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A non-profit serving non-profits. Backed by 100 years of collective experience working and volunteering in the sector. Bringing IT support through collaborative technology solutions.
Chief Executive Officer
Charles is an information technology and business leader with a powerful combination of skills in sales, consulting, strategy, finance, customer insight, and technology innovation. He's the visionary and founder of Ignitech Solutions Inc. - the answer to end technology poverty in the non-profit sector. Recognizing that ‘somebody’s got to do something’, and making the decision to step-up and do it, he founded Ignitech in April 2016. His solution stems from years of experience in the technology industry and working in the corporate and non-profit sectors.
Charles has an MBA from Queen's University and an honours undergraduate degree in computer engineering. He currently serves as Past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Centre for Newcomers, one of the largest immigrant serving agencies in Calgary.
Chief Technology Officer
Scott describes optimizing IT as “ensuring the organization achieves the most from its technology investments and harnessing that technology in a manner that propels the organization toward achieving its goals”. Since 1996, Scott has worked with technology management and solutions delivery in the corporate and non-profit sectors. This has given him a strong understanding of the intertwined relationship between business and technology. He has led global IT operations for several multi-national companies, and successfully implemented the Systrust and CoBIT Lite governance models to meet regulatory guidelines.
An active volunteer himself, serving on various committee and boards. Scott also holds an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business and a B.Sc. from Santa Clara University in California.
Chief Data Officer
Throughout his career, Geoff has focused on projects related to data and information management. He is passionate about data and helping organizations get the most out of their data through effective planning, analytics and visualization. Geoff is involved in a number of data-related initiatives that span the public, private and social sectors. He is a Director of Data for Good and the organizer of the Calgary chapter. Geoff is active in the Open Data/Open Government movements as the Executive Director of Open Calgary and is a community member of the City of Calgary e-Government Strategy Advisory Committee. He leads a group working on semantic technology as the national Chair of XBRL Canada.
Geoff is also active on projects related to social issues such as homelessness, poverty reduction and international development. Currently, Geoff serves on the KAIROS Calgary Working Group on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and with the Enough For All strategy for poverty reduction in Calgary.