KITCHENER, Tuesday, November 13, 2018- Communitech is pleased to name Dave Caputo, Chairman of Sandvine, as Chair and Jennifer Smith, Senior VP of Technology and Operations, Cineplex Digital Media, as Vice-Chair of its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Amy Hastings, General Counsel, was appointed Secretary of the Board.


Caputo and Smith replace Steven Woods, Engineering Director, Google and Michael Litt, CEO, Vidyard, as Chair and Vice-Chair. Communitech would like to thank Woods and Litt for their leadership and vision over the last three years and looks forward to their continued engagement as board members.


Communitech’s Board of Directors includes a dynamic mix of entrepreneurs and business who focus on advancing Waterloo Region’s leadership role in innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship in Canada and around the world.


Other board members reappointed for the 2018-2019 term include:


Name Position Company
Janet Bannister Partner Real Ventures
Dave Caputo Chairman of the Board Sandvine
Teri Currie Group Head Canadian Personal Banking TD Bank Group
Joseph Fung CEO Kiite
Catherine Graham                 CEO CommonSku
Amy Hastings General Counsel
Marianne Harrison          President & CEO John Hancock Financial Services
Iain Klugman President & CEO Communitech Corporation
Lauren Lake Co-Founder and CRO Bridgit
Stephen Lake CEO Thalmic Labs
Michael Litt CEO Vidyard
Ted Livingston CEO Kik
Kevin Lynch Vice Chair BMO Financial Group
Martyn Mallick Director of Strategic Business Development       Amazon
Sarah Prevette CEO Future Design School
Jay Shah Director Velocity
Jennifer Smith SVP Technology & Operations Cineplex Digital Media
Steve Woods Senior Engineering Director Google
Michael Worry CEO Nuvation Engineering



For more information or media inquiries, please contact:


Samantha Clark
Manager, Public Relations, Communitech


About Communitech

Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.


Communitech is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.

  • Communitech is a place – the center of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool tech and great companies.
  • Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.
  • Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to go from a small startup to a global giant.