Peter Briscoe - Bad Cop
Peter joined Nanozen in 2014 as Director and CEO. A serial entrepreneur and expert in building world-leading products and product companies, Peter has been leading technology centred companies for over 20 years. Peter is a hands on leader with expertise in all facets of technology commercialization, including product development, manufacturing, marketing, product management, and standards innovation.He developed deep domain knowledge of data and real-time communication products and systems early in his career while working for world leaders such as Nortel Networks & Newbridge Networks and brings a strong combination of large company processes and quality practices for designing and building products along with a small company can-do attitude.Peter's most recent successful startup Convedia, grew to 130 people in 4 continents and was sold in 2006 for over $US 100M. Convedia developed real-time communication products and systems which captured over 65% global market share and delivered almost $US 500M in lifetime revenues . Peter holds a B.ASc in Electrical Engineering from Canada's University of Waterloo.
Dr. Winnie Chu - Good Cop
Dr. Chu is an expert in nanosensor technology and a former faculty member at the University of British Columbia.
Winnie spent her early career conducting compliance-based sampling and analysis for the detection and prevention of workplace exposure to damaging aerosols and air-borne particulates where her client base included environmental agencies, occupational agencies, and industrial organizations.
Nanozen was borne from Winnie's recognition of a pressing need to improve on detection practices and technologies. In 2007 she turned her efforts towards the design and fabrication of affordable, wearable, and highly accurate sensors that deliver immediate, real-time results across a diverse mix of environmental and occupational applications.
Dr. Chu holds a PhD in Chemistry from Simon Fraser University and MSc in Quantum Mechanics from the University of Manitoba. She currently serves on the environmental sensor review panel at the US National Science Foundation.