The study of electronics, engineering, business, and leadership in a networked world has sparked Joe’s pursuit of a lifelong interest in leading edge technologies and their practical applications in our personal and business lives. Joe has been a founder, pioneer, and advisor for several successful Internet, Media and Publishing businesses. His educational background includes studies in Electronics and Technology, an MBA and continuing education in Intellectual Property Management and Harvard’s Leadership in a Network World programs.
Three decades later, Joe is a digital and online media thought leader, strategist, author, blogger and international presenter. Through his company, Concentric, he helps leaders leverage their businesses using smart, well planned digital strategies.
He presents globally with a focus on strategies to improve the reach and success of online, social and digital media initiatives. His expertise and guidance has been sought by the likes of Toyota, Hollinger, CanWest, MTT Bell Aliant, the Federal Investment Council of Argentina, as well as various societies and non-profit organizations.
In 2006 Joe and his partner created a community portal focused on local news and information in the Howe Sound region, particularly the Village of Lions Bay. The portal has now expanded to include a quarterly print magazine delivered to all homes in the area, social media feeds, and a mobile edition Joe considers “the News” a great example of citizen journalism – since all content contributions are provided by residents, expats, interested parties and subjects matter expert on topics relevant to the region – … and the project now serves as a living lab for Joe, Concentric and Concentric clients.
Joe volunteers actively in his community, with various societies and boards and is known for his passions in education, family, music and sports. He is currently the chair of the Canadian Whole Dyslexia Society and is a director of The Canadian Electoral Democracy Association.