Dr. Barry Po is head of AI products and strategy at Universal mCloud, a clean-tech company combining IoT, analytics, and AI to optimize the performance of smart buildings, wind farms, and renewable energy sources in thousands of locations around the world.
A veteran of both startups and enterprise business, Barry has led global product teams operating in over 80 countries and has held leadership roles at some of the world’s most valuable brands. Prior to Universal mCloud, he was head of product, marketing, and business development at NGRAIN, where he played a key role in taking the business to a successful exit. Barry graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2005.
His accomplishments have been recognized through numerous awards. He held an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellowship, is a two-time winner of the annual Communications Award from the B.C. Advanced Systems Institute (now the B.C. Innovation Council), and was a nominee for the Governor-General’s Gold Medal. In the press, he has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Inc Magazine, and Singularity Hub.
Barry is active in the Vancouver high-tech community as a guest speaker, mentors budding entrepreneurs and innovators, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board in the Faculty of Communications, Art, and Technology at Simon Fraser University.