Jesse Hirsh

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 6:59pm
Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre
Event Type: 
Scholars’ Evening

Jesse Hirsh is an Internet strategist, researcher and broadcaster based in Toronto. He has a weekly nationally syndicated column on CBC Radio explaining and analyzing the latest trends and developments in technology using language and examples that are meaningful and relevant to everyday life.

He owns and operates two companies: Openflows Networks Ltd., which specializes in using free and open source software for advanced interactive platforms, and Metaviews Media Management Ltd., which focuses on research and consulting around new media business models.

Jesse is also actively involved with MacLaren McCann, one of North America's most successful multi-disciplinary advertising agencies, as a member of their “Idea Council,” which serves as a combination advisory board and think tank for the company.

For two years, he was the host of an interfaith show on the Rogers and OMNI networks called 3D Dialogue. That show explored all the world’s religions and spiritual paths through interviews with practitioners, gurus, holy people and cynics regarding their rituals, scriptures and beliefs (or lack thereof).

Educated at the McLuhan programme at the University of Toronto, his passion is educating people on the potential benefits and perils of technology.