#21 Newsmakers: Doug Cooper of Intel Canada and Michael Murphy of Symantec Canada

You couldn’t find two better executives to represent your company in Canada than Intel’s Doug Cooper and Symantec’s Michael Murphy. Both left their respective organizations in 2011 after long and stellar careers.

Cooper went to work for Intel, then a fledgling microprocessor manufacturer, at its Canadian subsidiary in 1983. After a long sabbatical, decided to leave his post to work part time for a venture capital company in the Tech Triangle.

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The University of Waterloo graduate joined Intel as an applications engineer. Cooper helped to establish Intel Digital Video Interactive technology (DVI) to broadcast and multimedia organizations across the country.

Cooper also played a major role in creating Intel’s FP500 program, in which he served as the technology liaison to the IT departments of some of Canada’s most influential companies. He took over Intel marketing in 1995 and in 2000 took on the same role for Intel Latin America.

In 2003, CDN named Cooper that year’s Top Newsmaker.

Murphy didn’t last as long as Cooper did, but ended up with pretty spectacular career at the security vendor spanning more than 16 years.

Murphy was a familiar face in the Canadian channel, running the vendor’s Canadian subsidiary as vice-president and general manager for Canada. He was also a regular on CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers lists.

Murphy joined Symantec in April of 1995 and presided over a period of strong growth for Symantec, helping it to become one of the leading security vendors in the Canadian market. Murphy was a staunch channel advocate and helped to build and support Symantec’s channel partners in Canada, as the security market evolved from end-point protection to the data centre and virtualization.

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