Jessica Thomson

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Jessica Thomson is a Communications + Marketing Specialist with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), where she oversees the institute’s brand identity and social media. She’s also the voice behind BII+E’s quirky Twitter profile. Jessica’s practice is situated at the intersection of technology, art, and design. She strives to bring complex research and ideas to life and enable accessibility to a wider audience by using new and creative approaches. Jessica wholeheartedly supports Canada’s entrepreneurs and is always on the hunt for creative talent, seeking illustrators, designers and creatives with unique and diverse lenses through which to depict BII+E’s work.

Prior to joining BII+E, Jessica worked as a Communications + Marketing Consultant at Rogers Communications where she built and directed a team of 20 customer service specialists and the development of a company-wide strategic framework. Jessica holds a Masters of Digital Media from Ryerson University, a Marketing Management Graduate Certificate from Sheridan College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen’s University.

10 Contributions


Jun 19, 2020

Part of our series of self-reflective articles and publications, this guide explores the value and prevalence of creative approaches in policy research and knowledge translation.
Close Encounters of the Creative Kind: A guide to experimental approaches to policy research and knowledge translation

Mar 5, 2020

As part of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), we are exploring the experiences of women entrepreneurs related to high-growth scale-ups.
Scaling Women-Founded Firms: Exploring women entrepreneurs’ high-growth journeys

Jan 16, 2020

Inspired by BII+E’s research on employment in the year 2030, artifacts from the future are designed to spark thinking about what kinds of goods and services might exist in the next 10 years and beyond
Six artifacts from the future

Oct 28, 2019

This project examines how personal data is currently being generated, collected and used in order to equip policymakers with a better understanding of current practices and public perceptions.
Into the Dataverse: A snapshot of how personal data is generated, collected, and used in Canada
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