Expert Neutral Directory

Jaap Siekman MSc, PEng, PMP

Jaap is a Certified Smartsettle Facilitator and has been involved with Smartsettle since 2016. Besides his involvement with Smartsettle, he is a Business Coach, working with Small-Business Owners to improve every aspect of their business. Jaap has some 30 years of past experience in Engineering & Organizations; Manufacturing, Project Management, Consulting and Business. He is a Volunteer Advisor with CESO, building professional capacity within Canadian First Nations and communities worldwide.

Carissa Boynton CSF

Carissa is a senior researcher, trainer and expert Smartsettle facilitator at iCan Systems Inc. Carissa has been employed as a facilitator, trainer and other related positions since 2003 and has been involved in a variety of complex negotiations during that period. She is an expert user of the entire suite of Smartsettle negotiation products from ONE to Infinity. Carissa has a passion for efficiency and fairness that she brings to her work, and cultivates leadership in the community through volunteer involvement at museums, discussion forums and theatre. Carissa is both well read and well traveled, and brings an intelligent global perspective to the company. Her optimistic and professional attitude is beneficial in teaching people how Smartsettle can be used to achieve timely and optimal results in very complex situations…

Peter Holt BSc, CEng, MIET

Peter Holt is Chief Product Development Officer at iCan Systems Inc. Peter is well-travelled with experience spanning the globe across many sectors including, military, government, global aerospace corporations and not for profit. As a UK Chartered Engineer, Peter has been operating for the past few years primarily in the consulting field. Peter has spent the last year focusing on becoming fully conversant with the Smartsettle family of applications and exploring approaches to improve product development. As a trained facilitator, he continues to gain client experience and works on defining their needs through the development of new scenarios, simulations and trials... More

Roger Nopper CSF

Roger Nopper is the Director of Learning Services for the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council. He is responsible for managing and leading the organization to develop training, facilitation and consulting solutions. He is an expert facilitator and has worked extensively in the mediation and conflict resolution fields. During his career, Roger has provided solutions to Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, First Nations, multi-national corporations and non-governmental organizations in over a broad spectrum of issues. He has held some of the country’s highest security clearances.

Dr. Ernest Thiessen PEng, PhD

Dr. Ernest Thiessen is a top level Certified Smartsettle Facilitator. Dr.Thiessen is also the Founder and President of Smartsettle (iCan Systems Inc). He has led iCan’s development team since 1993 in to create the world’s first comprehensive negotiation system. The Smartsettle eNegotiation system is based on research that Ernest directed at Cornell University, where he received a PhD in Civil Engineering with a specialty in Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis. More