About

Born and now based in Toronto, I have lived, worked, and studied in Canada, the UK, and France, with stints elsewhere in Europe, the US, and Latin America, including significant time on the conference circuit and on the road with clients.

I bring 15 years of cross-sector experience including: research, strategic planning, operations management, and partnership development. I work with governments, new and established companies, and third-sector organizations to help them improve their decision-making, modernize and transform their organizations, and effect change.

Early Career

I spent three years as Associate Faculty at the University of Oxford and four years as Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. As a PhD working in academia, I specialized and published on scientific methodology, including the foundations of physics and mathematics, and touching on related issues in the theory of computation, cognition, and language. I also trained young leaders bound for careers in law, medicine, science, and government. I bring that commitment to methodological rigour and analytic precision to my consulting work and my capacity for mentoring to talent management. Subsequent professional development includes coursework in public and business administration and a certificate in cloud strategy.

My research training is a natural bridge to my current work on using data strategy to improve business strategy. This background enables me to synthesize and translate the most recent findings in several areas, including data strategy, to produce recommendations for senior decision-makers. I help clients achieve their objectives and key results, modernize and transform their organizations, and effect change. I study systems and the data patterns that reveal their effectiveness or limitations. I assess the relation of this evidential basis to implementations of theory, strategy, and policy.

Work in Strategy

An accumulation of influences, including my time lecturing in Oxford’s program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, led to my work at the intersection of corporate strategy, data strategy, and technology strategy.

Currently I advise a group of tech executives within the Government of Canada. In this capacity, I give advice on developing data and analytics strategy to support strategic planning and program management in matters of income security, the labour market, workforce development, and socio-economic development in the broadest sense. In essence, my team and I play a form of Moneyball with social services data. It worked for Major League Baseball and we think it can work for the social contract.