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Steve Dotto

Canada's High-Tech Spokesman

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Steve Dotto is Canada's most respected geek. For over 15 years, as host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, a nationally syndicated TV show, Steve has entertained and educated millions of Canadians on all aspects of technology.

Currently the host of a radio and on-line version of Dotto Tech, Steve continues to teach Canadians how to master their technology.

Steve has a passion for the social impact of technology, dealing with the issues of generational differences wrought by technological change. His DVD Cybersafe with Steve Dotto, teaches parents and caregivers about the opportunities, dangers and challenges of social networking.

But it is not all serious, from printers and scanners to smartphones and digital camera's Dotto Tech has bee a trusted source for great "how too" advice as well.

A very popular speaker, Steve is in demand addressing audiences on the changes technology is bringing to the workplace, and our society.

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December 7th, 2011 in Ottawa

Our clients loved Steve - he was engaging, hilarious and approachable. He even mingled with our clients after the presentations. He gives technology context - it's not just about the latest and greatest but how it affects our lives.

Jasmine Campbell
Structural Board Association

“As the first keynote speaker of the morning, Steve kick-started our group better than a double espresso. His very informative, down-to-earth and witty style both informed and entertained our group.”

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Clearing Your Path in the Technology Jungle, June 8, 2011

Steve was great! His talk was very entertaining and informative and as a result, people were engaged and interested in the topic. He went on to moderate a panel discussion whereby he was able to have all the speakers provide their unique perspective on technology and how it fits in the context of public sector environment.

Sandra Di
Credential Wealth Management Conference, San Francisco, June 2011

I expected humour and was not disappointed. I expected thought provoking and he came through in a big way. What I wasn't expecting was the level of profoundness he delivered to our conference.

Our audience left with a powerful shared experience and we all added new words and examples to our lexicon.

We had a number of very big name(and big pay cheque!) speakers and our audience rated Steve as the best presenter at the conference.

Tom Teixeira · Credential
May 9th, Port Theatre, Nanaimo, BC

Steve Dotto was the Keynote presenter at the "What on Earth is 21st Century Learning" (or as Steve calls it "21st century living") sympsium in Nanaimo. Steve is engaging, knowledgeable in the area of technology and, of course, most importantly, funny. Great job Steve, hope to see you soon,

Scott Saywell
District Principal SD68 (Nanaimo/Ladysmith)

Scott Saywell
BCNET Conference 2011, Unlock the Power of Information Technology

Steve delivered the keynote address at the BCNET Conference 2011, Western Canada's largest tech conference for higher education. Seventy per cent of our attendees rated his presentation as excellent and thirty per cent rated it as good. Very entertaining and interesting!

Tamara

Speech Topics


1. Deep Impact: The Profound Effect Technology is having on you at Work, At Home and at School

Steve dives headfirst into the changes social media and technological advances are having on all aspects of our society.

Understanding these changes is critical to managers, team leaders, executives, teachers and parents: How to harness the power of the crowd Personal branding, navigating the dangers and pitfalls Online responsibility Generational issues Outsourcing, ethics, the advantages, the disadvantages

Technology has created a profound shift in how different generations think, act and work.

Steve will be entertaining, thought provoking and open the audience's eyes to these differences. Along the way he cuts through the misconceptions and generational bias, to what is really important: how we take personal responsibility for our enterprise, our life, our brand and our family online.

2. Taking Control of your Tech

The promise of technology creates a siren song, luring us to engage in something new, something better. Were it only true! In fact deciding what technology not to embrace may be more important in the long run than choosing which tools you actually use.

The danger of all technology is we only learn enough, actually use enough to get by, never becoming "masters of our tech?" Instead we become "slaves to tech."

Steve Dotto will take you on a journey of discovery, discussing how we can better evaluate everything from social media to the latest hardware, and how we can, and should gain control our own lives, through control of our tech.

A significant part of this presentation includes looking at some of the tools and tech in your industry or market. Steve works with each client to assure that your audience leaves with a greater understanding of what tech can help them, as well as marching orders to assure they use it effectively.

3. Vertical Markets

Steve harnesses his background of embracing the impact of technological change and designs a framework for a variety of vertical talks.

Recent groups have included: Real Estate Accounting (Both CGA and CA) Mortgage Brokers Financial Planners

Steve explores the deviations and opportunities that occur as a result of change wrought by technology. He also looks at the latest tools, gadgets and resources for your industry.

4. Educational Technology

"A talk every educator and administrator in the world should hear"

Steve delves into the word of technology and education in this honest, hard-hitting examination of how technology impacts teachers, students and parents. He discusses the new rules and responsibilities thrust upon us due to massive change.

Focusing on social networking, and where this new phenomenon fits in our education system, Dotto probes a variety of important questions: Should teachers be involved? How do they protect themselves? What are the risks and rewards?

Steve's presentation is thought provoking, challenging and sure to make a difference.

5. Cyber Safe

Steve delivers a wakeup call to everyone in the audience. The emergence of Web 2.0 and collaborative computing has changed the world. The youth, the working age and those still at home are increasingly at risk. Unfortunately, it is a unique risk they are not equipped to deal with, and those who should be protecting them from the risks are often oblivious to it.

In Cyber Safe Steve will outline the risks of social networking and Web 2.0, putting them into perspective and giving you the tools you need to come to terms with both dangers and inherent responsibilities.

This talk might be the best gift you can give your customers and employees. Without fail, the response of our audience is shock, concern and determination to take on the responsibility of our generation, namely protecting our youth in cyberspace.

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