Making your web content work for you

canniff photo homepagePaul Canniff is a twenty-year veteran in web production, serving in development, analysis, and management roles in business and government. He is a specialist in enterprise content management systems, including numerous open-source and proprietary platforms.

Complementing his technical record is service in public policy and communications, in roles as a ministerial policy advisor, government relations consultant, and communications planner.

Currently he is engaged as a Customer Experience Architect in the Creative Development team at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI).

Here you can find case studies and testimonials covering two decades of IT successes.

Web Projects

Here is a listing of some of the major web production projects I have undertaken in the past nineteen years:

Corporate Sector

  • Farm Credit Canada
  • The Windermere Group
  • Quanser Consulting
  • Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve
  • ATB Financial (ATBnet)
  • Recovery Partners Limited
  • C2 Security Limited/Tri Wolf Security
  • MAXimum Home Support Services Inc.
  • Productivity Tips
  • Kiggavik Services
  • Nunavut Mining Symposium 2005
  • BEA Systems Inc. (BEA Developer Center)
  • The Object People
  • AMCon American Conversion Company
  • LanSer Wireless, LanSer Telecom

Government Sector

  • Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada, Acquisitions Branch
  • Health Canada, Consumer Safety Products Division
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Natural Resources Canada, Corporate Policy & Portfolio Coordination Branch
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Japan Division
  • Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC, USA

Associations Sector

Political Sector

  • Canadian Alliance Parliamentary Caucus
  • Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance
  • Federal Progressive Conservative Parliamentary Caucus
  • Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
  • Bob Chiarelli, Candidate for Regional Chairman of Ottawa-Carleton
  • Chris Thompson, Provincial PC Candidate for Ottawa West, 1998
  • Peter Annis, Federal PC Candidate for Ottawa Centre, 1997

Voluntary Sector

Personal Profile

Paul Canniff

Real experience in the corporate technology world

  • Worked with Silicon Valley software development companies, financial institutions, federal and provincial government departments, and Crown corporations
  • Created first website for a Canadian embassy (Washington, DC), noted as a "Canadian Internet First" in The Canadian Internet Handbook
  • Pioneered successful use of streaming media and interactive webcasting in Canadian political campaigns
  • Early market leader in deploying visual web editing software and open-source CMS with commercial clients

Communications expertise beyond the Web

  • Former policy advisor to the federal Minister of Transport, responsible for cabinet briefings
  • Served as a communications strategist at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, handling domestic communications planning
  • Worked with a Washington Beltway lobbying firm, crafting analyses of international trade policy for North Asian corporations and governments

Certified technology skills

  • Holder of CompTIA Project+ IT Project Management and A+ Computer Technician certifications; Instructor in A+ Certification Prep Courses
  • Certified on application servers (BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere) and CMS (Documentum); extensive experience with commercial CMS platforms such as MOSS and Vignette, and open-source offerings, especially Joomla!
  • RCMP and CSE certifications in IT and Internet security

Proven public communicator

  • Conference speaker on content management technology and approaches
  • Published on international trade policy in The Japan Times and the CIB&T Analyst, Georgetown University
  • Guest lecturer on Canadian politics at the Cato Institute, Washington, DC
  • Two-time finalist in the Canadian university national debate championships and finalist in public speaking at the World University Debate Championships
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