Robert Ouimet is a digital media consultant, photographer, and sailor based in Vancouver BC Canada.
Robert has been involved in media since 1972 when he took a job as a radio announcer while still in high school.
An award winning journalist, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the ’80s where he created and produced a half dozen network shows for CBC Radio in Winnipeg, Toronto and Vancouver.
While developing the program RealTime in the early ’90s, he and his team created the CBC’s first web site, and later made history for being the first interactive program broadcast live around the world on the internet (with Gillian Anderson as guest host).
In 2000, Robert led the creation and development of CBC Radio 3, a new division of CBC that converged online and broadcast production. Under his leadership, its websites and radio programs won over 30 international awards, including the Prix Italia, New York Festival, and multiple Webby awards.
Since 2003 Robert has worked as an independent media consultant and content creator. He is president of Bigsnit Media Consulting in North Vancouver.
Clients include Microsoft, The National Film Board of Canada, Canterbury Coffee, Help Texts, Ecole Chocolat, Boale Wood and Company and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can hear some of his podcasts at Podcast House.
Robert’s other passion is sailing. He is a former CYA intermediate sailing instructor (LTC II). He sails year round on his vintage Catalina 22 Madsu. He has SVOP and SDV-BS certification from Transport Canada as well as MBFA and ROC(M).