Eric Meerkamper is the Global Head of Citizen Engagement. He leads 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.