The Ethelo team is a high-impact group of professionals from a range of disciplines including Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Sales, Communications, Finance and Law
Vickie is a member of the Order of Canada and founder of several social enterprises
David is a practiced expert in businesses that blend market returns and social value
Michelle Martin is a communications professional and serial entrepreneur and CEO
Toby is a technologist and successful serial entrepreneur in the trade and finance industry
Nick is a mathematician, computer scientist and expert in algorithm optimization
Bill is a many-time CEO with expertise in sales, marketing, and general business development
Sean is a certified financial manager and social venture fund investor
Tatiana is a trained software quality assurance engineer and release manager
Eduardo is a process engineer, business analyst and digital engagement optimizer
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Laura is a software engineer and expert in crowd-sourcing platforms
Elizabeth is a front-end software engineer, UX designer and DevOps analyst
John is a mathematician, lawyer, entrepreneur and the inventor of the Ethelo technology
Andra is a graphic designer and user experience expert
Kent is a software engineer and lawyer specializing in open source software
Sharon is a financial manager and CEO of the firm Glasshouse Business Services Inc.
Darryl is a technical services agent who provides training and operational support to clients
Daniel is a back-end software engineer whose focus is the Ethelo algorithm and API
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Ethelo emerged out of a vision for a completely new approach to group decision-making combining human intelligence with information technology, and an insight into the potentially vast systemic impacts of improving such an essential function in society.
Ethelo is comprised of two entities. First, Ethelo Decisions, a technology company dedicated to helping organizations focus collective intelligence to make the best decisions more quickly; second, Ethelo Democracy, a non-profit society dedicated to a more effective, citizen-engaged democracy. Ethelo Decisions undertakes commercial projects to fund the development of the Ethelo technology, which is provided to Ethelo Democracy and its partners for the cost of hardware.
Ethelo began in 2011 with the establishment of a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing new forms of democracy using internet technology. The organization and mission evolved as the founding team, led by Ashoka Fellow John Richardson, developed Ethelo and proved its value in both the commercial and democratic space.
The Ethelo user experience features an intuitive interface where participants engage – with the issue at hand and each other. Ethelo’s powerful decision analysis technology has the unique ability to achieve optimal consensus and complex scenario analysis (including decision constraints) within an internationally recognized comprehensive engagement framework.