Speaker Jamie BURTON
Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc. is a professional ICT consulting firm specializing in virtualizing on premise networks. Co-founder, and Vice President, Jamie Burton shares the vison that Dolphin can operate, as a business which innovates and maintains a profit, as well one which can evoke social change. Utilizing expertise in technology, Dolphin designed an innovative IT support solution, which became the first barrier free employment strategy for people with disabilities, in Canada. “We have become a better business by meeting a social need”.
Jamie has been awarded the BMO Celebrating Women- Innovation & Global Growth Award 2015, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lt. Gov. Community Volunteer Award, & 2013 Rogers Women of the Year-Entrepreneur. Jamie has used this recognition to garner focus towards change and to advocate for inclusive hiring strategies. She continues to strive to lead by example and demonstrate to other businesses that this business model is not about being nice, it’s about good business. It is with this focus that she also founded Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day. Oct. 26, 2016 will be the sixth annual event. “Take the opportunity to explore the potential of someone’s abilities”.
What Change inspire her :
"My vision for the future includes the establishment of a model where business, government, & society organizations work together to achieve the removal of the remaining barriers faced by persons with disabilities. This is the only sustainable model that will work. Business can be designed to create opportunity to evoke change, but it requires input and support from government and community. As ICT has an ever increasing impact and level of integration into all aspects of life, there is the potential to create, innovate and implement solutions which benefit all. We can decrease our economic considerations, and ecological footprints while providing strategic improvements to services, products and solutions. Rather than developing solutions to an issue based on reaction to it, we can design innovative strategies to evoke change from the beginning, thereby creating an intrinsic and innate solution."
- Office :
- Vice President
- Organization :
- Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc.
- Country :
Happiness at work: everybody wins!