To solve real-world problems through the integration of Internet-of-Things (IoT) device technologies, wireless data services, and a commitment to strategic partnerships.
IGEN Networks Corporation (OTCQB:IGEN/CSE:IGN) IGEN deliverers cloud-based services to protect and manage mobile assets that provide peace-of-mind for consumers and their families. Through a broad range of self-provisioning applications, consumers are empowered through direct access to real-time information from their Internet-of-Things(IoT) enabled assets.
What We Do
IGEN works with privately held technology companies to help accelerate their growth. We work closely with these companies through sourcing of management expertise, capital, and expansion of distribution channels. We often describe ourselves as an “invasive” technology accelerator, in that we take active managerial roles to help mitigate operational risk and realize revenue growth and capital appreciation.
A secondary part of IGEN’s business is negotiating distribution agreements with relevant organizations and selling their products and services through the distribution channels of our portfolio companies, or newly developed global IGEN sales channels.
Board of Directors
Neil G. Chan, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chan is a career technologist who has pioneered the early adoption of disruptive technologies in more than 45 countries over the last 30 years. From start-up to $400M in annual revenues, Mr Chan has led and created the best-in-class sales, marketing, and service organizations during the development of wireless data infrastructure, mobile content, Software-as-a-Service for commercial fleets, and HFC broadband infrastructure. Mr Chan led the first technology transfer initiative between Canada and Mainland China on behalf of Spar Aerospace and Gandalf Technologies Inc., during the mid-1980s along with training, product marketing and sales responsibilities for growing Gandalf’s export markets; shortly after Mr Chan was recruited to Motorola Inc., to lead the product marketing of the industry’s first mobile data solutions for public safety, taxi, utility, and field service markets. Mr Chan led Motorola’s initiative to expand into public data networks throughout the Asia Pacific region during the 1990s and subsequently was promoted to Managing Director to lead the expansion of HFC data and voice broadband networks throughout the region. In the spring of 2000, Mr Chan joined Airvana Inc., to lead business development for the early adoption of CDMA-based broadband wireless networks which today continue to serve millions of users throughout North America and Latin America. Most recently, Mr Chan led worldwide sales and marketing of fleet management services for WebTech Wireless Inc., which contributed five years of record growth and industry leadership across government and transportation markets. Mr Chan has served on the Executive Review Board of Royal Roads University and continues to mentor and support early stage technology companies. Mr Chan is Chairman and CEO of the privately-held Gogiro Internet Group.
Richard Freeman, Director
Mr. Freeman is a senior high-tech operations and product development executive with over 25 years experience managing leading-edge hardware and software communications solutions and services across a broad-range of technologies and international markets. Mr. Freeman’s career began with Mobile Data International where he spearhead adoption of early private wireless data networks for Taxi, Public Safety and Utility markets, overseeing 800Mhz radio Manufacturing Engineering, data terminal manufacturing, RF system design, and International sales support and system deployment. In the early 90’s, Mr. Freeman was responsible for technical sales support and system implementation for Motorola’s Wireless Data Group located in London and Paris. Mr. Freeman was instrumental in Motorola’s successful launch into European Taxi markets, along with the global launch of data infrastructure with the responsibility for product definition, marketing, and implementation of wireless data infrastructure based on Motorola DataTAC and ARDIS network solutions.
Mr. Freeman subsequently joined Sierra Wireless where he led definition, development, and successful deployment of many world-class leading edge CDPD, 1xRTT, GPRS, and EVDO wireless data modem hardware and enabling software solutions for international markets. In 2002 Mr. Freeman joined WebTech Wireless, where he defined target markets and requirements for mobile hardware and Fleet Management services. Promoted to VP Operations he oversaw the successful growth of the organization, supporting ongoing 60% annual growth in shipments and software-as-a-service revenues, a tripling of personnel, five-fold growth in corporate and manufacturing facilities and infrastructure, and the successful implementation of many multiple multi-million dollar projects.
Most recently Mr. Freeman was Sr. VP Operations and Product Management for Saturna Green Systems, focusing on developing embedded telematics solutions for the electric vehicle industry. Mr. Freeman holds a BaSC in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Robert Nealon, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Nealon is the Principal Attorney in Nealon & Associates, P.C., and a Washington, D.C. based law and government relations firm. He has been practicing law for twenty-seven years and has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading rating bureau for the legal profession. Mr. Nealon has a B.A. from University of Rochester (1977) and M.B.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology (1978). He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Bridgeport in 1982 and his Masters of Law in Taxation (L.L.M.) degree from Georgetown University in 1984. He is a member of the bar associations of New York State and Virginia, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Nealon served as Adjunct Instructor of Corporate Law, George Washington University from 1985 until 2005. Mr. Nealon has been lead counsel on hundreds of commercial trials, including multi-million dollar derivative action lawsuits, security fraud and government contract fraud. He has been counsel to hundreds of corporations, including insurance affinity marketing, manufacturing and multiple financial institutions. Mr. Nealon has been active over the years in national politics and government relations.
Mr. Nealon was appointed to the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board by former Virginia Governor Warner and was reappointed to this state board by Governor Kaine through 2010 as its Chairman. Mr. Nealon is also a current appointee to the George Mason University Advisory Board for the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Arlington, Virginia. He currently sits on the Board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee and is a Director of the Alexandria Small Business Development Corporation. He is also an active member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Democratic National Club.