The infraNET Project and
Federation of Students, University of Waterloo
A Smart Community
Smart Communications: The Next 10 Years
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1350
University of Waterloo
is founder and Chairman of Newbridge Networks Corporation. Prior to
Newbridge, Dr. Matthews co-founded Mitel Corporation in 1972., a world
leader in the design and manufacture of telecommunications integrated
circuit devices and electronic private switchboards. During the period
1972 to 1985 he took particular leadership in the marketing, sales and
product management activities for the company. In 1985, British Telecom
bought controlling interest in Mitel. Dr. Matthews left the corporation
to found Newbridge in March 1986.
His telecom career officially began at
16 at British Telecom Research Labs. Continuing his studies, he earned
Higher National Certificates in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
and an honours degree in Electronics from the University College of
Wales. Upon graduation, he joined Microsystems International Ltd. in Canada.
A Fellow of the Institution of
Electrical Engineers and the University of Wales, Dr. Matthews received
an honorary Doctor of Technology degree from the University of
Glamorgan, Wales and a Doctor of Engineering degree from Carleton University,
Canada. In May 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Dr. Matthews serves as Chairman of a
number of high technology companies including CrossKeys Systems
Corporation, TimeStep Corporation, Starvision Multimedia Corporation
and Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. He is also Chairman of U.K.-based
Newbridge Networks Corporation
Newbridge, a leader in the worldwide
data networking industry currently employs more than 6,000 people and
recorded FY1999 revenue of $1.8 billion.
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is sponsored by the
Federation of Students and The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: INFORIUM, MKS, Open
Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of