Bill Tam

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Digital Technology Supercluster

Bill Tam is recognized as one of the pre-eminent leaders of the B.C. tech sector. A lifelong  entrepreneur, Bill has been actively involved with technology and start-ups as a founder,  executive, investor, advisor and board member for the past 20 years. 

In 2017, Bill co-founded the development of the Digital Technology Supercluster and currently  serves as Chief Operating Officer. The Digital Technology Supercluster is part of the Government  of Canada’s $950-million, five-year Innovation Superclusters Initiative to drive large-scale  collaboration among industry leaders, small and medium enterprises, and post-secondary  institutions to develop and scale high-potential technologies in Canada. 

A champion of entrepreneurship, Bill forges partnerships across private and public sectors to  accelerate economic growth and foster inclusiveness. He serves on the Steering Committee of  the Cascadia Innovation Corridor initiative – a cross-border partnership between B.C.,  Washington and Oregon to develop and promote a globally recognized hub of innovation and  commerce.  

Bill also serves on the Innovation Committee of the Rideau Hall Foundation and is as an  industry advisor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University and the  British Columbia Institute of Technology. 

He earned his MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and his Bachelor of  Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from McGill University. In 2018, UBC awarded Bill  the Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction for his contributions to the engineering and  tech community.