Dr. Martin Brooks
Dr. Martin Brooks is with the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute for
Information Technology where he leads the Broadband Visual Communication Research
Program where the objective is to catalyze large-scale deployment of broadband networks,
thus maintaining Canada's place as a world leader in advanced Information &
Communication Technologies (ICT). Dr. Brooks previously led the NRC’s Interactive
Information Group and the Knowledge Systems Laboratory.
Martin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and has 30 years’
broad experience in research institutes, the private sector and the academic community
- here and abroad. His main research areas are: software engineering, artificial
intelligence, robotics and broadband network applications and the mathematics of
data simplification. His work spans the range from highly theoretical to the very
practical, and he also brings a strong background in development of business strategies
and technology products.
As an experienced business and technology strategist, Dr. Brooks is an outstanding
mentor with valuable experience in applied research and development especially in
digital libraries and information retrieval. Over the course of his 30 year international
career Dr. Brooks has created, developed and guided many successful product development
teams in industry and research institutes.
Dr. W. M. Jaworski
Professor Jaworski’s research is in the area of automatic knowledge acquisition,
dynamic context, conceptual modeling, evolving systems and knowledge based technologies.
He is the inventor of Context Maps, a notation and method for representing systems
architecture, structures, processes and reusable templates.
Dr. Jaworski has extensive consulting experience, within Canada and internationally,
in helping organizations leverage and optimize their information and knowledge resources.
A respected authority in his field, Dr. Jaworski has lectured and published widely
on computer architecture, modeling tools and methods, knowledge acquisition and
In his long and distinguished career he taught computer sciences at Concordia University,
State University of New York, University of Rhode Island, Pennsylvania State University,
and Warsaw University of Technology. At present he is continuing his research and
consulting practice as the CEO of General Strategies Inc., and continue supervising
graduate students in the Computer Science Department at Concordia University.
Elias has worked in the content management and application software industry for over 20 years and has a strong background in enterprise sales, sales management, marketing, consulting services and overall product lifecycle management.
In his last corporate position Elias was the Vice President responsible for Sales, Field Marketing and Consulting Services for Hummingbird’s North American and Asia-Pacific content management operations. Hummingbird was a 250M+ USD company and a recognized market leader in the electronic content management space. Hummingbird provided enterprise-class business solutions based on its document management/records management, web content management, workflow, business intelligence and search software. Prior to Hummingbird Elias held several senior management positions at PC DOCS where he ran the Asia-Pacific operations and at Fulcrum Technologies where he ran product management and consulting services. Elias has a wealth of international experience where he helped grow and establish operations both in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Elias started his career at General Electric and as part of a corporate sponsored program (Edison Engineering Program) he worked with Dr. Neil Shapiro at the GE Research Center on his Master’s thesis to develop industry standards for text-retrieval. Elias has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of NY Maritime College and Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.