Pierre Boucher is Director of Research at Ericsson’s Research & Development and Services Centre in Montreal. He is responsible for collaborative research and innovation projects with universities and institutions across Canada. Mr Boucher’s interests are in cloud networking and computing and applications of ICT in smart grid, intelligent transport, smart communities, and sustainable development. He represents Ericsson on various boards related to research and innovation in the telecommunications sector and in the community. Prior to his 23 years at Ericsson, Mr Boucher worked for Rogers in Network Research with a focus on OSS systems.