Founding Executive Director


Steve Lowry is a high-growth company executive and startup expert who excels at envisioning new technologies, media properties and brands and leading national teams to bring ambitious ideas to market. With a background as a lawyer and an investment banker, Steve set out to change how media was consumed, co-founding Play Taxi Media and bringing digital screens to taxicabs across Canada. He founded the world’s first all-media ad exchange that included traditional and digital media. Having built three startups and supported leadership teams at companies like Clio and Hootsuite, Steve remains ever enthusiastic about the entrepreneurial journey. He holds a BA from UBC, a law degree from Dalhousie University and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business. Currently he heads the Artificial Intelligence network of British Columbia (AInBC), which was established to unify, organize and catalyze the artificial intelligence and machine learning communities in BC.