Alan Young

Co-Founder, Knowingli Market Research and Puzzle Partner

Alan YoungA seasoned business and technology visionary, Alan is co-founder of Knowingli, the market research division of Puzzle Partner, a leading PR and Marketing firm. He is recognized for his provocative insight into how emerging technology impacts industries and how leaders can better connect with their customers and employees for sustained growth. Alan has held high level executive positions and advisory roles at global companies including Infor, Newtrade Technologies, (acquired by Expedia), Hotel Booking Solutions (acquired by IBS Software) and TrustYou (acquired by Recruit). He sits on several advisory boards and is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He is a respected thought-leader, battle-tested consultant, mentor, and sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation. Alan focuses on increasing business happiness and believes that everything hinges on the power of communication and effective story-telling. Born in Montreal, Alan has lived and worked in Australia, Bermuda, The Bahamas and California but he now calls Toronto his home.
Insights by Alan Young (3)

FREE REPORT: The Inevitable Rise of Virtual Events in a Post-Pandemic World

The world has officially gone virtual. As industries respond to shifting consumer preferences in the wake of COVID-19, along with a widespread demand for pandemic-specific innovation, the new socially distanced reality is rapidly shaping the way we do business and interact.

COVID-19: Voice of Consumers on Travel & Hospitality

It's a Tuesday evening, and you wait at the curb for your Uber. The app prompts you with a reminder that riders must wear a mask, and you sort through your bag to make sure you packed one. As you strap on your mask, your driver pulls up, and you duck into the backseat, where you spot a hand sanitizer bottle in the cupholder.

Teardrop Tap Bartending Service Described as “An Ice Cream Truck for Adults” Goes Viral

We now find ourselves passing the half-way mark of 2020, and it's been a wild ride. Surely, an unexpected one, but nonetheless, the 'unprecedented times' ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic have become our certain reality (at least, for now).