Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and Federation of Students, University of Waterloo

present ...

A Smart Community Seminar

Smart Communications: The Next 10 Years

Terry Matthews

Chairman and CEO
Newbridge Networks Corporation (, formerly

Tuesday, October 19, 1999
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1350
University of Waterloo

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Terry Matthews

Terry Matthews 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 Celtic Inns.

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

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Sponsorship

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 Waterloo.