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Paul Ortchanian

Vice President, Technology and Operations at Edelman

Outremont, Quebec, Canada
  1. RealGravity,
  2. Blast Radius (member of WPP's Wunderman network),
  3. Goodby Silverstein & Partners
  1. Concordia University
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Concordia University

Concordia University

Interactive arts and Design art practice

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Vice President, Technology and Operations

– Present (1 year 9 months)Montreal, Canada Area

* Oversee all digital production from Canada, incorporating both Creative and Technical output
* Run production unit as a discreet hub that can be utilized by other Edelman North American offices.
* Recruit and manage a cross-functional team of 16 technologists
* Inform and instil best practices in the technology production space
* Devise technical strategy for new business development and orchestrate our RFP responses
* Create an operational PMO to set expectations on delivery of all work and the processes for validating new projects and staffing of teams
* Introduce new tools and processes to improve the traceability and prioritization of digital tactics, requirements, functional specifications, and test cases
* Spearheaded the development of Edelman’s all-in-one Social Insights SaaS tool Blender.

Product Manager SaaS Platform & API Products

(9 months)San Francisco

Technical Experience Director

Blast Radius (member of WPP's Wunderman network)
(4 years 6 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Creative Technologist | Lead Front End Engineer

Goodby Silverstein & Partners
(1 year 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Founder, Creative Technology & Engineering consultant

Leading San Francisco agencies and Montreal Companies
(5 years 4 months)Montreal, Canada Area

Industry Speaker and Teacher

Web Design Events and Technology Schools
(5 years 1 month)

Lead Designer and Technologist - Department of New Media

Fabrica (Benetton)
(1 year 1 month)Treviso, Veneto, Italy

Designer and Technologist | Workstudy

The Banff Centre
(4 months)Calgary, Canada Area

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board Of Directors, President

H2O Lofts Homeowner's Association

Elected for a 2-year term to the board for a 28-unit loft condominium.

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  • Information Architecture
  • Analytic
  • Data visualization
  • User Interface Design
  • Process Establishement
  • Agile development
  • Scrum
  • Time Management
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  • Website analytics
  • Conversion optimization
  • SEO
  • Front-end
  • Creative Direction
  • Agile Methodologies
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Concordia University

Graducate degree, Interactive arts and Design art practice

Master's Thesis: "Reconceptualizing the semantics of interaction design as a method to visualize narratives." Thesis Advisor: Michael Longford.

Concordia University

Bachelors of Science, BSC in Mathematics

Minor in Digital Imaging in the Fine Arts taken in combination with the option in Computer Applications offered by the Department of Computer Science.

Activities and Societies: President Mathematics and Statistics Association

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