Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date Certified: 16 Jan 2011
Tod Maffin, COO and Senior Strategist at tMedia Strategies in Vancouver, is recognized as a thought-leader in business innovation and strategy to trend-spotting business technology trends.
In January 1999, he launched MindfulEye, an artificial intelligence firm that developed the patented Lexant technology to perform syntactic sentiment analysis on public opinion comments posted on the Internet and aired in the media, thus providing a “mood monitor” of stocks. The company went public in 18 months. The launch of MindfulEye precipitated a meteoric rise in his popularity as an online brand strategist.
Maffin is Chairperson of BCIT’s curriculum advisory board on digital design and development.
One of Canada’s podcasting pioneers, Maffin writes a blog that is followed by thousands of people in the media, technology and business communities around the world. He reports occasionally on national technology trends on CBC Radio and is the past host of todradio dot com and Real Life Chronicles.
He speaks to more than 30 conferences around the world about online marketing and brand strategy — from Stockholm to Berlin and from Romania to Australia — and is one of very few speakers capable of bringing an audience to their feet in a standing ovation at 7am.