Mr. Stéphane Gagnon, Vice-President, Applications and Performance

Mr. Stéphane Gagnon is Vice-President of the CRC's Applications and Performance branch. He joined the organization in 2015, bringing to it over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and semiconductor fields.

Prior to joining the CRC, Mr. Gagnon was Chief Operating Officer for POET Technologies. Earlier, he worked at Integrated Device Technology, formerly Tundra Semiconductor, Motorola, and Nortel (Bell Northern Research), where he progressed through several director and senior director positions.

He was also chairman of the non-profit RapidIO Trade Association Steering Committee for three years, and a contributor to the working group for over nine years. He has collaborated with NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense and many industry players such as Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens and Huawei.

Mr. Gagnon's skill set is rich in leading research and development activities, in directing cross-functional teams, and in managing international customer and partner relationships. He has a strong background in pioneering technologies and innovations in wireless telecommunications. With his extensive knowledge of trends, issues and risks in this field, he is able to leverage his know-how to bring together innovation, development, design and industry stakeholders.

Mr. Gagnon holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from Laval University.

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