Jason Cottrell

Member Since 2021

Jason Cottrell

Founder & CEO

Myplanet

Toronto, Canada Area

An intrepid thought leader and futurist, I’m forever enthralled by the future of technology and the evolving relationship between people and robotic automation. I spend my time clarifying, exploring, and illuminating the pathway for corporations and leaders who want to feel confident in their ability to bridge the present with the future. I can still remember my first technology-induced “goosebumps moment”: sliding a floppy disk into an IBM 486 and printing clipart on a classic dot matrix printer on continuous paper complete with tear-away margins. Looking back now it was about as basic a tech experience as you could get. But I. Was. Hooked. These days I'm focused on how experiences will evolve, brands will be defined, and work will be conducted when everything around us is connected. You'll see me trying everything from connected coffee mugs to smart glasses. (I'm a walking Consumer Electronics Show.) I see a future where our interactions with the connected world around us will not only evolve, but these experiences will become adaptive: self-learning, self-healing and eventually self-generating. My team has grown used to me showing up with a few crazy looking attachments on internal team video calls every now and then, but what we do is fun – and a laughing team is a happy team. If I was to sum myself up into one succinct TL;DR it would probably say something like this: I love to dive deep into the unknown and help others do the same, especially when they want to see the future, but don't want to see it alone.


RECENT CONTENT

July 28th, 2021

Struggling with impostor syndrome? 16 effective ways to combat it

Feeling like you don’t belong in the position you’ve achieved in your professional life can have a negative impact on your mental and emotional well-being, but there are ways to boost your confidence in your intrinsic abilities and qualifications.

July 6th, 2021

12 metrics to measure the effectiveness of your company's customer relations

To achieve lasting success, company owners and leaders must learn how to establish long-term relationships with customers.

May 28th, 2021

15 tips to encourage vigorous (but respectful) workplace debates

Debate in the workplace is essential to collecting and considering diverse opinions, but it must be done respectfully.

May 13th, 2021

Analyze the ROI of your marketing efforts with these 11 smart strategies

You can get a handle on whether your marketing campaigns are succeeding or stumbling by combining hard data with human feedback.  


COMPANY INFO

Myplanet

Myplanet is a software studio and certified BCorp. Based in Toronto with global studio presence, we’re working with the world’s most influential organizations to catalyze change across business silos. Drawing from a range of talents and perspectives, our team brings together data, systems thinking, and curiosity to build next generation experiences. We’re tackling mission-critical digital challenges for businesses by taking the millions of moments of interaction they have with customers every day and surfacing key opportunities to engage and connect within those moments. We’re building deep capabilities in data-driven design, AI implementation, and personalization, while forming strong partnerships with leaders in machine learning, hardware development, and IoT platforms. We’re shaping the way organizations use technology to deliver context-aware, multi-interface experiences that equip them to meet their business goals.


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Enterprise Software
  • Software Engineering
  • UX Design

INDUSTRY

Technology