Gordon Ross is an OpenRoad partner and the Vice President responsible for strategy and professional services for ThoughtFarmer. A 20 year veteran of the web development industry, Gordon has led numerous web strategy, user experience, and intranet projects for clients such as BC Hydro, the City of Vancouver, Mountain Equipment Coop, the Government of British Columbia, and the World Bank. He’s spoken at Enterprise 2.0, OpenGovWest, Social Intranet Summit, SXSW, and World IA Day conferences, and is a frequent blogger on the theory behind social intranets.
Gordon earned a BA in Communications at Simon Fraser University, has taught IT project management and e-business courses at SFU and lectured at BCIT and the Vancouver Film School. He’s passionate about the ideas surrounding communications, complexity, ethnography, service design, social network analysis, theory of technology, urban planning, and the how the collision of these ideas can help make work better and organizations thrive. Gordon is a certified Cognitive Edge practitioner and an active member of the Vancouver cycling community.