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Dr. Tom Corr

Ontario Centres of Excellence
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tom Corr: As President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence, Tom brings more than 40 years of experience in the technology transfer, IT and venture capital sectors. He has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur in the ITC sector and has a distinguished academic background. Tom is a leader in bridging the worlds of entrepreneurship, academia and industry. 

Prior to joining OCE in 2010, Tom was CEO of the Accelerator Centre and AVP, Commercialization at the University of Waterloo. He also served as Director of Technology Transfer (ITC) at the University of Toronto. Before joining U of T, he spent 25 years in the private sector as an entrepreneur and executive with several major international technology corporations.     

He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Henley Management College/Brunel University in England, an MBA from the University of Toronto, the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Consultancy from Henley Management College.

Tom currently serves on the boards of C-FER Technologies (Chair), OneEleven global scale-up hub (Chair), the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform, the Waterloo Research and Technology Park - Accelerator Centre, and OCE.