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Conor O'Dea

Advisor Halifax, Canada Area, CA

Catalyst, integrator, mobilizer, strategist, leader

Catalyst, integrator, mobilizer, strategist, leader

4 vouches

Involved In


Voltara I/O


Canadian Government
Irish Executive Mentorship Program


Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer Voltara I/O December 2014 - present
Mentor Irish Executive Mentorship Program December 2014 - present
Strategic Planning and Risk Management Labour and Advanced Education, Government of Nova Scotia March 2014 - present
Sessional Professor - Quantitative Methods Dalhousie University January 2014 - May 2014
Doctoral Student Dalhousie University October 2010 - December 2013
Researcher Dalhousie University January 2012 - August 2012
Senior Program and Policy Development Specialist Government of Newfoundland and Labrador October 2000 - October 2010


Dalhousie University Sociology 2010 - 2014
Memorial University of Newfoundland History of Medicine 2006 - 2008

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am interested in transforming your ideas into viable products, and in translating the noise of brainstorming into the signals of success.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Nicole Dinn
They're my advisor  •  Cofounder and CEO, Voltara Strategies Inc.
It's rare to come across an individual with such a breadth and depth of expertise in so many diverse areas. Conor possess the technical know ... ledge and leadership acumen to move projects from inception to implementation. As a transformational leader, Conor has the high-level vision needed to execute projects and develop analytics necessary to successfully optimize results.
Alain O'Dea
They're my friends  •  Software Developer / System Architect, Verafin. Previously Software Developer / System Architect, Verafin.
Conor has read more books and papers than anyone I know. He has an incredibly broad yet deeply informed analytical perspective on topics ra ... nging from philosophy to physics to economics to bioethics. He can draw on this broad knowledge to solve problems in highly effective and imaginative ways others can't even think of.
Dan Brake
They're my friends  •  CEO/Founder, EMSAT CORPORATION, Vice Chair of NL Environmental Industry Association Board, and Director at Large, Liberal Party of Canada.
Conor is a very intelligent individual with an analytical mind. He is never shy of voicing an opinion yet open to thorough discussion to arr ... ive at great solutions. He is dedicated and will work beyond the call of duty to achieve results. We tried to bring Conor onto our team for a project last year but the project itself did not end up getting off the ground. That being said, it was the above characteristics which made us seek Conor out.
Ian Gover
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Everwise. Previously President & CEO, Better Workplace. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute grad.
In addition to being a serial entrepreneur myself - my current start-up supports entrepreneurs, professionals, and executives around the wor ... ld. Conor exhibits all of the core skills and tenacity that we look for when assessing talent. I think he would be a great addition to your community.

Nicole Dinn
They're my mentor  •  Cofounder and CEO, Voltara Strategies Inc.
Creative, resourceful, relentless: Nicole is driven as much by complex challenges and problem solving as by ambition. Her tenacity and natur ... ally interdisciplinary intelligence are traits shared by the most successful entrepreneurs.