Mike is an experienced entrepreneur and seasoned leader with more than 26 years experience in technology companies and professional services-based consulting. Prior to co-founding ThoughtWire, Mike was a technology consultant acting as a senior advisor to both public and private sector organizations. Mike's broad experience encompasses business and enterprise strategy, IT strategy, enterprise architecture and large-scale program implementation. Over the last decade, Mike has become a highly sought after leader uniquely capable of bridging the gap between business innovation and IT enablement. Mike is considered to be one of the leading experts on healthcare information technology in Canada; a sector for which integration and interoperability is the single largest challenge facing the modernization of the industry. Following the sale of his former company NewEra Health to Online Business Systems, Mike was appointed Executive Director in the Eastern Region of Online. Mike is co-founder of IdentityNorth (www.identitynorth.ca) and an independent participant in the Shared Services Canada Architecture Frameworks Advisory Council (AFAC).