As founding President and CEO of Venn Innovation Inc, Douglas Robertson has been active in innovation policy and economic development for over 20 years. He has contributed to numerous regional and national innovation policy reviews and committees and contributed to the development of New Brunswick's innovation framework.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN).
Prior to founding Venn (then Tech South East) in 2010, Mr Robertson served as the Director of Innovation Policy and Research Projects for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. From 2001 till 2008, he was a member of the City Council of Moncton, and was the inaugural Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee of Counsil. In 2004, he established and chaired the Moncton Technology Planning Group, to support local innovation ecosystem leaders interested in advancing strategies to accelerate innovation-based economic development in the region.
Passionate about his community, Mr Robertson served as chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Track and Field Championships; as a member of the Cabinet for the PGI NB Tournament for Literacy from 2002 to 2013; and has been involved in a number of other community organizations and initiatives.