Rene joined Nutaq (now a wholly owned subsidiary of NuRAN Wireless) in October 2012 as a Wireless System Consultant and is currently the company's CTO, leading NuRAN Wireless R&D activities, including; defining all R&D programs, product development plans and product roadmap strategy. Prior to joining Nutaq / NuRAN Wireless, Rene was Principal Member of Advanced Technology at Blackberry and prior to that Vice President of Firmware Engineering for Soma Networks, ultimately founding and leading the Ottawa office for Soma Networks. Previous experience includes engineering roles at Nortel Networks and the Department of National Defence. Rene holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Laval University.