Guest: Shaaz Nasir (@shaaztastic)
Host: Sahr Saffa (@sahrsjunior)
“Coming back to the myth of meritocracy, I really do believe it does take a village to raise one person and that you didn’t make it on your own. When you do become that crazy rich CEO and you only pay 2% of your taxes, society made you; how about you turnaround and help society.” – Shaaz Nasir
Shaaz (@shaaztastic) has over 10 years of work experience in government and business sectors as a digital change management practitioner. He’s the Director of Digital Transformation at Microsoft and also the founder of Mind This Magazine.
He has worked with academics at The North-South Institute, leading government bureaucrats with 3 Canadian Federal Government Agencies, senior lobbyists at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and with established entrepreneurs at Shopify.
With Accenture Strategy in the Middle East, he helped lead major transformation change management projects that spanned across sectors and included smart nation strategies, crowdsourcing public policy programs and helping both countries and companies embrace the digital economy in UAE and Saudi Arabia.
He led the ICT portfolio with Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service in New York City which aims to help usher in a new era of commerce between USA and Canada through empowering Canadian startups to win in the USA and globally.
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