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Tod Maffin is "one of Canada's most influential futurists",
according to The Globe and Mail. Tod hosts the
National Technology Column on
CBC Radio, a technology
series on CBC Television's Canada Now, and is a producer for several radio
programs including the country's guide to modern culture, Definitely Not the
Opera. He has been a host of several national CBC Radio programs including
Real Life Chronicles and TodRadio.com.
In January 1999, Tod launched MindfulEye.com, an artificial intelligence firm which developed the patented Lexant technology to perform syntactic analysis on public opinion comments posted on the Internet and aired in the media, thus providing a "mood monitor" of stocks. As a leading international authority on the future of technology in business, media and society, Tod is one of the most sought-after public speakers, delivering more than 30 keynote presentations each year. He has addressed audiences around the world -- from Stockholm to Berlin, from Romania to Australia. His fun, jargon-free keynote presentations about electronic commerce, change management and the future of technology keep him in high demand at conventions.
Mr. Maffin is editor of The Future File, a web site and monthly free email newsletter, followed closely by more than 10,000 readers, including national business journalists and senior managers in the information technology field. Tod is also the editor of I LoveRadio.org , a weblog devoted to people who love to listen to public radio.
He was invited by the Government of Cuba to plan and install the countryâ€™s first citizen-based national electronic mail system - a task he accomplished single-handedly on the ground in nine days. He was one of the Internetâ€™s first webmasters, creating a site ranked 7th best in the world, beating out heavyweights such as Microsoft, Sony and AT&T. Since then, Tod's work has resulted in many of the most effective and well-visited corporate web sites currently living on the information highway.
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