Alan Bernardi

Consultant, ABKI Management

ALAN BERNARDI currently works as an independent consultant in innovation management and new product development. Previously, he worked as General Manager of Bell University Laboratories where he built two laboratories and managed over a hundred research and development projects across Canada. In 2005, he received the First Invention Award which recognizes and rewards BCE innovators for creating and developing their first patentable invention.

Prior to Bell, he was Director for Research at the Centre de Recherche Informatique de Montréal (CRIM), with teams in telecommunications, software engineering, and knowledge-based systems. There, he established two international partnerships with European institutes and participated in a project funded by the Fifth Framework Programme (FP5). In his 25 year career, he has also worked at CAE Electronics, Bell-Northern Research (BNR), Nortel, and Bell Emergis.

For over 10 years, Alan Bernardi has taught part-time at CRIM, in the McGill MBA, and in the Department of Industrial Engineering at l'École de la Polytechnique de Montréal. He is a member of the Board of the Centre d'entrepreneurship HEC-POLY-UdeM and on the Scientific Committee of MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems). He also serves on the Private Sector Advisory Board (PSAB) for the Networks of Centers of Excellence (NCE) program. He is a member of the Product Development Management Association, and the Association de la recherche industrielle du Québec (ADRIQ). He has two patents to his name and has authored a number of publications. He holds Science and Management degrees from McGill University.