PCN Technology

Executive Management


Dave Karpenske

Dave was appointed as PCN's Chief Executive Officer in December 2013. Prior to joining PCN as its Chief Operating Officer in April of 2013, Dave was the Vice President of Strategic & Corporate Marketing at JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU). JDSU is a world leader in Communications Test & Measurement, Commercial Optical Products, as well as Optical Security and Performance Technologies. Dave brings to PCN over 25 years of successful leadership in operational management including experience in both strategic and business development.

His background includes running successful divisions having annual revenues and P&L's of over $500M in combined product and service sales along with annual engineering budgets exceeding $80M.

Prior to JDS Uniphase, Dave was Sr. VP & GM at Credence Systems where he joined in 2003 after spending 25 years with Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB). At Schlumberger he ultimately held the position of President of North and Central America where he was responsible for Schlumberger's Telecommunications, Semiconductor Equipment, Smart Cards and IT Managed Services.

Daniel Drolet, Executive Vice President

Daniel A Drolet

Daniel is a recognized leader & expert in the fields of Intellectual Property (IP) Assets with specialized focus on technology integration and commercialization of advanced assets within the fields of communication, networking, and overall information technology.

Throughout the 1990's and 2000's Daniel gained a national reputation in IP Asset Management & Investment and was been highlighted in a number of publications regarding the commercialization and management of technologies developed by Public & Private Companies, VC Backed Start Ups, Universities and Government agencies. Some of these include; Entrepreneur, Control Engineering, Fortune, Red Herring, Automation, Inventor's Handbook and others. He is also a Director with Startup Grind, an international business organization operating from Palo Alto, CA that supports startup entrepreneurs.

Daniel is also a mentor to technology companies developing at Stanford University through their NovoEd platform which specifically focuses on teaching business methods & philosophies learned from Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms.

Daniel is a partner in private equity firms that are focused on disruptive patents and technologies.  He led the inital two rounds of investment into PCN focused on Industrial Internet of Things markets and applications.

Through his partnerships; Daniel has successfully managed Intellectual Property & Technology Assets for Sony Pictures & Sony Pictures Imageworks, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Advanced Research, Johns Hopkins University, University of Strathclyde and over 600+ clients worldwide with asset value's totalling over an estimated $150M

Daniel's ability to quickly assess advanced technologies and how they can be deployed across market sectors by prospective customers & partners overall has led to successful strategic corporate engagements globally.

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