Darin Graham is a true leader in international information communications technology and is uniquely familiar with the interactive domain of industry, government and academia. As President of Innovative Minds (previously Innovation Initiators) – one of his many ongoing activities – Darin is helping to grow the receptor capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to enable them to develop and adopt new technologies to create next generation products and services. Darin is a champion of collaboration and has personally worked with a variety of unique groups to to further engage industry with academic and research institutions to enhance technology-based applied outcomes, facilitating economic growth through increasing knowledge and helping develop human capital.
Darin has over 20 years of experience leading innovative initiatives that take creative ideas to the marketplace. He brings extensive international experience in leading R&D programs and helping build innovation ecosystems in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. A champion of collaboration, he has worked closely with a variety of unique groups to engage industry with academic and research institutions to enhance technology-based applied outcomes, facilitating economic growth through increasing knowledge and helping develop human capital.
Recently as a member of the founding team, Darin helped lead the creation and formation of the Vector Institute – the premier artificial intelligence (AI) research institute in Canada. He has held the primary leadership position in a number of organizations, including ORION (Ontario’s Research and Innovation Optical Network), NZi3 (New Zealand’s ICT Innovation Institute), and CITO (Communications and Information Technology Ontario, an Ontario Centre of Excellence)