Ottawa, ON – International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) (“IDC” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Smith to the Board of Directors.
Throughout his 30-year career in technology and telecommunications, Mr. Smith has served in a variety of roles, developing strong technical competence and business insight that have made him consistently successful in delivering innovative products to market. He has extensive international business experience.
As the Executive Vice President of Enterprise Mobile Computing at BlackBerry Inc., Mr. Smith successfully led the introduction of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for multiple devices including Apple, Android, and BlackBerry 10 devices. Mr. Smith also served as a business and technology leader on a wide range of products and services for Bell-Northern Research and Nortel. He was responsible for the development and launch of wireless location based services and was the product manager for one of Nortel’s most successful data networking products in the 1990s.
Mr. Smith holds a BASc (Electrical Engineering and Management Sciences) and MASc (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Smith stated, “I am honored to join the board of International Datacasting Corporation, and work with this talented team. IDC is a recognized leader in the distribution of broadband multimedia, and I am looking forward to contributing to the future direction and growth of the company”.
IDC President and CEO Doug Lowther added, “David is a world-class technology leader. His knowledge of key technologies such as data networking and wireless applications will add important insights to IDC’s future direction. In addition to serving as a Board member, David will work closely with management to develop IDC’s future technology direction. I look forward to working closely with him at IDC.”
In addition to Mr. Smith’s appointment, the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee led by Peter Strom is continuing its work to evaluate board performance and to recommend candidates for election at the Company’s Annual General Meeting, expected to be held in July 2014. Information regarding those candidates is expected to be published well in advance of the meeting.
About International Datacasting Corporation:
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) is a global leader in digital content distribution for the world’s premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. The Company’s products and solutions are in demand for radio and television networks, targeted ad insertion, digital cinema, 3D live events, satellite newsgathering, sports contribution, VOD, and IPTV. IDC is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with regional offices in Arnhem, the Netherlands and in San Diego, California. For more information visit: www.datacast.com.