Mr. Ticoll is a Distinguished Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab of the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto. He previously held the position as Strategic Advisor & Director Emeritus of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). He chaired the Expert Panel on Labour Market Information for the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) from 2002 to 2007. He also produced several commissioned studies and an annual report of ICTC labour market research. In 2007, he founded the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills – now ITAC Talent – which he led for five years.
Drawing on his research conclusions, he launched the CareerMash program for engaging young people in technology careers and the Business Technology Management (BTM) postsecondary program. The BTM program is now offered by 25 universities and colleges across Canada. Mr. Ticoll’s recent work at ITAC Talent contributed to significant growth, including Employment and Social Development Canada-funded programs for work integrated learning and expansion of the BTM program. In a Policy Options article, Mr. Ticoll provided evidence that projections of technology-driven job displacement significantly underestimate the risks. Previously, he led several entrepreneurial thought leadership and publishing projects, focusing on the impact of technology and business model innovation.
Mr. Ticoll is the Chair of the LMIC’s National Stakeholder Advisory Panel (NSAP).