Paul Burns, Twitter Canada

Paul Burns is the Managing Director of Twitter Canada based out of its Canadian headquarters in Toronto. At Twitter, Paul is responsible for the overall vision, innovation, and growth in the Canadian market. Prior to Twitter, Paul led the leading global strategy, design, and technology firm Huge and helped ambitious brands like Nike, Google, and Four Seasons drive their innovation strategy forward. Before joining Huge, Paul served as the Vice President of Digital at Shaw Communications and Shaw Media where he launched key customer experience initiatives like eCommerce, Self Serve, TV Everywhere and led the growth strategy for brands like HGTV, Food Network, Global TV, and National Geographic. Prior to Shaw, Paul held a variety of senior executive roles at Canwest, Sympatico/MSN, and Nokia, and has helped global brands drive exceptional customer experiences through user-centric design and digital transformation. Paul currently serves on the board of Matthew House (a non-profit home for refugees) and has also served as a board member for both the Interactive Advertising Bureau as well as the Banff World Media Festival. Paul lives in Toronto with his wife Olivia and two children Anderson & Wesley.