FUEL YOUR GROWTH WITH ACCESS TO THE best, most honest technology advisors

At ourCIO, we empower small to midsize businesses and nonprofits to leverage technology for growth. Our part-time technology advisors provide strategic guidance to futureproof your tech use. With ourCIO, embrace a brighter future. Let’s grow together!
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TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS WHICH GROWING BUSINESSES COUNT ON

In the fast-paced digital era, staying ahead is no longer an option - it’s a necessity. At ourCIO, we’re not just advisors, we’re your strategic partners in this journey. We bring top-tier digital expertise to your small or medium-sized organization, without the hefty c-suite price tag.

Our world-class team of technology advisors are your part-time strategists, guiding you through the labyrinth of technology with unbiased, honest advice. From spearheading digital transformation to providing IT leadership, from managing growth plans to futureproofing your organization, we’re with you every step of the way.

Whether you’re a social enterprise, financial institution, lottery, or industrial operation, ourCIO is committed to turning your IT spending from a mere expense into a strategic investment. Let’s shape the future of your business together with ourCIO!

REAL EXPERIENCE

ourCIO's Digital Advisors have served in IT executive leadership roles throughout their careers. They bring business acumen and years of real-life experience to the organizations they serve. Our clients know they are accessing a business professional with incredible knowhow.

100% IMPARTIAL

No partner logo's here. ourCIO has been thoughtfully designed to have no partners or be a reseller of any product or service. No commissions, no kickbacks, no other interest except that of our clients. Our clients know they are accessing a business professional whose only interest is theirs (clients).

DEEPLY TRUSTED

Technology can certainly be complex and overwhelming for businesses. Demonstrated experience and being completely impartial have led to ourCIO's digital advisors being a deeply trusted source for advice, guidance, and the facilitation of meaningful change.

SOME OF OUR RECENT WORK

ourCIO's technology advisors are part of a vetted community of part-time IT executives made available for growing businesses seeking advice, guidance, and digital progress. Expand the list to view some of our recent work and competencies:
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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Our proprietary Business Technology Assessment takes a strategic look at your organization and its use of technology, resulting in unbiased recommendations and next steps to achieve your business goals. To no surprise, many of our relationships begin here with this assessment.

Together, we’ll do an audit on where your organization currently stands – what you’re doing right, what areas could use some improvement, and whether or not you need strategic investments.

The ourCIO BTA is a great way to get a birds-eye view of your business technology landscape, with clear outcomes and a fixed price, and without any long-term commitments. Our recommendations will give you a roadmap to help prioritize needs and spending and guide you to make the best, most informed decisions to futureproof your organization.

Are you ready to unlock your business potential? Book a free call to find out how a BTA can be the first step to an efficient, resilient future.

TECHNOLOGY FUNDING PROGRAMS

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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.
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Chantal Boulet
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Board of Directors CoordinatorTurning Leaf Community Support Services Inc.
At ITC, our main focus is on the physical and mechanical aspects of products – we don’t have much familiarity with IT or cybersecurity – so we jumped at the opportunity to work with ourCIO and their expert advisors. ourCIO paired us up with a former CIO that had extensive knowledge and experience in fields similar to ours. He was able to familiarize himself with our operations and the related issues very quickly. Staff who were interviewed by the advisor commented that his questions were both thoughtful and applicable to their respective roles, showing a genuine concern for the health of the business. The recommendations included in the final report were easy to understand, straightforward, and aligned well with our business direction. We would recommend this program to any business that is trying to improve their IT security, optimize their operations, or need advice from experts that have seen it all. Our experience was very positive, and we hope more of these programs are made available as we believe they are beneficial to our business community.”
Industrial Technology Centre
Tom Manson
President
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.
ATP Nutrition
Russ Patterson
CFO & COO
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!
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Connie Hasley
Founder and Lead Therapist
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!
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Korie Werner
Communications Coordinator
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.
Linden Christian School
Giordane Simões
Director of Operations & Business Transformation Linden Christian School
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.
Turning Leaf Services
Chantal Boulet
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Board of Directors Coordinator
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OUR LATEST NEWS AND INSIGHTS

CDAP Closes Applications

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) announced on Monday that it is no longer accepting new applications for the Boost our Business Technology Grant

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What should businesses and organizations be focused on as we kick off 2024 with regards to technology? At ourCIO we believe there are always 4 key areas to focus on.