David J. Smith, President & CEO
David is a recognized leader in wireless technology, enterprise software as a service and product lifecycle management. His strong technical competence, combined with his business insight, has made him consistently successful in delivering innovative products to market. He has a well-developed global perspective, crossing geographic and cultural boundaries, gained through extensive international exposure.
At ITK Vector, David leads technology leadership consulting, working with our clients to help them evaluate and exploit new business opportunities. David is able to bring expertise, industry knowledge, and a significant network of contacts and associates to address any problem or opportunity.
Prior to forming ITK Vector, David was the Executive Vice President of Enterprise Mobile Computing at BlackBerry Limited. He was instrumental in developing new businesses, pricing, and product delivery models for BlackBerry’s Enterprise Business. David also directly managed the introduction of BlackBerry’s first LTE products, and first global “World Edition” smartphone.
Earlier in his career, David worked for Bell-Northern Research and Nortel as a business and technology leader on a wide range of products and services.
David is a Professional Engineer (APEO), and holds both master and bachelor of applied science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Phyllis Smith, Managing Director
Phyllis is a professional librarian, researcher, and writer.
At ITK Vector Inc., Phyllis leads communication strategy consulting, helping clients to work with top quality information and to manage their internal or external communications. Phyllis has years of experience using a wide range of information retrieval tools–more than just Google! She will write or edit articles, white papers, and more. In 2014, she received the AIIP Connections Writer’s Award in recognition of her article on massive open online courses (MOOCs) that was published in AIIP Connections in 2013.
Prior to forming ITK Vector Inc., Phyllis was the principal of In the Know Research and Information Consulting. She worked with federal government agencies and consultants who needed customized and confidential information solutions. She provided research and information retrieval services, and helped clients to produce professional documentation in support their organizational goals.
Earlier in her career, Phyllis worked as a professional research librarian and also in information management in a Canadian federal government agency.
Phyllis has a master of library and information science degree from the University of Western Ontario. She has also studied Professional Communication at Royal Roads University, and is working towards a certificate in Editing at Simon Fraser University. She is a life-long learner with interests in Big Data, professional writing, information retrieval tools and strategies, and organizational communication. She is an active member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP).