Mark Kuznicki is a researcher, writer and strategy consultant working at the intersection of technology, culture and policy. Mark’s expertise includes social media, the economics of peer-production and the social dynamics of creative communities. Mark is an active participant in the BarCamp technology community in Toronto and is one of the organizers of the Toronto TransitCamp and OpenCities unconferences.
Mark received his undergraduate education at Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics where his areas of focus were in Finance, Strategy and Organizational Change. He went on to a successful eight year client and technology management career in the investment industry for the Canadian operations of Boston-based State Street Corporation.
Mark left State Street to study Political Theory, International Relations and International Political Economy at the University of Toronto, where his academic interests included regional innovation clusters, sustainability and global governance.
Mark subsequently joined as a Director and partner in web service startup company Tercina Inc. and Enboard.com, which was invited residence into the Excelerator, a technology incubator associated with the University of Toronto’s Innovations Foundation.
Since 2005, Mark has been working as a consultant, researching and developing strategy and public policy research in the areas of creative industries, regional economic development, innovation and cultural policy.
Mark draws from this diverse body of knowledge and experience to assist clients and communities tackling complex policy and strategy problems in a environment of rapid global change.
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