NBTel is a bit like a Timex watch – it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. On second thought, it’s more like that Terminator in #2 that could reconstitute itself into any form it wanted. I am referring to the fact that many of NB’s top ICT firms have ex-NBTelers at or near the top and other firms have gobbled up much of the senior talent that was shed from NBTel after the morphing into Aliant.
Take Ian Cavanaugh, for example. He is the head of Ambir Solutions and an exNBTeler who went to California and came back to the region. He is quoted in this article today. I had coffee with him recently and he has very interesting ideas on how to grow the ICT industry in the Maritime Provinces. More importantly he has a passion to see this region grow.
Read the article. He makes an interesting suggestion.