My shorter, oddly third-person bio (conference organizers, use this one):
Avery Swartz is a Toronto-based entrepreneur, tech expert, and consultant. She is all about helping businesses and charities use technology to achieve their goals. She is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, the tech workshop company for non-technical people, and helms North Coast Group, a website advisory and digital consultancy.
Avery is a tech correspondent for the Canadian media. You may have seen her on CTV’s Your Morning, where she’s the resident tech expert, highlighting the latest tech gadgets and apps for a national audience. You may have heard her on CBC Radio stations across the country, giving expert commentary on the latest tech news, or you may have read her small business tech column in Canada’s national newspaper of record, The Globe and Mail.
Avery acts as a digital advisor to a number of charities (including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Cancer Society). She serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Stage. Avery hosts the Gather North retreat for women and non-binary people who make the web, and is #5 on the Top 50 Women in Marketing list by Search Engine Journal.
My longer but still oddly third-person bio:
Avery Swartz is one of Canada’s top tech experts who has spent 12 years on the ground working directly with hundreds of clients as a web designer, consultant and digital advisor. She is the founder, sole owner and CEO of Camp Tech, Canada’s tech workshop company for non-technical people. Headquartered in Toronto, Camp Tech offers 100+ tech workshops to the general public annually, and provide on-site private training for organizations including CPA Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, Kobo, Canadian Living Magazine, Simon Fraser University, YMCA Canada, the City of Toronto, and the Library of Parliament.
In addition to running Camp Tech, Avery works directly with clients through her other company, North Coast Group. North Coast Group bridges the distance between business goals and technology solutions through a unique suite of digital advisory and tech consultancy services.
Avery is the resident tech expert on CTV’s Your Morning, highlighting the latest tech gadgets and apps for a national audience. She regularly appears on CBC Radio stations across Canada, giving expert commentary on the latest tech news. Avery writes articles about tech and the modern woman for Chatelaine, and writes about tech and small business for The Globe and Mail. She has been a Professor at both Ryerson University and Humber College in Toronto.
In 2017, Avery was #5 on the Top 50 Women in Marketing list by Search Engine Journal.
With a generous spirit of giving back to Canadians and her communities, Avery acts as a digital advisor to a number of charities (including the Art Canada Institute and Canadian Cancer Society), serves on the Board of Directors of Canadian Stage, and hosts the Gather North retreat for women who make the web.
Conference organizers: here’s a link to a high res version of my headshot (the same one that’s on the homepage of this website).