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January 1, 2012 brought a major change at Modern Earth Web Design that was to us the natural next step in growing our business capacity as a forward thinking customer focused company – we underwent a kind of mitosis.

Dan Belhassen, founder and owner, promoted Philip Giles to President of Modern Earth. Philip, who as Vice President has been responsible for Modern Earth operations since 2011, will expand his role and take on full day-to-day management responsibilities. Dan will remain as Founder & CEO.

A new company was formed, Neovation Corporation (@neovationcorp on Twitter) which will be the development and commercialization company for R&D projects which were previously under the Modern Earth umbrella.

In addition to Dan, moving over from Modern Earth to Neovation are a number of former Earthlings, including:

  • Chad Norris – Support & Development
  • Alexandra Richards – Digital Design
  • Kathy Murray – Account Manager, SmarterU.com
  • Susan Hurrell – Marketing & Communications

All the “neovites” are committed to the creation, sales, support and promotion of great online applications for the global market.

Current products already on the market are SmarterU.com (online training and learning management system) and BinaryCanary.com (website uptime monitoring).

The newest product to graduate from R&D beta is Conference Sensation – a mobile conference application that mobilizes your event, putting event details into the palm of your hand. Conference Sensation launched in December at the 2011 LERN conference in New Orleans to enthusiastic reviews from conference attendees.

Neovation has offices in the Modern Earth Business Centre, 449 Provencher Blvd, and team members can be reached at 204-885-2469. There are positions opening in web development and sales/account management – interested persons can send resumes to [email protected] .

Open House Thank You!

Modern Earth


Thank you to all of our partners, suppliers, clients and friends for attending our Open House. It was a fantastic turn out, and we were happy to see you all.

The best part of the event was watching our guests network with each other and create new connections.

The most surprising part was how fast the Stella's disappeared while the wine.. well, sat alone and whined at being ignored.

- Dan


Welcome to the new Modern Earth web site, and our first ZekeSpeak blog post. This new website design reflects the evolution, growth and diversity of our company as we prepare to make an even more exciting move to our new building. Modern Earth has purchased The Provencher Business Centre at 449 Provencher, and we will be moving in before the Sept. long weekend. It is an exciting time! The building will be renamed The Modern Earth Business Centre . If you need office space at reasonable rates, call us!

Since our start-up in 1999, Modern Earth has grown in many ways. We have expanded our crew of Earthlings to keep pace with our growing business needs. We have added many products and services to the list of what we can offer our clients, who come from across Canada and around the world. We’d like to say thank you to the BDC for all their support over the years. We look forward to new opportunities. We appreciate the referrals made by our valued clients – thank you for allowing us to grow into one of the largest custom web design firms in Manitoba. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Dan & the Earthlings.