Nathan Rudyk, President & CEO
Nathan is the founder and CEO of market2world communications and an award-winning marketer, author, teacher and broadcaster. He is passionate about client success, has worked for start-ups, multi-nationals and marcom agencies across Canada, and has led winning campaigns for many emerging companies as well as tech giants including Microsoft, EDS, IBM, Industry Canada, and Xerox.
He served as Vice-President of Marketing for VC-backed business analytics and reporting software company Databeacon Inc. from 2001-2005 (acquired by Cognos, Inc. in 2005), then started market2world.
From 1996-2000, he was co-founder and President of Web services agency digIT Interactive (acquired by Quebecor's nurun inc. in 2000). After digIT was acquired, Nathan became Vice-President, Retail Solutions for nurun, a multi-national Web services firm.
As a broadcaster, Nathan was a regular commentator on CTV's TechNow program from 2002-2004. From 2000-2002 he was an Internet columnist for Ottawa's CBC Radio show Ottawa Morning. And from 2005-2009, Nathan founded – and with OCRI's CEO Jeffrey Dale – co-hosted the OCRIRadio.com podcast, a social media channel with the mandate of “podcasting Ottawa’s tech energy to the world”.
Nathan has taught technology marketing in the professional programme of Algonquin College from 1998-2000, regularly lectures at the University of Ottawa, and received a SCOAP Fellowship Award in 2000 in recognition of his efforts toward the achievement of the aims and values of I.T. in government in the National Capital Region.
In 2001 he was awarded a Top 40 Under 40 award by the Ottawa Business Journal. He served for two years on the Board of the Information and Technology Communications Council (2001-2003), and for three years on the Advisory Committee of OCRI's Zone5ive association for high tech marketers (2000-2003). Nathan is frequently called on as a panelist and speaker at Web 2.0, Internet marketing and e-business conferences in North America and Europe.
As a writer and editor, Nathan started freelancing in the mid-80s for publications including ComputerWorld and The Globe and Mail, served in editorial positions for magazines such as Profit and Country Estate in the early 90s, and in 1996 wrote the book "Free Stuff from the Internet: Canadian Edition", published by Coriolis Group Books. His most recent contribution as an author was a chapter to "The Entrepreneurial Effect", selected by Prof. James Bown with a Forward by Terry Matthews, published by Invenire Books in 2009.