Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time: Registration at 11:45, presentation to start at 12:00 (noon)
Location: EN G224, University of Calgary
Kip Fyfe, CEO, 4iiii Innovations Inc.
An innovator and visionary leader, Kip Fyfe has devoted more than 30 years to the high tech electronics industry and currently serves as CEO of 4iiii Innovations Inc. 4iiii Innovations is a technology company focused on innovating highly accurate and easily accessed data delivery on wearables and training tools for athletes. Currently, 4iiii provides PRECISION and PRECISION Pro: the world’s lightest, most accurate power meters offered for single side and dual sided power and the VIIIIVA: Ten times more sensitive than most heart-rate monitors, Viiiiva products also form a bridge between ANT+ products and iOS or Android smartphone and have storage capacity to record training sessions. 4iiii Innovations is moving forward on taking its electronic devices and technology into industrial applications.
Prior to his involvement with 4iiii, Kip was founder and President of Dynastream Innovations Inc. which began in 1999. Dynastream introduced a number of disruptive technologies to the sports monitoring arena for runners. Most notable was the creation of a new category of monitoring for speed, implementing a patented inertial technology that first entered the market under the Nike brand in 2000. Under Kip’s direction, Dynastream introduced ANT+, the ultra-low power wireless protocol in 2002. ANT+ has redefined the sport monitoring industry, providing a platform for sport and wellness manufacturers to collaborate and provide interoperable solutions. With Kip at the helm, Dynastream was successfully sold to Garmin Inc. in 2006.
Kip was previously Director of GPS OEM Products at NovAtel Inc., a global positioning system developer. He successfully assembled and led both the product development and marketing teams from product concept to full mass production. He first started at NovAtel as a developer of mobile phones where he authored 2 patents which significantly shaped the cell phone industry. Kip now has numerous additional patents in the sports monitoring field.
Kip is the 2002 recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He currently involved as a business advisor and investor with several high tech companies. His education includes an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, with a Management Science Option.
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