Who We Are
A leader in video and audio solutions, iotum is committed to building cutting-edge products and services that enhance remote collaboration and communication for organizations of any size, anywhere in the world. The iotum platform is built to integrate easily into existing solutions, from education, to health, to gaming. Engage with your audience in real-time, on any platform, from anywhere, through the addition of video and voice with iotum’s API and SDK solutions.
Jason is an investor and operator, who has been on the board of iotum since 2006. He became CEO IN 2011.
In 1988, Jason co-founded Navantis and led growth as President for thirteen award-winning years. Navantis was sold to Datavail in 2017.
Jason has served boards for several North American private companies and he chaired one public company. He advocates for entrepreneurial spirit in young people and has mentored or taught for the University of Toronto, Queens University and for NEXT Canada. He has been an active member of YPO (www.ypo.org) since 2004 and was YPO Toronto Chapter Chair 2015-2016. Jason’s business articles have appeared on MSNBC.com and in Inc. Magazine.
Jason lives with his wife and children in Toronto.
As head of operations, all technical and customer-provision aspects of iotum’s product development and network operations report to Noam.
Noam has been a member of the iotum team since the beginning and has architected a number of patented technologies for iotum’s web and switch platforms.
Noam built his exceptional skills in practical engineering working for next-generation IT hardware companies in Canada. He has designed algorithms for 3G mobile chipsets and has developed embedded computing systems for a variety of industrial uses. He has a knack for organizing teams and a passion for agile methodologies.
An avid outdoorsman and true-blood Canuck, Noam can start a roaring campfire using only coffee grounds and his fingernail. He plays hockey.
Noam graduated as an Electrical Engineer from McGill University in Montreal.
Noam lives with his wife and children in Toronto.
Graham manages administration and finance for iotum.
He has previously held CFO roles at Peraso Technologies, a fabless semiconductor start-up, and evandtec, a clean technology equipment company, and has spent over twenty years in the private equity investment field, including over a decade with two large Canadian venture capital firms.
Graham’s background in venture finance and technology management is extensive. Graham has served on several Board of Directors, including as Chairman of major host provider Q9 Networks. Graham holds the CFA and CPA (CMA) designations and is a graduate of McMaster University.
VP of Marketing
As head of marketing, Julia is responsible for developing and executing marketing and sales readiness programs that support business objectives and drive revenue.
Julia is a business-to-business (B2B) technology marketing expert with over 20 years of industry experience. She spent 12 years at Microsoft, in the Latin region and in Canada, then switched to the agency world, where she specialized in demand generation for B2B technology companies.
Julia holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Old Dominion University. She often speaks on panels and at events on topics including content marketing, demand generation, and inbound marketing.
Board Of Directors
An investor, entrepreneur and software visionary, Randall is a founding partner of Verdexus, a boutique firm providing management and financial services to large corporations, venture capitalists, and technology firms.
The Founder and former Chairman and CEO of MKS Inc., one of Canada’s leading enterprise software vendors, he was the 1997 High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and the 2005 recipient of the Impact Award from Communitech. In 2014 he was named Canadian Angel of the Year by the National Angel Capital Organization (www.nacocanada.com). Randall also serves on the board of Gore Mutual (www.goremutual.ca).
Randall has an infectious passion for social innovation, emerging mobile media, the consumer web space and good wine and food.
His favorite vegetable is the beet. “The fact that I learned to like beets as a kid makes them more special,” he says. “So many people I know hate beets, so it’s great to eat something that’s in the long tail of vegetables. I like them in borscht, hot or cold. I especially like cold soups.”
Jim Estill, CM, OOnt, is a technology entrepreneur and has been an investor in iotum for several years.
He started his technology distribution business from the trunk of his car while in his final year of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He grew that business to $350 million in sales prior to selling it to SYNNEX. He was then CEO of SYNNEX Canada growing sales over 5 years from $800 million to $2 billion.
He has been an investor, advisor and board member to many technology businesses including RIM where he was a founding board member. He joined the RIM board just prior to their IPO and served them for 13 years.
Jim continues to invest in companies through his New York-based fund, Canrock Ventures. In addition to substantial community-building and charitable activities, Jim’s day job is being President and CEO of leading appliance manufacturer Danby.
Among his many accolades and distinctions, Jim was inducted to the Order of Ontario in 2017, and the Order of Canada in 2018.
Gord has been an expert in the conference calling space for years.
As President of Accutel, he led exponential growth for years before Accutel was acquired by Bell in 2004. Prior to this he was President of Ascom and had senior positions at Cantel.
Gord has been a sought-after advisor at MaRS and the Next36. He is President and CEO of Acculink, one of Canada’s largest call centre outsourcers (www.accu-link.ca).
Gord is a bon vivant and is very fond of excellent food and good wine.