Kirk Rockwell

Kirk Rockwell

COO

Kirk Rockwell is a project and operations manager with more than 15 years of experience managing technology and innovation initiatives, across a broad range of sectors in partnership with academia, all levels of government, and some of Canada’s largest companies.

Within an arm’s length provincial government agency, he had responsibility for investment of public funds into research and innovation projects across multiple sectors and technologies including oil and gas, environment, agriculture, pipelines, forestry and health. This includes executive level management, strategy development and decision making for a portfolio of over $40 Million in research and development projects annually.

He has experience with numerous public/private partnerships (P3s) including participation on advisory and governance boards where the stakeholders include large multinational corporations, the governments of Alberta and Canada, universities, and other small or medium-sized companies.

He has a Diploma in Environmental Technologies, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences, and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Kirk is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was born and raised in rural Alberta, and now resides in Edmonton with his wife and two wonderful daughters.

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