Summary

Senior executive specializing in operationalizing corporate strategy and creating innovative digital products and services. Possesses a unique combination of entrepreneurial, corporate and government experience in strategic planning, lean product and process development, and digital transformation.

Highlights
- Developed the Town of Oakville's first digital strategy, unanimously passed by Town Council, focused on citizen-centred services, smart city technologies, data and analytics, partnerships, and culture.
- Conceived, planned, and launched Symtext, a startup targeted at education and publishing markets. Raised capital, managed P&L, hired all staff and led all aspects of successful launch into Canada and the U.S. Pivoted the business from the “iTunes of education” to a standards based rights-management and workflow solution for digital content.
- Subject matter expert in digital content distribution, including rights, workflow solutions, technology, business models, and processes leading to successful innovation.
- Cornell MBA

Domains of expertise
Government and Society Smart Economy

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Ian Barker

Ian Barker

Strategy and Innovation // Digital Transformation // Executive Management

Toronto, Canada

Member since 9/2018

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