Ean Jackson has invested the past 20+ years of his professional career in management, technical and business development roles in the technology industry. He has been employed by businesses across North America ranging from startups to major multinational corporations including Oracle Corporation, IBM and Sprint International. He is currently President of Analytics Marketing Inc., a strategic technology consultancy and a provider of business development services to growing businesses.
As Executive-in-Residence (EiR) and mentor for New Ventures BC and EMBERS Ventures, Jackson coaches entrepreneurs and startup companies. For Innovation Island, he has facilitated the popular “Startup 101” workshop since 2011. Jackson speaks frequently on business and technology issues and has served on the boards of numerous industry and not-for-profit organizations including the International Internet Marketing Association (IIMA), the BC Internet Association (BCIA), BC Science World, the Leaders of Tomorrow program of the Vancouver Board of Trade and the UBC Executive Mentor Program. He is an angel investor in early stage technology companies and has a keen interest in corporate governance.
Jackson is fluent in four languages (English, French, Spanish and German). His educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Arts (University of Western Ontario, 1978), a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering (Southern Methodist University, 1985), a certificate in Internet Marketing (University of British Columbia, 1998) and a certificate in Project Management / Business Analysis (George Washington University, 2012). He has been on the faculty of Simon Fraser University since 2007.