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Web Consultant, Entrepreneur, Ideator, Husband and Life Aficionado

My name is Jocelyn and I’m a bilingual (French & English) independent Digital Business Advisor (product strategy & project management).
I think about: technology, innovation, systems, human behaviour, digital media and how they all relate to the business objectives.

 


I get a kick out of tough new challenges.

About Me

Originally from Prince Edward Island Canada, I now lives in Montreal with my wife Angie.

A bit of history

It’s May 1998, the peak of the “dot com” days, and rather than pursuing a corporate career, following my business management & finance studies, I wrote a business plan for an idea I had, read a few books on Web programming, got some financing and started the development of a new Internet business.

After the market went bust, I sold what was left of the company, moved to Montreal and began freelancing as a digital consultant. Over the past 12 years I had the opportunity to work with many corporate clients from various sectors and held a few full-time positions with some of the top agencies in Montreal.

What I do now

Back in September 07, following two years with a very cool Montreal web agency, I decided to return to my freelance and entrepreneurial roots. Along with managing my wife’s music career (angiemusic.com) and a few investment projects, I’m currently freelancing as senior Web strategy & Development Consultant.

The choice of returning to the independent consulting arena sprouts from my passion for creative new business ideas, digital marketing and opportunistic entrepreneurship. I’m also quite interested in Social Media, Crowdsourcing, mobile applications and the application of these theories and principles to traditional business environments.

My expertises

     
  • Business Analyst 90%

  • Project Management 100%

  • Account Management 90%

  • Web Technologies 95%

  • Product Management 98%

  • Digital Strategy 85%

  • Business Acumen 90%

  • Mobile & Social Media 95%


 

My Work

A sample of the companies and brands that I had the opportunity to work with.

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  • Aptalis Pharma

    Aptalis Pharma

    NEW JERSEY BASED PHARMA

    Requirements analysis and putting together a BRD. Also project manager for the development of the complete web site and mobile app.

  • Sanofi-Avantis Canada

    Sanofi-Avantis Canada

    Senior project manager and strategy consultant for the development and design of the Starsystem digital platform, a diabetes patient knowledge portal.
    - eCommerce
    - Secure content
    - Content Management System
    - User qualification & triage

  • Lowe’s Canada

    Lowe’s Canada

    Senior project and account manager for the development of the online catalogue and web site redesign.

  • Avon International

    Avon International

    Senior project and account manager for the development of 2 major product line umbrella web sites.
    - eCommerce
    - Mobile
    - Social media strategy

  • Novartis

    Novartis

    Senior project manager and strategy consultant for the development of the Gelinya digital platform, an MS patient knowledge portal.
    - Secure content
    - User qualification & triage

  • Bell Canada

    Bell Canada

    Senior project manager for the complete re-design of the Bell.ca web site.

  • Challenge Your World

    Challenge Your World

    Montreal based social media platform startup for entrepreneurs.

    Product director and strategy consultant.
    - Product life cycle
    - Agile development approach
    - Mobile and social media

  • Astral Media

    Astral Media

    Senior project and account manager for the re-design and development of the digital IR platform.

  • Mobivox

    Mobivox

    Montreal based Internet telephony startup.

    Senior product manager.
    - Product & feature planning and specs
    - Product life cycle
    - Post launch marketing

  • Volkswagen Canada

    Volkswagen Canada

    Senior project manager and digital strategy consultant on multiple Web promotion projects.

  • Air Canada Vacations

    Air Canada Vacations

    Senior project manager for the complete re-design and development of the ACV web site (Cloudraker).
    - eCommerce
    - Content management system

  • eBay Canada

    eBay Canada

    Senior project manager on multiple Internet promotion projects and the re-design of the eBay Canada home page (Cloudraker).

  • Heineken International

    Heineken International

    Senior project manager for multiple Internet promotion projects (Cloudraker).

  • Aldo

    Aldo

    National footwear retailer.

    Senior project manager on the re-design and development of the Aldo online store (Cloudraker).
    - Content management system
    - eCommerce

  • Solo Mobile

    Solo Mobile

    Mobile network brand under Bell Canada.

    Senior project manager on the design and development of the Solo Mobile web site (SidLee).
    - Content management system
    - Online mobile phone activation
    - eCommerce

  • Future Shop

    Future Shop

    National electronics retail store chain.

    Senior project manager on the complete re-design and development of the Future Shop web site (SidLee).

  • Le Château

    Le Château

    National clothing retail chain.

    Senior project manager on the design and development of the Le Château web site (SidLee).
    - Online catalogue
    - Content management system
    - eCommerce

  • Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil

    Project manager on multiple satellite web site development.

  • CIBC Asset Management

    CIBC Asset Management

    Project manager on the design and development of the web site.

  • Desjardins Valeurs mobilières

    Desjardins Valeurs mobilières

    Project manager for the front-end development of the online discount brokerage web site Disnat.com.

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Books

Some books I read and highly recommend.

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  • Blue Ocean Strategy

    Blue Ocean Strategy

    Kim and Mauborgne’s blue ocean metaphor elegantly summarizes their vision of the kind of expanding, competitor-free markets that innovative companies can navigate.

  • The Leader Who Had No Title

    The Leader Who Had No Title

    For more than fifteen years, Robin Sharma has been quietly sharing with Fortune 500 companies and many of the super-rich a success formula that has made him one of the most sought-after leadership advisers in the world.

  • Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School

    Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School

    Whether you’re interested in starting your own business, improving your leadership skills, or simply looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Richard Branson has the answers.

  • The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

    After a bizarre encounter with his lost cousin, Julian Mantle—a former high-powered lawyer who suddenly vanished into the Himalayas—Jonathan Landry is compelled to travel across the planet to retrieve letters and mementos that carry the extraordinary secrets that Julian discovered throughout his life.

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    American icon BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790), born in Massachusetts to a British immigrant father and colonial mother.
    By: Benjamin Franklin

  • Business Stripped Bare

    Business Stripped Bare

    Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
    By: Richard Branson

  • Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

    Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

    It is possible to make all your dreams come true – just think positively and discover how to awaken hidden powers within you.
    By: W. Stone

  • Real Estate Investing in Canada

    Real Estate Investing in Canada

    Creating Wealth with the ACRE System
    By: Don R. Campbell

  • Think and Grow Rich

    Think and Grow Rich

  • Trading for a Living

    Trading for a Living

    Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management
    By: Alexander Elder

  • The Intelligent Investor

    The Intelligent Investor

    The Definitive Book on Value Investing
    By: Benjamin Graham

  • Blink

    Blink

    The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
    By: Malcolm Gladwell

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

    A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
    By: Deepak Chopra

  • Life After Death

    Life After Death

    Life After Death: The Burden of Proof
    By: Deepak Chopra

  • Six Pixels of Separation

    Six Pixels of Separation

    Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone.
    By: Mitch Joel

  • Trust Agent

    Trust Agent

    Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust.
    By: Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

Blog

Promoting and nurturing what I value in my daily life. My ideas, opinions, goals and aspirations.

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Books that influenced my views on life, psychology, money and business over that past 2 years. As You Think – James Allen (1904) Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill (1945) Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur – Richard Branson (2008) Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School – […]

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  Mint.com – Personal Finance Online Software By far my biggest find of 2010. Mint brings all your financial accounts together online, automatically categorizes your transactions, lets you set budgets & helps you achieve your savings goals.

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Montreal Quebec, Canada
Mobile: 1 514-465-6785
Skype: jocelyn74
Email: jocelyn@jocelynarsenault.com

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