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.
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
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.
Godsmark, Co-Founder and
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
He has worked withconsulting
engineering companies such as
Arup, AECOM and Jacobs.
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
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
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).