Bradley Shende – bio
A Creative Technologist and Storyteller, Bradley Shende blends complex ideas with simple explanations. A natural nerd-to-english translator, Bradley has also built the world he inhabits with innovation and digital design thinking. Bradley was a pioneer in online and mobile-based content, helping create a mobile broadcasting platform that was subsequently sold to Research In Motion. He is also an accomplished commentator on emerging technologies, television’s transition to the web, consumer electronics, startups and social media.
Throughout Bradley’s 20 years of experience producing TV, digital and multimedia content, this pundit turned-entrepreneur frequently uses his creative expertise to solve problems for Fortune 500 Companies.
And the world’s taken notice. Bradley’s career has made him the proud recipient of five Telly, two Summit Awards, the Coca Cola Living Positively Award, the 2008 NFF Innovator of the Year Award, 2014 Canadian Screen Academy Nominee, as well as an AMA and 2014 Merging Media Award.
Bradley also produced six seasons of the highly-rated Dave Chalk Connected Show, one of the first shows in North America to offer a Live Streaming component. This success catapulted his career into a perfect marriage of his production and communication skills to become the Executive Producer of ConnectedLife, and to step to the spotlight as host. After five successful seasons, ConnectedLife was syndicated by the likes of Global Television, Shaw Media, Discovery’s HowStuffWorks and MSN, reaching millions of viewers weekly.
A Serial Entrepreneur, and chronic changemaker Bradley is also the Founder and CEO of M2O Digital Agency, Media2o Productions, rideshare pioneer – Carsurfing, the Indigenext Aboriginal Business Accelerator, food bank funder – Startups Care and Pipeline debunker – Conversations For Responsible Economic Development (CRED). He serves as an advisor and mentor to several Startups and incubators, is a THNK Fellow, was mentored by Al Gore on Climate Leadership, and Bobby McFerrin on Creative Improvisation, and is Sr. Faculty and Advisor at BCIT’s Digital Design and Development Program. He also helped bring the BIL Conference (TED’s friendly open source doppelgänger) to Vancouver.