Meet Our Venture Board
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Our Venture Board is made up of eight highly qualified and experienced individuals who work within various spheres of society. Both Prescience Labs and our pilot projects benefit from the Venture Board as they:
Ann is a global strategist with over 25 years of experience providing innovative ideas for events, project management, and strategic training to mission organizations, NGOs, businesses, and individuals in Toronto and worldwide. She has been shaping global mindsets through the Urbana missions conference for 20 years. Since 2010, Ann has been providing strategic leadership to many organizations, including the Lausanne Movement and International Justice Mission. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Partners International and an elder at Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Her expertise, innovation, and collaboration empower companies and organizations worldwide to build a more hopeful future.
Aviviere Telang is a Global Director & Strategist at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, focusing on large-scale orchestration of digital initiatives that accelerate an organization’s digital ambition. With over 12 years partnering with Fortune 100 companies globally, Aviviere has an MSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Ivey Business School. Additionally, he is passionate about training believers with a Biblical worldview, is an elder at his church, and a start-up mentor/advisor at Futurpreneur Canada. Aviviere loves to travel, learn about other cultures, and experience exotic cuisine.
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Jeff Cheung currently works as a financial analyst for the IDX/GRO team of SIL which is the innovation and growing resources department. He is a graduate from UBC and studied his MBA, accounting and sciences there. As well, he has his CPA accounting designation. He’s worked in finance and accounting for the past 15 years in all sorts of industries. Lately, he’s been quite interested in entrepreneurship/innovation and has taken courses, workshops and read books on the topic.
Michael holds a PhD in Linguistics: Cognitive Systems from UBC and is now a Research Scientist with Amazon in Vancouver. He specializes in Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing and Machine Learning, and is working on improving customer experiences when Gaming with Alexa. Michael has presented at various Linguistic and Engineering venues and holds patents for novel Automatic Speech Recognition approaches. In his personal life, he and his wife previously taught English in Taiwan and regularly served as youth counselors in their church, The Tapestry in Richmond, BC.
Ned Benner worked as a Radio Systems Engineering Manager for various telecommunication companies in Canada, with projects taking him globally. He has since transitioned into less technical roles, working for Athletes in Action, a start-up food processing company, and his local church’s pastoral transition. Ned has served on the OneBook Board for over 10 years, traveling to Cameroon, Thailand, and the US, and served on his church board for over 2 decades. He is enthusiastic about introducing new practices to the world of Bible translation through Prescience Labs and hopes it will build God’s Kingdom.
Philip is co-founder and director of the Centre for Redemptive Entrepreneurship (CRE) at Tyndale University. The vision for CRE is to equip Christian entrepreneurs as culture-shaping catalysts in advancing their redemptive ventures. A co-founder of two social enterprises, KLINK Coffee and Red Propeller, which employed people with barriers to employment in selling product and services , Philip sees the critical value of addressing service gaps with an entrepreneurial mindset that aligns with his conviction of the common calling. Additionally, Philip’s creative business at GenesisXD, his active engagement in young adults ministry, as well as his serving on several ministry boards, deepen his understanding and experience of the relationship between leadership, ministry, and innovation.
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