The Greek behind the electronic voting system in Canada and the US
John Poulos is the founding President and CEO of Dominion Voting, a company focused on improving the electoral process through the application of technology.
Dominion is now in about 150 municipalities and was used in a couple of province-wide elections, including most polling stations in Ontario’s 2010 election. Dominion also has technology in 1,000 United States counties across 35 states.
Poulos has grown the company through direct support to elections in Mongolia and the Philippines.
His company now offers a full suite of technology-enabled equipment and services for all aspects of election, from compiling lists of eligible voters and recording when they voted, to counting votes and polling stations, to remote voting technologies that take the booth to the voter.
Identifying that automated voting technology could enable disenfranchised voters a transparent say in their own destiny, he co-founded the Delian Project, a non-profit organization that aims to help post-conflict and emerging democracies implement positive change in their electoral process through the application of technology.
He was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2010. His company has also been named to Deloitte Canada’s Fast 50 Technology Companies for four consecutive years. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013 for his philanthropic work, and was recognized as Greek America’s 40 under 40.
John Poulos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s of Business Administration from INSEAD.
He is a youth hockey coach and a mentor to young aspiring business students. He is an active member of YPO, and part of an alliance of Greek-Canadian entrepreneurs who share a common goal to preserve their heritage.