Dr. Sorin Cohn is Founder and CEO of c-IM&E Inc. and BD Cohnsulting Inc. He was the Chairman of Startup Canada.
Dr. Cohn leads the research on innovation metrics and management in the Center for Business Innovation at the Conference Board of Canada and is working with i-Canada and CATA Alliance driving Innovation Nation programs to help Canadian communities enhance their competitiveness. Sorin is also chairing the board of ASE Smart Energy Inc. and farmNXT – companies dedicated to global energy savings in residential environments and advanced farm management solutions throughout the world respectively.
In 2012 Dr. Cohn was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Canadian communities and industry.
Sorin has 40 years international business & technology experience in large multinational as well as SME companies having been involved in most facets of “innovation development”: from idea to research and lab prototype, from technology to product, new business units, and then to market success on the global stage.
Mid 2000’s, he was in Paris and all of Europe, as the Managing Director EMEA for Terawave – a California optical access company. Early 2000’s, as co-founder and President Global Portfolio of OrbitIQ – a global business accelerator, Sorin has been working with technology companies in North America, Israel and Europe to build their market strengths. In 2000 he founded Wireless Multimedia Solutions in North Carolina.
Prior to 2000, Sorin held executive positions with Nortel Networks in Wireless, Enterprise Networks and Carrier Networks, and was Director for Exploratory Programs at BNR. He has developed new technologies, created R&D laboratories, started new product lines and initiated/managed new business units. Sorin has several essential patents in web services, wireless and digital signal processing, as well as over 90 publications and presentations.
In parallel, during the 80’s, Dr. Cohn has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa. A Killam Scholarship recipient, he received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Physics and an M.Eng. in Engineering Physics. He is lecturing at Canadian, US and European Universities on business management and entrepreneurial innovation.