1993: TVOntario - Community of Practice and Public Website

by Don Presant
Tags: CV, early accomplishments

Introduction

Professional ePortfolio: Don Presant

Professional ePortfolio: Don Presant

Services overview

Services overview

Early accomplishments

1996: TVOntario - IT department

1996: TVOntario - IT department

1993: TVOntario - Community of Practice and Public Website

1989: TVOntario - Video editor

1989: TVOntario - Video editor

Job History

TVOntario was in the process of reinventing itself under a dynamic new CEO and looking for new ideas. While working as a video editor, Don came forward with an idea for a corporate community of practice based on an electronic Bulletin Board System (BBS), which also solved a serious technical problem of email file exchange between Macs and PCs.

Three months (and several proposals) later, Don was leading a self-directed work team whose mission became taking TVOntario into the Internet era, which they successfully accomplished within a year, paving the way for a series of international awards for innovative online content.

Activities included:

  • concept, proposal, budget and hiring for the Online Group
  • initial platform selection and later extension to the Internet
  • internal/external education, promotion and business development

Deliverables included a corporate bulletin board system (finally retired 13 years later) and a company website (now several websites).

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Timeframe

April 1993 to August 1996

39 months

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Employer

TVOntario

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Roles

Founder, team leader (team of 5)

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