Nortel… from Superstar to Struggling for Survival

Posted by Rob Lewis

Over the past couples months Techvibes has covered Nortel multiple times - everything from lay-offs (and a former employee auctioning off their severance package on eBay) to whether the Canadian government should bail them out. The dust has yet to settle and we're already learning some lessons from their fall.


This month's BCTIA TechForum luncheon is titled Nortel... from Superstar to Struggling for Survival.

Nortel, once a leading supplier of communications networks and Canada’s R & D cornerstone, now owns the headlines as a company fighting for survival.

Jules Meunier, past President of Nortel’s Wireless Division and former Nortel CTO, will explore how Nortel lost its “innovation soul” and competitiveness. Jules will talk about the power of innovation and how to avoid the downward spiral that Canada’s once foremost technology company is experiencing today.

The critical mistakes made by Nortel deliver lessons learned that are applicable and relevant to technology companies of all sizes.

Should make for an interesting topic on April 28th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Sutton Place Hotel.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The BC Technology Industry Association is an industry-funded organization promoting the growth of British Columbia's knowledge economy. With a membership of over 2,700 companies, employing more than 60,000 workers in business of all sizes and sectors, the BCTIA is the largest tech association in the province. The BCTIA delivers programs and services that assist in the growth and success of its members, as well as... more

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hundreds of millions of people, Fortune 500 companies, and government institutions around the world trust their networks to Nortel's reliable and secure solutions. Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia... more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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