Dr. Jean Luc Bérubé

BerubeDr. Jean Luc Bérubé

President, Communications Research Centre

Dr. Jean Luc Bérubé became President of the Communications Research Centre in 2011, after serving 17 months as a research vice-president. When he joined CRC in 2009, he brought a proven track record in managing the human and technological issues inherent in complex telecommunications R&D projects.

Dr. Bérubé is overseeing three research priorities including a foresight function for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), and direct client support R&D. Chief among CRC’s clients is ISED’s Spectrum and Telecommunications Sector, followed by other government organizations, industry and academia. Rounding out CRC’s research priorities is Grand Challenge R&D, tackling challenges of spectrum awareness, spectrum use and spectrum supply, all of which are central to meeting wireless demand for a modern digital economy.

Dr. Bérubé began his career in 1984 as a design engineer with Canadian Marconi Company. In 1993 he joined Nortel, leading teams designing advanced telecommunications equipment. He moved to Motorola in 1997, working to ensure that product planning and customer needs were tightly aligned. In 2000 Dr. Bérubé joined Altera Corporation, where he oversaw both applications and market development for the Canadian wireless and broadband network communications sectors.

Dr. Bérubé holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), a Master of Applied Science degree from Montréal’s École Polytechnique, and a Doctorate from UNB, all in electrical engineering.

Taking Government Science to the Cloud | Tuesday, November 14 at 11:15 AM

(Please note that all Summit sessions will be presented in English)

How does the federal government manage the exponential growth in demand for advanced digital technologies to support research?  Today, research increasingly involves Big Data analytics and visualization, access to remote tools and collaboration with national and global colleagues.  To meet this demand, there is a current and growing need for highly scalable computing, state-of-the-art integration and collaboration software, and high-capacity storage.  Dr. Jean Luc Bérubé will discuss how the government’s investment in cloud technologies are being leveraged to meet the demands of Canada’s research community.