Stephen Boren (Co-founder, CTO)
Stephen Boren, co-founder of Whitenoise Laboratories
Inc. was born in 1967 in Prince George, British Columbia.
He spent his formative years in Trail, British Columbia
and always had an active interest in academics when it
moved at a sufficient pace, but he had a greater interest
in sports, following his own creativity and interests,
and interacting with the world on his own terms.
In 1982, as a rambunctious teenager, Steve had a catastrophic
bicycle accident that left him a high level quadriplegic.
Ironically this event unlocked a prodigious intellect and
capacity for problem solving and serves as an inspiration to
those who believe in the power of intellect and spirit.
Steve chose to go into computer sciences because it afforded
a challenging avenue for him to excel and compete on a
level playing field where success is based on intellect,
effort and creativity and not on physical attributes.
Steve has never looked back and his dream of the future
is one that is improving all of our lives. He graduated
from Simon Fraser University with degrees in Computing Sciences
and Mathematics. Coupled with excellent work ethic, phenomenal
intellect, and creative thinking, Steve has achieved and
continues to achieve noteworthy results.
Steve worked on cutting edge projects such as plasma
screens for the military, medical equipment for rapid
and accurate diagnostics, the designing of a bed to prevent
pressure sores, and has started several companies including
BBR Technologies Inc. that provides a platform for hosting
and spawning innovative technological solutions.
Good fortune led to Stephen taking on contract work for
International Business Saveware Inc. It was at this time
that he met Andre Brisson. Collectively, because of the
huge curiosity they both share in an eclectic range of
problems, and because of the luck of chemistry between two
individuals the creative juices were unleashed.
This relationship spawned the co-founding of a company
Whitenoise Laboratories Inc. and through this company
a host of much needed security solutions have been developed
in conjunction with talented community resources such
as those available through the British Columbia Institute
of Technology. These technologies run the gamut from cryptography
to data obfuscation to anti-theft technologies to telecommunications
and on and on and on.
Steve is a shining example of what people can achieve
with a good family, a good education, a good outlook on
life and unbounded curiosity and perseverance.