Welcome to my blog. I’m a technology professional that started in the travel and transportation sector and have been very involved with the Internet for over 20 years. I now work in the public sector.
I have the distinction of being labeled a Canadian Internet Pioneer and was featured in the Canadian Internet Handbook – 1994 and 1995 Edition, interviewed on CBC Venture and also in Macleans Magazine. I created the first airline / travel website in the world (www.cdnair.ca) for Canadian Airlines. It was very much a pilot project to demonstrate how much impact the Internet would have on travel. The website was given distinction for three reasons
- The first airline website in the world!
- The first large, commercial website in Canada
- The first commercial website that demonstrated programmatic functionality using cgi-bin (airline schedules, departure and arrivals)
I worked for Canadian Airlines for about 10 years and Air Canada for 8 years as Chief Architect (CTO). Given that Air Canada is based in Montreal and I am based in Vancouver, I chose to leave in 2008.
I am married to an amazing woman and have three children.
I love technology and its’ impact on our daily lives. My thoughts and posts are reflections of my thoughts about life, family and occasionally a piece here and there about cool new products that get my attention.