Gary J. Walker is the founder and Practice Lead at WG Advisory Services. Gary launched his career in network operations and has spent the past 20 years working as a consultant. With a professional certification in Business Continuity Management from the International Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), Gary continues to lead enterprise projects with a focus on BCP/DR, IT Skills Assessments, and IT Strategic Planning. In addition to working with clients, Gary is a regular host of WG Advisory Lunch and Learn sessions and speaks at conferences throughout the year. Enhancements to the portal in 2020 focusing on IT Skills Assessments, Data Management Maturity, and Cloud Readiness were spearheaded by Gary and the development team, and he continues to play a pivotal role in the continued evolution of encase™.
Brian Whitelaw has over 25 years experience in IT, holding many senior roles before moving into consultancy. As well as being an Accredited SFIA Consultant, he has certifications in Security Management, Risk Management, IT Governance and Project Management. Brian is CEO of IT6 Management Consulting Services, providing services to clients in the areas of IT Strategy, IT Skills Assessment, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning, Information Security and Risk Management. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as sitting on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations. Brian speaks the language of IT in business terms, so clients at all levels of an organization understand requirements and deliverables.
Eric Parent has been actively working in IT for over 25 years. His experiences have been both international and domestic spanning across almost every industry. He is currently CEO of two security companies (Logicnet and EVA-Technologies), and president of a small aviation company. He also teaches a cyber security course at Montréal's ÉcolePolytechnique and continues work on numerous security research projects to better the industry. A frequent television and radio guest, he enjoys being challenged with complex questions and providing original, no holds barred responses that stem from out of the box thinking. Mr. Parent maintains several industry certifications (IMITI CISSP-ISSAP CGEIT CRISC CISM) and continues to work with various security certification bodies to develop better security certification benchmarks.
Colin Campbell is a results-driven professional with over 25 years progressive IT management and business development experience.The bulk of his professional career has been focused on leadership and building high performance teams. Colinís foundations in leadership come from his early days as an officer in the Air Force. He has been able to adapt these experiences and provide advice and guidance to organizations on a variety of solutions from organizational design to business and technology solutions. In all situations the key to success is people, and the road to success is ensuring the organization understands where its strengths and limitations are and how to maximize the benefits of their human capital. You can have the greatest technology and processes in place, but without great people it is worthless.
Alex has 20+ years of experience in Information Technology specializing in IT Advisory, Project Management, IT Cost Optimization, Infrastructure Architecture, Security Architecture, Cloud Solutions and Technology Implementation Services. Working as an IT Advisory Practice Lead for organizations such as Ernst & Young has provided Alex with a deep understanding of some of the largest enterprise networks in the country. Leading teams of consultants providing IT Assessments & Strategy Services, IT Governance & Value Management, IT Project Management and IT Sourcing/Vendor Management Services have all been a part of Alex’s portfolio’s. Highly regarded for building, managing and transforming disparate resources into cohesive effective teams, Alex has become a valuable member of our Advisory Board.
Jesse has over twelve years of experience in the SMB, marketing/communications and education markets. His career-long focus on due diligence and best practice manifests itself in a relentless drive to deliver value for his customers - not only supporting his clients' business goals, but enhancing them with thoughtfully engineered solutions tightly linked to Enterprise needs. He is one of the few recognized Canadian ITIL Experts, holds multiple Project Management certifications (PMP and Prince2), as well as COBIT 5 for IT Governance and multiple IT security certifications. Jesse was recently named City Post Magazines "Featured Educator".
Shaun is an expert on Wide Area Networking (WAN) strategy and deployment for private enterprises. With his strong connections with Canadian telecom carriers, he's able to help organizations gain the maximum business advantage from their telco services. He designs and implements commercial Internet and private wide area network solutions and private cloud solutions, and has years of experience deploying fault-tolerant connectivity and disaster recovery solutions. As a regular guest-speaker at telecommunications seminars, Shaun has been able to help a wide range of companies make the right choice in connectivity.
Scott is a Certified Business Continuity Professional with 18+ yearsí experience in the IT and Business Continuity community, managing Business Continuity programs for TD Bank, Bank of Montreal, Barrack Gold, City of Toronto and a number of high profile clients. Scott started his career as an IT Network professional and Systems Engineer, building and supporting large corporate multinational networks and IT infrastructures for large corporate clients in South Africa, including Bearing Man, Fedgas, Sharp, Amadeus Southern Africa.
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