Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan has a broad range of experience from working within academia, the private sector and UK government. This has included developing and commercializing cutting edge technology, leading the development of long term strategies through the use of foresight and futures techniques and managing business change projects. “Kabi,” as he prefers to be known informally, holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge and an Executive M.B.A. from the London Business School.
George Kolisnek spent a total of 41 years at DND as a Naval Officer and then senior public servant. From 2001 to 2005 he was the Director Strategic Intelligence at NDHQ, and from 2005 to 2007 he was a Senior Policy Advisor within the Security and Intelligence Secretariat in the Privy Council Office. George is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Carleton University Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies from where he has published papers of interest both at home and abroad.
Jack joined the Canadian Forces’ 2nd Battalion Black Watch but left to join the RCMP after two years. He served in British Columbia and Ontario before transferring to the Northwest Territories’ G Division in 1982. In 1992 he served on the UN Mission in former Yugoslavia and returned to G Division in 1993. His passion was search and rescue, and he was instrumental in growing the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Arctic District from the original two units serving the North (Yellowknife and Hay River), to the current 11 units (adding Inuvik, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McMurray, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, Pangnirtung, Kugluktuk, Tuktoyaktuk and Aklavik). Jack died unexpectedly on June 19th 2014. We miss you Jack.
Mr. Ken Krukewich was with the ADM(Mat) organization, responsible for developing and implementing the Joint Simulation and Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Training and Support (JSMARTS) iniatitive. In this capacity, he introduced a Modeling and Simulation course and departmental software tools and services to support three dimensional simulation to DND. In February 2007, he joined the Surveillance of Space project, as Engineering Manager, which will launch DND's first operational satellite. This project has also been featured in FrontLine Defence. He is currently FrontLine's Advisor and correspondent for Space and Satellites. Mr. Krukewich has over 27 years of experience with space programs, both with industry and the Canadian Space Agency. Sadly, Mr Ken Krukewich passed away on November 20, 2009. We will cherish his time with us. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family.