Dr. Alexander “Rocky” Nawrocki
Dr. Nawrocki is the Chairman of the Artificial Intelligence Economic Development Corporation, Alexander is also the CEO of Airspeed Equity, and brings more than 20 years of technology leadership, management and industry experience in many areas. He has broad based experience in several technical areas, as well as being a founding member of the Java-Consortium, he is active in and on several other technology standards boards, and chairs various technical and advisory committees.
In addition to the above activities, he is also acting CEO and chairs several companies’ Board of Directors. Dr. Nawrocki was responsible for managing all aspects of space operations for the Canadian-built, Space Station Robotics, among them systems used to maintain and operate the International Space Station and Space Shuttle.
He staffed and managed a team of 1,200 engineers in multiple geographies with responsibility for designing, developing, and maintaining embedded, real-time, safety critical robotic systems.
Dr. Nawrocki also served as a Professor at École de technologie supèrieure (ÉTS) teaching “Object-Oriented Software Engineering” (Graduate Level) and a Professor at École Polytechnique de Montrèal Educational Institution teaching “Operations of Human Space Flights” (Graduate Level) and “Space Tele-robotics” (Graduate Level).
Dr. Nawrocki holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Electronic Engineering, Master’s degree in Computer Science (“Summa Cum Laude”) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.Back