Kenneth S. Rother

Kenneth S. Rother

  • Visiting Lecturer

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Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Product Management
  • Product Development
  • Technology Strategy
  • Startups


Kenneth (Ken) Rother is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience. He has a deep understanding of business operations, technology based innovation, and client management. Rother has built his career by leveraging a strong software technology background to hold both staff and management positions in industries including computer graphics, financial services, telecom, internet consulting and media. Most recently he was SVP of digital media at Discovery Communications.

As an entrepreneur, Rother co-founded a software engineering startup in Toronto and joined an early stage online media company as president and COO. Both businesses were successfully exited and in both cases Ken held SVP roles with the acquiring firm for 5+ years. His current interest includes the renaissance in hardware products enabled by advances in desktop manufacturing, crowdfunding, cloud computing, electronics, and small-scale manufacturing.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 6230 - Actualizing Your Startup - Part I
  • NBA 6330 - Actualizing Your Startup - Part II
  • NBA 6480 - Digital Technology Practicum
  • NBA 6395 - Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • NBAE 6910 - Entrepreneurship of Physical Products
  • NBA 5185 - Green Tech Innovation in Practice
  • NBA 6910 - Physical Product Entrepreneurship
  • NBA 5640 - The Business of Entrepreneurship
  • NBA 3000 - The Business of Entrepreneurship

Academic Degrees

  • DEC Dawson College Montreal, 1979