Bruce Stewart, whose WordPress id is “telamifir”, is an accomplished and internationally-recognized thinker and practitioner in the effective use of information for organizational success. He is currently the Director of the Professional Learning Centre of the Faculty of Information in the University of Toronto. He took over the PLC from his own research/consulting firm, Accendor Research, Inc., where in addition to tackling business problems for clients, he published research reports for the public in the areas of economic conditions, energy use strategies, increasing information intensity, information technology investment strategy, marketing information and strategy and collaboration in workplaces. His clients were from a broad spectrum of Canadian, American and British corporations, public bodies and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to that, Bruce had been the CEO of a publicly-traded eLearning software company, twice worked in commercial research at Gartner, Inc. and META Group, Inc., where he was both a practitioner and manager of research product areas, and had a twenty-year career in IT management through Canada’s banking, retail and broadcasting industries.
He has twice been an adjunct lecturer at the graduate level, in management at the University of Toronto and in education at the University of British Columbia. He holds a B.A. from St. Michael’s College and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto.
Bruce now (again) lives in Toronto, Ontario, after just short of a decade in Coquitlam and Vancouver, BC. In the 1990s he lived in Trumbull, CT, USA, and in The Hague in The Netherlands.
Bruce is currently continuing his contributions to the collective research project launched by Thomas Langan with the publication, in 1992, of Tradition and Authenticity in the Search for Ecumenic Wisdom. He has been blogging for several years, as discussed in the opening blog post on this site. Aside from this, he has over 450 research publications to his credit.
Bruce was also, with Allan Holender, the co-host and co-producer of the 2003-04 radio programme Biz Talk Radio that aired on Vancouver’s 650 CISL, and the 2009 radio programme ZenBiz Radio that aired on the Voice America Business network.