We’ve seen a lot of change in our 30+ years of IT to know how to identify, adapt and leverage those technologies relevant to your organization, processes and people.

We provide “straight talk” and “sound advice”, not tech for tech sake

so you get clear answers to your specific industry and needs.

We’re a team of experienced and successful IT infrastructure professionals helping our clients understand the value, benefits and path to digital transformation via cloud technologies. We are visionaries who explain the “art of the possible” to help you solve the many IT challenges your people, processes and applications are facing today, such as obtaining better team collaboration,  mobility and engagement of the workforce, automating business workflows, updating out of support or poor performing applications, and gaining business resiliency with proper data protection and security from ransomware and cyber crime, to mention a few.

We understand that transformation journeys can be challenging, however with proper planning, expertise and experience the end result will be rewarding to your end users, customers and bottom line.

By partnering with us, you get our collective experiences to help your organization develop a specific strategic vision, cost justification and project timelines to transform your IT systems, people and processes. Our deployment, migration and user adoption delivery skills coupled with an on-going support model provides for orderly change and continuous improvement approach that will prove invaluable to your organization’s success.

We Are

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Why Engage Thinkwise

  • Holistic Vision - specific to your business and not technology for technology sake. The vision incorporates end user challenges with business process improvements and achievable application service levels while keeping ongoing IT operations clean and simple.

  • Modernization Focus - with good listening and assessing skills, we identify exactly what your organization requires to be successful in the future and how to evolve using new cloud methods and approaches to take advantage of the digital transforming world.

  • Cloud Expertise - we provide pricing and provisioning of public/hybrid cloud services along with benefit justifications and migration skills to make it easier to achieve the holistic vision. We’re not encumbered with old hardware legacy ways of doing IT, yet have past legacy experience to know the pitfalls of their upkeep and how to transition successfully away from them where appropriate.

  • Mentored/Supervised Approach – we’ll work with your IT team or service provider to evolve their required skills and capabilities to properly support new solutions effectively…or help you find the appropriate service levels from a qualified service provider.

  • Long Term Leadership - its difficult to stay on top of ever changing cloud enhancements and grow higher user adoption. We work with your champions to evolve new use cases and provide continuous guidance and research on new methods and technologies appropriate for your business in bite-sized affordable phases without the HR retention hassles of strategic & architectural skills.

  • Professional and Managed Services - vetted and reputable partner services means you get the right skills and experience to get Transitions done quickly and proper service levels for Ongoing Support without wasting your own time looking and verifying. We can ensure you obtain these key audited Managed Service Provider (MSP) certifications for your own validation and peace of mind:

ISO 27001:2013 (IT Security)

ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management)

ISO 20000:2011 (IT Service Management)

Our Team

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Chris Sator
CEO & Principal Consultant

A proponent of "Cloudonomics", Chris has helped many clients realize significant financial savings and higher operational efficiencies while addressing their users need for better mobility, collaboration and security while solving for application scale, resiliency and recoverability. His strength is envisioning the conceptual architecture with a solid business case and timeline.

Chris spent his 28+ year career helping many organizations move from traditional to modern technologies and led the charge as CTO, Chief Strategist & Senior Director of Professional Services building the cloud practices of several providers and their clients across various industry verticals.

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Darren Pike
Principal Consultant

With over 30 years in IT related positions Darren is the Swiss Army knife of consultants. He has a broad background in IT ranging from hands-on to IT process design and management with multiple large and small organizations. His experience includes over 5 years of cloud technologies with a specific focus on Microsoft 365, Office 365 and Azure including Flow, PowerShell, AAD, Teams, Planner and SharePoint

He is a patient listener who is able to translate business need and challenges into technical solutions and vice versa. He holds ITIL V3 Foundations and Microsoft Adoption Specialist certifications.

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Andre Noenchen
Principal Consultant

Andre brings the benefit and experience of having worked many major IT initiatives with hundreds of businesses and IT shops over the past 30 years, providing a unique and broad perspective on business, technology, architecture and project management.

His success has focused on business continuity, disaster recovery and risk management as well as technology updates, migrations, service delivery, IT policy and governance. Andre’s mature management of business stakeholders and project team dynamics coupled with sound communications has made him a valuable leader of “change” initiatives.

 
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Joseph Place
Principal Consultant

With his extensive background in network design, cloud infrastructure, migrations and managed services, Joseph continues to oversee a multitude of smaller to multi-million dollar critical production migrations and IT modernizations.

25+ years of experience within the telco, service provider and systems integrator industries has given Joseph much to offer clients in terms of advice and direction in defining, designing and executing transformative IT strategies.

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Amos Wakefield
Director, Advisory Services

Amos’ easy going style of listening and understanding a client’s needs and requirements as been his major asset. His project management and application testing background enables him to foresee issues or concerns before they become a major concern.

Using sound communications to liaise with clients, he develops IT strategies, project objectives and scope with great success and quarterbacks the right specialists for delivery at the right time.

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Vanessa Brown
Director, Client Success

Like many of Thinkwise's customers who focus on digital strategies to engage their own clients, Vanessa is responsible for optimizing Thinkwise's use of technology to drive customer engagement and relationships.

From startup through enterprise, Vanessa has worked in a diverse array of organizations to develop their sales and marketing capabilities to create revenue growth and scale.

 

Extending your capabilities to ensure the right skills to deliver quickly & support effectively

 

Partnership with Info~Tech Research Group
Provides analysis, diagnostics, and workshops to systematically improve your IT department with Board level credibility

Delivery Skills
We lead successful transitions with access to over 500+ seasoned deployment professionals, so you get unencumbered results

Cloud Service Subscriptions
We can price and provision purchased cloud services into one bill with a 10% rebate benefit covering our Advisory Services and include free Office 365 helpdesk support

 

Managed Services
Vetted managed providers saving you search time that cover Helpdesk to IT Operations with break/fix services across Canada, USA, UK, Australia or India

Managed Security Services
Vetted security operations specialists (SOC) to keep you protected from risks 24x7

On Demand Consultants
We’ll find you the right fit and skills to get the job done in a timely and cost efficient manner