Sean Hinton


Founder and CEO

Vancouver, British Columbia CA


Sean Hinton is the Founder & CEO of SkyHive, as well as the Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurs Circle of the Canadian American Business Council (CABC). With a career spanning two decades, Sean is an experienced corporate executive and expert in labor economics and global business. As a result of the break-through knowledge SkyHive is gaining on labor markets and the changing nature of work, Sean has quickly become a thought leader on the future of work. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences across the world and is interviewed regularly by the Canadian Press, global consultancies, and other media. Prior to founding SkyHive, Sean was CEO of a $250 million global company with 500 employees and 23 global offices. He has lived and worked around the world, having lived on four continents and done business in more than 70 countries. Sean holds an MBA from Queen’s University in Canada and currently lives in Vancouver, Canada.



  • Executive Leadership
  • Business Development & Partnerships
  • Startup Founder

More than 54% of all workers will need reskilling/upskilling by 2022; it’s one of the top challenges faced by C-Suite. Today, companies spend 1-3% of their total salary expenses on reskilling (approx. $1300/employee), yet only 14% of this expense contributes to meeting the changing skills requirements. SkyHive is a Canadian artificial intelligence company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Its enterprise cloud platform supports rapid and large-scale workforce reskilling efforts of governments and Global 2000 companies through quantum labor analysis, a methodology invented, developed and commercialized by SkyHive. It's the world’s first and only “live-streamed” job taxonomy and skills ontology that captures labor market movements in real-time at their most granular level, driving exponential accuracy and efficiency to workforce reskilling initiatives, providing up to 70% savings. With the mission of tackling global poverty and social inequality, SkyHive leverages exponential technologies to facilitate labor market transformation, upskilling, and lifelong learning; ultimately fostering a stronger, more prepared, and more confident workforce for a brighter tomorrow.


  • Computer Software

Area of Focus

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Workforce Development
  • Talent Retention

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