Dr. J.A. Rueda has over 20 years of experience in R&D and commercialization, particularly in interactive and data networking products and services.
As an entrepreneur and scientist he focuses on technology applications and venture development in the communications, media and entertainment industries. He was chief executive producer for the Hong Kong teams that worked onIndiana Jones, High School Musical, Power Rangers, MySims Racing, and other console, online, and mobile.
He has served on the Board of Canada’s Advanced Networking Organization for Research Industry & Education, the Ensis Investment Venture Capital Fund Advisory Committee, International Standards Organization Technical Committee for Nano Technology, and other listed and private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Dr. Rueda was the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s Director of the Year 2005, and nominated as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. For 8 years, he was Director of Data Networking, Operations & Research at the TRLabs in Canada, a consortium of industry, university and government. He has specialized in video games over the last few years and has mentored over 200 designers and developers, many of them with successful private practices.
He holds a PhD (1996) & MSc in electrical & computer engineering, MBA, registered Professional Engineer (Canada); over 70 publications & patents, including contributions to the Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has served as a Judge at the Stuart Clark International MBA Competition and various other entrepreneurship competitions.
He has also held full-time academic appointments in design and engineering universities in Hong Kong and Canada and has spoken around the world.