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Tech Talks with Karim Kanji – Drew Henson, Twenty2b

Starting up your own business is one thing. However, starting your own business and then deciding to build your own product while servicing clients is quite another. In my conversation with Toronto-based tech entrepreneur, Drew Henson, we discuss Henson’s desire to open his own design studio and why he chose the city of Toronto to do so. Among other things we also discuss the creation of SEAM which came out of Henson’s desire to combine safety with travel in the crowded social space.

Drew Henson is an award-winning designer currently operating the Twenty2b design studio and SEAM, a social safety platform. Henson’s teams produce end-user products with a fundamental balance of design and engineering rooted in technical expertise and global experiences.

Karim Kanji
Karim Kanjihttp://karimkanji.com
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.

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