Victor Emerson is founder and president of ACUITY RESEARCH GROUP INC., founded in 1992. Victor has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, and he has worked in both the public (university) and private sectors in the areas of telecom/datacom and disability/ accessibility. He has served on the research ethics board of a major Ottawa hospital for over a decade, and is a member of the City of Ottawa's Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Victor has taught research methodology at the graduate and undergraduate level, and currently teaches Marketing Research in the School of Business at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario). He received extensive technical training in switching products and optical transport at Telcordia's Technical Education Centre. He has also received training in Universal Design. During his 10 years at Bell-Northern Research, Victor earned (with co-inventors) two patents for wireless communications.
In his "other life", Victor's Christmas song "Half a world away", written for members of the Canadian Forces, was played to all deployed troops in the 2004 holiday season. The song was performed by Ottawa singer-songwriter Pat Moore (www.patmoore.net) with Pat McLaughlin working his usual guitar magic and adding harmony vocals.
Jean Kozak is a senior health research director in Vancouver, British Columbia. He specializes in the application of research methodology to the development and measurement of indicators of health outcome, resource management, and surveillance. His area of work focuses on the older person and people with disabilities, as well as programme evaluation, electronic health records assessment, and user needs analysis.
For the past 15 years, Jean has been a senior manager in the health care sector. He sits on numerous provincial and national committees dealing with health issues of seniors, and currently heads a six-country initiative looking at the health and well-being of disabled seniors (Antecedents and Consequences of Disability - International). Since 1992 he has received over $3,000,000 in research funding, and, in recognition of his work, he was awarded the Canadian Association on Gerontology Award for Contribution to Canadian Gerontology in 1999.
Mark Dallas, having directly participated in over 200 R&D projects, has a broad perspective on the technology industry and an excellent understanding of the unique applications of market and consumer research to the technology development process. Prior to starting his consulting firm in 1991, he was market research manager with Bell-Northern Research (now Nortel Networks). There, he was responsible for developing requirements definitions for new telecommunications products and services, and for communicating those requirements to development and customer groups. Mark is active in the Professional Marketing Research Society and the Qualitative Research Consultants Association.
As well, our virtual corporation includes colleagues in the UK, Germany, Holland, and other European countries.
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