Mark Ruthenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief has been active in Canada’s internet industry since 1995, when he launched one of Canada’s first online directories and community portals.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ottawa’s Carleton University in 1980. He has been consulting in the computer industry since 1983, originally as part of his Chartered Accounting practice, and later he built a successful computer training company, and wrote & published 300 computer books, and co-founded a software training CD-ROM company which he took public, before tackling the Internet.
His love of travel, combined with his understanding of technology and the internet, took him in a new direction. In 1995, Mark Ruthenberg launched & funded one of the first community portal sites in Canada, the now-defunct UWannaWhat.
Since 1999, he has built and managed web sites for over a hundred clients, and built the popular TransCanadaHighway.com travel site.
He is a popular professional speaker on Internet Strategy, Web Marketing, and Social Media topics. He is also Vice President and speaker on Job Hunting on the Internet with Advantage Tech Inc., a career transition consulting firm.
Spoken at more than 20 business group events and trade shows, specializing in topics for Business, Startups and Digital Marketing. He has spoken at students at all levels of K-12, and to students at every post-secondary College & University in Calgary (University of Calgary, Mount Royal, SAIT Polytechnic, DeVry University).
Taught over 300 computer courses in Windows, Macintosh and MS-DOS, addressing many types of software, including office productivity, desktop publishing, web design, graphics, web design, operating systems, databases, project management, and accounting software. These courses included Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced classes to a wide-ranging corporate audience from Regina, SK to Victoria, BC up into the Northwest Territories and all points in between.