Randy Fisher, MA, President, iCentro, Ottawa, Canada
Randy is responsible for project launch, management and delivery; communications and change management; and liaising and engaging with the Client's stakeholders
Randy has 15+ years of experience in facilitating change, stakeholder engagement and 'buy-in', project management, coordination and implementation. and expertise in change management, organization development and online collaboration, teams and e-learning. He has extensive experience in marketing and communications for the public, private and nonprofit sectors and uses a variety of social media tools for participatory learning and Collaborative Engagement. He began his career as a business journalist with the Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and The Financial Post.
As "WikiRandy", he is a leader in open and distance/online learning, and is the Project Manager with the Community College Consortium for Open Education Resources. He worked for the Commonwealth of Learning in Vancouver, supporting education specialists in e-learning, higher education, governance and leadership, community media and international organizations such as World Health Organization and the World Bank. For the WikiEducator.org project, he was responsible for building the community of edcuators, which now has 15,000 users in 120 countries. He also co-developed the business plan for the umbrella nonprofit - International Center for Open Education / OER Foundation with Wayne Mackintosh.
He is highly-regarded for building Sustainable Projects, Communities and Networks with Web 2.0 social networking and collaboration tool. He applies complexity, emergence and self-organization dynamics, change management and organization / community development strategies to facilitate and grow online networks and communities. He has an MA in Organization Management and Development, Fielding Graduate University, California. Thesis: Primal Needs Gone Digital: Educators' Motivations in an Open Wiki Environment, 2009.
Anthony Van Alphen, B.Sc., IT/Software Development & E-Commerce Integration, Ottawa, Canada
Anthony has a passion for connecting technology solutions together to enable clients to meeting their objectives - on time and on target. He has over 20 years combined experience in telecommunications and IT architecture, design, consulting and project management covering a broad range of networking, hardware, software and Internet technologies. He has worked at several large telecommunication firms including Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent and Research in Motion and has consulted for several other enterprise clients. He is currently Principal Consultant at Concept42 Consulting were he is engaged in developing Internet content management and e-Collaboration solutions for enterprise, retail and community based clients.
Anthony values the Open Source principle in which high quality shared technology solutions can combined with best in class processes to deliver optimal benefit for the enterprise. Using this approach he has delivered innovative solutions to clients in the social networking and collaborative internet domains. He has significant experience in process engineering and has applied this to successful corporate improvement initiates, providing project planning, business analysis, development and training to realize the end-to-end solution. Anthony, who has an Honours BSc. from University of Waterloo in Physics and Computer Science and is also a Certified Scrum Master in agile development methodology.