• About ME

    I'm an enterprise technology executive and advisor with a powerful customer-centric global IT career that originated from technology sales and marketing with a highly valued hands-on technical foundation.

     

    An expert at keeping IT transformations continually aligned with strategic business priorities, even as they change, that acquire and retain valuable customers and improve profit margins.

     

    I deliver the toughest and largest technology programs that many think are impossible. I bring out the best in people and teams, apply my deep knowledge of technology and delivery, and passionately inject transformative and lasting change, all the while respecting compliance and governance. My global experiences in IT Services and Infrastructure at Fortune 500 companies include architecture, delivery, and operations done world-wide at Oracle, IBM, Sun Microsystems, TD Bank, Sun Life Financial, Marsh/Mercer, Bell Canada, and Loblaw Companies.

    Gifted to execute with surety and build trust during this time
    of uncertain business outcomes, a massive shift to digital business, and changing budgets

     

    Career flow...

    1. Sales and Customer Service: started a technology consulting and reseller practice in 1990
    2. Global Enterprise visionary: became  principal global I.T. architect at Oracle Corporation in 1997after having led Americas' technical services teams.
    3. Chief architect: consolidated I.T. services and operations for MMC's 11 operating companies (including Marsh and Mercer).  Fought through recovery from 9/11 when we lost 295 people and the global data centre.
    4. Advisor: advisor to create Adaptive infrastructure at Bell Canada 
    5. Innovator: transformed all systems and networks including supply chain and customer engagements while implementing all new SAP ERP at Loblaw Companies
    6. Exceptional Leader: led the largest technology and services change programs at TD Bank Group for 7 years including handling 2 coinciding acquisitions totaling  $1B bank investment in credit cards.  Awarded 1997 TD Bank Project of the Year!

    A conscientious leader being active in the broader community as a volunteer integrating business strategies with boards and board advisory roles in social services and I actively share expertise in higher education.

     

  • Expertise

    From global enterprises to tech startups, expertise in...

    Enterprise Architecture

    Plan for the future, empower the present

    Inspiring People

    Build outstanding teams, secure executive trust and support

    Transforming IT

    Revitalize your digital journey, creative strategies, rewarding partnerships, execute change without fail

    Cyber Security

    Protect and become more secure daily

  • Connect With ME

    Please see LinkedIn for more details...

    Email

    LinkedIn

    @raysmacdonald

    Twitter

  • "The network is the computer."

    “Everything with a digital or electronic heartbeat will be connected to the Internet”

     

    Scott mcnealY, former ceo sun microsystems (late 90’s)

  • Ray of light on technology life

    Thoughts, musings, and reflections on life with technologies.

    2020年4月30日 · innovation,fightcovid,innovation canada
    Is the Price worth it? Some people wonder if the sudden shutdown of the economy is worth it to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve seen some celebrity business news folks openly wonder if it was worth the shutdown to “save the older generations”? I have a personal experience: in my family the COVID...
    2020年3月9日 · remote workers,leadership,teams,teamwork,workfromhome
    Ray MacDonald, www.raymacdonald.com, March 9th, 2020 Leading People Remotely: 5 key focus areas for sustainable team performance Leading people working remotely: 5 key focus areas for sustainable team success Many organizations are now required to minimize personal contact to avoid...
    2020年2月18日 · compute,technology,enterprise,telecommunications,satellite
    Look up! Satellites in low orbits to provide equal hi-speed communications to the world. Satellite technology innovation first seemed to suddenly change the world 46 years ago, and all things point to the next big change happening again later this year thanks to investments by Elon Musk through...
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  • Education and development

    Highlights...

    Master Business Administration

    Executive MBA

    Athabasca University

    Business Marketing

    Diploma

    Sheridan College

    Leadership

    Executive Development

    Ivey Executive

    ITIL Certification

    Service Management (ITSM) Certification

    Pink Elephant

    Managing IT Effectively

    Executive Development

    Ivey Executive (with CIPS)

  • reach out

    I’m available for discussion

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