Exclusive Podcast Interview with Nancy Knowlton, CEO & Co-Founder SMART Technologies on What's New at FETC 2010


About Nancy Knowlton Nancy focuses primarily on business development and strategic initiatives for the growth and development of SMART. Recognized as one of Canada’s top businesswomen, Nancy was the 1999 Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in the Export category, awarded by the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and the Bank of Montreal. She and SMART co-founder David Martin were awarded the 1999 Prairies Region Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young, and a Manning Innovation Award in 2002. Along with co-founder David Martin, Nancy received the TeleSpan Pace Award in 2006 which honors teleconferencing professionals who make more than a decade of contributions to the industry. As co-founders, David and Nancy received the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal by the province’s Minister of Innovation and Science, in recognition of the impact their work in science and technology has had on innovation in Alberta, and honoring their outstanding achievements in making the province a better place to live, work and do business. In 2002–2003, Nancy was one of the nine members of the independent commission that reviewed Alberta’s basic education system and produced Every Child Learns, Every Child Succeeds. Additionally, Nancy has spoken around the world on the topic of the 21st Century Classroom…Today, sharing her perspectives on the successful integration strategies for interactive whiteboards in everyday teaching and learning. Nancy has a diploma of collegial studies, a business administration degree with honors, and an MBA in marketing and finance. She completed her chartered accountant accreditation in Alberta. Prior to co-founding SMART, Nancy taught accounting and computer science for a year at a Canadian university before taking a position with an international accounting firm in Calgary. At the time of her departure, she was a senior audit manager. In 2003, Nancy was awarded an honorary Doctor of Comm