Paul Vallée is the founder and CEO of Tehama and a serial entrepreneur who has spent his career at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies that enable the exchange of work over the internet.
Paul was a pioneer in remote connectivity and lays claim to the first application of IPSEC VPN technology to enable enterprises to consume services over the internet. In 1997, Paul founded Pythian, a data-centric services business with a focus on remote work. Under Paul’s leadership, the company developed groundbreaking tools that enable remote teams to work and interact seamlessly and securely across multiple continents. Tehama was born at Pythian, launched to the public in 2018, and due to rapid adoption of the platform, spun out to become fully independent in 2019.
Tehama’s Virtual Office as a Service technology makes it easy for enterprises to manage, onboard and audit remote teams, contract workers and third-party service providers by providing highly secure and compliant, cloud-based virtual desktops available on-demand.
In the wake of the global pandemic and the urgent need for technology that enables enterprises to adopt a digital-first workforce, Paul has redoubled his commitment to the future of work.
Paul is a CIGI Senior Fellow, and is active in the Council of Canadian Innovators, the CIO Strategy Council, and serves on the board of the Basic Income Canada Network. In 2016 he was named Diversity Champion by Women in Communications and Technology