Daniel Blair is a technology entrepreneur focused on working with innovative new technologies. A graduate of Red River College’s Business Information Technology program where he received various awards including the CEM Coop Student of the year (2014) coming in first place. Since then Dan has founded several companies a couple of which are Bit Space Development Ltd and PanoPla. Dan is the recipient of the 2016 Future Leaders of Manitoba award and received a certificate in 2016 for his work in applied research at CICAN for his work with Red River College.
Always trying to improve education Daniel regularly speaks at educational conferences like SAGE and EdCampWpg. Dan is a regular at local schools where he works with them to bring the newest technologies like 3D printing, virtual reality, and single board computing into the class room.
Daniel supports and organizes several community based groups including Winnipeg Android, a user group for Android developers and students. Some of the other community groups that Dan organizes and volunteers for are Winnipeg Web & Mobile Developers, Kids Code Winnipeg, and Ramp up Weekend.Dan was a finalist in Innovate Manitoba’s Pitch Day 2015 competition as well as one of the winners of Ramp Up Weekend 7 in spring of 2015.
In addition to these entrepreneurial and community initiatives Dan has been working with Red River College’s ACE (Accounting & Computer Eduction) department to mentor students and help build the ACE project space where students work with local start-up companies to build their skills and learn about business and technology. The space has been a huge success and has been presented to several delegate groups visiting the city and Manitoba to learn about the applied research being conducted.
Bit Space Development:
Bit Space Development Ltd. (BSD) is a Winnipeg based technology consultancy focused on helping small and medium sized businesses learn about technology and implement new innovative technologies like virtual reality, 3D printing, and modern frameworks into their organizations.
Bit Space Development has worked with organizations like Red River College, The University of Manitoba, and Google to develop open source, gamified, and innovative new technologies that are being implemented in many locations around the city. BSD specializes in Agile Scrum based project management and helps businesses adapt the framework to increase velocity, increase sales, and grow their own businesses. Bit Space Development has worked with many educational institutes, local artists, and not for profit organizations to help them with their IT and development needs.
- ACE Project Space – Red River College
- Advanced ICT lab – North Forge Technology Exchange
Boards & Committees
- ACE project space – Red River College
- Leadership Council – Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
- Small Business Advisory Forum – Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
- Education Council – Manitoba Construction Sector Council
- CEM Co-op Student of The Year 2015
- Future Leaders of Manitoba (20-25) 2016
- Spirit of Winnipeg (Finalist) 2017 (Rising Star)
- Manitoba Chamber of Commerce business awards (nomination)
- Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the year 2018
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