Beyond Views is Vision
The Long View technology Think Tank brings a cross panel of experts for a full, broad perspective across all areas of technology and business. The business Think Tank forum enables rich discussion around industry trends and insights across various technologies, industries, and geographies.
Economics of IT – eBook
As a means of having a broader conversation around the current economy and drop in Oil & Gas we have assembled a panel of Long View experts across all areas of technology and business. The advice and counsel that we give to those who might be facing a tough economic climate, interestingly enough applies to those in “times of plenty” as well. The 4 lenses which we asked our panel for real world ideas and advice across were:Decrease spend: What strategies can businesses implement to immediately realize savings in my capex or opex budgets, and or to drive operational efficiencies?Grow revenue: If spend is under control, how can businesses use technology to increase overall revenue and margin (even if it means spending more to realize growth)?Increase value: How can businesses recognize the value through ROI or other measurement activities for every dollar spent?Avoid costs: How can businesses avoid unforeseen costs that could put allocated funds for strategic projects at risk?
Outsourcing is a long-term, results-oriented business relationship, with a specialized, 3rd party services provider (source www.iaop.org). Managed services, staff augmentation, cloud, hosting, infrastructure, project services, implementation services, desktop support, help desk, application development and ALCM can make up some of the services to outsource, and can be provided off-shore, on-shore or near-shore.
Our next Think Tank eBook will look at how to build and execute successful ITO strategies. We’ll look at top market trends, how to evaluate strategies, reasons for IT outsourcing, understanding the costs, risks and value, building a business case and more.
Meet our Experts
Robin Bell, CTO
Robin was one of the first 3 employees at Long View and has been instrumental in its growth since 1999. He defines technology strategy and oversees our corporate R&D team. He sits on Gartner’s executive program, Gartner Symposium and IT Expo advisory board.
Kevin Crowe, VP of Procurement Services
Kevin joined Long View in 2000. He led the Managed Services division from startup phase to #1 MSP in the World by MSP Mentor. In 2010 Kevin started Long View’s Cloud division and defined the go to market strategy.
Bill Evelyn, General Manager of Hybrid IT
Bill has over 25 years in the IT industry; he started with Microsoft in the early 90’s, where he grew Microsoft Western Canada from 5 to 150 people and $250M in revenue. His most recent role was Sr. Director of Enterprise and Partners (Western Canada).
Craig Cook, Director of Cloud and Managed Services
Craig has been involved in practice expansion, product development and IT Management for the past 15 years. Uniquely skilled in blending technology with a solution engineering focus that drives transformational business outcomes.
Shawn Ovenden, Director of Applications
Shawn has 30 years of experience serving the oil and gas industry from an IT lens. He recently joined Long View to head up the Applications practice; a dedicated team providing collaboration, insight and application managed services for our clients.
Michael Thomaschewski, Director of Infrastructure
Michael has over 20 years of IT industry experience analyzing, designing, implementing, and supporting technology solutions that enhance business value. He has worked within the Long View CTO Office, led the Storage and Data Management practice and has taught various IT courses through SAIT Polytechnic.
Judy Benda, Director of End User Computing (EUC)
Judy has been in the Service Desk industry for over 20 years and is currently leading Long Views North American Service Desk.
Duncan Mundell, Director of Business Technology Management
Duncan has over a decade of technology experience in various roles such as Solution Architect, Technology Strategist, Account Manager and Lead Developer. He currently directs Long View’s Business Technology Management practice (Architecture, Project Management Office and Security).
Alastair Woolcock, GM of Strategic Business Solutions (SBS) North America
Alastair has over 10 years with Long View and has been in technology for over 11.5 years. He helps clients envision the future of IT.
David Dickenson, Strategic Business Solutions (SBS) North America
David is an accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies including Intel, MCI West, and Qwest.
James Bell, Director of Shared Services
James has been in the IT industry for 18 years’ working internationally in delivery, operations, applications, contracts, procurement, outsourcing, sales, and governance. He currently manages over 120 employees in 8 business units, which provide world class service to Long View customers and internal users.
Andrew Bentley, GM of Sales North America
Andrew has over 20 years of experience with technical sales and leadership at Microsoft, IBM, HP, and Long View. He believes sales have a fundamental responsibility to their clients to challenge assumptions, to surface hidden problems or risks and to solutions appropriate business outcomes.