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Domo blasted like a comet onto the startup and marketing technology scenes last month, seemingly out of nowhere, rocketing from zero to hero with a multi-billion-dollar valuation, impressive reference clients like the NFL, NBC, eBay, and National Geographic, and a massive $200 million fourth round of funding.Of course, no instant success story is really instant.Domo CMO Heather Zynczak will be speaking at our upcoming CMO-only GrowthBeat Summit (...
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    VP Product, 2013 - present
    Starting up VB Intel
  • VentureBeat
    Journalist, 2012 - present
  • Sparkplug9
    Consult, write, speak on web, social, mobile, 2008 - present
  • SwitchCube
    Cofounder, 2012 - 2014
    Cofounded a coworking space in BC's Fraser Valley.
  • Canpages (search, social, apps)
    Senior Manager - Online Media, 2010 - 2012
  • EasyBits Canada & EdSys (software)
    COO, 2008 - 2010
  • Franklin-Covey (productivity)
    Director of Product Development, 2006 - 2008
  • Premier School Agendas (education)
    Technology Solutions Manager, 1994 - 2006
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VP Product & tech journalist @VentureBeat. And #SCIFI author of No Other Gods: http://amzn.to/16sadXF
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I'm building a new division for VentureBeat.

I also consult and contract on the side for cool web/social/mobile projects, but very rarely.

I'm also a cofounder of a coworking space in BC's Fraser Valley, am completing an iPad app with a small team of colleagues, and recently finished my first novel.
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Bachelor of English, 1990 - 1994
  • University of British Columbia
    Master of Educational Technology, 2004 - 2010
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