John Masters – President and CEO, Calgary Technologies Inc.
John Masters is president and CEO of Calgary Technologies Inc., an economic development group focused on the advanced technology sector. Masters’ group assists high-tech entrepreneurs through their start-up phase, in part by refining business plans that will attract investors. >
Jim Shaw’s at home in the family cable business. And since rising to CEO of Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc. in 1998 he has overseen the company’s largest era of growth that includes building a high-speed Internet division with 500,000 subscribers and $200 million revenue. >
Technology has affected every area of business, not the least accounting. Along the growth road, most companies face a major decision: should they upgrade to customized accounting software? >
It’s difficult to suppress the shudders of envy that threaten to descend when you’re talking to an entrepreneur nearly half your age. The ink has barely dried on the MBA, yet business has taken off with a vengeance. The energy in the youthful, animated voice is almost tangible, even through the telephone line. >
The e-mails arrive with seductive subject lines that immediately capture your attention. The proposal is unsolicited but intriguing, with a great emphasis on the opportunity to pocket a large sum of money by capitalizing on shoddy paperwork of a West African country, usually Nigeria. >