Ian Lenathen is a technology trend analyst with deep and wide experience in the telephone, internet, and computer industries.
Starting his career as a logic design engineer, working with super scale computer architectures developed by Seymour Cray, a member of the design engineering team working over 7 years, building two prototype super-computer products known internally as the String Array Vector Processor – STAR-100- and sold commercially as the CDC Cyber 200/205.
He moved on to Nortel Networks and Bell Northern Research as an expert on DMS hardware and software architectures. Over fourteen years, Ian held positions teaching and presenting lectures on DMS hardware and software architecture, then moved on to senior-level positions in International Marketing and Sales, leading the strategy for digital switching sales into emerging markets.
As Managing Director of Internet Associates International, he enabled over 15 million people in the Caribbean to connect to the Internet. He was the network design and deployment lead contractor, bringing Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Dominica, St. Lucia, and Turks and Caicos Islands on-line.
Ian is now President of Ian Lenathen Associates Inc. working as a Business Development consultant to bring a new competitive business model to both AC-ISP’s and PI-ISP’s. He provides advocate consulting services to global Telecom Regulators and Telecom Government ministers.
Ian has provided one on one technology trend consulting services to Heads of State in Egypt, Mexico, Guyana, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, and is an invited speaker at various telecom and internet conferences in Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Cyprus.