Ernest Daddey

Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer


Ernst Schmied, P.Eng.

Director of Engineering


Trish Hughes

Events and Programs Lead


Kayte Gyles

Marketing and Communications Specialist


Bryan Hellard

Mechatronics Technician


Michael Weston

Michael Weston is the founder and CEO of Cube Global Storage Ltd., a data and physical asset storage company based in Victoria, BC. He is also the owner of the Milwest Centre, a high-security post-disaster facility with institutional clients whose requirements for business continuance are mission-critical. Known for being “the safest building in British Columbia.” Mr. Weston is a leader focused on long-term strategy and committed to leading-edge business practices. He served on the Board of VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology, and Entrepreneurship Council), Greater Victoria Development Agency (GVDA), and Photon Control Inc. Mr. Weston is a member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce. He is a supporting member of the South Island Prosperity Project (previously GVDA), which brings together South Island municipalities with First Nation Bands. Mr. Weston was also a partner of Milan Ilich, who was the owner of Progressive Construction Ltd. and Progressive Contracting Ltd.

David C. Dueck

David C. Dueck is President of National Importers Inc., Grantham Holdings Ltd., McAllister Industries Ltd., and DCD Design & Manufacturing Ltd. As a visionary leader, he has owned and operated small and medium-sized businesses in a range of industries, including food, steel, real estate, software, and manufacturing. His enterprises have produced and marketed many patented products. Mr. Dueck serves as a corporate Director for over 20 Canadian companies. He served as Chair, Director, and Lead Independent Director of Photon Control Inc. Mr. Dueck holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Over an eight-year period, Mr. Dueck and Mr. Weston made contributions to Photon Control Inc. that contributed to an increase in the company’s valuation from $2 million to $148 million.


When you work with i-onCONNECT, not only do you have direct access to our extensive experience and knowledge, but you also benefit from the value-added services of our partners. We work closely with all of the following partners:


Burnaby Board of Trade is a business association that functions as the economic development arm of the City of Burnaby, promoting the triple bottom line of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. i-onCONNECT is based in Burnaby, which is at the geographic cenre of the Metro Vancouver area.


Cube Global Storage provides secure storage and backup within Canada of records, all types of media, and other valuable assets. Based in a high security facility in Victoria, Canada, Cube also provides disaster recovery services and secure destruction of documents.


DCD Design & Manufacturing Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company that designs, engineers, and manufactures underground and aerial cable installation tools and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) equipment for industries such as construction, information technology, and telecommunications.

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DCD Management Ltd. offers accounting services, IT services, video conferencing, and secure offsite data backup and protection.


Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is Western Canada’s most active and influential business association. The Board of Trade presents more than 100 events a year to educate and connect the Greater Vancouver region’s business community.


National Importers imports specialty food & beverage products from around the world into North America. The company handles more than 500 products from state-of-the-art warehouse facilities. National Importers has extensive logistics capabilities and access to worldwide distribution.


i-primeCONNECT is the research and development arm of i-onCONNECT. i-primeCONNECT focuses on developing state-of-the-art technology such as sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, advanced materials, and nanotechnology.


Summa Tech Systems offers a complete range of IT services, including hardware management, network support, Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementation, business intelligence and Reporting, electronic data interchange (EDI) implementation, software development, and data backup.


The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences is one of the world’s premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics. The College provides students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics, and its research program includes optical engineering, fundamental optical physics, photonics, and image science.


Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. With over 900 members, the chamber includes the region’s biggest employers, small and medium sized businesses, independent entrepreneurs, non-profits, and more.

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