Member of Board of Directors

Cobalt Blockchain Inc, Canada

Sam is a co-founder and a Director of Cobalt Blockchain (TSXV:COBC), co-founder and Chairman of Incandence, and serves on the Board of Noble Mineral Exploration (TSXV:NOB). He is an advisor to a number of early-stage firms at StartUp Here Toronto, and a C-suite executive mentor via Everwise. Previously, he co-founded and served on the Boards of POET Technologies (TSXV:PTK), Windrift Bay, OPEL Solar (TSXV:OPL), Envergence, and Qvadis, and served on the Boards of Peat Resources (TSXV:PET), Axiom NDT and the non-profit Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries. Sam was CEO of Qvadis, CTO of OH Solar, Chair of Windrift Bay, Chair of Envergence, and served in executive roles at Kinectrics, Ontario Power Generation, Ontario Hydro, and the Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre. Sam is a leader in technological innovation, business development, and corporate re-engineering. He's built mobile software companies, fabless semiconductor firms, manufacturing plants for solar power infrastructure. He's overseen blockchain projects, streamed the Internet over power lines, engineered robots and laser tools for inspection of nuclear reactors.


He's produced award-winning books, films, documentaries, and games. His start-ups have ranked multiple times in the TSX Venture 50, and Canadian Business Magazine's Top Tech 100. He's a serial entrepreneur, technology visionary, Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author, and strategic advisor to companies inventing the future.


These contributions build on Sam's PhD in physics, honed through a career focused on applying cutting-edge technology to real world challenges, with over $5B in value creation to date. His current projects include start-ups in human-machine interfaces, peer-to-peer and distributed technology, IoT, and AI-augmented applications.