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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
August 30, 2015

Canadian Excellence


David Yach, MBA '88, Chief Technology Officer, Auvik Networks

David Yach isChief Technology Officerat Auvik Networks,a cloud-based system that provides IT professionals with a better way to monitor, configure and automate networks. Prior to joining Auvik, David was the Chief Technology Officer for Software at Research In Motion (RIM) until retiring in March 2012 after almost 30 years in the high tech sector. While at RIM, his teams created the software that allowed BlackBerry to rise from an interesting niche product to a leading Smartphone platform. Prior to RIM, he led software teams producing database technology at Sybase Inc. Mr. Yachhas also served as aDirector of NexJ Systems, a provider of next generation CRM solutions for Financial Services, Insurance and Health Care, and on the Board of Governors at the University of Waterloo. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.