John Kirkwood is a technology consultant specializing in helping organizations develop their IT strategies and in helping them ensure their operations meet expectations. Having worked for many years helping larger public and private sector enterprises across Canada and abroad and since becoming an independent contractor, John has directed his experience towards inspiring small and medium sized organizations, particularly nonprofits. John has a B.F.A Hons. in Fine Arts & Philosophy and a B.A. in Computer Science. He has previously been a food bank volunteer and coached his sons in soccer for over ten years. The Ottawa Arts Council is his first Board position.