TAYLOR WARWICK CONSULTING LIMITED
TaylorWarwick is focused on positively impacting the telecommunications environment in Canada and leveraging broadband ICT to strengthen Canadian capabilities in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. With its unique blend of academic and applied innovation experience and business acumen, economic models, and engineering capabilities, TaylorWarwick has become a leading Canadian-based consultancy dedicated to helping clients develop, deploy, and operate world class ICT infrastructure and service sets in their developments and municipalities. In so doing, TaylorWarwick not only enables clients to optimize economic development opportunities, but to compete with the best in class, anywhere in the world.
Together, TaylorWarwick and the Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development successfully established the first and to date, only, sustainable community-based FTTH network in Canada: O-Net now offers every resident and business in Olds, Alberta, gigabit/s Internet services and a complete triple-play services portfolio. e.Commerce Services provided the regulatory framework on which these operations were based.
TaylorWarwick, together with Ventus Development Services, helped asses the potential economic, cultural, and social benefits of high-speed Internet access to communities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), including Janvier, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Mackay, Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Conklin. Our strategic planning efforts provided a variety of novel hybrid fibre/wireless options capable of delivering reliable and affordable high-speed Internet access.
In partnership with ViTel consulting, TaylorWarwick completed wireless propagation analyses for 1 848 fixed wireless towers in support of the Rural Broadband Coverage Analysis project led by the Alberta Association of Municipalities and provided wireless design and economic modeling support for the rural broadband initiatives in the Counties of Parkland, Greenview, Leduc, Lac Ste Anne, and Woodlands.
As lead Strategist, TaylorWarwick completed a Global ICT Environmental Scan for TRLabs and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology (AET). The scan was designed to provide 'up-to-date background, trends, and statistics for opportunities and challenges found globally, nationally, and locally in the ICT sector' that AET could use to inform policy development initiatives within the provincial government.
CRAIG DOBSON - PRINCIPAL
Craig Dobson has over 35 years of professional experience in the ICT industry, and focuses on positively impacting the telecommunications environment in Canada and leveraging broadband ICT to strengthen Canadian capabilities in research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. With his unique blend of academic and applied innovation experience and business acumen, economic models, and engineering capabilities, he helps clients develop, deploy, and operate world class ICT infrastructure and service sets to their developments and municipalities. In so doing, Craig and TaylorWarwick not only enable clients to optimize economic development opportunities, but to compete with the best in class, anywhere in the world.
Craig has provided executive leadership together with strategic, technology, and business planning services to the OICRD, the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative, ViTel, Ventus, TELUS, Bell Canada, TRLabs, the Agile All Photonics Network research consortium, Western Economic Development Canada, Alberta Innovation and Science, and a number of startup companies.
In addition to numerous contract deliverables - from strategic analyses, research program audits, business cases, economic analyses, service and traffic models, project and process guidelines, and so on - Craig has authored 35 papers and internal reports and delivered 29 conference presentations, including his two most recent presentations - 'Rural Broadband Economics' and keynote 'Innovation, Black Swans, & Disruption'.
Craig has been recognized through his work on various Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada committees, membership on the Awards Adjudication Panel of the Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Foundation, and position as VP and Director of the Canadian Telecommunications Consultants Association. He has recently completed his term on NSERC's Committee on Research Partnerships and currently sits on the Advisory Board for Computing Science at the University of Alberta, the peer review committee for NSERC's Fellowships Innovation Platforms initiative, and the Technology Committee of the OICRD. Craig is a professional engineer, and holds Masters degrees in both Science and Business Administration from Queen's University in Kingston. He is a Founding Director of Olds Fibre Limited and President of TaylorWarwick Consulting Limited.
RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
TaylorWarwick brings to the table a comprehensive set of consulting, service, and supplier relationships that can be leveraged when required. TaylorWarwick has partnerships with Ventus Development Services for communication and community capacity building strategies, as well as relationships with eCommerce Services, ViTel Consulting and many equipment, construction, and operations providers. These relationships enable TaylorWarwick to ensure current design and accuracy in the underlying capital and operational costing information used in the financidal models on which higher-level strategies depend. The integration of this expertise allows us to provide clients with unique, comprehensive, and unparalleled professional services for developing and implementing broadband networks, services, and strategies. Our project management services ensure quality, timely delivery, and cost efficiency in all aspects of our work.