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We have hosted over 100 events (symposiums, workshops, panel discussions and conferences). This directory is accessed by many organizations (including media) to source experts/speakers. All speakers are honourary members of SIP.

Adeodata Czink, raised in the diplomatic community in Stockholm, Sweden, Adeodata Czink had her etiquette training right from the cradle.  In 1989 she founded Business of Manners, a company that provides seminars in international etiquette, formal dining and social graces. Adeodata is a keynote speaker, a protocol consultant for the film industry and a favourite with the media, who dubbed her Canada's Empress of Etiquette.

 

Alysha Dominico, Tangible Words Ltd. Alysha has been teaching, writing, editing, and copywriting since 2005. As an expert in e-literacy, she helps small and mid-sized companies in Australia and Canada communicate with customers in more [Tangible] words. Articulating what you do in the language of the customer is the first step towards engaging prospects.



Alan K'necht, President, K'nechtology Inc., one of Toronto, Canada's Leading SEO, SEM and Web analytics consulting firms since 2000. K'necht has personally been implementing web analytic solutions, has provided both Search Engine Optimization, PPC and web analytics guidance to organizations across North America since 1996. He is an internationally published columnist, speaker and an author.

Alexa Clark is a serial entrepreneur, photographer and social media addict currently based out of Toronto . She started blogging in 2002, with TheApprenticeBlog.com - a reality-TV blog based on the hit NBC show which she sold on eBay after 5 seasons. She founded Ellipsis Interactive Consulting - one of Canada 's first exclusively New Media focused talent agencies. Alexa is currently the Managing Partner at Plethora Press a micropublishing company, publisher of CheapEats Restaurant Guide series ; find her blogging on OneDegree.ca

Annie Jennings, president Annie Jennings PR, New Jersey , specializing in promoting authors and experts to the media, over 20,000 authors experts have signed up.  Annie created the concepts of media websites and online press kits, defined how to create a powerful platform, developed the most advanced branding concepts known to the industry, created the HOT 50! Radio campaigns where you are only booked on TOP SHOWS in major BIG CITY markets and on regional and nationally syndicated shows and crafted the revolutionary Pay For Placement Publicity Program that has helped thousands of authors and experts build powerful platforms.  www.anniejenningspr.com Phone 908.281.6201

Anita Windisman MBA, President of One of a Kind Publishing Inc., a company specializing in the personalization of content in the form of books and eBooks. She has worked with companies such as Levi Strauss, Toronto Hydro, Royal LePage, and Worlcolor (formerly Quebecor World) in eBusiness strategy development, online content delivery and social media. She is author of the soon to be published book "Business Lessons I Learned from Barbie". http://blogs.OneofaKindPublishing.com.

Ashraf Hashmi is president of Percepsys Inc., which is an E-Learning Solutions firm based in Toronto. Ashraf was educated at the University of Waterloo, Brock University, and Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology.  He has diverse 15-year career in education, hi-tech, utilities and sales/marketing. He has spent nine years in the education and consulting arena and as faculty at Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology. 



Blaise Alleyne, a graduate from the University of Toronto in computer science, English and philosophy-lives at the intersection of culture and technology. As a contributor to the Techdirt blog, he has written about the challenges traditional media companies face in adapting to a digital environment, and about the effects of copyright on culture. Blaise works as a web developer, a songwriter and musician. http://blaise.ca/

 

Bob Logan, Chief Scientist of Strategic Innovation Lab at the Ontario College of Art and Design and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He collaborated and published with Marshall McLuhan and with Alvin Toffler. He has authored/edited many books and reference journal articles. Currently he is engaged in the SmartBook project to develop a framework and platform for the hybrid of the printed book and the e-book. Details www.physics.utoronto.ca/Members/logan


Chris Van Buren has a varied background in the writing, publishing business and art media. He began his career as a computer documentation writer and went on to become an editor at CompuSoft Publishing, first computer book publishing companies in the United States . He became Editor and Publisher of several computer and industry newsletters, including The AppleWorks Journal and the Microsoft Works in Education Newsletter, co-published with Microsoft Corporation. He has written over 15 books, including Poor Richard's Creating E-Books .

Carla Estifan holds an Honors BA in Psychology and MA in NVC (Non Verbal Communication) and has been training individuals for the past 6 years in Non-Verbal Communication. She specializes in body language analysis, deception, presentation skills, tonality, sales, dating behaviour, and sales presentations.Details ww.carlaestifan.com

 

Colin Adams, CISSP,CCNA,CIW, BS 7799 lead Auditor, Manager, Enterprise Risk Services Practice, Deloitte, Toronto office. Colin's focus is on the assessment, design and implementation of Identity Management for organizations. Clients represent an array of industries in which he has deployed identity management technologies, assessed information technology practices, conducted general computer controls reviews, developed and implemented security strategies and configured enterprise wide security for ERP implementations. His has been largely focused on the Higher Education organization but has recently included Health care and other public sector areas.

Darius Bashar is a professional Social Media Coach and president of Apollo Media. Darius has established himself as an active contributor to the social networking community and is a longtime advocate of such websites as Meetup.com, Facebook and LinkedIn. Darius has been a professional Blogger since 2006. He has just returned from attending the November 2007 Blogworld Expo conference in Las Vegas and is excited to share his experiences from this conference.

Detective Sergeant Doug Cousens, has been a member of The Ontario Provincial Police since 1983. Prior to that he was a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force for 2 years. He served his initial posting at Shelburne Detachment and was then transferred to The Auto Theft Section in 1995. In 2003 Doug was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant and transferred to the Forgery Investigation team of the Anti-Rackets Section where he is currently assigned to investigate Payment Card Fraud, Identity Theft and cheque

Fazila Nuraniis a lawyer who practices privacy and information technology law and focuses on meeting the legal needs and concerns of internet-driven businesses. Fazila develops privacy compliance plans and privacy policies for on-line businesses of all sizes, as well as commercial agreements with a technology focus.

 

Gary O'Brien , Joined the Ontario Provincial Police in July 1993, seconded into the Anti-Rackets Section of the Investigation Bureau in 2002 working for the Greater Toronto Economic Crime Team in Mississauga on Project ORCA , the Ontario Realty Corporation case involving forgery, secret commissions and frauds. Gary was transferred to the Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Investigation Team. Currently seconded to the Document Theft and Forgery Team investigating a fraudulent scheme against the major Financial Institutions in the Greater Toronto Area.

James Standen founder of nModal has over a decade of experience in data management and business intelligence. He held key executive roles in the information technology area, working both in North America, and internationally with Lafarge SA for over 15 years. James founded nModal in 2008 believing that data will continue to become more central , and he is excited at the chance to play a part in developing tools that help companies take advantage of it.


Jim Sterne is an international consultant focused on measuring the value of the online marketing for creating and strengthening customer relationships since 1993. Sterne has written seven books on using the Internet for marketing, produces the eMetrics Summit - www.emetrics.org and is co-founder and current Chairman of the Digital Analytics Association.



Janette Burke is the Founding Publicist of Prime Time PR ww.primetimepr.ca  and Former Editor of PRtalk (Canada's only online PR magazine). Janette is marketing/PR coach, consultant, trainer, speaker and columnist for The York Region Business Times, Women with Vision! Magazine and Elevation Profile Marketing's Celebrating Achievement. email: janette@yourmarketingmagnet.com


Jeff Quipp is the founder and CEO of Search Engine People Inc (SEP), one of Canada's largest search marketing firms and recipient of one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada. Jeff is a frequent speaker at internet marketing panels and conferences worldwide and is widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent authorities on search and social media marketing.

 

Jennifer Beale is a PR specialist and publisher of business networking eBooks and eZines. After years as a freelance writer and editor, she turned her natural compulsion to promote and connect people into a successful career as a publicist. To promote and connect small business owners, she publishes BizNetworkNews.com, a free weekly newsletter of business networking events in every region of North America . www.BizNetworkNews.com Contact editor@BizNetworkNews.com

John Mehrmann (left), CEO of Zylog Systems is a motivational speake, an award wining author and respected industry leader.John has established a solid reputation for designing and implementing reliable, repeatable best-in-class business practices to consistently deliver superior performance and profitability to shareholders and investors. John's recent book "The Trusted Advocate" has received numerous awards and overwhelming acclaim from readers. As an international speaker, John has provided insightful presentations to numerous industry events.

 

Joel Alleyne, Practitioner in Residence at the Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto. Joel was appointed to the Entovation 100 Global Knowledge Leadership Map. He has worked with many organizations in both the public and private sectors across the Americas and in Europe as a consultant, researcher, entrepreneur and manager in the field of Management Consulting for the last twenty eight years.

Joseph Iuso, the visionary and chief architect of the UseMyServices proprietary technology, Joseph has worked in the fields of e-Commerce and EFT integration for over 20 years. His extensive experience within the realm of self-service banking integration has helped many clients provide online, real-time transaction processing within the EFT community. Clients have included CIBC, ISM, IBM, ACI (Astech), ING Direct, Canadian Tire, and Royal Bank. With this understanding, Joseph has been able to link all the existing components to make UseMyServices a leader in real time bank payments technology.

Juri Chabursky , CSP2 - has earned two CSP designations, that of Certified Speaking Professional, and Certified Sales Professional. Juri helps his clients achieve outstanding performance results through the understanding and effective application of technology, leadership and communication skills. His interactive keynotes, workshops and seminars are described by clients as 駨-energy!ӈigh-content!࡮d 駨-impact!͊

 

Dr. Khalid Sohail, A Psychotherapist , an author, a published poet, a mystic and a humanist. He is a psychiatrist by profession has been passionately writing for the last two decades. His collections of poems, stories, travelogues, novellas and essays have been published in English, Urdu and Punjabi. His writings are an attempt to share his humanistic philosophy of life. He summarized his views in his book "Pages of My Heart" . Creative Psychotherapy Clinic, 905-666-7253 (http://www.drsohail.com/)

Martin Cleaver , MSc MBA, Principal, Blended Perspectives ran his first Wiki at Arthur Andersen whilst a manager for Large Scale Systems Integration, and has been captivated by Wiki Consulting ever since. Martin is known for promoting how social media technologies catalyse structural reform of both business and society, with recent speaking engagements including KM World in 2006, at the wiki and mind mapping panels at Office 2.0, 2007. Martin runs Toronto Wiki Tuesdays.

Mark Swartz , MBA, M.Ed., is a leading Canadian career and worklife specialist. His advice is read by millions as the Workopolis.com Career Advisor. Mark has written a number of books including the best-seller 崠Wired, You're Hired͊ He has had his own columns in the Toronto Star's Careers section and on Sympatico.ca. He brings with him a lively blend of practical advice, humour, and audience interaction. Visit his site for more than 100 free career articles at www.careeractivist.com .

Manisha Solomon is the owner and Project Co-coordinator for Solotext Editorial. She has done workshops about e-Books and the self-publishing process for Enterprise Toronto, the Learning Annex, and a number of writing and educational venues. She is the author of The Indie Approach to Publishing: A Guide to Self-Publishing. Manisha has been involved in books for over 15 years and is considered an expert of the self-publishing process. She has written for magazines and newspapers; she has written three books. Martin Wales delivers immediately applicable tactics and no-nonsense strategies to attract more customers for your business. Martin brings 15 years of sales and marketing experience, along with his background as a professional educator and media personality. Martin hosted his own weekly, international talk-radio show, as well as a nationally broadcast television segment. Wales' business columns are published internationally and as curriculum content for several MBA programs.

Max Haroon is a social entrepreneur. He is the founding president of the Society of Internet Professionals and founder of Friends of Heart and Inspirational Book Club. He has been involved in the Information Technology (IT) industry in various sectors, including the Internet and IT Training for over 35 years. His work has spanned many countries and resides in Toronto ( Canada ). He evangelizes leveraging the Internet and speaks at conferences and symposiums. He can be contacted by email to founder@sipgroup.org or by phone at 416-891-4937. Visit http://www.maxharoon.org

Mario Morel, President, YourPrivacy.info and Privacy Officer for SIP. A frequent speaker at events and conferences, Mario is a privacy expert who has 15 years of experience in information security and privacy. He provides advanced privacy consulting services with a focus on privacy legislation, the nature and use of customer information, the disclosure of personal data in marketing, and privacy infrastructures.

 


Nate Hendley, is a Toronto-based writer and author. He writes extensively for magazines and has just taken a job as content manager of a political website/blog. Hendley has published several non-fiction books, primarily in the biographical and true-crime genres. His website is located at www.natehendley.com.

 

Paul Artiuch is a senior research analyst and associate director of member services at New Paradigm. Paul's most recent experience includes research into collaboration tools, external innovation, as well as global talent markets. He has authored and co-authored a number of New Paradigm white papers and case studies dealing with the impact of technology and demographics on business models. Paul holds a degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Paul Lima has run a successful freelance writing, corporate communications and media training business since 1988. Paul writes news releases, speeches, white papers, and brochure copy for corporate clients, and is the author of: The Business of Freelance Writing, Conquering Corporate Markets: How to find, price and manage corporate writing assignments, and How to Write Media Releases to Promote your Business, Organization or Event. Paul is a professional member of the Periodical Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), and has written articles for Canada's major daily newspapers, business magazines, and trade publication. To find out more, visit www.paul lima.ca

Paul Litwack, CHRP, the Capability Improvement Coach. Since 1978, his thought-provoking Keynotes, TeleClasses, personal Coaching and custom Training programs continue to help leaders in nine countries to  uplevel their personal, professional and business capabilities.  Coach Paul 's real world experience comes from years of successful projects from the 'back room' to the Boardroom. He's an active  community leader too. http://www.the-coach.com/   1+905-764-8525

 

Paul Rai, President of Rai Grant Insurance Brokers, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in Ontario. In business since 1985, Rai Grant Insurance Brokers are a trusted advisor to thousands of businesses and families. We also specialize in the design and administration of group auto and home insurance plans for professional groups and associations. Paulథrsonal areas of expertise include commercial insurance, errors & omissions insurance, directors and officers liability insurance and high value personal lines insurance.


Paul Tobey is an author, lead trainer and a keynote speaker. Not only is he an alumni speaker for SIP events, Paul has shared the stage with the likes of Brian Tracey, Dave Chilton (Dragon's Den) and several other influencers at such events such as ICON, Royal Lepage Annual Conference, Learning & Performing Conference, Financial Post Conferences and many more. He is the CEO of Training Business Pros Canada's Top Digital Marketing Training Company www.trainingbusinesspros.com. The company has trained over 50,000 business owners across Canada and the USA, to a high degree of positive outcome, with some of his clients recognizing Paul as their catalyst to helping them earn millions.

Peter de Jager is a provocative Speaker, Writer and Consultant. His primary focus in on how we manage change, technology and the future. In addition to speaking at conferences worldwide, he's also written monthly columns for CIO Magazine and Computerworld Canada. He forces you, by demonstrating conflicts between your stated beliefs and behaviours, to think differently about what you thought you knew. You can read much of his work in the publications section of www.technobility.com

Paul Chato, a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical University , went on to become an art director with Kelly's Stereo Mart and from there helped found the legendary Frantics Comedy Troupe. After a stint as head of TV Comedy at CBC, Paul started Electramedia in the early 90's, an international web development company and now also heads a new company, Your Web Department.

 

Phil Taylor is an Award-Winning Speaker, Trainer, Speech coach and an Entrepreneur of many previous businesses. He is the past President of Sheridan Park Toastmasters, and presently the Founder and Chairman of Goal Achievers International Inc. He is building master mind groups to coach and cultivate collaborations in various aspects of Life Entrepreneurship. Contact 416-627-7662 Email: phil@goalachievers.org

Shanna Sederoff, Manager of the Incident Response Team for Brandimensions Inc.  Shanna has several years experience in the Phishing and Brand Protection industry with a specific focus on the US banking industry. Over the past two years Shanna has worked directly and has overseen the management and takedown of thousands of phishing incidents.  As a member of the APWG and representative of INTA on behalf of Brandimensions, Shanna participates in the understanding of industry issues and the dissemination of solutions to combat identity theft and fraud on the internet.

Stefan Eyram, Manager of Business Development, ExactTarget Inc. has over 15-year marketing and sales experience focusing on email marketing. Stefan is industry contributor with the Association of Internet Marketing and Sales (AIMS). OneDegree.ca. Some past clients include leading brands in retail, consumer packaged goods, the pharmaceutical and financial industries as well as the agency world. Contact seyram@exacttarget.com or 905.827.4630. http://www.exacttarget.com

 

Susan McLennan is the founder Babble On Communications , a public relations company which helps socially responsible brands, causes and people engage the world in their stories. Babble On Communications represents television stars, authors, foundations and businesses who are striving for a better tomorrow. We work with media outlets, at home and internationally, including the New York Times, Today Show, Canada AM, Globe and Mail, the Ellen Show, etc.

Wayne Carrigan e-Marketing Strategist, ThinData Inc, plays leading role in business development of EMS (email marketing software). Wayne has a proven track record in creating and implementing good business strategies and internet solutions. He has served as senior executive for Alliance Atlantis Communications, NetStar Communications and Sports etwork.

Walter Derzko is the president of Brain Space, a Toronto-based consulting firm. Walter had his own cross-Canada radio show on the CKO radio network, called 襠Creative Edgeȥ was the lateral thinker-in-residence at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto; a professor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, teaching a course on Lateral thinking Skills in Business and a course on Strategy. He was also the former Director of the Idea Lab at the Design Exchange and the founder of the Creativity Consortium- a forum for lateral thinkers -which has now been re-born as NewBizDev.org, a not-for-profit organization for VP's and Directors of New Business Development.

Wayne MacPhail has been developing content online and off for over 25 years. He's created Web-based experiences for MSN, AOL Canada, canoe.ca, Mocha Sofa, Bell Emergis and Sympatico-Lycos where he was director of content. He's also been a magazine and newspaper editor and feature writer and was the founder and director of Southam InfoLab. In 1990 he won the Canadian Association of Journalists Award for investigative series about AIDS in Canada. Wayne's also taught online writing and hypernarrative at McMaster University, Sheridan, Ryerson, Centennial and at the Summer Institute for Film and Television and is a published and produced playwright.

 Yufei Yuan, Ph.D is currently a Professor of Information Systems and the Wayne. C. Fox Chair of Business Innovation at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University , Canada . His research interests are in the areas of e-commerce security and privacy, mobile commerce, web-based negotiation, and decision support in health care. He has published more than 50 papers in professional journals and has been invited as guest speakers at many universities and conferences. His name is listed on Who is Who in Canada .

 

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