Former Chief Ed Champion is always the visionary with the unique ability to see and assemble the pieces of the business/life puzzle in inspiring and creative ways with amazing results.
He is a focused business leader and visionary with proven entrepreneurial abilities. Having a long career related to all aspects of the land: appreciation, development, sales, planning, marketing, financing and land preservation.
His involvement in multi-million-dollar projects over the years has been as an Owner, CEO, business development strategist, seasoned contract negotiator and accomplished project manager.
At this stage of his career, Ed is focusing on community development and paying it forward for future generations. This decision was a result of a re-connection with his Yukon aboriginal heritage in 2010 and becoming Chief of his First Nation in 2012 to 2014.
Founder and CEO of Indigenous Housing
Chairman at Four Worlds International
Chairman, ExO Works,Board Member, X Prize
Innovation /Disruption for Global Impact
World Economic Forum
Adjunct Professor at University of BC
Director Community Dev
Social Innovator and Strategy Advisor
Chief Innovation Consultant
CEO Infinity X Group of Companies
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer
Management and Financial Consultant
Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc
Former Chief of Kluane First Nation
President of Indigenous Data Solutions
First Nation Art Instructor
Sr. Designer & Strategist
Founder of O’Rorke Consulting
CEO/Founder of Awake Labs
Renewable Energy Expert
Advisor at Precision Global Health
Calmetrix-calorimetry and rheology
Author / Consultant / Entrepreneur
CEO, The Morawska Group
Country Manager at Wefarm
Legal Futurist. Strategist
Trust & Safety Lead for Latin America en Uber
Co-Founder of GreenWave
Our advisory team is divided into the following advisory boards that meet monthly for 30 minutes to brainstorm a given problem, or an opportunity related to the core question of smart villages becoming exponential organizations driven by 3D printing and/or digital fabrication to lower costs.
Exponential Organizations Advisory Board
Indigenous Communities Advisory Board
Exponential Technologies Advisory Board
Marketing Advisory Board
Business Advisory Board re disruptive strategies
Political Advisory Board re Indigenous and non-indigenous Governments
Financial Advisory Board re Impact Investing into Smart Villages
1. The primary objective is to fund and build a pilot project that consists of one smart village in Canada's artic and a second in a more temperate west coast location in 2018. The construction savings over traditional costs will be used to build more homes in the smart village and/or provide better socio-economic services for the people.
2. A successful pilot project will enable expansion of smart villages off reserve in 2019, providing affordable and innovative homes for all Canadian first-time buyers and retirees near major urban areas. This funds more on-reserve home to be built eventually eliminating the housing crisis and saving tax payers billions of dollars.
3. Smart Villages positively impact and improve lives while helping reduce climate change and create renewable energy. Therefore, impact investors could be involved in a way to help reduce the cost of a home to a buyer or tenant.
We support the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. The fund is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples.
The Fund is focused on cross-cultural education to support healing and recovery. We need to better understand each other before we can truly reconcile.
The Fund will foster new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, while strengthening the voices and work of groups already making a difference.
I truly believe that together we can completely end the Indigenous Housing and Tuberculosis crisis within 10 years while significantly closing the socio-economic gap of disparity through exponential technologies.
Former Chief of Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation Government
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