Tanya Rothe is General Counsel for D-Wave Systems Inc., and is a member of both the BC and California bars. A strategic and versatile technology executive who brings a global perspective and vision, her focus is on helping identify and navigate risk and business transformation challenges in rapidly-changing situations. She has extensive legal leadership experience and deep expertise in corporate governance, capital financings and international commercial agreements, as well as identifying and developing intellectual property. Curious and passionate about learning, Tanya is able to quickly understand and evaluate complex, innovative technology and concepts, and thrives in changing situations that benefit from integrity, courage and diversity of thought. She asks tough questions and provides frank assessments in challenging environments, while helping to manage conflict and disruption and brings an entrepreneurial spirit to her practice, having personally founded, built and sold a small business.
Recognized as one of Canada’s most influential and innovative General Counsel, Tanya has created and leads a highly-skilled team that has developed a portfolio of some of the world’s most valuable technology patents, protecting D Wave’s visionary, extremely complex technologies. She is a key contributor to building an international business that is a first-mover in a rapidly-growing and changing market, bringing its unique technology to enterprises to help them solve complex business problems and derive business value.