Eric is the Global Head, Citizen Engagement at RIWI Corp., a global survey technology and predictive analytics firm based in Toronto. Eric leads global citizen research and ad-testing initiatives on politically-sensitive issues ranging from digital human rights and internet freedom, to refugees and SOGI minorities in every country in the world. Eric frequently speaks on leveraging innovation in citizen-generated data for increasing global social and development impact.
Eric has over 25 years’ experience in global insights generation and emerging technologies, including previously as President and co-owner of one of the world’s first companies to develop and apply online research methodologies. Eric holds a degree in International Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Ivey Business School. He is the co-founder and past Chair of the Centre for Social Innovation, and past Chair of the Daily Bread Food Bank.