Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Sudhir Menon

Sudhir is a successful tech entrepreneur and big data expert who has founded multiple companies with successful exits. His latest venture SnappyData was acquired by Tibco Inc. in 2019. Prior to that, he built GemFire into the world’s leading in-memory data grid, which led to its acquisition by VMware. He is currently the VP of engineering at Cloudera where he runs the company’s core big data platform and heads up the company’s industry changing private cloud initiative.

James T. Swanson

Jim is well-known and respected as a leading technology and intellectual property lawyer. He has 35 years of experience in the practice of law in Alberta and is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and is a registered Trade-mark Agent (Canada).

Phil Anderson

Phil is the Founding Principal and President of Navigator Global, a full-service issues management, government relations and strategic communications firm located in Washington, D.C. He has over 20 years of experience advising corporations, industries and elected officials on public policy issues and has implemented successful public policy campaigns for over 30 different clients and coalitions. Named one of Washington’s top lobbyists by The Hill, Mr. Anderson has also been a frequent media source with commentary appearing in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Journal, and Investment News. He has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes II, CNN, CNBC, FOX NEWS, and ABC.

Brad Robson

Brad has over 30 years experience in executive business management and strategic development with companies such as GE, HP and CGI. He continuously builds profitable relationships in many global sectors by creating opportunities, accelerating innovation, supporting research & development, and delivering strategic commercial solutions.

Chris von Vegesack

Chris has joined the Skymount Medical Group as Strategic Advisor to its management team and their professional advisors. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) and an L.L.B. from the University of Alberta. Chris has over 37 years of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance experience with a major Calgary law firm where he was Securities Department Head for many of those years.