Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame

Michael%20Dunlop.JPGnames three national capital residents to its board of governors. New chairman Michael Dunlop is joined on the board by fellow telecom industry fixtures Peter Barnes, president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and Bernard Courtois, president and CEO of Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). Michael Dunlop (top left) manages his own investment firm, MGD Capital Corporation. He also serves on the senior leadership team of UTi Worldwide and was formerly president and CEO of the global logistics company’s subsidiary Unigistix Inc. Prior to joining Unigistix, Michael spent over two decades in thePeter%20Barnes.JPG telecomm industry in Canada, the US and England, holding numerous positions in sales, marketing, operations and business development. He received a BA from Carleton in 1972. As CWTA’s top man, Peter Barnes (right) oversees the association’s dealings with government and private sector organizations. He was previously VP, public affairs, at AT&T Canada Enterprises. Prior to that he was VP, government and regulatory affairs, at Mobility Canada. Peter is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum’s three-person business advisory council for Canada and chairman of the University of Ottawa Foundation. At ITAC, Bernard%20Courtois.JPGBernard Courtois (bottom left) is an outspoken advocate of developing information and communications technology to “improve business productivity and to achieve our societal and public policy goals.” A lawyer with over 30 years experience in the telecom industry, he has participated in many regulatory, public policy and judicial proceedings that have shaped Canada’s competitive communications industry. Prior to joining ITAC, he served as chief regulatory officer and at Bell Canada, and was the national carrier’s chief strategy officer when Bell played a world-leading role in the adoption of the Internet. Prior to joining Bell, he practiced law in Montreal and Ottawa, serving a wide range of clients in telecommunications and other regulated industries. Bernard has sat on ITAC’s board since 1999. He has also served as president of the International Institute of Communications and is director and treasurer of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. He is an alumnus of l’Université de Montréal.

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