Jim Courtney

Writer, Consultant, and Technologist in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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An author, blogger and writer whose diverse career path has evolved from scientist/engineer to senior technology business executive into becoming a social networking pundit.

I have over 40 years experience in the management of sales, marketing and business development of high technology products. Markets have included scientists, healthcare professionals, small to medium businesses and distribution channels (for PC-related hardware and software). For the past 20 years, Jim has provided consulting services for start-ups with a focus on business plans and business development activities.

Since early 2006 I have been blogging about IP-based communications with a focus on Skype, Messaging and smartphones (but not ignoring other services). With over 900 posts, Voice On The Web contains an archive of information that has often served as a useful reference resource, especially for Skype, Skype's business model, Skype's services and Skype on mobile devices.

In March 2015 I published, via Apress, Experience Skype to the Max, 2nd Edition - the essential guide to the world's leading Internet communications platform. It is a guide to real time social networking for building and sustaining everyday personal and business relationships, whether geographically dispersed “friends and family”, road warriors, special interest groups, business teams, the wanderlust world traveller and anyone who wants to get more out of their Skype experience. While it's a Kindle eBook, it can also be read on any Kindle reading application for iPad/iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows and Mac. For the 2nd Edition a print version is also available via Amazon or Apress.

In the summer of 2015 I served as a NOC/NPC Assistant Volunteer working with the U.S. Olympic Committee and Paralympcs Canada where I also gained experience using smartphones and social networking as effective group communications tools with my fellow colleagues and assigned Olympic/Paralympic staff.

If you are looking for a skilled writer who merges technology with business experience and who understands that it’s “different from” and not “different than” or “different to”, or where to use each of “there, their and they’re” correctly, contact me and we can discuss a working partnership.

  • Work
    • Denali InterConneXions NA Inc.
  • Education
    • B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science
    • Physics)
    • M.Sc.
    • Ph.D. (Physics)
    • M.B.A.