Southwestern Ontario Chapter Chair
Gary Svoboda is the Southwestern Ontario Chapter Chair. Gary, B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1979), M.B.A. (University of Western Ontario - 1983) is Founder and President of Adventus Research Inc., a Guelph, Ontario-based market research and due diligence consultancy established in 2001 and incorporated in 2004. His firm serves a wide range of clients with comprehensive primary and secondary market research services, including industry assessments, stakeholder interviews, market surveys, and focus groups.
Gary is the senior consultant, chief analyst and author on all Adventus Research projects. Typically, most Adventus projects are market research and market/technology alignment studies for innovative technologies and processes, and focus on conducting primary market research, either in the form of stakeholder interviews or focus groups, to assess the client’s technology propositions in the their intended market space.
Gary is also the Network Manager for the Centre for the Commercialization of Mining Technologies and Services (CCMTS), a Conference Board of Canada Executive Network initiative, whose mission is to assist mining supply companies to improve their product commercialization skills to become more effective suppliers to the mining industry.
Gary has over 30 years of experience and has provided market research validation to hundreds of inventors, innovative companies and entrepreneurs launching new technologies, products and services. Prior to Adventus, he was a senior manager at the Canadian Innovation Centre in Waterloo. In addition to his market research experience, Gary Svoboda has served extensively as a corporate and industry spokesperson on the subject of invention, innovation and market research. Gary is a frequent conference presenter, and has appeared in over 100 print, radio and television spots over the past 20 years, including CBC Radio Noon, CBC News Network, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.
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