Bill Tam is the Cofounder and COO of the Digital Technology Supercluster, part of the Government of Canada’s $950-million, five-year Innovation Superclusters Initiative driving large-scale collaboration across industry, enterprise, and post-secondary to develop and scale high-potential technologies in Canada.
A lifelong champion of entrepreneurship, Bill is recognized as a pre-eminent leader in B.C.’s tech sector with 20 years’ experience in capacities from start-up founder to executive, investor, advisor and board member. He is recognized for forging partnerships across the private and public sectors to accelerate economic growth and foster inclusiveness.
Bill now serves in a variety of advisory roles including: member of the Steering Committee, Cascadia Innovation Corridor initiative; the Innovation Committee of the Rideau Hall Foundation; and as an industry advisor to UBC, SFU and BCIT. He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University, a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from McGill University, and in 2018 was awarded the Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction by UBC for his contributions to the engineering and tech community.