Resolution HERO

In today’s atmosphere of global chaos and uncertainty, the perception of technology and its impact on humanity has shifted.

The democratization and hyper-acceleration of technology has empowered developing populations, businesses, and nations to compete against entrenched incumbencies, but it has also made it more difficult to build trusting, lasting relationships; the types of relationships that spark community, enlightenment and prosperity. In a world where “post-truth” has been added to the Oxford dictionary, it is impossible to ignore the call to serve, to act, to create, and to lead with life or death urgency. As the creators of Politik, The Canadian Cloud Council and Highrise, our team has embarked upon a lifelong mission to ensure innovation is applied for the benefit of the greater good and has been recognized by the United Nations, Avenue Magazine, Globe and Mail and HotTopics as one of the most formative social impact agencies in the world. Along the way, we’ve helped create the early policies outlining the commitment of the Government of Canada to build open systems, utilize cloud-first methodologies and reshape decisions to eschew the short-term gains of offshore delivery to recommit to employment and opportunity for its own people. Our distinguished series of events have driven discussions and disruption that firmly tipped the scales of history in favour of open and accessible technology and away from closed ecosystems that benefit the select few. And only now, a couple of decades into the bruised and battered journey, Politik stands together as a coalition of global digital leaders who share an unwavering commitment to sustainable economic development, the courage to challenge incumbency and inertia and a passionate desire to reconstruct the next economy for the greater good of all of humanity.

THE AGENCY

ROBERT BRENNAN HART

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

KEMAN LE

Director of Design and Creative

TAM LE

Director of Digital Experience

EDWARD WILSON-SMYTHE

Strategic Advisor

THE DIGITAL ASSEMBLY

SOPHIE ALCORN

Founder of Community for Global Innovation

BEENA AMMANATH

Executive Director of Deloitte AI Institute | Founder of Humans for AI

ANIMA ANANDKUMAR

Executive Director of Machine Learning Research at NVIDIA

JEFF BARR

Chief Evangelist at Amazon Web Services

JOSH CRUMB

Co-Founder of GoldMoney and Coffee Flour

MICHELLE DENNEDY

Digital Privacy Unicorn

JIMMA ELLIOT-STEVENS

Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel for Thomson-Reuters

JONATHAN FELDMAN

Chief Information Officer at City of Asheville

ROHIT GHAI

CEO of RSA Security

FERSHTEH FOROUGH

Founder and CEO of Code to Inspire

VASU JAKKAL

Chief Marketing Officer, Security, Compliance and Identity at Microsoft

ARNE JOSEFSBERG

Chief Information and Infrastructure Officer at GoDaddy

CHRIS C. KEMP

Founder and CEO of Astra | Former Chief Technology Officer at NASA

BRYSON KOELER

Chief Information Officer of Equifax

JOHN KOETSIER

Columnist at Forbes and Business Insider

JOSHUA MCKENTY

Co-Founder of OpenStack, Piston Cloud and EQ Labs

TOM RAFTERY

Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist at SAP

ANN ROSENBERG

Global Program Lead for #SheInnovates at UN Women

CHELSEA RUSTRUM

Co-Founder of Instigation Protocol and Alchemy Spaces

DR. MIHAELA ULIERU

President of the Impact Institute for the Digital Economy | Chief Alchemist at SingularityNET

RHONDA VETERE

Chief Information Officer at Herbalife

CAROLINE WONG

Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt

RAYNIE WOOD

Dean of Information Communication Technologies at SAIT

MICHELLE ZATLYN

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Cloudflare