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Kirk Rockwell

Kirk Rockwell

Chief Operating Officer, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Kirk Rockwell is a project and executive manager with 20 years of experience managing technology and innovation initiatives, across a broad range of sectors in partnership with academia, all levels of government, and some of Canada’s largest companies.

Within an arm’s length government agency, he had responsibility for the investment of public funds into research and innovation projects across multiple sectors and technologies including oil and gas, environment, agriculture, pipelines, forestry, and health at the intersections of nanotechnology, AI, and genomics. This includes executive-level management, strategy development, and decision-making for a portfolio of over $40 Million in research and development projects annually.

He has experience with numerous public/private partnerships (P3s) including participation on advisory and governance boards where the stakeholders include large multinational corporations, the governments , universities, and other small or medium-sized companies.

He has a Diploma in Environmental Technologies, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences, and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree with a specialization in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Kirk is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.