Bio: Tom Jenkins, chairman, Open Text Corp.

Open Text's chairman, Tom Jenkins, is piecing together a national digital media strategy.

Tom Jenkins, born in 1959 in Hamilton. Degrees from McMaster, Toronto and York universities.

(For this bio’s accompanying feature, see ” Digital media: The puzzle master“.)

1987 After working for seven years at various Toronto-area high-tech companies, becomes an operations executive at Dalsa Inc., then a fledgling maker of image sensors.

1994 Hired as chief operating officer of Open Text, which has $1 million in venture capital and is just back from the brink of bankruptcy. Becomes president by year‰??s end; CEO in 1997; and chairman in 1998.

1996 Open Text goes public on Nasdaq; its stock rises 47% in the first day. Company lists on the TSX in 1998.

2007 The now-executive chairman and chief strategy officer joins Prime Minister‰??s Office‰??s Competition Policy Review Panel.