Our team of industry experts are passionate about their work, and have an extensive background in a wide variety of sectors immersed in data collection.
Chief Executive Officer
Neil Seeman is Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Privacy Officer and Chairman of RIWI Corp. He leads overall Company strategy and leads RIWI’s work in global public health security – and in global security data solutions to assess, predict, prevent and eradicate violent extremism. Neil invented RIWI’s core intellectual property. He is the author or co-author of hundreds of articles in major media around the world, more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers and several books and monographs. Prior to RIWI, he was Founder and Executive Director of the Innovation Cell. Neil’s career began at a full-service Canadian law firm, later becoming a founding editorial board member of The National Post, and In-House Counsel on constitutional matters to the National Citizen’s Coalition serving under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. At IBM Canada, Neil specialized in commercial applications of online sentiment data. He founded the Canadian Statistical Assessment Service and has been an angel investor and advisor to many Web data firms. He has taught on healthcare and informatics issues at Ryerson University and is currently a Massey College Senior Fellow teaching on knowledge transfer and the Web at the University of Toronto. Neil has held research positions in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and has been listed in the Canadian Who’s Who since 2002. Neil holds a bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard.
Neil’s globally recognized research is in the field of infodemiology – a growing area of Internet research that guided Neil to develop RIWI’s core technology to track the H1N1 virus to improve understanding of how different online populations behave and react during a pandemic. Neil’s foundational work in infodemiology, for which he invented the concepts of “online counter-marketing” and postpartisanship for public health and policy decision-making, has been applied by decision-makers in different fields to make sense of how people in all countries produce, consume and understand information and misinformation on the Web that can be collected and analyzed in near real-time.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Alton Ing leads software development, global data collection, network infrastructure, data processing, data integration, data security and data integrity for all of RIWI’s multi-country data capture and predictive analytics projects. Prior to prototyping the RIWI system, Alton was an electrical engineering at Tectrol Inc. and Ford Motor Company, conducted Information Technology projects at Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, and was Director of Information Technology for a global logistics company. Alton’s implementation experience includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), data warehousing, analytics, complex Web applications, system integration and architecture. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.
Chief Financial Officer
Daniel Im, CPA, CA, JD, is the Chief Financial Officer of RIWI Corp. Daniel is an experienced finance executive and securities lawyer with an extensive background in financial reporting, regulatory compliance, internal control and corporate finance activities for public and private companies. Prior to joining RIWI as CFO, Daniel served as Vice President and Controller of Pet Valu Canada Inc. and prior to that held the position of CFO of Adriana Resources Inc. (now renamed Sprott Resource Holdings Inc.). He practiced as a securities lawyer at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and has held various positions at Deloitte LLP over a span of 10 years. Daniel holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and holds a Master of Accounting from the University of Waterloo. He was also a Director and on the Audit Committee of Geodrill Ltd (TSX: GEO) from 2012 to 2019.
Chief Revenue Officer
Neil Weitzman is the Chief Revenue Officer of RIWI Corp. He leads all sales and marketing activities across the Company and is responsible for growing our business with customers and partners. Neil has more than 20 years of experience in data monetization, data-enabled research, and data analytics across industries. Neil’s past roles include Vice President of the Consumer & Shopper Practice and Analytics Practice at Nielsen, Head of Media and Audience Insights at Rogers, and Vice President at Deloitte. Prior to joining RIWI in February 2020, Neil led Marketing and Partnerships as Senior Vice President at Environics Analytics. Neil is also an angel investor and advisor to early-stage companies. Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of Guelph. He is an active participant in industry associations and is a Chartered Marketer through the Canadian Marketing Association.
Chief Product Officer and Global Head of Citizen Engagement
Eric Meerkamper is the Chief Product Officer and Global Head of Citizen Engagement with RIWI Corp. He leads global data partnerships and strategic alignments with multilateral organizations, government agencies, universities, think tanks, and civil society organizations around the world. He frequently speaks at global conferences on leveraging innovation in citizen-generated data for increasing global social and development impact. Eric has more than 25 years of experience in global insights generation and emerging technologies, including previously as President and co-owner of one of the world’s first companies to develop and apply online research methodologies. Eric holds a degree in International Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Ivey Business School. He is the co-founder and past Chair of the Centre for Social Innovation, and past Chair of the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Head of Global Research
As Head of Global Research, Danielle Goldfarb analyzes RIWI’s predictive data feeds and develops new economic and analytics applications for RIWI technology across all global markets. Danielle’s research expertise is in global trade, emerging technologies, and the global digital economy. Before joining RIWI, Danielle held senior roles at several economic policy think tanks. She directed the Conference Board of Canada’s research centre on global commerce, and led trade and trade policy research at the C.D. Howe Institute. Maclean’s magazine has called Danielle one of Canada’s top trade experts. Danielle has an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University and a B.Comm. in Honours Economics from McGill University.