Webconomist is Giles Crouch. I’m a digital anthropologist and a prolific writer on the intersection of technology and society. Intensely curious and always digging for insights on something or other related to technology. I’ve traveled all over this world, from the depths of Africa to the middle of Latin America. A British ex-pat living in Atlantic Canada. Lovely spot.
I’ve been involved in 4 startups as a co-founder, three of which were either sold or became a public company and one which was a spectacular failure. I’ve launched both software and hardware products in countries around the world with both private and public companies.
In 2001 I co-founded/created the Ice Awards for creative in advertising, propelling the regional agency industry from obscurity to national awareness. 15 years later it’s still going strong!
I’ve been interviewed by news media quite a bit on technology and society by CBC, CTV News, Global News, BBC Channel 4 and others. I’m always up for an interview, usually after a good cup of joe.