Langley’s CubicFarms has added BC tech veteran Janet Wood to its Board of Directors.
Globally renowned for her long-standing tech leadership with heavy-hitters such as IBM, Crystal Decisions, Business Objects and SAP, Wood retired in 2020 following a 14-month stint as Interim President and CEO of Science World.
Called a “trailblazer in the tech industry” by CubicFarms Chair Jeff Booth, and “the exact type of person we need to guide our company as we scale our business globally” by CEO Dave Dinesen, Wood will provide a unique insight and perspective to a company that empowers farmers to grow produce and livestock feed locally by using patented automated indoor technologies that require less land, less water, energy, labour, and no pesticides or herbicides.
Having recently added former Microsoft GM Edo De Martin as its Chief Technology Officer, and with R&D spending soaring 197 percent in 2020, CubicFarms is another example of a local company helping BC’s tech sector to level-up.
Last week CubicFarms was honored by Fast Company magazine with a 2021 Fast Company World Changing Idea Award.
Fast Company recognized CubicFarm’s two main technologies, the CubicFarm System for growing fresh produce and the HydroGreen Grow System for growing fresh livestock feed consistently and profitably in any climate, 365 days a year.
Wood will replace John de Jonge, a founding member of the company’s Board of Directors. He will continue providing guidance in a different capacity by joining the company’s newly-formed HydroGreen Business Advisory Board.