Paul Smith is Vice President of Xerox Innovation Group, the Centre Manager of Xerox Research Centre of Canada, and an Officer of Xerox Canada Inc. He leads the company’s Global Materials Research Centre, which is responsible for advanced materials research and development. 

In partnership with the National Research Council of Canada, Dr. Smith spearheaded the creation of the Canadian Campus for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing – an exciting partnership between government and industry for leading-edge, world-class research and development in the commercialization of Advanced Materials in the field of devices for the Internet of Everything, printed electronics, additive manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and other critical sectors; pioneering an exciting field in the most exciting of times.

Dr. Smith received his PhD in the field of Chemistry from the University of Bath, England in 1991, was an NSERC Fellow from 1995 to 1997, and in 2001 received an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto. He is the first Chairman of the Canadian Printed Electronics Industry Association, is on the Board of Directors of the Research Innovation and Commercialization Centre, and is also Chair of the Conference Board of Canada Council for Innovation and Commercialization. He serves on Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Councils’ Committee on Research Partnerships.

Dr. Smith is now a named inventor on 76 U.S, patents and has 16 publications.