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