Paul Canetti is an entrepreneur, educator, and futurist. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business at Columbia Business School in the marketing department. He sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of Riverside Acceleration Capital. He is also the host of the podcast Tech News for MBAs and writes about technology at his website, Hypothetically Great.
Canetti was named one of Inc.'s “30 Under 30 World’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” and has founded multiple software businesses including MAZ, a video distribution and e-commerce platform used by Forbes, Bloomberg, and CondÃ© Nast. MAZ was listed as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”. Paul Canetti served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of MAZ for ten years, until it was acquired by Zype in 2021. Canetti was also the co-founder and CEO of ClickEasy, formerly named Bounce House, an e-commerce platform for local service businesses, which was acquired in 2021. He is currently on ClickEasy's Advisory Board.
Paul Canetti’s work focuses at the intersection of cutting edge technology, user experience, and business. He previously worked as a Lead Creative at Apple and is the author of the upcoming book about the implications of augmented reality on various industries called Augment Nation: Moving Humanity to the Software Layer. Canetti is also an angel investor and startup advisor.
Additionally, Paul Canetti does private consulting and corporate training for executives at Fortune 500 companies. His clients have included TikTok, Indeed, L’OrÃ©al, EstÃ©e Lauder, Disney, Walmart, Unilever, Staples, AXA, CondÃ© Nast, IHG Hotels & Resorts, IBM, General Electric, PwC, Citigroup, MasterCard, and American Express.