Karim Kanji is the Canadian Director of Social Media Strategy at iNvolved Media. iNvolved Media was purchased by Active International in 2015. Clients include popular food brands, technology brands and other CPG companies. Prior to joining iNvolved Media, Karim led the paid social media strategy for some of Canada's most popular CPG and confectionery brands for Catalyst/GroupM. Karim started in the social media space when he co-founded and was the President of THIRDOCEAN where he led the creation of digital content for companies including Scotiabank, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Microsoft, Wild Water Kingdom, Palomino Systems Inc. and Techvibes. Karim has also been recognized as a pioneer in podcasting having interviewed people such as such as federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, former MLSE boss Richard Peddie, TVO's Steve Paikin, Canadian serial angel investor Dr. Boris Wertz, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes, Mathew Ingram, Mitch Joel from Mirium and many, many others. As a demonstration of thought leadership, Karim led the development and execution of reports discussing how technology and digital media have impacted industries such as retail, education, health, gaming, sports and banking.
Jeff Howe is a journalist and a professor at Northeastern University. Howe coined the term crowdsourcing, authoring a book by that title. Here, he talks about how crowdsourcing on the Internet created a new
Paige Arnof-Fenn is the CEO of Mavens and Moguls. A marketing expert and self proclaimed "startup junkie", she was involved in Zipcar from the ground up, seeing it become an internationally recognizable brand.
Viral marketing, social media and crowd-sourced funding. All these terms are important in the area of independent film-making. Currently, our city (Toronto) is knee deep in glitter and glitz as the Toronto International
Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" invites Ramona Pringle into her home, to talk about community, technology, and the difference between a
Leigh Alexander, video games journalist extraordinaire, talks about community in the world of gaming... It's a massive community, she says, and as more and more of the population identifies as "gamers", it's only
Today marks our fourth and final GameConnect (#GCTO) episode. In this video, Karim Kanji chats with Nicholas Murphy who is the Founder and CEO of GameDay InterActive. Nicholas is also the founder and creator of several
Living in Manhattan, Barbara Pantuso couldn't believe how it was that she lived four inches away from the apartment next door, and yet she didn't know her neighbour. Searching for community, she started
Nic Sulsky is the Co-Founder of InGamer. This past week Nic and XConnect host Karim Kanji got together to talk about InGamer's social gaming platform. The InGamer 3-screen social gaming platform turns a
Internet guru Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" explains that once upon a time, culture were so inherently participatory that you didn't need a special phrase to describe it.
Alex Hayter is the Marketing Manager for Toronto-based startup SpongeLab Interactive: the Global Science Community. Spongelab is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. They believe that