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Bob Carbone

Advisory Board Member


Bob is an experienced process and application specialist. Over his 30 year career he has worked forlarge multi-national organizations and small privately held businesses.  His experience in implementingand supporting numerous payroll, HRIS and Time & Attendance systems has afforded himthe opportunity to work with many Fortune 500 companies.  

Worklinks initially opened its doors in LaunchPad’s Summerside location in Sept 2008.  As Technology Manager Bob was tasked with leading the design of a new Payroll platform for the Canadian market andrunning the Summerside operation. Worklinks’ Software as a Service (SaaS) system went live in 2012 and the team continues to change how payroll is processed.

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Deirdre Beep Ayre

Advisory Board Member


Deirdre has 25 years experience in the entertainment industry in areas such as production, public relations, marketing and sales.

In 2006, Deirdre took her place as Studio Head for Other Ocean Interactive after conducting the due diligence and spearheading the establishment of its Prince Edward Island studio (sold to EA Mobile in 2013). She oversaw the establishment of Other Ocean’s quality assurance and testing company, Sculpin QA, in 2007, and the establishment of Other Ocean’s second development studio in St John’s, NL, in 2008. She is responsible for all aspects of Canadian operations for the two companies. She has recruited talent to Atlantic Canada from around the world including, but not limited to, China, Indonesia, Brazil, and the UK.

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Stuart Duncan

Advisory Board Member


Stuart is a seasoned mobile games executive and the founder of premier free to play game studio, Bight Games. As CEO of Bight Games, Stuart utilized his decade long experience in advanced multimedia production to oversee operations for one of the industry’s most innovative mobile game developers.

Bight achieved early success in the emerging mobile free to play game category with Trade Nations. An original IP, Trade Nations occupied the top grossing games charts for over a year. Subsequently Bight conceived, developed and produced the mega hit “The Simpsons: Tapped Out” for EA. Stuart led Bight Games through the M&A process in 2011 and secured a successful sale to Electronic Arts. After an enjoyable (contractually obliged) time off following Bight’s acquisition by EA, Stuart is back, having recently founded icejam to work on the next big idea in mobile games.

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John Eden

Advisory Board Member


John Eden is the CEO of Discovery Garden, a software based company that assists large organizations around the world with managing, sharing, securing and archiving their important digital content. Since joining the company in 2011, it has grown to service clients such as the New York Historical Society, National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Berkeley College.

Prior to joining Discovery Garden. John was Senior Investment Officer for business attraction in the IT sector, with Innovation PEI, a Crown Corporation within the Prince Edward Island Government. Among his achievements was spearheading efforts to develop a video game development sector in PEI, and later leading the creation of a new video game testing company in the Province.

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