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Ian Mason

Ian Mason

Data Solutions Architect

Hassard Fay Inc.


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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to ChatGPT


Introduction to Python

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Google Cloud Google Cloud Professional Data Engineer

Microsoft Azure Data Scientist Associate

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My Work Experience

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Hassard Fay | Jan 2012 - Present

Managing director


SCOPE Magazine | Aug 2010 - Dec 2015

Publisher & editor

SCOPE Magazine (www.scope-mag.com) finds and presents the best new ideas from thinkers around the world -- spanning culture, science, business, and politics -- and pairs these ideas with images by talented emerging artists and photographers.
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SECOR | Nov 2010 - Jan 2012

Senior manager

Recently acquired by KPMG, SECOR Group was Canada's largest independent strategy consultancy, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, New York, and Paris. Ian advised clients in the communication, media, and entertainment industries, and helped public and private companies improve their capacities for innovation and develop strategies for value-creating growth. Projects included: - Innovation program design: For the Canadian subsidiary of a top-tier global marketing firm, led a capability diagnosis that identified innovation strengths and weaknesses. Subsequently led the design of a program aimed at generating and managing a sustained pipeline of innovative ideas from creation through commercialization, and at nurturing a firm-wide culture of innovation. - Strategic review of industry: For the association representing Canada's leading video game publishers and developers, led a project to profile the $1.7 billion Canadian video game industry. Oversaw the development and execution of a primary research survey, managed client relations and project delivery, and acted as lead author on a final report that was covered in the national media and presented by the client at an Empire Club luncheon.

Hugessen Consulting | Mar 2007 - Nov 2010


With offices in Toronto and Calgary, Hugessen Consulting is Canada’s leading provider of independent advice on executive compensation, performance measurement, and related governance to boards and their compensation committees. Hugessen works with 12 of Canada’s top 60 publicly-traded corporations, as well as with a wide range of mid-market and private firms. As a principal at Hugessen, Ian advised boards on executive compensation and related governance issues, offering a holistic perspective drawing on his experience in corporate strategy, business transformation, and performance measurement. He spoke regularly on compensation and governance matters at industry conferences and panels.

SECOR | Aug 2006 - Feb 2007

Manager (contract role)

Founded in 1975 in Montreal, SECOR is Canada's largest independent strategy consultancy, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, New York, and Paris. Projects included: - Strategy development: For the $750 million Canadian subsidiary of a global mining firm, led the development of a long-term strategy for maximizing the value of the subsidiary to the parent company. - New business planning & modelling: For a $1 billion Canadian media company, led the development of a business plan and financial model for the start-up and operation of an online market offering that leverages the company’s existing consumer brands. - Market opportunity assessment: For a $5 billion+ Canadian company, led the definition and assessment of a $500 million to $1 billion market opportunity in the book distribution industry.

Ian Mason Management Consulting | Jan 2004 - Jul 2006


Offering business strategy and transformation consulting services to enterprises. Specific services include strategy development, industry analysis, business architecture definition, business case development, program and project planning, and implementation team design, coaching, and management. Projects included: - Industry analysis: For a top-tier Canadian telecommunications industry analysis firm, research and writing of a report on emerging IPTV services in Canada and around the world. - Strategic planning: For a Canadian home services corporation, research and analysis of new market/new product options to support an 8-year growth objective. Included market size estimation, competitor identification, and definition of industry structure and trends. - Strategic brand assessment: For a Canadian investment bank, research and comparative analysis of competitor brands and strategic initiatives, identification of key industry trends.

Accenture | Jan 1998 - Jan 2004

Technology Architect

IT architect, project manager, and expert in the area of network management systems. Sold and managed multiple technology & process implementation projects at Bell Canada in support of cutting-edge communication services like MPLS VPN and managed enterprise VoIP. Developed OSS roadmap and provided ongoing IT architecture advice. Other projects included IT process assessment and pricing strategy analysis for major Canadian companies in the broadcasting and retail industries, respectively. Also planned and deployed a four-week curriculum to train consultants for eCommerce engagements, as the primary component of a Canadian eCommerce "Centre of Excellence“.

Gravitas Magazine | Jan 1994 - Jan 1998

Publisher & editor

Founded and edited a quarterly magazine covering politics, economics, culture, and science. Managed all aspects of the business; hired and trained one art director and one assistant editor & circulation director. Developed all business and production processes; managed several direct marketing campaigns. Magazine received coverage on CBC Newsworld and CBC Radio, in Globe & Mail, others. After first year of operations, solicited and won a three- year, $405,000 grant from a private foundation.

My Education

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B.A., EconomicsQueen's University | 1992
Trinity College School | 1987

About Me

Ian Mason

Ian helps businesses understand and exploit the capabilities unlocked by modern data architectures, cloud-based AI/ML, data analytics, and decision-focused data visualization—together, a new organizational nervous system.

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