Robert Martellacci and his associates collectively bring over 50 years of expertise to the K-12, post-secondary and lifelong learning environments. He draws on his experience as a university administrator, where he specialized in sport marketing, public relations and business development in promoting the interests of York University. As a passionate lifelong learner, Robert augmented his expertise as a Phi Delta Kappa graduate of Pepperdine University Master’s in Education Technology which inspired the creation of the MindShare Learning Report — Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine.
Robert followed his passion for connecting education and business to support student success with an eye on technology as the future. As country manager, he launched The Learning Company School Canada, a leading educational software publisher which, under the leadership of Kevin O’Leary (Dragon’s Den), was eventually acquired by Mattel.
His international scope includes Australia, the Middle East, South America, the United Kingdom and the United States. Robert’s board appointment to ASPIC (Applications Service Provider Industry Consortium) Americas Committee reflects his global connectiveness and leadership in the industry.
Robert maintains close ties to his alma mater at York University (Toronto, CANADA) and Pepperdine University (Malibu, USA). He serves on the board of the Institute for Research on Learning Technology and is the past Chair of York University Varsity Hockey Alumni. He is also a fellow of Stong College at York University and a longtime member of the faculty ice hockey team. Robert is past vice-chair of Computers for Schools (Ontario) and was recently elected as Co-Chairman of the Canadian e-Learning Enterprise Alliance (CeLEA) board. He is also the founding President of the Pepperdine EdTech Alumni Chapter and, most notably, the co-founder C21 Canada — Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation.
Robert is a supporter of the Community Scholarship Fund at York University. He believes it’s important to invest in tomorrow’s leaders today.
Timothy Gard has been infusing technology and innovation across the curriculum for close to two decades as a teacher-leader in math and media. He has delivered workshops both nationally and internationally. He has worked with MindShare Learning for close to a decade as K-12 Editor of The MindShare Learning Report, and now as an adjunct consultant and writer.
As a new educator Bradley Grant brings a fresh perspective to the Canadian EdTech Space and understands the importance of fostering 21st century skills and learning in education. His passion for education rests in Spec.Ed, Technology and the Social Sciences. Bradley brings these skills to MindShare Learning and continues to find avenues that engage learners, educators and industry. These interests are only rivaled for his love of the Toronto Maples leafs; which at the very least tells you Bradley is an optimist.
An ex-Varsity Hockey player for the York Lions, Paul Sohor demonstrates a strong understanding of taking leadership in educating industry leaders and 21st century learners of adaptive learning. At MindShare Learning, Paul is passionate about innovative tools that enhance the progression of personalized learning. Paul’s passion for creating a positive shift in 21st century learning skills, is followed by his passion for the Toronto Blue-Jays and his hometown team, the Winnipeg Jets.