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2013 media releases - SMART Technologies
SMART Co-Founder, David Martin, named Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Calgary, Alberta --- OCTOBER 17, 2013 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) announces that company co-founder, David Martin, has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition for his contribution to education as the creator of the SMART Board® interactive whiteboard.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge
, presented the award to David
in an Investiture Ceremony held today at Buckingham Palace in London.
+ David Martin -- SMART Technologies
Technology, Features - Virtual Teaming
David Martin, co-founder, chairman and CEO,
SMART Technologies Inc.
David has been active in designing and building teleconferencing products since 1990.
He led software teams to build the first Windows-based multi-point document conferencing solutions.
His belief that educators need technology in the background led to the development of the SMART Board family of interactive whiteboards.
He is a member of the Leaders’ Forum on Innovation organized by the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Federal Government’s Strategic Advisory Council on International Trade for Information Technology and Telecommunications.
David is a recognized authority on the future direction of applying technology to the problem of working and teaching at a distance.
He often speaks at conferences and seminars on the subject of "Effective Virtual Teams."
David Martin, Co-Founder of ...
David Martin, Co-Founder of SMART Technologies and member of GRAND's Board of Directors, named Officer of the Order of the British Empire
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Picture of David Martin
Executive Chairman and CTO
David Martin is the co-founder and executive chairman of SMART Technologies Inc.
has helped develop the company as the leading provider of interactive display technology and collaborative products for education as well as for corporate and government markets.
SMART is a public company headquartered in Calgary with customers in over 175 countries.
SMART received the Canada Export Achievement Award in 2004 and many other honours throughout its 24 year history.
David has served on a number of boards and councils including the Expert Panel on Canada's Role on International Science and Technology, part of the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on Science and Technology.
David has a BSc in Applied Mathematics and has received numerous awards including the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance Award for Leadership in Advanced Technology.
He is the named inventor on a number of US patents and patent applications pending in the US and around the world.