BCBA Board of Directors

President

Bob Allen - Owner of ABC Internet

Bob Allen is the President of ABC Internet and was the long-time CEO of ABC Communications, one of the largest provider of rural broadband service in the province. Bob began his career as a Journeyman Electrician in 1972 and worked as a contractor on various large projects in the Cariboo region during the 80s. He served as President of the Quesnel Construction Association and as Chairman of the Board of the Northern B.C. Constructions Association during that time. In 1989, he founded ABC Communications with wife, Christine. He was is in charge of ABC Communications’ strategic corporate planning and business developments, as well as technical, engineering and financial operations.  He was also the primary architect of the company's extensive licensed broadband wireless network throughout the province.  His new company ABC Internet is involved in consulting work for LTE networks and planning.

Secretary & Treasurer

Tim Ryan - Kaslo InfoNet Society Board of Directors | KiN Technical Services Committee

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Tim Ryan has been involved in imaging businesses and imaging related IT applications for more than 35 years. He was the founder of Technicare Inc. a systems integrator, technical materials, and systems engineering company in the photography industry. He and partners formed Technicare Imaging which today is one of the largest online digital imaged goods manufacturers in Canada and serves professional photographers from coast to coast. In 2017 Tim retired from the Imaging industry.

In 2003, Tim and his wife moved to Kaslo, BC, only to realize just how limited rural connectivity is. Tim participated in a Village of Kaslo Broadband Committee in 2012, and joined the board of Kaslo InfoNet Society in 2013 bringing his experience with fibre served facilities and high performance networking. KiN as it is known was the first rural ISP to begin construction of Fibre to the Premises in 2014, and conducted the 2015 proof of concept trials for the innovative Fibre in the Lake Project. This recently completed backhaul project provides a 34 Km multiple 10 Gigabit backhaul to the CBBC network and a multi community 10 Gigabit feeder service to Kaslo and five more small communities. This project was a joint effort with KiN and Baylink Networks technical construction for Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation with funding from Columbia Basin Trust and NDIT / Networks BC.

Board Member

Dave Bradich - President and CEO of ispeed Communications Inc.

Dave Bradich is the founder and President of ispeed Communications, a wireless ISP and telephone service provider, serving the BC Interior for over 15 years. Prior to starting ispeed, Dave spent over 20 years with Motorola in sales, marketing and management positions throughout Asia. Dave believes customer service is one of the most critical elements of running any business. Dave holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University.

Board Member

Mike Dahlstedt  - CipherTV

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Mike Dahlstedt is a VP at CipherKey / CipherTV and a board member of the Vancouver Internet Exchange.  His day-to-day job is, as a wholesaler, to represent over 50 ISP's across Canada on negotiating and accessing sustainable tariff-based internet access and licensed TV services from incumbent telcos, municipal fiber networks and the CRTC.   Mike has a B.Tech in Technology Management from BCIT and has founded or co-founded several technology ventures over his 20 year career as a technology-based marketing professional. 

Board Member

Davin Peterson - Executive Director of Base Wireless

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Davin Peterson is the founder and CEO of Base Technology Limited. BSc. Eng. Princeton University. Mech. CompSci. Software engineering and embedded systems, over 20 years commercial IT experience with governments, academic and private industry. Base Wireless is a division of Base Technology providing Internet for rural communities, resorts, First Nations and remote industrial applications delivering certified fibre optic networks, wireless communications infrastructure and friendly local 24hr customer service. Davin also has an interest in artificial intelligence and robotics.

Open global communications networks are essential for the survival and evolution of our civilizations.

 

Board Member

Robert Richards - Treasurer at Com Com Services

Board Member

Mike Stock - Vice President of Sales at WiBand Communications Corp.

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Mike Stock trains, manages and mentors the CCI Wireless team of Enterprise Account Executives and is instrumental in continued growth across Western Canada. He is also responsible for the management and on-going development of CCI’s major accounts portfolio.  In addition to being a Certified Sales Professional and Certified Sales Leader, Mike has over 20 years of experience in the IT and telecom industry with TeraGo Networks and Xerox. Mike holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Red River College.