Denzil (Denny) Doyle recognized by Telecom Hall of Fame

Doyle%2C%20Denzil-120X185.jpgDenzil J. Doyle, chairman of Doyletech Corp. and “father of Ottawa high tech,” is chosen to receive the Career Service Award from Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame. He will be inducted alongside Sal Iacono, recently retired SVP, product marketing, Bell Canada. Mr. Doyle has led a distinguished career in venture capital, R&D and corporate management in Ottawa’s high tech community. After graduating with an engineering degree from Queen’s in 1956, he began his career at Computing Devices before founding Digital Equipment Corp.’s Canadian subsidiary. Under his almost two-decades-long leadership of Digital Canada, the company grew from a one-man operation into one of the capital’s top corporations, with sales of over $160 million annually. Telecom_Hall_of_Fame.JPGIn 1982 he established Doyletech, where he has been involved in the startup and development of several high tech firms and serves as an advisor to government. From 1995 to 2005 he led investments in technology companies in Ottawa and Ontario as chairman of Capital Alliance Ventures Inc. He has served on the boards of Mitel, Newbridge and International Datacasting, to name just a few. He has written extensively on tech-related matters as a columnist for national capital SCAN and its predecessor, Silicon Valley North. His book, Making Technology Happen, has influenced thousands of tech investors and entrepreneurs. In recognition of his work in technology commercialization, he was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005. “The Career Service Award was created to acknowledge the dedication special individuals have made to the telecommunications industry within their region, province or locality,” explains Lorne Abugov, founder and director of Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame. “Both Denzil Doyle and Sal Iacono deserve recognition for their outstanding contributions to telecom in their own and equally important ways.” Sal Iacono joined Bell in 1977 where in the first half of his career he built an international reputation as a telecom demand and price elasticity analyst. In 1992, he made the transition from economist to marketing and management, holding director level marketing positions at Bell and Stentor Resource Centre Inc. Messrs Doyle and Iacono will be inducted into the Telecommunications Hall at the 2008 Telecom Laureate Awards gala on October 29 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

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