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David Neale - Neale and Associates. Toronto, ON, CA

David Neale

President | Neale and Associates

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Highly regarded personality in the content, wireless and telecommunications industry whose knowledge comes with no strings attached!








David Neale is a seasoned senior Telecommunications executive with extensive management experience in consumer mobile devices and technology, Product Development for Wireless, modern Wireline, and IPTV. Additional telecommunications experience includes the areas of Mobile and IPTV Content development and Digital Media Distribution. Currently, David is President at Neale and Associates.

David joined Research In Motion as Vice President of Special Projects in May of 2010, and held the position of Office of the CMO.

Previous to this appointment, David Neale was Senior Vice President, Products & Services, responsible for directing the development of all Consumer products and services for Wireline and Wireless at Telus Communications Inc.

Before joining TELUS in 2007, David was most recently Vice President, Service Development for Rogers Communications Inc. Prior to that appointment, he was VP Product Development at Rogers Wireless, where he was responsible for long-term network and technology strategy and architecture, and for overseeing the development and implementation of all new wireless voice and data products.

Active with several industry organizations, David is on the Board of the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He has also served on the Board of the GSMA Executive Management Committee (2006).

Industry Expertise (8)

Market Research


Management Consulting

IT Services/Consulting

Information Technology and Services

Media - Online



Areas of Expertise (8)

Digital Media

Mobile Technology

Software for Mobile Devices

Wireless Technology



Mobile Content

Content Development & Digital Media Distribution

Accomplishments (2)

Board of Directors - Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (professional)

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame's mandate is to honour, celebrate and educate Canadians about the outstanding accomplishments of Canadian popular music songwriters and those who have contributed significantly to their legacy.

Mentor - Transmission Innovation Camp (professional)

Transmission Innovation Camp is a unique acceleration programme dedicated to startups at the intersection of creative content and technology that leverages the expertise from transmitNOW’s international network of creators, academics, and business leaders. Four selected startups will be working in focused business modeling sessions in conjunction with a group of renowned mentors, while also having the opportunity to engage with experts in the content and technology industries.

Education (1)

Manchester Polytechnic: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry 1973

Event Appearances (5)

The Future of Mobile Devices

transmission: GLOBAL SUMMIT 2011  Victoria, British Columbia


Tablets – Next is Now

Rogers TabLife TO  Toronto, Ontario



MaRS Entrepreneurship 101 Series  Toronto, Ontario


Wireless Technology

Brightworks Innovation Day 2011  Toronto, Ontario

Technology Game Changers

16th Biennial National Conference: New Developments in Communications Law and Policy  Ottawa, Ontario


Sample Talks (2)

Lived It Lecture

As a former Senior VP of Products and Services for Research In Motion and TELUS Consumer Solutions, David Neale directed the development of the full range of consumer products and services for Wireline and Wireless Broadband, IPTV, Internet, and Mobile Wireless solutions. In this “Lived It” lecture, he shares the lessons he’s learned about product development – a great opportunity to hear firsthand about the experience of running an innovative department.

Technology Game Changers

Technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate. Major manufacturers are designing telecommunications equipment that can bypass traditional wireless and wireline networks and content providers are pursuing new opportunities to control the wireless delivery of their own products and services. What do consumers want from new technology? What game-changing technologies are on the horizon and how will they affect the provision of digital communications and content services to Canadians?



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee