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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