Gerry Pond has more than 45 years of in-depth experience in the ICT sector. As the CEO of NBTel and President of its successor, Aliant Telecom, he was at the helm during a period of significant deregulation in the Canadian industry. Under his innovative leadership, NBTel emerged as an international ICT leader. Gerry is the Chair and cofounder of Mariner Partners Inc. and has cofounded a number of successful ICT startups in Atlantic Canada, including iMagicTV, Q1 Labs, Radian6, and Cirrus9. He also cofounded startup accelerators Propel ICT and East Valley Ventures. Gerry has been recognized with many awards for his work, including his appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017.