Devashish Paul founded BluWave-ai in 2017 and has built out one of the world’s premiere renewable energy and transport electrification companies, based in Ottawa, Canada. In his role at BluWave-ai, he has taken AI concepts to live working systems from Asia to Europe to North America, successfully navigating the growth of the company through the critical COVID-19 pandemic, onboarding new customers worldwide and growing the team with an international employee group from 15 different countries. Devashish has taken the company to multi-million dollar SaaS revenue and has been an inventor on several of the company’s patents.
Prior to BluWave-ai, Devashish had an extensive career in the semiconductor industry focused on supercomputing, artificial intelligence, and networking. During his 20+ years in the tech world, Devashish has led successful innovations in a diversity of markets at Canadian start-ups, Toronto Stock Exchange-listed, and Silicon Valley public companies. He has grown businesses in Europe, Asia, and North American from the startup level to $110M annual revenue. In industry leadership roles, he ran the High Performance Computing Group in the Open Compute Project (started by Facebook) to create open industry computing platforms for low-latency workloads. Devashish also served as an advisory board member for the CERN Open Lab. Devashish earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Royal Military College followed by a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Digital Signal Processing) and an MBA in Marketing, both from the University of Ottawa. He is a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Devashish is a life-long cyclist and nature enthusiast using human powered energy for personal transportation to explore the world. He is a 31-time Ironman triathlon finisher, has coached masters athletes to 100+ finishes, was a coach for 14 years with the Kanata Nordic Ski Club, and has raced for Canada in 10 world championships. He is also a world traveler who loves connecting with people in diverse cultures both for personal interests and driving BluWave-ai's goal to become the premier global renewable energy AI company.
CEO & FOUNDER
VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the technology and innovation leader at BluWave-ai. He has more than a decade of experience in designing mission critical grid solutions for industry and academia, including smart grids and microgrids projects with Hatch and Canadian Solar.
Mostafa has (co)authored several articles in high-impact journals, conference proceedings, and magazines, and holds patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids. He has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21 researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in microgrids.
Mostafa obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has also studied and performed research in Sweden at KTH and Germany at KIT.
During the course of his career, Mostafa has received multiple business, research, and teaching awards, including the prestigious Ottawa's Forty Under 40.
When not busy researching and developing smart grid solutions, Mostafa actively raises awareness on climate change and energy poverty, enjoys reading about science and history, and contemplates the future of the human species.
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MARKETING
Craig Downing has over 20 years experience in technology companies in a wide range of areas including, specialized and high-performance computing devices for consumer, communication and industrial applications, hardware device security and software security, machine vision, graphics and image processing.
Craig’s roles in these companies included technical team management, managing integration projects with customers, international business development, technical product marketing and product management defining, bringing to market and managing the lifecycle of systems, software and electronic device products.
MANAGER OF CORPORATE MARKETING
Brandon Paul completed his degree in marketing at the University of Ottawa in 2018. While at school, he also took electives in Roman history and 19th-21st century world history. Brandon continues his education on the world by trying to learn something new everyday, avidly reading texts and listening to podcasts on history, politics, and society. Brandon likes to contemplate what he's learned on his morning run and has completed five half marathons since 2014.
DIRECTOR OF MACHINE LEARNLING
Nasrin is a Director of Machine Learning at BluWave-ai, leading the machine learning team to develop and productize data-driven solutions to optimize various goals including maximizing the utilization of renewable generation resources and optimizing the operation of the electric vehicle within various constraints.
Prior to that, she was a Ph.D. scholar at the smart grid team in IDLab. During her tenure in IDLab, Nasrin successfully applied AI in four major industry projects, developing solutions using statistical modeling, machine learning, and deep reinforcement learning, to facilitate practical demand response algorithms for residential customers and electric vehicles in the smart power grid. Nasrin's Ph.D. research led to several high-impact international publications. She obtained her Ph.D. in computer science from the Faculty of Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, in 2018. Nasrin loves traveling, exploring different cultures, and meeting new people.
Hubert Sugeng drives the product development at BluWave-ai. He’s been working in engineering for over 16 years, with recent leadership roles delivering product with AI-based KodaCloud, and Bridgewater Systems (acquired by Amdocs).
Hubert has led the development of performant, scalable, and fault-tolerant products running in national level mobile carriers, as well as cloud SaaS with IoT devices. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton University.
Aside from building cool stuff at BluWave-ai, Hubert loves to game, play badminton, and is very curious about how everything works from tech, to macro-economics, to astronomy.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Muhammad manages the Finance, Accounting, and Human Resources operations at BluWave-ai. He started his career in Corporate Banking, as a Management Trainee, and quickly moved up to the role of Relationship Management.
Muhammad has completed a BSc. in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering and has recently completed an MBA from Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.
He is passionate about finance, business ethics, and holistic fitness. In his spare time, he likes to have coffee chats, read books on the economy and human psychology, and practice calisthenics.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS
Alan joined BluWave-ai with extensive experience in international technology sales, marketing and business development including 10 years at the European Headquarters of Digital Equipment Corporation in Geneva, Switzerland. He has held various senior management positions with early stage and established technology companies including FileCatalyst, Pronexus, N-able Technologies, Corel, and Mitel . Alan holds a BSc from the University of Western Ontario, BAdmin from Brock University, MBA from Switzerland and a Sommelier Certificate from Algonquin College. In his free time, Alan enjoys travelling, sports, exploring new wines and spending time at his cottage with family.
TECHNICAL SALES LEAD
Tim Guttormson has 18 years of experience bringing advanced software solutions to customers solving complex problems in the world of integrated circuit design. He's passionate about communicating the benefits of the BluWave-ai solution to the world, while applying his field engineering experience to build a team in that area for the company as it grows.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys training for triathlons, travelling and spending time with family.