What’s the point? The awesome stuff that will make consumers care about next generation networks.

There is much enthusiasm for advancing networking technology. But it is the application layer that will drive demand and make the case for investment in next generation networks. One of those technologies – smartglasses – is being pioneered here in Canada. Canadians have the unique chance to define the next generation computing platform and use it as a proving ground for next generation networks.

Jacob Glick

Jacob Glick

General Counsel, North Inc.

Jacob Glick is the General Counsel of North Inc. (formerly Thalmic Labs), a scale up company based in Kitchener-Waterloo, developing and manufacturing the next generation of computers in the form of smartglasses. He is also a senior executive fellow at CIGI and a global leader on complex issues at the intersection of technology, public policy and law. Previously he served as the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Rogers Communications Inc., reporting directly to the CEO.

Jacob joined Rogers from Google Inc., where he was the Head of the Central Public Policy and Government Relations team, based at Google’s headquarters in California. Prior to that, he founded and led Google Canada’s Public Policy and Government Relations team.

He also served as General Counsel, Director of Policy Development and Corporate Secretary at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and was a litigator with McCarthy Tétrault LLP. In 2017-2018 he was a distinguished visiting executive fellow at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

Jacob holds a bachelor of arts with high distinction and a bachelor of laws, both from the University of Toronto.