Bill Tam, President & CEO, BC Tech Association has been actively involved in guiding the success of entrepreneurial companies as a founder, executive, investor, advisor and board member for the past 20 years. He first joined BC Tech as a CEO-in-Residence with the Growth program, advising over 30 companies from startups to mid-stage technology firms. Prior to BC Tech, Bill was the CEO of EQO Communications, a mobile startup that created the first mobile Skype application. Bill was also a partner at SpringBank TechVentures, an early stage venture capital fund where he led investments in software and wireless. Early in his startup career, he was a founding executive and chief marketing officer at MetroNet Communications, a next generation telecommunications startup that grew to become the largest competitive telecom company in Canada. Bill has held senior executive positions at AT&T, Rogers, Jones Cable, Infowave Software and Bell Canada. He currently lends his expertise as an industry advisor for BCNet, Simon Fraser University and UBC, and volunteers his time supporting students and aspiring entrepreneurs. Bill holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McGill University.