THE TEAM- Executives

Barrie Kirk, P.Eng.  Co-Founder and Executive Director Barrie has worked in the technology industries in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S., including senior management positions at Telesat Enterprises and Lapp-Hancock, and management positions at BNR, Nortel, and Bell Canada.

His consulting projects over the last few years have focused on autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, automotive infotainment, traveler information services, real-time traffic information, and vehicle use surveys.

In addition to his role with CAVCOE, Barrie is a member of ITS Canada’s Connected Autonomous Vehicle Technical Committee and the Canadian Advisory Committee for ISO / TC204 (Intelligent Transportation Systems).

Barrie received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications and Electronics) from Coventry University, U.K.  He is a Professional Engineer licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario.
Barrie Kirk

Paul Godsmark, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Paul has 25 years experience as a professional civil engineer, road designer, project manager, road safety and ITS specialist in 9 countries on four different continents. He has worked with consulting engineering companies such as   Arup, AECOM and Jacobs. 

Since 2011
, Paul has become a
specialist in emerging technologies in transportation and particularly automated vehicles and their socio-economic impacts.  He has written numerous papers, articles and blogs on automated vehicles and has been interviewed for Canadian TV, radio and various syndicated articles.   

As an internationally
recognized thought-leader on autonomous vehicles, Paul has been invited to present to the Connected Vehicle Expo at the LA Motor Show, to Caltrans and numerous organizations in California as well as mobility technology tours to the UK and Israel. 

He founded the ITS Canada Autonomous Vehicle Task Force in 2012. When he retires, he is going to buy a pimped out fully self-driving RV and tour North America along with a large community of like-minded itinerant snowbirds. 

Paul received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK.  He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) and a Professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA).
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