Executive Digital Technology Advisory

ourCIO is a community of executive digital technology advisors trusted by executive teams, businesses and boards to guide them forward with their most important digital technology needs.

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Technology has changed the way we do business and digital adaptation is critical. While larger organizations have executive level technology resources to champion digital technology, small and midsize organizations are often left without anyone representing the digital technology needs of the organization. These business struggle to solve their technology pain points and find the right technology solutions to grow.

ourCIO is a trusted and independent firm giving small and midsize businesses valuable digital technology guidance and executive-level leadership. Our digital advisors are proven executive level IT leaders in business with many years of experience leading technical change for reputable organizations. They help you make the best decisions for your business, with ease.

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The ourCIO Experience

There is a lot to look forward to when working with ourCIO. First and foremost, we serve your business. We intentionally don’t sell any products and are independent of any technology vendors so you know there aren’t any biases. You aren’t working with an in-and-out consultant, you are accessing real leaders of technology in business. These are businesspeople who lead IT departments, work with executive teams and report to boards. These are experienced professionals who provide trusted advice, build strategies and plans, and make positive change happen.

Whether engaging ourCIO for a short or long period of time, you will get to know your Executive Digital Technology Advisor, and they will get to know you. They will immerse themselves in your organization, ask questions, and identify priorities. You will see things happen with heightened level of thinking and action that will be meaningful for your business.

Your Digital Technology Advisor cares about your businesses success. You have someone in your corner with ourCIO.

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ourCIO’s mission is to make professional, independent, and trusted digital advice available to all small and midsized businesses to help them future-proof their technology and digitally transform.

Our Digital Technology Advisors serve organizations by advising and championing digital technology plans that are tightly aligned to the needs of the business. Our recommendations and advice are always guided by professionalism and are independent of any third party bias for our clients best interests.

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We had ourCIO come to us at a time when we really needed their expertise. Their professionalism and customer service are top notch! It's such a pleasure working with Kent Smith. His knowledge, attention to detail and all around response time has been nothing but extraordinary. I would highly recommend ourCIO to any organization.

Chantal Boulet

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Board of Directors Coordinator
Turning Leaf Community Support Services Inc.

I had the pleasure to work with Paul Beaudry. Paul’s methodology, processes and knowledge helped me navigate through a very dynamic and fast pace environment enabling me to archive the results previously discussed.

Giordane Simões

Director of Operations & Business Transformation
Linden Christian School

The Manitoba Chamber of Commerce worked with Kent for a Technology Assessment and it was absolutely wonderful. Kent was great to work with; he took the time to explain everything very well and made it a very smooth process. The recommendations that came out of the assessment were fantastic and we will certainly be implementing many, if not all, in the future. 10/10 highly recommend working with ourCIO!

Korie Werner

Communications Coordinator
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

A huge thank you to ourCIO for their leadership navigating endless IT details in the early stages of a new business start-up.  Paul Beaudry partnered with our company and provided independent advice and guidance around risk management strategies that fit for our industry. Paul is knowledgeable, professional, insightful and reassuring.  He has been an incredible resource at every step!

Connie Hasley

Founder and Lead Therapist
Bloom Counselling Services

Our company engaged ourCIO to perform a business technology assessment to look at our current IT capabilities and to plan what we need for the future. Kent Smith did a thorough job interviewing key stakeholders, reviewing systems and liaising with service providers. He delivered a thorough report on our capabilities and provided an actionable roadmap we can use to improve going forward, which will set us up for future success. We subsequently engaged Kent to assist with a couple of additional projects and received the same high quality service. Having access to a highly skilled and knowledgeable IT executive on an as needed basis has been extremely valuable for our company and I recommend other companies engage ourCIO for their IT strategy needs.

Russ Patterson

ATP Nutrition


Our Latest News & Updates

We Welcome Jon Cook to the Team

ourCIO welcomes Jon Cook as our latest Executive Digital Technology Advisor/CIO to join the team. Based in British Columbia, Jon brings more than 30 years of digital technology experience across a range of industries including manufacturing, engineering in aerospace, agricultural manufacturing, construction equipment sales and service.

We Welcome Neil Day to the Team

ourCIO welcomes Neil Day as our latest Executive Digital Technology Advisor/CIO to join the team. Based in Alberta, Neil brings 30 years of digital technology experience across a range of industries and senior level positions.

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