An Intelligent View of Intelligent Energy


Recently, Rob Barlow, President and C.E.O. of WireIE sat down and shared his point of view on the evolution of Intelligent Energy networks and how this evolution fits into WireIE’s commitment to Intelligent Energy systems.

As specialists in designing, building and managing Next Generation wireless networks, WireIE established an exclusive relationship with The University of Ontario’s Institute of Technology (UOIT) in 2009 to advance the understanding of ‘Intelligent Energy’ networks and the communications infrastructure required to optimize their performance.  In the interview, Rob explains that WireIE’s expertise in maximizing networks is very much in sync with the growing demand for ‘Smart Grids’ or, ‘Intelligent Energy’ systems. In particular,  Rob highlights that  communications infrastructure “is perhaps the most important determining factor in deciding the scale and operational limits of a power grid. The absence of a robust communications infrastructure will undermine the utility of the grid. It is that important.”

During the interview, Rob provides his opinion and insight into the following questions:

  • How does ‘Intelligent Energy’ fit into WireIE’s business model?
  • What’s driving the interest in ‘Intelligent Energy’?
  • What do you believe needs to be done now?
  • How do you see the evolving role of the communications infrastructure?
  • What changes have you seen over the past few years?
  • What other factors will impact the evolution of Intelligent Energy?
  • What can we expect from WireIE?

WireIE Q1 Company-Wide Meeting, “Unleashing the Potential”

“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential!” – Maya Angelou

Last week, WireIE’s entire team gathered in Richmond Hill, ON for our regular quarterly corporate meeting.

President & CEO Rob Barlow began the meeting with an inspirational video and then addressed the team with his corporate update and discussed our success as an organization and team. VP of Marketing Neil Buchanan presented our latest WireIE Messaging, and special guest John Barnett presented on “Unleashing our corporate potential”.

The meeting made for a great day and nice to see those from the WireIE team who live outside of Canada in the Caribbean and the United States.

Thanks for a great day all!

President & CEO Rob Barlow presenting and making the team laugh!

John Barnett presents on the subject of “unleashing your corporate potential

WireIE Attends Tele-Gathering Conference in Dominica

Recently, Jennifer Jones (VP of Business Operations) and Nora Winje (Director, Business Development, CALA) traveled to Dominica for the annual Tele-gathering Conference, organized by Caribbean operators.

Founded in 1995, Tele-gathering is the largest gathering in the Caribbean Telecommunications Community. It unites and celebrates the friendships, interactions, and camaraderie of telecommunications employees from all islands, strengthening the social structure of the organization.

The host island every year highlights their culture, through activities, local tour and local cuisines. As a group, everyone participates in a local community service day that typically involves improvements to a local community property to give back to the population of the host country.

As a result of the exchange visits, employees in the telecommunications industry develop bonds that benefit them professionally and personally.

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WireIE Attends CWTA Awards in Ottawa – April 20, 2012

Five members of WireIE team attended the CWTA’s “25 Years of Connected to the Community” event which took place on Tuesday, April 20 in Ottawa, ON. The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, delivered the keynote address at the CWTA awards ceremony and met the WireIE attendees.

“WireIE is pleased to support the CWTA and the Canadian government in its efforts to develop a robust return on investment using wireless technologies to embrace the gap in digital divide”, said Rob Barlow, President & CEO of WireIE.

From Left to Right: Bryce Mitchell – VP of Technology, Brian Nelson – VP of Business Development North America, Robert Cressatti – VP of Business Development, Jennifer Jones – Director of Business Operations, Rob Barlow – President & CEO (Far Right)

WireIE Welcomes Volunteer Student

This past week, WireIE welcomed telecommunications engineer Jermin Girgis for the start of her 9-week tenure as a volunteer co-op student. The co-op placement comes through The Internationally Qualified Professionals Co-op Program, facilitated by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. The students go through a program where they learn effective job search and language skills in order to prepare for work in their chosen occupation. The program is a combination of classroom training and on-the-job co-op work experience in the students’ chosen fields.

Girgis brings over nine years of experience in the design, planning, and integration of wireless networks. She will be working alongside WireIE’s VP of Technology, Bryce Mitchell.

Welcome Jermin!

WireIE is Now on YouTube!

WireIE is now a part of YouTube. You can see our channel here. The url is

Check out our first video here: Computers for the Caribbean – Grenada.

WireIE Donates Satellite Phone to Haiti

WireIE’s President & CEO Rob Barlow has donated a satellite phone to be used by the Haitian Government.

The phone was sent to CHF International, an international development and humanitarian aid organization . For more information please visit their website.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the Haiti disaster.


Happy Holidays from WireIE!!!

On behalf of the entire team at WireIE, I wish you all the best during this holiday season and a happy & healthy New Year.

Rob Barlow President & CEO
WireIE Holdings International Inc.

New WireIE Website Launching Later Today!

Here’s a sneak peek at our new homepage…

WireIE in CANTO Conference Video

Go to the 46:30 minute mark to see Ray Bulengo, WireIE’s VP of Business Development for Emerging Markets discuss WireIE’s value to the Caribbean. The video is a two-hour special of the recently concluded CANTO 2009 conference and trade exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Trinidad. Video courtesy of Tempo Networks.

CANTO 25TH REVISED 1 from Tempo Networks on Vimeo.