Introducing OSPE Board Candidate Ronald Walter Clifton, P.Eng.

NAME 

Ronald Walter Clifton, P.Eng. Ron Clifton

EMPLOYER AND POSITION 

CliftonGroup International Limited, President & Founder  

EDUCATION 

BASc (1974), MASc (1977) Electrical Engineering – University of Waterloo  

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

  • 2010 – Present: CliftonGroup International Limited, Ottawa 
  • 1997 – 2010: President & CEO, International Datacasting Corporation, Ottawa 
  • 1994 – 1997: President & CEO Senstar Corp/Daimler Benz Aerospace, Ottawa   
  • 1990 – 1994: VP & General Manager, Zenon Environmental Systems Inc., Burlington 
  • 1976 – 1990: Business Unit Manager, Computing Devices Company, Ottawa 

ACTIVITIES IN ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS  

  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers – Director, Treasurer and Chair Audit & Finance 
  • Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer – Warden 
  • Aerospace Industry Association of Canada – R&D Committee 
  • Mexican Association of Distance and Continuing Education – Honorary Member  

YEARS OF REGISTRATION WITH PROFESSION 

  • Registered as a professional engineer in Ontario in 1976  

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, INCLUDING POSITIONS HELD 

  • Member Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) 
  • Member Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) 
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
  • Lifetime Member Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 
  • Executive Member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 
  • IEEE International Carnahan Security Technology Conference—Member of the Executive   

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

  • Director of the Board – Ottawa International Airport Authority (7 years) 
  • Ottawa School of Art – Honorary Chair Development Campaign (1 year)  

CONFERENCE OR TECHNICAL PAPERS GIVEN OR PUBLISHED 

  • Panel Chairperson: “The FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council 
  • (CSRIC) WG4: What We Can Learn”, inaugural annual CyberSat Summit, Herndon, VA, November 2017 
  • “Cybersecurity for Broadcast”: Video Services Forum (VSF), Washington, DC, October 2017 
  • Invited Speaker: “Assessing Public Media System Technologies”, co-authored with J. McCoskey (Eagle Hill) and Ted Krichels (CPB) PBS Annual Technology Conference TechCon 2017, Las Vegas, NV, April 2017 
  • “Cybersecurity for Broadcast”: SMPTE Ottawa Chapter inaugural session, October 2016 
  •  “Next Generation Broadcast Network Applications” – Internet2 Technology Exchange Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, June 2015  
  • “Fundamentals of MPLS Networks for Broadcast Applications” – SMPTE Conference, Maryland, May 2015   
  • “Cloud 201: Leveling up with Cloud Computing Technologies” – PBS TechCon, Las Vegas, NV April 2014  
  • “SaaS Partner Panel”, Cloud Expo 2012, NY, June 2012 
  • “Cloud Computing 101 – an Introduction”, SMPTE Conference CBC HQ, Montreal, PQ,  June 2012 
  • “Introduction to Cloud Computing and Potential Applications for Public Broadcasting” PBS TechCon, Las Vegas, NV, April 2012 
  • “Ka-band Satellites: The Broadcast Question Examined?”, Satellite 2012, WashingtonDC, March 2012 
  • “Introduction to Cloud Computing” IET Seminar, Ottawa, November 2011 

CANDIDATE STATEMENT 

It is an honour to be nominated again to serve on the OSPE Board of Directors and I welcome the opportunity to be of service to my chosen profession. I offer the experience gained from a full working career in the international high-tech arena as an Engineer and hands-on CEO. I also bring extensive strategic and governance experience from serving on several private and public Boards.

For more information visit https://www.ospe.on.ca/board-elections

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