, President, Intellectual Ventures Canada
Ӣ Paul Lee, Co-founder and General Partner, Vanedge Capital
Ӣ Pauline Moller, General Manager, Electronic Arts Canada
Ӣ Rick Griffiths, Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Ӣ Robert Forget, Director of Product Management, Vecima Networks
Ӣ Sandy Fleischer, VP & General Manager, Fjord Interactive Cossette Communications
Ӣ Warren Franklin, CEO, Rainmaker Entertainment

DigiBC plans to have seven special-interest groups dealing with the areas of mobile and wireless; video games; animation and visual effects; Web 2.0 and social media; e-learning; human resources and talent; and capital.

At a joint meeting on October 20 in Vancouver, the members of New Media B.C. and WINBC voted unanimously to approve the merger.

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