John Papadakis
President & CEO,
Thinkedge Inc.
speaking at:
Monday's Network Innovation & Service Integrity


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John Papadakis is a strategic executive recognized for his success in building and operating profitable technology-based businesses for small entrepreneurial enterprises and large global players. Through his unique breadth of skill he leverages business, technical and hands-on operational knowledge to drive growth and market place leadership.

John is currently the President and CEO of Thinkedge, a firm focused on providing leadership and expertise to enterprises to help accelerate their business and achieve operational excellence. John works closely with companies on various facets of business, including developing and executing on strategy, product and technology commercialization, strategic partnerships, scaling and transforming the organization to sustain rapid growth, and instituting operational discipline and best practices to elevate business performance. Prior to Thinkedge, John held key roles with several world-class organizations. As the Chief Operating Officer at Tricrest Corporation, a North American Information and Communications Technology solutions provider, he ignited the growth and attained a multi-year Profit 100 company status. As the Senior Vice President of Operations and CTO at 411.ca, he was instrumental in the explosive growth of the company, helping take it from a start-up to the leading independent on-line local search destination in Canada with subsequent sale to YPG. As an SVP at Rogers he ran all the technical and operational functions supporting more than $1.6B of business revenue and driving the development and implementation of products, technology, and customer solutions that dramatically improved business performance. As the Senior Vice President of Avaya Global Services (AGS), John had full P&L responsibility for Canada and additionally helped build and run Avaya's Global Managed Services business for all International regions (EMEA, CALA, APAC and Canada). Within the first year, John turned AGS Canada into the top performing services region worldwide.

John's track record of success includes other well known companies in the telecommunications and high-tech space, where his extensive hands-on expertise, combined with his strong business and thought leadership skills has transformed businesses and ignited their growth.

John holds an Honours B.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.