Business Technology Leader and Strategist
- Vancouver, BC
Future focused, technology leader motivated by continuous improvement. In the world of technology there is no such thing as perfection – only the pursuit of it. As the world evolves at an accelerated rate, innovation is the one thing that allows us to keep pace. The adoption of these technologies allows us to constantly become better. Businesses that realize this have a competitive advantage over their opposition. Adoption of innovation, though, can be challenging unless facilitated by recognizable benefits and engaging user experiences.
I chose a career in technology because the rapid nature of change would demand that I constantly kept pace and grew in the process. I have witnessed many roles that were once fundamental, displaced with the advent of cloud based systems, where the responsibilities moved from managing, to innovating capabilities. Application administrators whose primary concern was once things such as email deliverability and server uptime, can instead now focus on improving the communication and collaboration experience for their users.
The same innovation bred changes are happening across the business now with automation, machine learning and soon bots. The less time a salesperson spends doing data entry, the more they can spend on building human relationships.
That is what I believe technology can help us achieve: spending less time doing mundane, tedious things and allow us to spend our time doing what we love.
As a leader of the Business Technology team, my role is to act as an advisor to the VP of Technology, and to develop and execute on a strategy leveraging technology to help improve the speed of business while maintaining business continuity. I lead a global team of technologists delivering capabilities to realize the vision and mission of the Business Technology team and that of Vision Critical.
As a Systems Administrator at Vision Critical my mandate was to manage operations for Vision Critical's global infrastructure, including storage, servers and networks. As the senior member of the team I served as an escalation point for other team members to whom I also provided mentorship and training.
I started nConnect Consulting when I realized my innate desire to propel businesses using innovation and technology. I could use my expertise as a technology evangelist and productivity specialist to help businesses solve problems, and gain a competitive edge.
The Active Network is a SaaS company specializing in sports registration software. During my time as Systems Administrator at the Active Network I was able to apply the knowledge acquired through my education and training to real world business problems. I quickly elevated from Junior Sysadmin to Senior while under the mentorship of other senior members of the team.