Contributor Profile

Jim Hanlon

Job TitleCEO

Company NameThe Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (Canada)

About

Jim is a 30-year veteran of the Canadian tech industry, having worked in design, marketing and management for companies in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and New England. His career has spanned the aerospace and defence sectors as well as the marine environmental monitoring field. Over the years, Jim has worked in senior management positions with several large publicly traded multinationals. He has also sampled the waters of the entrepreneurial well as an owner in two separate high tech companies that have successfully grown and been purchased by multinationals.

Until February of 2012, Jim was the President of Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems in Halifax, NS. He and his partners sold their company to Ultra Electronics Inc. in May of 2008. Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems is one of the oldest continuously operating electronics design and manufacturing operations in Canada and the largest electronics product design company in Atlantic Canada.

Jim’s personal passion is innovation and its impact on the competitiveness of Canadian industry. Jim is a proud alumnus of the Nova Scotia Technical College (now Dalhousie University Faculty of Engineering) with a degree in electrical engineering. He also has an MBA in marketing from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and is a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia.

Conference Sessions

  • Ocean Futures Forum

    Tuesday09:30 - 13:3013 Mar 2018
    Platinum Suite Rooms 5-7

    This half-day exclusive forum brings together key players in the ocean science and technology community, to examine the future trajectory of the Blue Economy. R...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)
  • COVE & Ocean SuperCluster: Two Innovative New Tools to Grow the Ocean Economy

    Tuesday15:30 - 16:0013 Mar 2018
    Investment, Trade & Innovation Theatre

    Speaker: Jim Hanlon, CEO, The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (Canada) This presentation will discuss two innovative new tools being used to grow the O...

    • Language: English

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