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Randall Howard
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Technologist, strategist and social innovator. Venture/angel and social venture investor. On a mission to fuse and align these universes.
Technologist, strategist and social innovator. Venture/angel and social venture investor. On a mission to fuse and align these universes.

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Inspiring letter to #Canada, by my friend +Vinod Rajasekaran, challenging us reach higher during +Canada150. A passionate and thoughtful reflection on innovation, community foundations and more. Is it any wonder that GG David Johnston selected this young leader to incubate the startup Rideau Hall Foundation? People like Vinod are why the world looks to Canada as a beacon of hope.
#Canada150 #SmartAndCaring

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About time to replace +VERDEXUS corporate PBX over the holidays. Really loving the lates FreePBX/Asterisk running on rock solid CentOS 7. Best of all, first time using slick +Digital Ocean cloud hosting for developers with a great SLA built on a slick UX

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While at most recent meetings up in Ottawa, we discussed ways our government could procure more from innovative Canadian startups, a concept where Canada still lags other countires, such as US and UK. Thus it's really great to see some momentum to reaching this goal.

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Great to see +Josh Dehaas coverage of CCAA #CAMP accelerator for Canadian startups looking to China in +The Globe and Mail. Had a great conversation with Josh in Beijing at the Bird's Nest in China and hope to engage because there is room for lots of coverage of such a strategic, yet nuanced, topic.

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Great video about #CanadaC3 for +Canada150 "Canada is an ocean nation with the world's longest coastline"

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The folks who actually build the tech that powers our modern digital economy (Facebook, Slack, Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Amazon, SalesForce, etc) are appalled by some of the offensive ideas and rhetoric surfaced in the recent US Presidential campaign (and more shockingly, since).

With homage to past misuse of tech, they created a manifesto that is more broad-based than just refusal to implement the "Muslim Registry" - definitely worth a read. And, as a long time techie and current investor, I signed as well.

It is great to see Silicon Valley engaged in real thoughtful change. I know we will see more of it going forward.

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Congrats, Chris

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I really believe in the amazing work that +Roseneath Theatre does by touring artistically excellent and challenging theatre to young audiences across Ontario and beyond.
Because these engaging plays are normally performed only in schools, it's hard to see the magic that is Roseneath. However, come join me on Sunday December 11th for a family-friendly performance showcase of The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh, an award winning play with the company just returned from the US.

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Congratulations to Marc Castel, James Novak, Daryl Sedgman, Shane Skiffington and the team as VERDEXUS portfolio company Maintenance Assistant moves to a whole new level, re-branding as Fiix Software. Watching this video, you can feel the excitement in the air.

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Great review by +Murray Whyte, Art Critic for +Toronto Star of the recent #AlexJanvier Exhition at National Gallery of Canada. For those less familiar with Janvier's wonderful work, this piece may start to decode the mystique (just a bit).

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