Living at the intersection of business and communications. Partner at thirdocean. Former Techvibes Toronto community manager.
Karim Kanji is a digital sociologist who connects people across various digital platforms.
In late 2010 Karim helped create thirdocean. thirdocean collaborates with companies helping them to utilize online, digital and social tools to strengthen specific business needs.
He is also the co-founder of XConnect, a thirdocean project, a boutique media property. Since mid-2010 XConnect-branded events have attracted hundreds of people interested in discussing how technology and new media have impacted various industries such as health, banking, sports, music, fashion and film.
As the host of The XConnect Show, Karim has interviewed people such as Canadian serial angel investor Dr. Boris Wertz, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes, and Dan Martell of Clarity.
Do you need to understand how to use Facebook for business? This is what I can help you with.
Yes you can use Twitter to source business opportunities for you and your company.
Karim is tasked with market development and expansion at RealCash. He is creative and has come up with several unique campaigns for the business.
Karim is energetic and enthusiastic team player and to have him in our organization is an asset!
I reached out to Karim to speak to a group of business professionals. There are many people in the arena of social media however few can articulate why businesses need to incorporate a strategy around social media and the real benefits of putting a plan into action. Karim is a fantastic speaker and kept the audience engaged from start to finish.
I had the pleasure of meeting Karim at a tech community event a few years ago. He stood out amongst the crowd because of his charismatic personality and adeptness at public speaking. We kept in touch and when he started thirdocean I was happy to hire him to support a large Microsoft campaign called "Code Your Art Out". He provided great energy to the project along with a huge value add in the area of social media and community outreach. I truly enjoyed working with him and think he's a great asset to any team.
Karim was an excellent mentor at INcubes where I got to experience first hand his incredible knowledge in Digital Media. Karim also interviewed me for his Xconnect online broadcast. Karim made me feel very comfortable during the interview and displayed another side to his vast expertise. I would not hesitate to include Karim in any project dealing in the Digital Media space.
Excellent community builder, who gets together top-notch people.
Karim is an enthusiastic and creative individual who helped us think through our social media strategy and facilitated initial implementation. I highly recommend Karim to anyone looking to understand and engage with online communities. He has a wonderful bird's eye view on the start-up scene and is always happy to make valuable introductions and provide valuable insight and perspective.
Since I have met Karim, he has shown exceptional capabilities as a mentor for Startups in Toronto and at INcubes. Using his experience and expertise in digital and social media he has proven to be a go to person for entrepreneurs.
Karim is awesome. I cant think of any other word to describe him!
Karim is a straight shooter and a "go to" man. He will brighten your day with a witty joke even if it was the happiest day of your life. He is versatile with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. He's a man that would give you the shirt off his back.
I have been very fortunate to have built a friendship with Karim having worked with him on the Fashion ConnectTO event and would recommend Karim in a heart beat to anyone who would want to work with him as a partner or client.
Karim and thirdocean are professionals so passionate to work with as a partnership for client delivery, they are all about driving and achieving business goals and have the best possible outcomes.
I had the pleasure working with them and it was absolute a delightful experience! I will definitely seize every opportunity working with the amazing Karim again.
From the moment I met Karim Kanji all those risks of going into new business ventures were immediately dispelled. His honest and tenacious approach made me feel very comfortable that he would deliver on every expectation. And he did.
For over two years now, Karim Kanji has been instrumental in propelling BNOTIONS' brand through the social media airways. His understanding of the space, his deep black book and his good-hearted approach creates a value similar companies could not even compete with.
If you are looking only for social media and community management support from Thirdocean - be warned.. you'll end up making a life long friend and a strong supporter in every personal and business initiative you engage.