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Fri Dec 2

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Chris Russo

Endless, boundless, limitless; words to describe Chris Russo’s creativity. As our Content Marketing Manager, he proves every single day that the pen is mightier than the sword. He has inspired so many Connectors to share their voice and perspectives through our content, that we even created a secret-not-so-secret society for everyone he’s collaborated with known as the 4P (you’ll have to join the team to find out what it stands for!). Besides being a very avid reader, Chris enjoys spending time with his two boys and partner going on hikes, exploring new towns, and cooking up a storm in their kitchen trying new culinary styles. 

Connector Spotlight: Chris Russo

Fri Nov 18

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Karen Hinks

What can you say about Karen Hinks, Client Service Manager here at Connected? A lot, quite frankly. She has the type of tenacity that makes you believe she can do anything and go anywhere and the type of loyalty that lets you know she'll always be right where you need her to be. Although her career has spanned industries and verticals, people have always been at the centre of what she does, and her ability to make anyone she speaks to feel like they are the only person in the world is partly why she excels. When she's not trying to sneak vegetables into her son's food, exploring her new home on the east coast, or wishing one of her favourite products (she has two; I told you there was a lot) was the Jetson character it resembles (can you guess what it is?), you'll find her walking her two-year-old beagle; either towards or away from a donair.

Connector Spotlight: Karen Hinks

Fri Nov 4

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Stefanie Pavarin-Tomé

Life goes on, and if you've ever been to one of Stefanie's events, you'd know that it always seems to go a little bit slower leading up to the next one. Whether cooking up new and exciting ways to elevate Connected's events or baking up a batch of her habit-forming red velvet cupcakes, she has an undeniable knack for leaving people wanting more. This is likely since whether she's orchestrating a Connector event in the hundreds or an intimate evening with a dozen partners, everyone in attendance feels like family. And when she's not travelling the globe or roaming the city, you'll likely find her occasionally glancing at her favourite product throughout the day. Can you guess what it is in this weeks edition of Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Stefanie Pavarin-Tomé

Fri Oct 28

  • Culture,
  • Design

Connector Spotlight: Federico Galindo

His job title is Lead Product Designer, but his role stretches much more beyond those three words. Just ask any Connector, client, or practitioners from the community who’s met him - when Federico leads, people follow. Which makes sense when you consider the daily affirmation he sets for himself. World traveller, proud cat father, and avid musician (can you guess what instrument), everyone who crosses paths with this indelible teacher considers themselves the better for it. Discover this and more in this week’s Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Federico Galindo

Fri Oct 14

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Thomas Aston

Beyond his core responsibilities of leading our Product team, driving service delivery, and building cross-functional systems - he is known by most (and admired by many) for his coaching, mentorship, and guidance. Thomas embodies our ‘Teachers’ and ‘Learners’ value to the nth degree, and inspires so many others at Connected to do the same. It’s no wonder why his mantra in life is so optimistic.  Check out his Connector Spotlight to learn about his gold-medal work with the Olympics, his love for agro-tech, and the product he really loves.

Connector Spotlight: Thomas Aston

Fri Oct 7

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Eklavya Bhatt

Meet Eklavya Bhatt, Engineering Manager, and learn about his career journey and which clever book he'd bring with him if he was stuck on a deserted island.

Connector Spotlight: Eklavya Bhatt

Fri Sep 23

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Mackenzie Dysart

When Mackenzie Dysart, Senior Product Manager isn’t helping her team deliver products to our partners, she’s cooking it up in the kitchen. From Butternut Squash to Palak Paneer, Mackenzie is always trying to perfect every recipe out there!

Connector Spotlight: Mackenzie Dysart

Fri Sep 9

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Sheranga Balasuriya

With a hair flip that no celebrity can match, Sheranga Balasuriya, Information Security Manager, heads the IT department at Connected. By making IT systems seamless, he ensures that every Connector is able to do their work with ease. When he’s not handling the management of data, he’s playing the guitar, reading, and gaming. But nothing makes his heart happier than capturing raw emotions through a camera, especially the shots he took from his trip to Iceland. Can you guess his favourite product as a tech and gaming enthusiast?

Connector Spotlight: Sheranga Balasuriya

Fri Sep 2

  • Culture,
  • Research

Connector Spotlight: Sandy Chahine

A passionate wanderer that firmly believes in the mantra of “trust the process,” Sandy Chahine, Design Researcher, doesn’t only work at the intersection of research and strategy at Connected. She is always eager to facilitate a conversation around important topics whether that be as one of the leaders of the Connected Women’s Network (CWN) or as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) committee. Described as curious, passionate, and reflective by her colleagues, we know she’s always going a step further to learn, but also teach individuals around her. As someone who is into all things urbanism and public space, can you guess what her favourite product is?

Connector Spotlight: Sandy Chahine

Tue Aug 30

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

The Difference Between Building 0→1 vs. 1→N

By helping so many of our partners construct their most ambitious products, Joel Zien, Managing Director, Client Experience and Growth, has first-hand expertise with the differences between building 0→1 and 1→N; expertise he's more than happy to share with you. 

The Difference Between Building 0→1 vs. 1→N

Fri Aug 26

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Ian Foster

Honest, curious, and contemplative is how Ian Foster, Lead Product Strategist here at Connected would describe himself. We would also add kind to the list considering the positive impact he has had on his friends’ professional lives as a mentor. When he’s not working on product strategy, you’ll find him travelling to places like Spain and Colombia or playing hockey and soccer. Find out what Ian’s favourite product is and how it helps him on a daily basis!

Connector Spotlight: Ian Foster

Fri Aug 19

  • Design,
  • Product Thinking,
  • Research,
  • Strategy

6 Books with Underappreciated Perspectives for Innovators

Looking to refresh your practice or explore a new perspective in your approach as a product manager, UX researcher, or product designer? Connected’s Senior Design Researcher, Dr. Tyler Hale, shares recommendations of under-appreciated books with implications for new product development and innovation.

6 Books with Underappreciated Perspectives for Innovators

Fri Aug 12

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Emily Chan

As our Director of Growth, what does Emily Chan do to lead our growth functions to expand our brand awareness and drive our business forward? For those that know her - a better question is likely, what *doesn’t* she do? Alongside her team, Emily collaborates across teams to amplify the great work our smart, kind, reliable Connectors do with our impressive list of clients. Whether it’s pitching to prospects, launching campaigns, promoting content, or planning events - Emily and her team are constantly thinking about our Go-to-Market Strategy. She’s known for sharing her go-to restaurant recommendations and for her fun adventures abroad. Can you guess her favourite product that helps keep her work and personal life organized?

Connector Spotlight: Emily Chan

Wed Aug 10

  • Case Studies,
  • Client Experience,
  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development,
  • Strategy

VTS: Simplifying the Complex Sales Process Through Custom Quote-to-Cash Implementation

Getting access to and managing real time data is a transformational opportunity for Commercial Real Estate players. It also poses a big challenge. Due to the dynamic nature of the industry, the sales process alone requires ingesting and manipulating different types of data, from various sources that touch numerous departments. How then do you simplify the complex sales process?

VTS: Simplifying the Complex Sales Process Through Custom Quote-to-Cash Implementation

Fri Jul 29

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tang

We cannot debate that anyone is as famous as Simon Tang, Software Engineer here at Connected. An API Leader known for his witty sense of humour, which shines through his life mantra of “I’ll figure it out when I am older,” also describes himself as avant-garde, introspective, and perceptive. Not only does his introspective and perceptive nature help him identify challenges and opportunities at work, but also as he continues to practice Muay Thai and understand the improvements in his technique and strength over time. Can you guess Simon’s favourite suite of products? - it may have to do with multi-user collaboration and convenience and you may also be using them on a daily basis.

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tang

Fri Jul 22

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Kel Stopper

You’ll catch Kel Stopper, Director of Engineering, Practice, not just gardening in the mud, but also running in it. An avid sports fan, he’ll cheer for any team as long as they’re flying a Toronto banner, and while he may like things spicy, he’ll always melt for his 4-year-old. When he’s not hard at work, this self-described kind, honest, and energetic fellow believes in four things: sun, sun, surf, and smart homes. The first three he’s got covered on his annual family vacation in Mexico, but the other one has to do with his favourite product(s) - can you guess what it is?

Connector Spotlight: Kel Stopper

Thu Jul 21

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Samantha Slinko

Few people embody Connected’s values better than Samantha Slinko, Manager of Business Strategy Operations and Internal Communications. A social silo surfer, loyal linguist, and resourceful representative, Samantha is constantly pushing the envelope of her craft, experimenting with fun and effective modes of collaboration and communication. And did we mention she looks fabulous while doing it? But that makes sense, especially when you consider what her favourite product is. Find out more in this week's Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Samantha Slinko

Fri Jul 15

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Shay Siddiqui

Adventurous, ambitious, and focused is how Shay Siddiqui, Software Engineer here at Connected would describe himself. We couldn't agree more with that and would also add explorer to the list considering the number of countries he has travelled to including Turkey, Pakistan, England, and France. When he's not working on interesting software projects, you'll find him strolling by the shore or rock climbing. Find out what Shay's favourite product is and how the mini-version helps him when he's travelling!

Connector Spotlight: Shay Siddiqui

Fri Jul 8

  • Product Thinking,
  • Research,
  • Strategy

6 Key Non-Product Books for Product Thinkers

Our EVP of Product Development, Jonathan Savage, shares his favourite books to help you gain a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour.

6 Key Non-Product Books for Product Thinkers

Fri Jun 17

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Ryan Lim

What does Ryan Lim, Director of Engineering, Practice, do outside of work? Most might know that he is occupied with video games, but you likely didn’t know that he’s also quite the handyman. While he’d describe himself as chill, curious, and creative, knowing that he can renovate floors, tile, drywall, electrical and plumbing, we’d also like to add capable to that list. Whether it’s letting his imagination flow while working on a project or playing with his favourite stackable blocks (can you guess what his favourite product is?), rest assured that the only vendetta from Ryan you need to worry about is in a movie. Discover more about Ryan in this week’s Connector Spotlight!

Connector Spotlight: Ryan Lim

Fri Jun 10

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Rajatha Ramesh

Enterprising, organized, and adaptable is how Rajatha Ramesh, Engineering Manager here at Connected, would describe herself. Considering how inspired she is by survival stories involving the planets Mars and potatoes, this makes sense. And despite the excitement of working for Fortune 50 automotive brands or category-creating home fitness innovators, her favourite part of the day is always when she has the opportunity to give back to others, whether it's her colleagues or the next generation of developers. That might also explain her favourite product - it allows her to do more of what she loves. Guess what it is in this week's edition of Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Rajatha Ramesh

Fri Jun 3

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Jason Martin

How would we describe Jason Martin, Director of Engineering here at Connected? That’s a tall order, but if his professional experience is any indicator, he’d likely enjoy making a game out of it. When he’s not coaching, mentoring, and empowering others to reach new heights, you’ll often catch him building LEGO, colouring, playing with dolls, or anything else involving his kids. With a love of football that transcends both sides of the pond, can you guess his favourite product that lets him do that and so much more?

Connector Spotlight: Jason Martin

Fri May 27

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Corey Wu

You can find Corey Wu rock climbing at The Hub, improvising on his hollow body guitar, or playing board games; that is, when he’s not determining strategic plans for products or evaluating their performance. Curious, dedicated, and with a reputation for leaving a positive impact on those around him; Corey brings passion and thoughtful insight to everything he does - including this spotlight! Whether it’s in a boardroom or in a board game, discover the many layers of Corey Wu in this week's Connector Spotlight. Check out his Connector Spotlight to find out how Corey integrated his unmatched love for board games into the projects he worked on!

Connector Spotlight: Corey Wu

Thu May 5

  • Culture,
  • Voice

Connector Spotlight: Chris Kim

Not only is she often characterized as among the best and brightest - Chris Kim, Talent Acquisition Coordinator here at Connected, also has an undeniable knack for attracting the same. With a background stronger than steel but a soft spot for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Chris always brings her humble, honest, and hilarious self to everything she does. Just don't ask her how her favourite basketball team did in the playoffs.

Connector Spotlight: Chris Kim

Thu Apr 28

  • Culture,
  • Voice

Connector Flashlight: Hassaan Abbasi

Connector Spotlight is a series where we shine a metaphorical light on Connectors to learn more about who they are, what they do, and what they like. While we have no shortage of star power to satisfy the series (just shy of 3 years worth, by my count), we also have some incredible interns who work here, too. And while it may not be a spotlight, we'd like to illuminate one intern in particular with a brand new, intern-centric series entitled Connector Flashlight. Easy-going, insatiably curious, and we'll never forget your face when you found out what Project Rhubarb REALY was. Hassaan, we'll miss you, but have little doubt you're on your way to doing great things.

Connector Flashlight: Hassaan Abbasi

Fri Apr 22

  • Culture,
  • Voice

Connector Spotlight: Rodrigo Silva

It doesn’t take much to make Rodrigo Silva, Android Software Engineer here at Connected, happy. Good friends, cold beer and plenty of laughter, this laidback Brazilian ex-pat prefers the simple things in life; which means when he’s not learning Android from the inside out, you’ll likely find him sprawled on a comfy couch, contemplating the most fitting mantra for the moment.

Connector Spotlight: Rodrigo Silva

Fri Apr 8

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

The Non-Starter of Product Development – Manish Gaudi

Many first-time founders get “solution obsessed,” which makes sense: the thing that excites you is solving someone’s problems. But, it’s proven that one of the smartest things a founder can do to increase their odds of finding Product-Market Fit is to obsess about their customer and understand everything about their challenges. The best founders, in my experience, spend months learning about their customers and prototyping solutions for them to learn what really moves the needle.

The Non-Starter of Product Development – Manish Gaudi

Mon Mar 14

  • Culture,
  • Product Thinking

Build a Culture I’m Proud of: Tammy Chiasson

Tammy Chiasson, President of Connected, recently shared her 2022 memo about her ambitious plans for Connected, including doubling down on supporting Connectors. Here she shares her thoughts on how she continues to plan on doing that with building a culture she's proud of at the forefront of it all. Read on to check out her video snippet.

Build a Culture I’m Proud of: Tammy Chiasson

Fri Mar 11

  • Culture,
  • Software Development

Connector Spotlight: Vidya Viswakumar

Anyone who knows Vidya Viswakumar agrees she’s caring, sincere, adaptable; always bringing her best qualities to everything she does. But did you know that this software engineer is also a Friends superfan? Actually, you might. But we bet you don’t know how she combined her love of Friends and her love of travel. Now all we have to ask is if she’s a Rachel, Monica, or Phoebe.

Connector Spotlight: Vidya Viswakumar

Tue Feb 22

  • Culture,
  • Design

Connector Spotlight: Leanne Paura

When she’s not leading Connected’s rapidly growing design team, you can find Leanne leading dance floors behind the ones and twos at hotspots around the city. That is, only after the Nerf battle is over and her two young sons are tucked in bed.

Connector Spotlight: Leanne Paura

Fri Feb 11

  • Culture,
  • Strategy

Connector Spotlight: Jonathan Savage

From Coltrane to samurai movies, our thoughtful, curious, and ever so droll EVP of Product Development, Jonathan Savage, is much more than just a digital leader and strategist. But who’s keeping Score? So can you guess what his favourite product is? Hint: It’s German. 

Connector Spotlight: Jonathan Savage

Fri Feb 4

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Joel Zien

From 4-star kitchens to boardroom pitches; Joel Zien doesn’t just enjoy the heat - it’s where he does his best work. Better still, he’s experienced the career-defining moments to prove it. And as Managing Director of Growth and Client Experience, he’s on a mission to clear the path for clients and Connectors alike to achieve theirs. 

Connector Spotlight: Joel Zien

Fri Feb 4

  • Culture,
  • Remote-first

Connected Introduces: Work From Anywhere

Yurt in the Yukon? No problem. Beachside office in Cancun? Why not! At Connected, we understand that the world is becoming more nomadic, and we want to make sure our team gets to make the most of it.

Connected Introduces: Work From Anywhere

Wed Feb 2

  • Culture

How to Nail Your Connected Interview

Thinking of applying to Connected? Check out this guide to succeeding in your interview!

How to Nail Your Connected Interview

Fri Jan 28

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Elli Cohen

As our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Elli is a driving force behind the rapid expansion of our team. She shares her proudest achievement, even if she thinks it's a little cliché, we think you'll find it's wonderful.

Connector Spotlight: Elli Cohen

Fri Jan 21

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Katyayni Sharma

Katyayni streamlines our Connected HR systems, processes, and policies. She is learner at heart and reminds us in her spotlight why it's important to embrace a love of learning!

Connector Spotlight: Katyayni Sharma

Fri Jan 14

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Lydia Powell

Lydia is a hot-sauce enthusiast and bookworm. As our Managing Director of People and Client Operations, she leads strategizing and optimizing our company-wide systems and processes to help our teams effectively and efficiently scale and grow.

Connector Spotlight: Lydia Powell

Wed Jan 12

  • Culture,
  • Product Thinking

Why I Joined Connected’s Board: Farhan Thawar

We got the chance to interview our newest board member, Farhan Thawar, VP of Engineering at Shopify, where he shares what he found most surprising about Connected which happens to be also why he decided to join our Board of Directors.

Why I Joined Connected’s Board: Farhan Thawar

Fri Jan 7

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Gashin Ghazizadeh

Gashin Ghazizadeh, a machine learning engineer who loves to try new recipes in the kitchen, watch Friends over and over again, and has a clever book she’d bring if she were stuck on a deserted island.

Connector Spotlight: Gashin Ghazizadeh

Thu Jan 6

  • Design

Books Connectors Read and Loved in 2021

A few of our favourite books we enjoyed reading in 2021 to inspire your reading list in the new year and beyond.

Books Connectors Read and Loved in 2021

Wed Dec 22

  • Product Thinking

The Importance of Prototyping with Pelham Norville

We got the chance to interview Pelham Norville, Head of Category Management and Strategy from Bose Corporation, to discuss product development. Find out what he believes is this purpose of building a prototype!

The Importance of Prototyping with Pelham Norville

Mon Dec 13

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Reece Fallon

Get to know Reece Fallon, Talent Acquisition Director, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Reece Fallon

Wed Oct 27

  • Remote-first

What Can Product Companies Learn from the Shift to Remote and Hybrid Work?

According to a recent survey from Gartner, 82% of company leaders plan to allow their employees to work remotely following the pandemic, including 47% who said they would let them go fully remote. With figures that high, the writing on […]

What Can Product Companies Learn from the Shift to Remote and Hybrid Work?

Wed Sep 22

  • Accessibility,
  • Software Development

The Importance of Large-Scale Platform Accessibility

One billion people – 15% of the world’s population – experience some form of disability, meaning accessibility should be a core aspect of all platforms designed to help others build better products. Working with our friends at Fable, we’ve devised four solutions for building platforms to employ to make the internet more accessible for everyone.

The Importance of Large-Scale Platform Accessibility

Wed Aug 25

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

Product Thinking Quick Hits: Explaining Hunch Maturity

A short read on a big concept. Written by our Content Strategy Manager, Dominic Smith, this article explains the power of hunches and why they’re so foundational to the product development process.

Product Thinking Quick Hits: Explaining Hunch Maturity

Wed Aug 4

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Polina Cherkashyna

Get to know Polina Cherkashyna, Group Engagement Director, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Polina Cherkashyna

Wed Jul 28

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Ramiz Khan

Get to know Ramiz Khan, Group Engagement Director, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Ramiz Khan

Wed Jun 30

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

The Product Thinker’s Toolkit: Hypothesis-Driven Validation

A Product Thinker’s toolkit needs to be robust, filled with frameworks one can pull from at the right moment to unlock product impact. Here we walk you through the seven steps of a Connected favourite: Hypothesis-Driven Validation. On numerous discovery and delivery engagements we’ve seen this versatile framework help product teams build better products and avoid building bad ones. Click to learn more.

The Product Thinker’s Toolkit: Hypothesis-Driven Validation

Wed Jun 2

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Matt DeLuco

Get to know Matt DeLuco, Engineering Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Matt DeLuco

Wed Apr 21

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tolkin

Get to know Simon Tolkin, Business Development Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Simon Tolkin

Wed Mar 24

  • Accessibility,
  • Design,
  • Product Thinking

How to Embed Accessible Design Into Your Products

Accessible design requires an intentional focus on the user experience. In this piece, we teamed up with accessibility experts Fable to guide you through the process of designing impactful products for everyone.

How to Embed Accessible Design Into Your Products

Wed Mar 3

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

How Product Thinking Helps Accelerate New Product Development

Building new products is hard, and it’s even harder if you want to build them at the speed and scale required to seize market opportunities. Our latest piece takes you through the main benefits of applying a Product-Thinking approach to each of the major product development phases.

How Product Thinking Helps Accelerate New Product Development

Wed Feb 24

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Katie Luke

Get to know Katie Luke, Marketing Graphic Designer, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Katie Luke

Wed Feb 10

  • Product Thinking

Product-Thinking Risk Wheel

A continuous testing and validation framework for building the right product to be applied throughout the product development lifecycle from earliest discovery to launch, release, and evolution.

Product-Thinking Risk Wheel

Wed Jan 20

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

Product Thinking: The Core Principles of Product Discovery

The core principles of product discovery are designed to guide the thinking and actions of your team. They create a unified vocabulary that helps ensure that everyone is working together and moving in the same direction. In this article we walk you through these six core principles.

Product Thinking: The Core Principles of Product Discovery

Fri Dec 18

  • Culture,
  • Remote-first

Our Year in Review: Success from Home

2020 has been a tumultuous year. However, at Connected, thanks to our best-in-class team, we’ve found ways to make it a year to remember! To celebrate all that we’ve achieved, our year in review breaks down our achievements into numbers and celebrates the impact we’ve had.

Our Year in Review: Success from Home

Wed Sep 30

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Alex Christodoulou

Get to know Alex Christodoulou, Engagement Lead, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Alex Christodoulou

Thu Sep 17

  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

Four Rules for Designing Smart Home Products

An excerpt from our much-loved Smart Home, this article lays out the four central rules for designing the right smart home products for your users.

Four Rules for Designing Smart Home Products

Thu Sep 3

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Paul Sobocinski

Get to know Paul Sobocinski, Connected’s Engineering Manager, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Paul Sobocinski

Thu Jun 4

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Mikkel Lunding

Get to know Mikkel Lunding, Connected's Senior Product Strategist, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Mikkel Lunding

Thu Apr 2

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Tammy Chiasson

Get to know Tammy Chiasson, Connected's President, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Tammy Chiasson

Tue Mar 24

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Tina Goyal

Get to know Tina Goyal, Connected's Director of Engineering, in her own words as she answers questions under the Connector Spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Tina Goyal

Thu Mar 19

  • Design

From Decolonization to Dolls for All

A few weeks ago, a group of Connected’s Designers attended the Inclusive Design Conference in Toronto bringing back to the office ideas, insights, and inspiration on how the product community can build better for everyone. Read their thoughts here!

From Decolonization to Dolls for All

Thu Mar 5

  • Product Thinking

A Snapshot of Podcasting Today

Podcasting has exploded into life in the last ten years, but with such a vast expansion the landscape can be a little confusing. At Connected, we’ve put together a snapshot to help you get up to speed and understand the reality of the space and who the key players are at the start of the decade.

A Snapshot of Podcasting Today

Thu Feb 27

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Zachery Oman

Get to know Zachery Oman, one of Connected’s rockstar Product Strategists, in his own words as he answers questions under the Connector spotlight.

Connector Spotlight: Zachery Oman

Tue Dec 3

  • Design,
  • Software Development

The Art of Prototyping: When to Go Low and When to Go High

Choosing the right type of prototype to build is an art form. In our latest piece, we walk you through different scenarios and how to assess which prototyping method is most impactful in each circumstance.

The Art of Prototyping: When to Go Low and When to Go High

Wed Nov 13

  • Culture,
  • Product Thinking,
  • Software Development

3 Keys to Building Impactful Teams from Engineering Leaders

We met with engineering leaders in Toronto to discuss achieving product excellence through innovative engineering capabilities. Here are our 3 main takeaways from the event.

3 Keys to Building Impactful Teams from Engineering Leaders

Tue Oct 1

  • Product Thinking,
  • Strategy

Key Takeaways from Elevate Product 2019

Read what the product leaders from Elevate Product 2019 had to say at this year's event.

Key Takeaways from Elevate Product 2019

Wed Jul 10

  • Voice

Top 9 Talks You Should Go See at Voice Summit 2019

With over 280 sessions to go see between July 22-25, we decided to create a top 9 list of sessions you should check out if you’re attending Voice Summit 2019, the largest Voice event in the world. Tuesday, July 23 Sessions […]

Top 9 Talks You Should Go See at Voice Summit 2019

Fri Jun 28

  • Culture

How We Stay #ConnectedWithPride

A recap of our Pride month and how we – and other companies – can take Pride celebrations beyond June.

How We Stay #ConnectedWithPride

Wed Jun 12

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Scott Wallace

Software Engineer, sports fanatic, and juggling master. Meet our very own, Scott Wallace

Connector Spotlight: Scott Wallace

Fri May 31

  • Culture

Collision 2019 Wrap-Up

Our key takeaways from attending the hottest tech conference in Canada.

Collision 2019 Wrap-Up

Mon May 27

  • Culture

How to Assess the Quality of an Online Financial Product

We often ask ourselves this question when looking at a new online financial product. We know nothing about it, and the one thing we are confronted with is its appearance.

How to Assess the Quality of an Online Financial Product

Sat May 18

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Jacky Li

Senior Product Designer, Eco-Friendly Citizen, Goalie to our Heart. Meet the one and only Jacky Li!

Connector Spotlight: Jacky Li

Fri May 3

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Uzair Khan

Ask him to quote Back To The Future. We dare you. Tell us a bit about your role at Connected.I currently help manage the Engineering Guild alongside an amazing leadership team. We focus on the growth of the guild—whether that’s through recruitment, […]

Connector Spotlight: Uzair Khan

Wed Apr 24

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Enakshi Shah

Software Engineer, U of T Alum, Certified Rock Climber. Heads up, it’s Enakshi Shah!

Connector Spotlight: Enakshi Shah

Tue Apr 23

  • Culture

The Importance of Creating Online Platforms for Small Businesses

As known, the Connected company has been striving to help different ambitious companies leverage the power of their business product since 2014. The primary mode of this process is implementing software-powered products.

The Importance of Creating Online Platforms for Small Businesses

Mon Apr 15

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Dave Doyle

Software Engineer Manager, Cloud Native Aspirant, Nintendo Nerd. Introducing the great Dave Doyle!

Connector Spotlight: Dave Doyle

Tue Apr 9

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Erin Gallagher

Software Engineer, National 30 Under 30 Developer, Animal Foster Momma. Meet the incredible Erin Gallagher!

Connector Spotlight: Erin Gallagher

Thu Jan 10

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Peter Chow-Wah

Web Engineer, Smart-Home Connoisseur, Hapkido Black Belt. Nice to meet you, Peter Chow-Wah.

Connector Spotlight: Peter Chow-Wah

Thu Jan 3

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Hilary Hayes

Product designer, powerlifter, self-care guru. Nice to meet you, Hilary Hayes.

Connector Spotlight: Hilary Hayes

Tue Nov 27

  • Design,
  • Strategy

Take Off Your Headsets and Dance

A Lesson in Product Development from Catherine Ulrich

Take Off Your Headsets and Dance

Wed Nov 7

  • Culture

Connector Spotlight: Stephen Khuu

Engineer, pun-master, Guinness World Record-holder. Get to know Stephen Khuu.

Connector Spotlight: Stephen Khuu

Sun Jun 17

  • Strategy,
  • Voice

Connected Goes to Cannes!

Connected to compete in the first ever Cannes Lions “Change for Good” Hackathon

Connected Goes to Cannes!

Wed Feb 17

  • Strategy

Overcoming Gorilla Hands in VR

VR offers users the exciting possibilities of creating user interfaces in any size and any shape all around them.

Overcoming Gorilla Hands in VR