Toby Ward, President & CEO
The founder and CEO of Prescient Digital Media, Toby is an internationally recognized and acclaimed expert in the areas of communications, enterprise technology, intranets, and social media. A specialist in web and intranet planning and measurement, Toby has led his company to many awards in recent years including an illustrious Webby Award.
A frequent speaker and writer, Toby has contributed to two books and has a third in the works. He speaks at many conferences across the globe and has worked with many big name clients spanning many different industries, including:
A broadcast journalist turned consultant, Toby founded and launched Prescient in early 2001.
A recognized North American expert on effective web planning, communication, benchmarking and best practice measurement (ROI), Toby is the author of Finding ROI, a leading study conducted on intranet Return on Investment that included participants such as KPMG, Scotiabank, Volvo, Shell, Royal Bank, New York Life, HP and others. Leading companies such as the New York Times, Intel, PBS, the Bank of Canada and many others have bought his white paper that has been read by thousands.
Toby is a popular speaker across North America at conferences by the Conference Board, IQPC, IABC, Ragan, and others. He is also a regular blogger at IntranetBlog, GetStrategic, Communitelligence.com, and Ragan.com.
Under him Prescient Digital Media and their clients have won more than 15 awards from many organizations including the International Association of Business Communicators, Canadian Public Relations Society, a the 2004 Webby Award for Best Government + Law Website on the Internet (for HealthyOntario.com).
Recent Speaking Events
“I have never met a more talented technologist, salesperson and nice guy. I just watch in awe. I couldn't even aspire to achieve what he has. Talent like that is almost impossible to find today.”
"Toby Ward has a reputation for being a leading edge web strategy advisor, and after working with Toby, I can confirm that this reputation is fully deserved. Toby contributed an unparalleled level of analysis and insight that proved to be crucial direction for our organization’s web evaluation and redesign project."
– Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
“I have spoken at conferences on portals and intranets with Toby and found him to be an engaging speaker with very current knowledge and excellent real work examples.”
– Suncor Energy
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Internet consultant, intranet consultant, and founder & CEO of Prescient Digital Media. Feel free to contact him through the Prescient main office at 416.926.8800.