Our Team

Management Team
Deepak
Sahasrabudhe, Project Lead
  • experienced in developing complex projects involving creative and technical personnel and processes
  • founder or co-founder of 4 successful media related businesses
  • has produced 22 broadcast TV series, several complex websites, books, videos and multi-media learning systems.
  • programs have been honoured with over 60 international awards
  • helped to introduce closed captions for hearing impaired to Canada
  • knowledgeable of the semantic computing community and its processes
  • Certified Practitioner by Cognitive Edge
    Partners and Alliances
    Dave Snowden, Cognitive Edge Limited
    • Generally considered to be a pioneer in the application of complex adaptive systems theory to a range of social issues and in the development of narrative as a research method.
    • His work extends across government and industry in a variety of fields including knowledge management, strategic planning, conflict resolution, weak signal detection, decision support and organisational development.
    • He is a visiting professor at the Universities of Canberra, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Pretoria and is a visiting fellow at Warwick University, Nanyang University, the Universita' Cattolica in Italy and the Singapore Management College.
    • founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge.
    • He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity.
      Michael Cheveldave, Director Business Development Cognitive Edge
      • Director of Business Development for Cognitive Edge, responsible for expanding a global Network of Cognitive Edge practitioners and software delivery channels.
      • Michael is an accredited Cognitive Edge practitioner and is the lead trainer for Cognitive Edge methods in Canada and the
        USA.
      • Prior to Cognitive Edge, Michael founded NuOptiks Consulting, a management consulting practice focused on organizational effectiveness, leadership, strategy, and knowledge management.
      • Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria and a Knowledge
        Management Certificate from Royal Roads University, both in Victoria, BC, Canada.
        Laszlo Pinter, International Institute for Sustainable Development
        • Director of the Measurement and Assessment Program at IISD.
        • Strongly rooted in systems-thinking and a strategic approach, illustrated by his work on national sustainable development strategies.
        • Often serves as an advisor to various international bodies.
        • Has lead projects on state of the environment and sustainability reporting, sustainable development indicators,
          performance evaluation and integrated assessment in place-based, sectoral or global contexts.
        • Holds a a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (2002). 
        • Prior to joining IISD he worked in the biotech industry as Marketing Director for Diagnostic Technology, Inc.
          Christa Rust, International Institute for Sustainable Development
          • developing, with Deepak and Laszlo, the use of 8 Wellness Domains and community features for the StoryGarden
            installation in the First Nations community in Winnipeg.
          • Project Manager with IISD's Measurement and Assessment team.
          • manages the coordination and facilitation of the Canadian Sustainability Indicator Network (CSIN) as a function of the CSIN Secretariat, housed at IISD. CSIN provides over 300 indicator practitioners with monthly opportunities to discuss the theory and practice of sustainability indicator development and use.
          • Project Manager for the Assembly of Manitoba Chief’s Sustainability Indicators for Winnipeg’s Urban First Nations Community.
          • holds Masters' Degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Manitoba
          Supporting Team
          Susan Millar, Senior Writer
          • Seasoned producer/writer of a wide range of video&other media (60+ awards)
          • Strength in identifying and communicating key messages in various media
          • Well-developed journalistic and writing skills – scriptwriting, print, web
          • Was producer, reporter, researcher, writer in news and public affairs – Global Television News, (Toronto), CBC (Ottawa), Screen Gems, CityTV.
          • Written numerous articles, news releases, media kits (including award-winner), pamphlets,
          • Edited 2 books (incl. an award winner), a workbook, a policy document, grant application, curricula
          • Wrote and helped create 3 websites, also wrote extensively for BCIT’s website.
          Vikas Kumar, Drupal Programmer
          • 6 years of experience in web project management and team leading.
          • Web
            Site Development Using PHP, MySql, Html, Linux, Ajax, XML&CSS, MAMBO, DRUPAL, JOOMLA, WORDPRESS, TIKIWIKI, OS-COMMERCE etc.
          • Web Site Development on Linux Platform , Fedora 2/3/5/7, Linux Enterprises 4.0. with strong exposure on Linux.
          • Good knowledge in database designing.
          • Website Development using Flex, AMFPHP, ActionScript, JSON
          • Strong knowledge about DRUPAL framework, Drupal module development and payment gateway implementation and Multi site environment installations