Feb 10, 2021
Dennis Croft
1855 Whitby

Dennis Croft has two decades of experience in Canada’s high‐tech industry including tenures with SHL Systemhouse®, Digital Equipment® , Compaq®, Intria‐HP®,EDS®, Open Text®, D2L®, 360Insights® and Enghouse Systems®. In addition to working directly for technology companies, Dennis was CEO at Spark Innovation Center (Oshawa) for 5 years, growing it to one of the largest in Ontario, and has recently joined the 1855 Technology Accelerator in Whitby, Ontario. Dennis will share with us how 1855 is progressing and some of its recent accomplishments.’

A strategic initiative that began with the Town of Whitby and the CEO of 360insights, 1855 was created to fill a defined gap that existed in the innovation ecosystem in the Durham Region.

The vision is to provide support for established high-potential tech and innovation companies to accelerate growth and land within the community, expanding the Innovation District in Downtown Whitby,  ultimately becoming the growth arm for a robust Eastern Innovation Corridor from Pickering to Kingston.