Management North America and UK/Ireland

Jerry Tarasofsky, CEO, is the co-founder of CSI Diagnostics. He was the President and co-founder of iPerceptions, North America’s leading web-focused “Voice of the Customer” analytics provider. He was responsible for raising the initial funding through the company’s growth into thousands of clients in 50 countries. Prior to iPerceptions, he was the President and Co-founder of Mage Centers for Management Development, a leading organizational coaching facilities for managers.

Serge Bouchard, Senior Manager. Serge is Canadian specialist, in Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation, Industry 4.0 and the Economy of Automation.
Serge is the initiator of a vast and in-depth network of key players, manufacturers, association specialists and government experts in his field of expertise which he leverages for the benefit of the advanced manufacturing industry and innovation in Canada.
As one of the principal consultants for SME Canada, Serge rallied together Canadian manufacturers, specialists in Innovation at the AMC 2015 and AMC 2016 in Montreal and Toronto, forums to discuss business models and diverse issues such as innovation, productivity, robotic technologies, workforce training, and the « skills-gap ».
Serge had the privilege to speak on his expertise numerous times and on diverse platforms throughout his career. Notably, he was invited to a play major role as President of Honour at the three-day conference event on automation and robotics, hosted by the “Journal Les Affaires” . Between 2011 and 2015, as General Manager for the REAI, Serge managed to unify overs 100 owners into one group, one brand, with one strategic message and vision for the industry, despite diversity and competitiveness among OEMs in automation.
As an emeritus brand builder, he has introduced numerous high-technology products and innovative concepts into the marketplace.

Dave Taylor is the director of operations. Dave has extensive experience in operations and business development. These include 17 years with a major computer retailer including operations director as well as heading up operations and administration of several start-ups. Dave is an admitted ‘sports junkie’ and would be happy to meet with you at your favorite golf course!

The UK & Ireland are represented by Brian Wilson. He was the founder and senior partner of a multi-office multi-discipline professional firm in the North of England with business consultancy as its main activity. Brian was the lead consultant specialising in business development, M & A, finance & grants, and dispute resolution. He worked nationally and internationally, guiding large overseas companies setting up in the UK and helping UK companies set up abroad – specialising in the US, Poland and the Far East. He was also a director of several varied charities and a large theatre ensemble which also ran two theatres. He can be contacted directly at: blwilson@arenabc.co.uk