Marquis Côté

  • digital strategist
  • entrepreneur
  • artist
  • tabletop gamer
  • family man
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Who am I?

I'm an entrepreneur and marketeer with digital technologies in focus.
I am also an artist, a father, a husband, a tabletop gamer and an all around curious creature.
Today, as the Head of Digital Interactives & AV at the Canadian Museum of History
and the Canadian War Museum, my team is tasked to innovate, design, develop, deploy
and support the Museums’ overall digital experience with audio, video and interactive installations.
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Projects

321

Clients

11

Businesses

15341

Coffees

What do I have to offer?

Here's how I can help your business, brand or event.

Digital Strategy / Transformation

Brand Strategy / Development

Entrepreneur / Startup Mentoring

Digitally Enhanced Experience

Game Design / Gamification

Product Design / Development

What I've done?

Besides the hundreds of client delivered projects, below are a few of my own businesses, products and events that I've been able to unleash in the world!

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UniForge

Business

Games for All

Business

Top This!

Tabletop Game

Toy & Game Expo

Event

FrankenDie

Tabletop Game

Game Summit

Events

Smashboard

Product

digitalOttawa

Business

Tikiosk

Product

Codency

Business

City Hunters

Product

Clickathon

Product

The Other Side Studios

Business

Borealis

Business

Horizon Media Group

Business

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What I really care about today.

As we get older (and wiser) our view on life is much more open to the possibility that it's not at all what we thought it was all about. The past few years have brought on an epiphany of conscious realizations that shifted most if not all my life goals and principles. Here's a few I am now striving to live by today:

While minimalism tends to define art, music, design or architecture, a minimalism lifestyle defines the practice of simple, frugal living. I strive to make personal choices and beliefs about consumerism, the pace of life, and the value of having less - less money, less "stuff", less distractions, less stress. Minimalism states that anything above or beyond necessity is wasteful, distracting, and creates disharmony in one's self, relationships, and society.
This is a hard one for me, being a workaholic. But I'm working hard in getting this right by proper prioritizing between "work" (career and ambition) and "lifestyle" (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation).
6 Rs of sustainability: reinvent/rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse/repair, recycle, replace/rebuy. Limit the amount of packaged goods. Being conscious of the whole of the supply chain of products we consume: from basic function, to marketing, and then through to end of life and rebirth. + rethink the use of plastic.
Looking to build a fully sustainable home for a more healthy, efficient, and sustainable living. Taking on the following principles: Optimizing use of the sun, improving indoor air quality, using the land responsibly, creating high-performance and moisture-resistant, and wisely using the Earth’s natural resources.
I make an effort to buy locally produced goods and services over those produced farther away. Let's support our local businesses!
I support sharing ideologies, all "open" movements such as open data, open source, open hardware, open content and open access. I'm a socialist at heart.
The best way to experience and understand other cultures is to actually live among them. I plan on traveling the world and learn about different cultures! This is my ultimate retirement plan ;)