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Julia Elvidge

Julia Elvidge

TechInsights, Inc.
SVP, TechInsights Research
Ottawa, ON, CAN

As SVP TechInsights Research, Julia Elvidge is responsible for the Competitive Technical Intelligence and Product Development division at TechInsights, Inc.  Ms. Elvidge joined Chipworks in 1994 as the second employee and held increasingly senior positions before being name President in 2003.  As a major shareholder, she was instrumental in growing the firm from a small start up to a global enterprise of 120 people.  TechInsights, the industry leader in proving patent value, acquired Chipworks in June 2016.

A renowned thought-leader in the industry, Ms. Elvidge recognised early in her career the business value that competitive technical intelligence and Intellectual Property held for technology companies. She began her career with Mosaid Technologies; then joined LSI Logic, where she honed her expertise in ASIC design, ultimately leading her own engineering groups. Ms. Elvidge holds multiple patents for her work.

Ms. Elvidge is a board member of the Information Technology Association of Canada; and is a longstanding member of the Licensing Executives Society.  A winner of numerous awards for her contributions to entrepreneurship in the high-tech industry, she is a regular speaker at intellectual property events, such as the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Intellectual Property Business Congress (IPBC) conferences.

A role model for women in technology and business – and a technology geek at heart, Ms. Elvidge was one of six women in a class of 100 to pursue an education in electrical engineering. She earned her degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario.


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