Nortel… from Superstar to Struggling for Survival

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 (BCTIA) supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community. 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,... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

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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