Dr. Deepak S. Gupta is the Associate Vice President for Research at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in metro Vancouver. Dr. Gupta has led research, innovation, productivity, and entrepreneurial initiatives over an impactful career across three countries. He has more than a dozen awards and honours for his contributions as an innovation leader, engineering researcher, and published scholar. His experience covers: industry and academia; start-ups and large enterprises; and public and private sectors. His contributions have advanced manufacturing, energy, health, education, and information technology. A global citizen, he has lived or worked in 12 cities and speaks four languages. Dr. Gupta’s impact includes start-up of: three revenue-generating innovation and productivity enhancement centres, a research laboratory, two business incubators/accelerators, a Makerspace, and an innovation hub. Other achievements range from developing and commercializing composites technologies to smart sensors to a highly cited control algorithm. Dr. Gupta received his engineering doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, United States. He has a Bachelor of Technology (Honors) degree from the renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He can be followed on Twitter at @Dr_DSGupta.